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Home-grown InSinkErator business sold to Whirlpool for $3 billion; Plant and HQ are staying

RACINE – InSinkErator, a home-grown brand of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers, is being sold to home appliance giant Whirlpool Corp. for $3 billion. Whirlpool, based in Benton Harbor, Mich., and Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, and InSinkErator’s owner since 1968, announced the planned all-cash transaction Monday morning. The acquisition, which […]

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United Way Celebrates First Virtual Victory Celebration

This year, for the first time, United Way of Racine County celebrated its incredible donors for an entire week instead of one night. In lieu of its typical in-person Victory celebration, United Way opted to thank donors virtually from Jan. 25 through Jan. 29. The virtual festivities included a social media campaign to recognize current […]

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InSinkErator Closes Racine, Kenosha Plants Due to COVID-19

RACINE, WI – InSinkErator temporarily closed its production facilities at 4700 21st Street in Racine and at 5612 95th Avenue in Kenosha on Monday after a total of five employees tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The closure was the second in less than a week for the Racine plant, which shut down for a […]

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InSinkErator: 21st Street location shut down after two more COVID-19 cases

RACINE, WI – Local manufacturer InSinkErator shut down its facility at 4700 21st Street at 2 p.m. Thursday after two more employees tested positive for COVID-19. Missouri-based Emerson Electric Co. owns Racine-based InSinkErator. Considered an essential business because they make garbage-disposers, the company sells products to commercial and residential customers.  The company shut down the facility so that they […]

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Three people test positive for COVID-19 at InSinkErator

RACINE, WI – Local manufacturer InSinkErator told employees this week that two co-workers and a vendor tested positive for COVID-19. Missouri-based Emerson owns Racine-based InSinkErator. Officials there have worked with the Central Racine County and City of Racine health departments to mitigate further spread of the virus. But, some employees voiced concerns about their safety as the […]

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InSinkErator unveils $34 million Mount Pleasant building

InSinkErator, headquartered in Mount Pleasant, celebrates 80 years in southeast Wisconsin by unveiling its new $34 million dollar environmentally efficient building this week. At 87,000 square-feet, the building will house 175 engineers and professional staff. InSinkErator is the world’s leading provider of food waste disposers for home and commercial use. InSinkErator employs more than 1,400 […]

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New Industrial Building Planned For Mount Pleasant

The Land and Lakes Development Co. plans to build a 308,000 square-foot speculative industrial building starting this summer in the Park 94 business park. Part of a 60-acre business park development, Illinois-based Land and Lakes will break ground on the second phase of the project. The recent sale of a 132,000-square-foot spec building to Zilber Property Group […]

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InSinkErator Reveals Building, Expansion Plans

Emerson Electric, the parent company of InSinkErator, unveiled the architectural drawings of two investments — a $34 million headquarters and lab in Mount Pleasant and $29 million in improvements to its facility in Racine. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), who was at the unveiling at InSinkErator’s headquarters Thursday morning, highlighted how company’s like InSinkErator “are […]

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Emerson Electric Buys 11.6 Acres For InSinkErator Headquarters

Emerson Electric Co., which owns InSinkErator, bought an 11.6 acre parcel situated on Globe Drive from Chicago-based Mount Pleasant Retail LLC for $2.7 million. InSinkErator plans to construct a $24 million 85,000 square-foot building for its headquarters and lab in Mount Pleasant. The company makes food waste disposers for home and commercial use. The company employs […]

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InSinkErator Financial Assistance For Headquarters Approved

A hefty public financial assistance package for development of the new InSinkerator world headquarters in Mount Pleasant was approved Tuesday, as company executives made the rounds at two local government boards. In Mount Pleasant, the village board and Community Development Authority approved $600,000 dollars in “upfront assistance” for the garbage disposal manufacturer to “assist with […]

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Winter 2017 Gathering for Corporations in Greater Racine

You’re Invited to the Winter 2017 Gathering for Corporations in Greater Racine Racine Sustainable Business Network fosters Ecological Innovation and Sustainable Practices for corporations, businesses, government agencies, schools, non-profits. “Energy for Electricity” When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 7 to 9 a.m. Where: CREE industrial plant at 9201 Washington Avenue: The Media Center Who: Presenters: CREE, […]

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BREAKING: InSinkErator Submits Plans For New Headquarters

InSinkErator plans to construct a $24 million 85,000 square-foot building for its headquarters and lab in Mount Pleasant. A division of Emerson Electric, InSinkErator makes food waste disposers for home and commercial use. The company employs 1,000 people in southeast Wisconsin and plans to move 170 people from its existing headquarters in Racine to the new […]

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