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Maytag has a story somewhat similar to its now owner Whirlpool, but some of the differences in its history lies in the nature of their first products. Founded in 1893 by Frederick Louis Maytag and George W. Parsons, the company started doing business by manufacturing farming equipment. Answering the need for a safer threshing machine, the business quickly became the world's leader in this domain by the year 1904.
The first line of washing machines appeared in 1907 as a mean to fill the seasonal gap left by the farming industry. This washing machine was fitted with an electrical motor in 1911 and later, in 1915, a gasoline engine for the rural areas without electricity. Other improvements to the appliance included the addition of an agitator instead of washboarding the clothes and the switch from a wooden tub to an aluminum one.
In 1922, the business let go of its farming equipment division and devoted itself entirely to the appliance manufacturing and distribution. At the time the enterprise operated under the name Maytag Washing Machine Company up until the year 1925 when the group changed its name to Maytag Inc.
Although most of the American manufacturing industry took a big hit during the Great Depression, Maytag was actually one of the few companies that actually continued making a good profit. Then, as the Second World War hit, the company devoted the entirety of its production to the military needs. By 1946 the washing machine production resumed with an added production line of refrigerators. Two years later the demand surpassed the production capabilities of the Maytag plant which prompted the company to built a second manufacturing plant in Newton, Iowa.
During the Korean War, Maytag dedicated a part of its production to military needs, this included the manufacturing of tank parts. However, this time around the company continued the production of its other appliances. In 1953, Maytag developed its first line of automatic dryers, five years later it launched a line of commercial coin-slide washers that are used in the laundromats. Although the year 1966 saw the introduction of the portable dishwashers, the following decade did not bring many important improvements to the Maytag line of appliances.
In the 80's, Maytag expanded its offering by purchasing the Hardwick Stove Company, Magic Chef and the Hoover Company. Now able to provide a complete line of appliances to its customers, the Maytag Company changed its name to the Maytag Corporation to reflect these changes. Just before Whirlpool took over Maytag in 2005, the company made a final acquisition, the Amana Corporation, another American appliance group.
If you are the owner of a Maytag appliance, a simple application of our perfect match appliance touch up paint can preserve the brand new look of your machine. Our paint is eco-friendly which allows for a safe application and use inside your house and provides a flawless finish that you will be proud to show to your house guests.