Whirlpool to Close Fort Smith Plant by Mid-2012; 1,000 to Lose Jobs

by Rob Keys and Lance Turner  on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 3:00 pm  

Whirlpool's 1.2 million-SF plant at 6400 Jenny Lind Road in Fort Smith.

Whirlpool Corp. of Benton Harbor, Mich., says it will close its side-by-side refrigerator manufacturing plant there, which employs 1,000 people, by "mid-2012."

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