JOSEPH, MICH.—Over the past few years, Whirlpool Corp. Commercial Laundry, a division of Whirlpool Corp., has strived to move the industry forward through substantial investments in facilities, products, and services.
“It is an exciting time,” said Trey Northrup, General Manager of Whirlpool Corp. Commercial Laundry. “We are celebrating the completion of ongoing investments in the Fall River, Mass. commercial laundry production facility and distribution center. Through listening to our customers, we have made great moves to continue our commitment to our portfolio of products and services.”
The Fall River manufacturing facility is intended to support strong customer demand for Whirlpool-built commercial laundry equipment. By continuing to invest in four areas—people, processes, manufacturing, and systems—Whirlpool is focusing on improving its customers’ experiences around the globe.
The $35 million project includes upgrades to Whirlpool’s 300,000-square-foot commercial laundry state-of-the-art facility. This will be the largest plant in the world dedicated to commercial laundry. “The advanced production here supports the growth of our premium commercial laundry business, which includes some of the most innovative multi-load washers and dryers, specialty products and industrial dryers offered in the marketplace,” said Northrup.
Customized Production Washer Capabilities
With the acquisition of the Fall River manufacturing facility by Whirlpool Corp.—the Maytag Commercial Laundry brand now has customized production washer capabilities, said Northrup. “We’ve done this to continue our leadership in engineering, design, and manufacturing solutions to meet the increasing demands of the commercial laundry industry.”
“The Fall River facility allows for flexibility and nimble product offerings through its configure-to-order capability” said Raul Rincon, Fall River Plant Director. The latest platform advancement is a production line solely dedicated to Maytag Commercial Laundry brand’s rigid and soft mount multi-load washers.
Hitting the market this summer, the Maytag Commercial Laundry washer can be configured in hundreds of different ways, allowing customers to choose among different water heating options, electrical connections, control interfaces, water inlets, drain systems and cabinet construction options.
This exceptional facility represents the completion of a multi-year project to allow Whirlpool Corp. Commercial Laundry to bring its new platform and innovation to this important market, delivering customized products and compelling solutions to its global customers.