Tagged: whirlpool

Fort Smith Leaders Reject Plan to Fine Whirlpool Over Contamination

by Associated Press 2/19/2014 10:38 am

Leaders in Fort Smith have rejected a plan to use the city's nuisance laws to fine Whirlpool Corp. for contamination at a former plant site.

In Fort Smith, Leaders Building A ‘Post-Industrial’ World

by Marty Cook 1/27/2014 12:00 am

Fort Smith took a hard hit in the recession and lost a bounty of jobs when Whirlpool ceased operations in the city in 2012. There have been a number of job announcements for Fort Smith throughout the past year, but those announcements haven’t helped tax revenue.

KFSM: Residents Worry of Contamination at Whirlpool Site

by Associated Press 11/13/2013 3:29 pm

An estimated 70 Fort Smith residents turned out to voice anger and concerns over contamination at a former Whirlpool plant in the city. Includes KFSM-TV, Channel 5, video.

Fort Smith Directors to Meet on Whirlpool Site

by Associated Press 10/8/2013 7:40 am

Fort Smith city directors are to hold a pair of meetings to discuss groundwater contamination at the site of a former Whirlpool Corp. factory.

12 Plaintiffs Added in Fort Smith Whirlpool Suits

by Associated Press 8/28/2013 3:07 pm

Hundreds of people gathered to march around the Arkansas Capitol and assess how much of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "dream" has been realized and how much remains unfulfilled.

Whirlpool Adding 150 Jobs to Tulsa Appliance Plant

by Associated Press 8/9/2013 11:23 am

Whirlpool Corp. says it will add 150 jobs to its factory in Tulsa and spend $19 million to expand the facility.

ADEQ Reviews Plan for Closed Whirlpool Site

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 7/19/2013 4:03 pm

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is reviewing a plan to deal with a degreasing solvent that was detected in groundwater at a recently shuttered Whirlpool plant in Fort Smith.

Whirlpool Asks for Dismissal of Fort Smith Lawsuit

by Associated Press 6/30/2013 9:39 am

Whirlpool Corp. has filed a motion asking that a class-action lawsuit against the company in Fort Smith be dismissed.

Report: Underground Pollution Not Spreading at Whirlpool

by Associated Press 6/26/2013 1:31 pm

A consultant's report says a plume of underground pollution at the former Whirlpool Corp. factory in Fort Smith isn't spreading.

Whirlpool: Don't Drill Near Our Abandoned Plant in Fort Smith

by Lance Turner 1/15/2013 8:53 am

Whirlpool might be gone from Fort Smith, but it's left more than memories and an empty manufacturing plant behind.

The Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2012: Making History

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2012 12:00 am

The Razorbacks' awful year. Wal-Mart under scrutiny. The GOP takes control. Dillard's, Murphy and growing banks. Arkansas Business takes its annual look at the most important business stories in Arkansas that took place during 2012.

In Fort Smith, Whirlpool Ad About Jobs 'Here at Home' Stings

by Lance Turner 12/13/2012 8:03 am

Whirlpool Corp., which closed its factory in Fort Smith earlier this year leaving 800 jobless, is touting itself a domestic manufacturer in an ad in the Tulsa World newspaper, much to the chagrin of Arkansans.

Reports: Sale of Fort Smith Whirlpool Plant Dead

by Lance Turner 11/29/2012 7:40 am

A deal in the works for Canada-based Infinity Asset Solutions Inc. to buy the sprawling former Whirlpool plant in Fort Smith is dead, according to multiple reports.

From the Jobs Front: State Unemployment Rate Dips

by Mark Carter 8/20/2010 10:36 am

The state's unemployment rate dipped a percentage point to 7.4 percent in July. That's now more than two points under the national rate, which seems fixed at 9.5 percent.