Whirlpool to cut 1,100 jobs, shut plant

August 28, 2009 7:58:15 AM PDT
Whirlpool says it will cut 1,100 jobs and close a refrigerator factory in Evansville, Ind. The jobs will be eliminated in mid-2010.

The Benton Harbor, Mich.-based appliance maker is still deciding what to do with 300 employees who work at a product-development center at the Evansville location.

Whirlpool plans to move the main Evansville production work to Mexico and another yet-to-be-decided location.

The company has aggressively cut costs as demand for big-ticket items has shrunk in the recession.

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