As National Manufacturing Month begins, Whirlpool Corporation is celebrating its history and embracing progress in the manufacturing industry. Whirlpool Corporation is proud to be a Gold Supporter of Manufacturing Day 2017 and will be marking the whole month with a series of events in the local communities of its manufacturing plants across the globe.

Whirlpool Corporation will invite select groups of high school and college students as well as community leaders to take part in a variety of activities at its plants. Programming will include: tours of the facilities, video presentations, and question-and-answer sessions. Whirlpool Corporation will also visit area schools, and employees will be involved with collaborative manufacturing-related class projects designed to educate students on the industry.

“Manufacturing is at the core of the operational excellence of a global company,” said Davide Castiglioni, Whirlpool EMEA Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain, “To young talents, it gives broad geographical and functional horizons. Having spent most of my professional career in Whirlpool, joining the Company in 1993 and growing, year over year across many different functions, I can definitely suggest to next generations to get the most out of this career path and discover the beauty of the manufacturing environment, driven by operational and people excellence and technological innovation.”

In addition to its manufacturing facility events, Whirlpool Corporation is also providing a closer look at what the future of manufacturing looks like with a virtual tour. A new video follows Byron Green, Whirlpool Corporation Vice President of Manufacturing for North America on a tour inside each of its U.S. facilities.

“Whirlpool is a leading manufacturer of appliances, and we invest every year our best resources to remain on the cutting edge of technology, fully engage our people and deliver the best products and craftsmanship to the market. We are now in front of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and this is a unique opportunity to be part of it and shape the leaders of the future” said Castiglioni.

In today’s world, manufacturing remains an integral part of the global economy, and Whirlpool Corporation is an industry leader. As the industry observes and celebrates Manufacturing Day 2017, Whirlpool Corporation is proud to be a leading supporter, contributing to programming across the communities in which it operates that shines a light on the dynamic career opportunities and technological innovations propelling the industry forward.

Learn more about Why Manufacturing Matters at Whirlpool.