Gray Construction to build new Whirlpool plant

Lexington-based Gray Construction has been selected by Whirlpool Corporation to build a new 1 million square-foot manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Tenn. The facility will produce premium cooking products. The project also calls for a 400,000 square-foot distribution center.

Whirlpool's investment in the facility, which Gray will build to earn the environmental LEED certification, totals $120 million and will add 130 jobs. Construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter.