Thursday, June 03, 2010

The Berrien County controlling corporation continues it's plan of gentrification (removal by any means necessary) of an African-American population in the way of a resort for the wealthy

Whirlpool plant in Michigan to close, taking 216 jobs Wednesday, June 2, 2010

BENTON HARBOR, Mich.—Whirlpool Corp. said yesterday that it will close a machining plant in Benton Harbor, Mich., eliminating 216 jobs.
The appliance maker said it is discontinuing production of components at the Michigan plant and making its latest laundry products at a location in Clyde, Ohio. The Michigan plant is expected to close at the end of this year or early in 2011.

on another note:
[Whirlpool Owned] Maytag Recalls 1.7 Million Dishwashers After Fires, U.S. Says
June 3, 2010, Businessweek, By Jeff Plungis

June 3 (Bloomberg) -- Maytag Corp., the appliance maker owned by Whirlpool Corp., recalled 1.7 million dishwashers to fix a faulty heating element that can ignite a fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Consumers should stop using the dishwashers immediately and disconnect the power source by pulling the fuse or flipping a circuit-breaker, the agency said today in a statement. Certain Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa and Crosley models are covered by the recall.
The manufacturer, based in Newton, Iowa, received 12 reports of fires with the plastic-tub models, including a blaze that caused extensive kitchen damage, the agency said.