"BENTON HARBOR - The world's No. 1 home appliance maker has its next president and chief operating officer. Whirlpool Corp. announced Wednesday that Marc Bitzer will take over as president and COO, effective immediately." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR) has entered an agreement to acquire Massachusetts-based American Dryer Corp. (ADC) from Stonebrige Partners. ADC manufacturers coin-operated, on-premise and other specialty and industrial laundry equipment. Stonebridge Partners, a White Plains, N.Y. private equity firm, has owned the company since 2008. (MiBiz)

Sale price was not revealed

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