The Whirlpool Way
For more than 100 years, our enduring values have guided us and reflected our character as a company committed to integrity. Since our founding in 1911, how we conduct ourselves in all we do remains our most important measure of success. In 1912, Whirlpool Corporation (then known as Upton Machine Company) received its first electric wringer washer order and contract with the Federal Electric Division of Commonwealth Edison. This was a major milestone for the fledgling business in more ways than one.