Manufacturer expands South American plant
An appliance maker has completed an expansion of one of its South American facilities.
Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corporation said last fall it finished an expansion of its manufacturing facility in La Tablada, Argentina.
The development is part of a more than $20-million investment plan, which began last year when the facility started manufacturing ranges.
The facility will now also manufacture front-load washing machines with Sense Inverter technology.
"We're thrilled this significant facility expansion will help us bring the latest innovations to the Argentine market faster and allow us to hire top talent," said Armando Valle Jr., VP, Whirlpool Latin America.
The La Tablada facility represents the completion of a two-year project to allow the company to bring its "global platform and innovations to this important market" and to "customize those innovations to meet the needs of consumers in this region."
Whirlpool Corporation believes the investment will result in the creation of about 100 jobs and 300 indirect jobs.
Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corporation is a global appliance maker that markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other brand names.