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Whirlpool to expand Greenville plant, add 400 jobs

Whirlpool Corp., citing strong demand for its mixers and other small kitchen appliances made in Ohio, announced plans Friday to expand its Greenville plant and add 400 jobs.

 The plant that makes KitchenAid brand mixers and other products already employs some 1,000 full- and part-time workers. The company said it’s putting $40 million into an expansion that will nearly double the size of its operations, with 400 new jobs by 2018.

 Ohio leaders were delighted that Whirlpool decided to expand in the state, instead of in China, Mexico or other potential locations.

 “They had a lot of choices, and they picked us,” said Gov. John Kasich, who went to Greenville for the announcement. “It’s another significant win for Ohio.”

 Greenville is one of five Whirlpool plants in Ohio.

 

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