Held annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, Manufacturing Day (Oct. 2) helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors (physically or virtually) to students, parents, teachers and community leaders. As manufacturers across the country seek to fill 4.6 million high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade, MFG Day empowers manufacturers like Whirlpool Corporation to come together to educate people about the field of manufacturing and help local communities and future generations to thrive.
At Whirlpool, we’ve been celebrating this day for five years with plant tours, video series, and other content designed to give people a special look inside how manufacturing works at our nine plants in North America. This year, we will expand that outlook to include our plants located in multiple regions around the world. Whirlpool Corporation is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 77,000 employees and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2019. We market Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.
In the coming days you’ll be able to peruse blogs from our manufacturing leaders in North America, Asia, Latin America, and Europe on a variety of topics. We’ve also created videos and articles detailing our journey integrating World Class Manufacturing into our plants worldwide, as well as content that focuses on our sustainability efforts and advanced engineering and production systems. If you’ve ever wondered what manufacturing careers at Whirlpool Corporation are like, this is a great chance to learn more about the wealth of opportunities that exist in this exciting and dynamic field.