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.
Â The plant that makes KitchenAid brand mixers and other products already employs some 1,000 full- and part-time workers. The company said itâ€™s putting $40 million into an expansion that will nearly double the size of its operations, with 400 new jobs by 2018.
Â Ohio leaders were delighted that Whirlpool decided to expand in the state, instead of in China, Mexico or other potential locations.
Â “They had a lot of choices, and they picked us,” saidÂ Gov. John Kasich, who went to Greenville for the announcement. “Itâ€™s another significant win for Ohio.”
Â Greenville is one of five Whirlpool plants in Ohio.