Detroit News 8/29/09 Evansville, Ind. Whirlpool factory to close. WP Corp announced Fri. its 2010 refrigerator factory closure, cutting 1,100 jobs to trim capacity. Benton Harbor based WP will move production of top freezer refrigerators to Mexico, where production is cheaper. Evansville produced ice makers will move to a yet undecided location. Jobs will be eliminated mid-2010.