Whirlpool Corp. saw a dip in its first-quarter earnings after the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe. 

BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. saw its first-quarter earnings fall compared to last year’s first three months of the fiscal year.

The Benton Harbor appliance maker revealed its first-quarter net earnings Thursday to be $152 million, or $2.41 per share. Earnings were down compared to the $471 million, or $7.31 per share, recorded for the first quarter of 2019.

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