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Whirlpool's FDC Reinforces Greenville as a Global Hub

GREENVILLE – “Let’s get the party started,” said Ken Hossler, Plant Lead for the Greenville Whirlpool factory, as they celebrated the official opening of the new $17 million expansion of its Greenville Ohio Factory Distribution Center (FDC). The expansion nearly doubles the size of the previous facility. The FDC is now 650,000 square feet and allows the company to consolidate its three off-site warehouses with its onsite distribution center.

From the May 28th edition of The Early Bird

By Ryan Berry, Managing Editor

GREENVILLE – “Let’s get the party started,” said Ken Hossler, Plant Lead for the Greenville Whirlpool factory, as they celebrated the official opening of the new $17 million expansion of its Greenville Ohio Factory Distribution Center (FDC). The expansion nearly doubles the size of the previous facility. The FDC is now 650,000 square feet and allows the company to consolidate its three off-site warehouses with its onsite distribution center.

In August 2016, ground was broken on the expansion project and many people felt it couldn’t be completed in nine months. Directing his comments to the distinguished guests in attendance, Hossler said, “Many of you whispered in my ear, ‘There’s no way you will get that done by May. There’s no way.'” He noted it couldn’t have been done without the entire team, including corporate, JobsOhio, local and state government officials and the Greenville Whirlpool team.

Hossler believe the new FDC will equip his team to face challenges in a timely manner. Having off-site warehouses made it difficult to fill orders quickly.

Jim Keppler, vice-president of integrated supply chain quality for Whirlpool, believes this facility will help the company keep its promises. Keppler said, “Within in the supply chain organization we have a mantra that’s simply, ‘Deliver the Promise.'” With the company working out of several locations Keppler felt they were not working to their full potential to keep their promise. “It is going to be an efficient operation and this space will help use keep a promise to our customers in a much more efficient way.”.....

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