Whirlpool Corp was incorporated in 1955 under the laws of Delaware. The Company is a manufacturer and marketer of home appliances and related products. Its products are laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers and other portable household appliances. The Company also produces hermetic compressors for refrigeration systems. The Company manufactures products in 14 countries and markets products internationally under brand names such as Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Bauknecht, Brastemp and Consul. The materials used to produce and manufacture the Company's products are steel, oil, plastic resins, and base metals, such as aluminum, copper, zinc, and nickel. The Company's main competitors include Bosch Siemens, Electrolux, General Electric, Haier, Kenmore, LG, Mabe and Samsung. The Company is subject to various federal, foreign and state laws, including antitrust laws.