Whirlpool to Cut Jobs at Tenn. Plants, Move Production to Tulsa

Whirlpool Corp. today announced changes to its North American air control and cooking platforms, in an effort to strengthen its position in the global home appliance marketplace.

Whirlpool revealed changes for its manufacturing cooking facilities, where it is adjusting workforce levels. The company noted that it will relocate Single cavity freestanding range units built at Cleveland, Tenn. facility to manufacturing locations in Tulsa and Celaya, Mexico.

This relocation will result in elimination of 400 positions from the Tennessee manufacturing facility.

Whirlpool also said it has planned to phase out Dehumidifiers and air purifiers currently manufactured at its LaVergne, Tenn. manufacturing facility after 2007 air control season. This phase out will result in elimination of 330 positions.

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