Whirlpool: Don't Drill Near Our Abandoned Plant in Fort Smith by Lance Turner Posted 1/15/2013 08:53 am Updated 5 years ago Whirlpool might be gone from Fort Smith, but it's left more than memories and an empty manufacturing plant behind. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.