Whirlpool Corporation has announced plans to expand its Greenville, OH Factory Distribution Center (FDC), which services all global shipments of KitchenAid small appliances.
The project -- which will nearly double the FDC from 327,000 square feet to approximately 650,000 -- builds upon Whirlpool Corporation's commitment to American manufacturing and reinforces Greenville as the global hub of the company's small appliances business, according to a press release.
"This groundbreaking today is a testament both to the success of our global KitchenAid business as well as our commitment to domestic operations in the U.S. and Ohio," said Ken Hossler, Plant Lead at the Greenville FDC. "We're continuing to invest in Ohio due to the skilled and talented workforce here, and are looking forward to this expansion's role in our continued growth."
Monday's groundbreaking follows Whirlpool Corporation's $40 million investment in its Greenville, Ohio manufacturing plant -- part of a larger $80 million project to expand facilities across Ohio, that the company announced in May.
The FDC's expansion -- which is scheduled to be completed by March, 2017 -- will stand adjacent to the current facility in Greenville.