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Whirlpool to Close Evansville Plant and Lay off 1100
Aug 31, 2009
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Whirlpool will close its manufacturing facility in Evansville, IN, U.S. The closure will eliminate about 1100 full time positions in mid-2010.

Production of top freezer refrigerators made at Evansville will be transferred to one of the company's existing manufacturing facilities in Mexico. Production of icemakers produced in Evansville will be relocated to a company-owned site that is yet to be determined.

The company also said that it is evaluating options for the best location for the Refrigeration Product Development Center, which is co-located with the Evansville manufacturing facility and has approximately 300 employees. A decision is expected in the near future.

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