Leonard Laundry

Whirlpool’s Fall River Manufacturing Facility


As part of the 59th Maytag® Commercial Laundry Meeting in Fall River, Massachusetts,150 people gathered to celebrate a significant milestone for Whirlpool Corporation’s investment in the commercial laundry category.

“It is an exciting time,” said Trey Northrup, general manager of Whirlpool Corporation Commercial Laundry.  “We are celebrating the completion of ongoing investments in the Fall River, Massachusetts commercial laundry production facility and distribution center. Through listening to our customers, we have made great moves to continue our commitment to our portfolio of products and services.”

The Fall River manufacturing facility is intended to support strong customer demand for Whirlpool-built commercial laundry equipment.  By continuing to invest in four areas – people, processes, manufacturing, and systems – Whirlpool is focusing on improving its customers’ experiences around the globe.

The $35 million project includes upgrades to our 300,000-square-foot commercial laundry state-of-the-art facility. This will be our largest plant in the world dedicated to commercial laundry.  “The advanced production here supports the growth of our premium commercial laundry business, which includes some of the most innovative multi-load washers and dryers, specialty products and industrial dryers offered in the marketplace,” said Northrup.

With the acquisition of the Fall River manufacturing facility by Whirlpool Corporation – the Maytag®  Commercial Laundry brand now has customized production washer capabilities, said Northrup.  “We’ve done this to continue our leadership in engineering, design, and manufacturing solutions to meet the increasing demands of the commercial laundry industry.”

“The Fall River facility allows for flexibility and nimble product offerings through its configure-to-order capability” said Raul Rincon, Fall River plant director. The latest platform advancement, is a production line solely dedicated to Maytag® Commercial Laundry brand’s rigid and soft mount multi-load washers.