Whirlpool’s massive production facility in Clyde, Ohio, is expected to be back online this week.
Factory temporarily idled by supply-chain disruptions
By Alan Wolf, YSN
Whirlpool’s assembly lines are expected to roar back to life this week in Clyde, Ohio, following a temporary layoff of plant workers due to supply-chain constraints.
The one-week closure affected all hourly employees except those working in “skilled trades” at the venerable laundry and dishwasher factory, the manufacturer said, and all were slated to return to their regular schedules as of yesterday (March 13).
“Like other companies across the globe, Whirlpool Corp. is impacted by supply chain disruptions and constraints,” the company explained in a statement issued earlier this month. The stoppage, it said, was designed “to align our production schedule to the current environment.”
Whirlpool noted that it operates nine U.S. plants and employs over 15,000 factory workers who “have been working tirelessly to meet consumer needs.”
“We are focused on overcoming these challenges and to provide for our consumers who need our appliances more than ever to clean, cook and provide proper food and medicine storage in their homes,” the vendor said.
The 2.4 million-square-foot Clyde facility employs about 3,000 workers and can produce some 20,000 washers a day.