Life at home has always been at the heart of our business.
November 11, 2022, marked a significant milestone in the history of Whirlpool Corporation as we celebrated our 111th Anniversary, coinciding with our founding date: 11.11.1911.
This once family-owned company, founded in Benton Harbor, Michigan, has grown from an idea and a few people in 1911 to over 61,000 employees today, while still maintaining a unified vision and the strong company values on which we were founded. Our relentless focus to be the best kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home, remains just as it did since our humble beginnings: provide our consumers high-quality products, industry-leading customer service, groundbreaking innovation and an unwavering responsibility to the communities where we have a presence.
Only eight CEOs have led Whirlpool Corporation operations throughout our 111 years, each passing on the honorable values of our founding father Lou Upton. Every CEO embraced the commitment to remain a company of high integrity with a spirit of winning for future generations.
This would not have been possible without our outstanding employees working as One Whirlpool. As it has always been, our relationships, collaboration, investments in innovation and strategic decisions continue to prove the resiliency of the company as we continually turn challenges into new and greater opportunities.