April 28, 2011

Whirlpool Corp., the Benton Harbor, Mich., appliance maker reported sales of $4.4 billion for its first fiscal quarter, a 3% rise over sales of $4.3 billion in the first quarter of 2010. Earnings for the worldwide manufacturer were $169 million for the quarter, compared with $164 million a year ago.

"Our first-quarter results reflect our ongoing cost reduction efforts and continued innovation investments, which helped to mitigate significant material cost inflation," said Jeff Fettig, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corp.  

February 2, 2011

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $171 million, up 80% from $95 million during the same period in 2009. 

Fourth-quarter operating profit totaled $202 million, up 1.5% from $199 million in the prior year. Results benefited from cost reduction and productivity initiatives, increased monetization of certain tax credits, higher unit volume and lower incentive compensation. 

November 2, 2008

Still, revenue was up 1 percent to $4.9 billion from $4.8 billion in the year-ago period....

February 4, 2008

Whirlpool announced intentions last week to close plants in Tennessee and Mexico, affecting about 1,250 workers....

October 22, 2007

The housing market downturn was offset by “strong improvement” in international business....

July 19, 2007

The record results are credited in part to strong international sales growth....