OTTAWA, OH—Whirlpool Corp. will invest more than $65 million over the next several years to expand its assembly plant here. The project is expected to create more than 100 jobs.

The investment will accommodate production of premium refrigeration products, including built-in refrigerators.

The expansion is expected to begin in mid-2022 and assume full production in 2023.

“We’re excited about this investment in the future of the Ottawa Operations and in our people,” says Don Metzelaar, Whirlpool’s vice president of integrated supply chain and quality. “This is a testament to our skilled workforce, and will unlock our potential to bring the newest and best refrigeration innovation to our customers.”

The Ottawa assembly plant was established in 1990 and produces freezers, under-counter ice makers and hybrid heat-pump bases for ventless dryers. With more than 485 employees, the plant assembles products for the Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Amana, Maytag, Gladiator and JennAir brands.