Whirlpool: a project for the sustainable manufacturing in Ohio


whirlpool-ottawaAs part of Whirlpool Corporation‘s commitment to producing products in the U.S. in a cost effective and environmentally efficient manner, the company intends to realize a wind turbine project at its manufacturing plant in Ottawa (Ohio). The initiative objectives are to save money while offsetting the facility’s electrical consumption by more than 30 percent. The “Wind for Industry” project (3.3 million dollar) will be built and funded by One Energy that provides solutions for large electric consumers (project assessment, development, engineering, procurement, construction, finance, and operations services). The project was first announced in May of 2016 and is expected to be completed early in 2017. “Wind power is a key component of our commitment to environmentally responsible operations and manufacturing – said Ron Voglewede, Global Sustainability Director, Whirlpool Corporation -. We’re also excited for the opportunity to put our global commitment to sustainability into practice at a local level here in Ohio, where we have made a significant commitment to manufacturing, including by employing approximately 10,000 manufacturing employees”. The Ottawa plant is one of three Whirlpool Corporation manufacturing plants in Ohio that are investing in wind energy. Earlier this year, the company announced a three-turbine wind farm project at its Marion plant as well as a two turbine farm at its Findlay plant that has been running since January.