Manufacturing facilities across the country in cities including Tulsa, Oklahoma and southern Michigan are ramping up hiring efforts, expect to add a total of nearly 200 jobs in the near future.
Kitchen product manufacturer Whirlpool's Tulsa factory is expected to add approximately 150 jobs in the near future as a result of a nearly $19 million investment in improving the building, adding to its capital, according to Tulsa World.
Currently employing 850, the facility mainly creates kitchen oven ranges and growth in employment is expected to be from a new product line. New jobs will mostly be in manufacturing and skilled labor with some salaried support positions.
"Whirlpool's investment in Oklahoma is a great vote of confidence in the state's pro-business climate and its long-term economic outlook," Governor Mary Fallin said in a statement. "My thanks go out to Whirlpool and its employees for continuing to be an important part of our Oklahoma community."
More manufacturing jobs are expected to be created in Michigan's Elkhart Country, where growing demand for RVs has led Postle Aluminum to add about 40 jobs to their Cassopolis factory. The project will cost a total of $12.5 million, according to local NBC affiliate WNDU.