Whirlpool says plant has ‘suitors’

Closed Fort Smith site’s pollution called manageable

Posted: April 19, 2013 at 3:01 a.m.

The Whirlpool Corp. building in Fort Smith, seen here soon after it closed in June, is attracting interest from buyers.

The vacant Whirlpool Corp. property in Fort Smith — one of the largest industrial sites for sale in America — is attracting interest from would-be buyers despite disclosures in recent weeks of groundwater contamination, a company spokesman said late Wednesday.

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Business, Pages 25 on 04/19/2013