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Whirlpool Corporate Office Address

Whirlpool Corporation
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022

Contact Whirlpool

Phone Number: (269) 923-5000
Fax Number:
Website: https://www.whirlpool.com/
Email: Email Whirlpool

Whirlpool Facts

Founder: Lewis & Emory Upton
Date Founded: 1911
Founding Location: Benton Harbor, Michigan
Number of Employees: 92000

Whirlpool Executives

CEO: Marc R. Bitzer
CFO: Jim Peters
COO: Samuel Wu

Whirlpool History

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Whirlpool history begins in 1911, in a machine shop owned by Emory Upton. When Emory’s nephew Louis purchased a patent for a manual washing machine, the pair worked on creating a motor that would make the machine operate on its own. Soon, the company was selling their motorized wringer-type washing machines to Commonwealth Edison and Sears Roebuck.  wp 5

To avoid becoming dependent on Sears sales only, the Upton’s began to sell under their own label of Whirlpool. Sales increased dramatically, causing the company to merge with the 1900 Corporation in 1929. The company was virtually unaffected by the Great Depression and during WWII, the factory was used to make ammunition.

In response to the post-war consumer demand for convenience products, the company launched a range of home laundry products including wringer and automatic washers, dryers, and irons. In 1950, The Nineteen Hundred Corporation was renamed as the Whirlpool Corporation.

wp 6  The company acquired Kitchenaid in 1986 and in 1988, purchased a majority share in the Philips brand. By 2004, annual revenue for the company exceeded $13 billion.

In 2006, the company acquired Maytag and all of its brands, including Jenn-Air, Amana, Magic Chef, Admiral, and Hoover. wp 3

In October of 2017, Sears and Whirlpool announced that they were ending their 101-year-old agreement which allowed Whirlpool appliances to be sold at Sears and Kmart stores.

Whirlpool is publicly traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol: WHR. In 2017, the company reported annual revenue of $21.25 billion. Company headquarters remain in Benton Harbor, Michigan, with manufacturing facilities located in Iowa, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee, and Massachusetts.

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Whirlpool FAQs

Question 1: What is the phone number for Whirlpool?
Answer 1: The phone number for Whirlpool is (269) 923-5000.

Question 2: Who is the CEO of Whirlpool?
Answer 2: The CEO of Whirlpool is Marc R. Bitzer.

Question 3: Who founded Whirlpool?
Answer 3: Whirlpool was founded by Lewis & Emory Upton in 1911.

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William Boweter October 10, 2018 at 12:44 pm

I purchased a Whirlpool freezer, Model# WZF34X200W01 Serial# U83303702 manufactured August 2018. I followed the startup directions before placing frozen foods in the freezer. The freezer compressor failed within thirty-six hours of startup. The freezer was replaced by Lowe’s and seems to working fine. My problem is that I had to throw away over $400.00 of frozen foods that had thawed and spoiled. Because the original freezer failed in such a short amount of time Whirlpool should reimburse me for the spoilage. I have contacted Customer Service and they told me to contact Corporate Offices, who told me to contact Customer Service. If the original freezer component had failed after 30 days or more I would not have seek compensation but I believe this is an extraordinary case which someone at Corporate level should address.


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