Whirlpool: new investment in Tulsa


Whirlpool is investing 15 million dollar into its factory in Tulsa (Oklahoma) as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to further strengthen its U.S. manufacturing capabilities. In conjunction with its investment, it will receive an additional 1 million from the state of Oklahoma through its Business Expansion Investment Program (BEIP). The plant produces freestanding and slide-in ranges under the Whirlpool, Amana, Maytag, KitchenAid and JennAir brands. Through funding from both parties, Whirlpool Corporation expects to create approximately 150 new jobs, building on the company’s Tulsa expansion project announced in 2018. With the additional investment, the company is committed to increase its factory headcount to a total of over 2000 employees in Tulsa. In March of 2020, Whirlpool Corporation opened an 800,000 square foot Factory Distribution Center which doubled the size of its footprint in Tulsa.