Freight Rail & Whirlpool

It takes a lot of muscle to move 36-football fields worth of home appliances. That is why Whirlpool Corporation’s distribution center in Columbus, Ohio relies on freight rail.

When Whirlpool built this 1.6 million square-foot center, they built railroad tracks inside the facility — allowing a freight train to pull directly into the center so thousands of washers, dryers and ovens can be quickly loaded.

Watch the video above to see why Whirlpool insisted upon working with freight rail — and the efficiencies they realized as a result. Here is a hint: a single freight rail car can carry as much as three truckloads worth of appliances …

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