Whirlpool Canada Named 2009 Energy Star Manufacturer of the Year

    Sixth Energy Star Award for Company in Seven Years

    OTTAWA, ON, May 27 /CNW/ - This week, Natural Resources Canada named
Whirlpool Canada the 2009 Energy Star Manufacturer of the Year.
    This prestigious award recognizes the exceptional work done by Whirlpool
Canada in producing and promoting energy-efficient products.
    "At Whirlpool Canada, we have a long-standing commitment to building
appliances that conserve resources - without sacrificing performance," said
Karim Lalani, Vice-President and General Manager, Whirlpool Canada. "Our new
innovations are focused on creating appliances that use less and deliver more
for Canadian consumers, and we're extremely proud to be recognized for our
efforts in this way."
    The Manufacturer of the Year Award recognizes the Canadian leader who
best addresses the "Five A's" of market transformation: availability,
awareness, accessibility, affordability and acceptability.
    Key achievements by the company that led to the award win include:

    -   Offering an unprecedented number of models, new innovations and
        brands, including Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, and KitchenAid.
    -   Demonstrating exceptional leadership in Energy Star training efforts,
        emphasizing Energy Star in all internal training materials and
        external training, including outreach to Whirlpool's national retail

    In addition, more than 60% of all Whirlpool products are Energy Star

    Whirlpool Canada is a subsidiary of Whirlpool Corporation. Collectively,
the Whirlpool Corporation family, including Maytag, has won 23 ENERGY STAR
Awards since 1998, three times as many as any other winner.

For further information:

For further information: Ava Tsinman, Harbinger,
atsinman@harbingerideas.com, (416) 960-5100 x.291

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