Whirlpool expands its American distribution network


Whirlpool Corporation is leasing a 750,000 square-foot warehouse in Channahon, Ill., which is southwest of Chicago. The company is investing 21 million dollar to increase the size of its distribution network to better serve its customers. The new Distribution Center near Chicago will bring the company’s U.S. total RDCs to 12, including Puerto Rico and Hawaii. This new facility is a full-mix, rail-served warehouse, storing products from all Whirlpool-built major appliance categories and brands. The new center improves service to customers through greater flexibility and more efficient operations, which results in better delivery times. The Chicago RDC serves Whirlpool local distribution centers in the Upper Midwest.

Jim Keppler,Whirlpool's vice president, Integrated Supply Chain and Quality
Jim Keppler,Whirlpool’s vice president, Integrated Supply Chain and Quality

«The expansion of our network – said Jim Keppler, the company’s vice president, Integrated Supply Chain and Quality – is part of our ongoing commitment to provide the best service to continually meet our customers’ needs. Chicago is the perfect location for a new facility. We have a large base of retail and builder customers in the metro area, and it provides easy access to multiple modes of transportation.»