Founded by John Inglis back in 1859, this Canadian company which helped in all kinds of manufacturing/job support during war times, began its home appliance marketing in 1946. The good ol’ wringer washer was introduced that same year, followed by the automatic washer in 1950. By 1966 Inglis had become the leading producer of domestic appliances in Canada. In 1972 Inglis began manufacturing and selling appliances under the Whirlpool brand. The name was changed in 2001 from Inglis Limited to Whirlpool Canada, where to this day remain a company offering practical people a well-known brand they can trust.