As reported on 40/29 News:

The company Phoenix Investors has purchased the Whirlpool property in Fort Smith.

We will bring quality companies and jobs back into the former Whirlpool complex,

Frank P. Crivello, Phoenix Investors Chairman & Founder, said in a statement. “We already have a list of prospects.”

The Whirlpool plant employed 4,600 people before it closed.

A release sent by Whirlpool says Phoenix Investors will completely renovate the complex to make it suitable for use by “warehousing, industrial or manufacturing companies.”

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