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A final steel beam, signed by Whirlpool Corp. employees, is installed during a topping off ceremony held Tuesday for Whirlpool’s new St. Joseph Technology Center under construction along Upton Drive.

ST. JOSEPH — Pieces are falling into place for the new Whirlpool Corp. St. Joseph Technology Center.

A construction crew laid the final steel beam on the structure Tuesday, which was signed by tech center employees.

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Mark Richards, head of global real estate for Whirlpool Corp., signs a final beam during a topping off ceremony held Tuesday for Whirlpool’s new St. Joseph Technology Center under construction along Upton Drive.

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A final steel beam, signed by employees, is installed during a topping off ceremony held Tuesday for Whirlpool Corp.’s new St. Joseph Technology Center under construction along Upton Drive in St. Joseph.

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Pam Klyn, a Whirlpool Corp. spokesperson, speaks during a beam topping off ceremony held Tuesday for Whirlpool’s new St. Joseph Technology Center under construction along Upton Drive.

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