Whirlpool Gets Tax Credit For Ohio Plant

OTTAWA, Ohio (AP) -- State officials have agreed to give appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. a job tax credit worth $821,000 over seven years to expand operations at a northern Ohio freezer plant.

Whirlpool bought the factory in Ottawa last year from a Canadian company. It called back 125 workers in January but promised employment for only about three months. Now Whirlpool says it will keep the factory open and expand employment to 190 this year.

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved the job tax credit Monday.

Whirlpool, based in Benton Harbor, Mich., has about 10,000 workers in Ohio, with appliance factories in Clyde, Marion and Findlay.

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