MTI Whirlpools won the 2009 International Strategic Manufacturing Award for Demand-Driven Manufacturer of the Year. The annual Strategic Manufacturing Awards celebrate excellence in vital disciplines, including green, skills and IT in manufacturing over the past 12 months. The judges selected MTI Whirlpools for the expertly implemented demand-driven manufacturing doctrine into the company culture. The awards ceremony was held in October in Dusseldorf, Germany.