TULSA, OK—Whirlpool Corp. is investing $15 million in its assembly plant here. The project is expected to create 150 new jobs.
Most of the investment will go to machinery and equipment to increase production capabilities and capacity. The remaining funds to be used for key building and infrastructure improvements, including health and safety protocols to accommodate the increase in workers.
“Whirlpool is committed to U.S. manufacturing, and our investment in our Tulsa factory highlights our dedication not only to the Tulsa community but to our current and future colleagues in the region,” says Don Metzelaar, vice president of integrated supply chain and quality for Whirlpool.
The Tulsa plant assembles freestanding and slide-in ranges under the Whirlpool, Amana, Maytag, KitchenAid and JennAir brands. The company currently employs 21,000 throughout the U.S., including 15,000 manufacturing workers across nine plants.