Whirlpool Corp. News

Compensation for London’s Grenfell Fire Victims May Be Capped at $5M: Reuters

The bill for compensating families of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire in London may be as low as 4 million pounds ($5 million), according to several lawyers and a Reuters analysis of how damages laws apply in …

How Whirlpool Risk Manager Addresses Issues Before They Become Problems

A big part of risk management is acting to prevent problems before they happen — whether it involves the health and safety of employees, outside market forces, or mergers and acquisitions, according to the risk manager for one of the …

ABI Warned About Risks of Modern Building Materials Before Grenfell Tower Fire

“External cladding, made from combustible material can often cause significant fire spread upwards and between buildings, which is a particular concern for areas of high building density.” This now sadly prophetic statement was the Association of British Insurers’ response in …

Whirlpool Fridge Started London’s Grenfell Tower Fire that Killed at Least 79

A deadly fire that killed at least 79 people in a London tower block started in a Whirlpool Corp. fridge and spread at “unexpected speed” through the building’s exterior cladding, police said, indicating they’ll pursue charges if criminal offenses are …

There’s No ‘Typical’ Day in the Work Cycle for Whirlpool’s Risk Manager

How does a company incorporate a sustainable and cohesive risk management system for an enterprise with nearly 100,000 employees, 70 manufacturing and technology research centers located in 170 countries around the world, and $21 billion in annual sales? It’s a …

Whirlpool to Pay Arkansas Property Owners for Lost Value

Whirlpool has agreed to pay the owners of 49 properties in Arkansas that lost value after it was discovered that a former plant of the appliance-maker had leaked a hazardous chemical into the groundwater for decades. Fort Smith city directors …

Arkansas Judge: No Class-Action in Whirlpool Lawsuit

A federal judge in Arkansas says he won’t certify a complaint against Whirlpool Corp. as a class-action lawsuit because he is not sure whether residents of a polluted Arkansas neighborhood or the company is the driving force behind it. The …