Whirlpool presents other “Places That Matter.”


Whirlpool Corporation goes on with its global photojournalism project, “Places That Matter.” The project features a series of videos that chronicle the stories of the communities around the world where Whirlpool Corporation’s appliances are made, and the people that make them. The video series is part of Whirlpool Corporation’s celebration of manufacturing during the month of October that aims to inspire the next generation of manufacturing innovation.
This project, called, the Places That Matter, began last year profiling Whirlpool Corporation’s manufacturing communities in North America. This year, the journey continues with videos highlighting four of the company’s plant communities in Ohio – Findlay, Greenville, Marion and Ottawa – and in Amana, Iowa, and Fall River, Massachusetts. 
«Our Places That Matter project – explained Jim Keppler, Whirlpool Corporation vice president of integrated supply chain and quality – puts a well-deserved spotlight on the people and the communities that are the backbone of our company’s continued manufacturing success. We celebrate these people and these places every day as they are critical in our constant pursuit of improving lives at home, but are especially grateful for the opportunity to extend that celebration and share their stories widely during Manufacturing Month.»
This year’s Places that Matter videos showcase a diverse, quickly evolving manufacturing industry that some might not recognize: High school students in Marion, Ohio, for example, are participating in a unique program to learn on-the-job skills in areas like robotics and engineering prior to a full-time career at Whirlpool Corporation. Five former students represent the inaugural hiring class and share their perspectives as young people paving new paths in manufacturing.
“Each story – they say from the company – demonstrates how Whirlpool Corporation is utilizing the latest technology in a way that adds opportunity and engagement for our people, all while delivering the highest quality appliances to consumers.”