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February 3, 2012

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool's CEO Jeff Fettig forecast industry demand in 2012 as "flat to slightly improving." 

The company posted sales of $4.9 billion in the fourth quarter, down slightly from $5.0 billion. But fourth-quarter net earnings increased to $205 million, compared with net earnings of $171 million during the same period last year.

The North America region reported operating profit of $202 million for the quarter compared with $53 million in the previous year.

October 28, 2011

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool Corp. posted third-quarter net earnings of $177 million, compared with net earnings of $79 million in the same period last year. Sales in the quarter were $4.6 billion, up 2% to $4.5 billion reported in the third quarter of 2010. 

May 18, 2011

Lowe’s has announced a new partnership with Sungevity, an installer of residential solar panels, that will offer its retail customers same-day estimates using satellite images. As part of the agreement, Lowe’s has taken an equity position in Sungevity, which will begin rolling out the program in select markets this summer.

April 28, 2011

Whirlpool Corp., the Benton Harbor, Mich., appliance maker reported sales of $4.4 billion for its first fiscal quarter, a 3% rise over sales of $4.3 billion in the first quarter of 2010. Earnings for the worldwide manufacturer were $169 million for the quarter, compared with $164 million a year ago.

"Our first-quarter results reflect our ongoing cost reduction efforts and continued innovation investments, which helped to mitigate significant material cost inflation," said Jeff Fettig, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corp.  

February 2, 2011

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $171 million, up 80% from $95 million during the same period in 2009. 

Fourth-quarter operating profit totaled $202 million, up 1.5% from $199 million in the prior year. Results benefited from cost reduction and productivity initiatives, increased monetization of certain tax credits, higher unit volume and lower incentive compensation. 

November 2, 2008

Still, revenue was up 1 percent to $4.9 billion from $4.8 billion in the year-ago period....

February 4, 2008

Whirlpool announced intentions last week to close plants in Tennessee and Mexico, affecting about 1,250 workers....

October 22, 2007

The housing market downturn was offset by “strong improvement” in international business....

July 19, 2007

The record results are credited in part to strong international sales growth....