Detroit – Whirlpool is
investing $1 billion in its U.S. footprint, chairman/CEO Jeff Fettig told the
Detroit Economic Club here yesterday.
The company said those
investments include a new manufacturing plant now under construction in
Cleveland, Tenn.; improvements to its Amana, Iowa, and Clyde and Ottawa, Ohio,
facilities; and a new $85 million office campus at its Benton Harbor, Mich.,
In his address, Fettig
said Whirlpool is “very confident in the future of U.S. manufacturing,” and
looks to increase its revenue 33 percent over the next three years to $24
“I have never seen more opportunities
for growth than I see today,” he said.