A Century of Inspired Originality
Electric motor-driven wringer washers were all the rage in the early 1900s; today stylish washer/dryer combinations keep you in fashion. For more than 100 years, Whirlpool Corporation, based in Benton Harbor, Michigan, has developed inspired products that do everything from wash your most comfortable pair of jeans to bake your favorite cookies. Innovation, eco-efficiency and long-term financial strength are company hallmarks, as is a strong community spirit and commitment to workforce diversification. It seems to be working as Whirlpool’s worldwide net sales totaled over $18 billion in 2010.
Designing and manufacturing solutions have always been part of Southwest Michigan’s DNA. Whether it’s a medical device, automotive component or refrigerator, the region understands how to move an idea to reality. Southwest Michigan First’s advisors can help you find the right partner to develop that back-of-napkin drawing you made last night at the restaurant.
Beyond the Kitchen