August 28, 2014
11:12 pm

Whirlpool Tulsa Builds 20-Millionth Range

Talk about your significant manufacturing milestones! Whirlpool Corporation's Tulsa plant has built it's 20-millionth free-standing range. The landmark unit is a gas range produced for the Whirlpool brand.

Bruce Alexander is Tulsa's plant leader. He says, "After producing ranges here in Tulsa for 18 years, Line 3 completed our 20-millionth unit this afternoon." The range was completed yesterday, Thursday, April 24th. Alexander adds, "We are prouod to be invested in American manufacturing, and reaching this milestone today reflects Whirlpool's steady product leadership in building the industry's best ranges."

Many employees work on Line 3 between two shifts, producing gas ranges for the Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and Amana brands. All employees who built the special unit took a group photo with the range and signed a congratulatory letter that details the production milestone to its future owner. A buyer will learn the surprise story behind their new range when they open it up later this year.

Since production first started in 1996, Whirlpool's Tulsa plant has produced free-standing ranges for customers in the U.S. and overseas. More than 1,000 employees build ranges for the Whirlpool brand family, and the plant has been a leader in innovation, introducing cutting-edge features such as AquaLift technology for oven cleaning.
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