During that year, Maytag also acquired Jenn-Air Corp. of Indianapolis. Jenn-Air manufactures electric and gas down-draft grill ranges and cook tops. It pioneered the concept of down-draft cooking ventilation. The company is the leading manufacturer of down-draft cook tops, unit that make barbecuing an indoor year-round activity. In 1987 Jenn-Air began marketing a gas model, down draft cook top as a line of refrigeration products. Late in 1982, Maytag began manufacturing dishwashers  for Jenn-Air. Maytag Corporation , headed by Chairman and C.E.O. Daniel J. Krumm, was formed when the Magic Chef family of companies was merged into Maytag Operations on May 30, 1986. In January 1989, Maytag Corporation expanded its worldwide presence by acquiring Chicago Pacific Corporation and its Hoover division.

  Today Maytag Corporation is comprised of three divisions, the appliance group, Hoover group and diversified products group. Altogether, full or nearly full lines of appliances are marketed in the United States under Admiral, Jenn-Air, Magic Chef and Maytag brands. Other domestic appliance brands include Hardwick and Norge. Hoover floor care products are distributed internationally, and Hoover home appliances are sold primarily in the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada and Australia. The corporation also manufactures soft drink vending machines and currency changers under the Dixie-Narco and Ardac brands. Today the Maytag Corporation and the the Maytag Company are headquartered in Newton, Iowa. The company employs over 3,500 people in Newton and Jefferson City, Mo., while the corporation employs over 29,000 worldwide. This information as of 1990.


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