50 Years of Innovation
Our products are high quality food and drink containers. They can be found in many convenience stores, amusement parks, zoos and restaurants around the world. Sometimes they come in familiar shapes, like our plastic insulated travel mugs or stainless steel bottles. Other times they look like dinosaurs, take-out containers or exotic animals!
We don't just manufacture products. We design them too! We have an experienced team of designers that walk our customers through the whole product development process, from design to delivery!
Our in-house art department designs custom graphics for our customers for free! This includes mug art and our wide array of point of sale signs.
There are 17 sales offices located around the United States and 8 international offices in Canada, South America, Europe and Asia. They are the heart of our customer service team.
Whirley-DrinkWorks! is a family owned and operated manufacturer in Warren, PA. We've been in operation since 1960, designing and manufacturing products for the food and beverage industry.
Back in 1960, Bob Sokolski and Hal Conarro started a coin-operated laundry business. They called it "Whirley Wash," after the motion the machines made as they cleaned. Success soon followed!
It wasn’t long before Bob and Hal decided to parlay their good fortune into another arena: car washes. Sparkle Car Washes–a chain of coin operated sites–was soon born. They even started to design their own equipment and started supplying hundreds of other car washes!
Looking for a fresh challenge, Bob and Hal turned their attention to plastics. Their new venture, Whirley Industries, stormed into the world of plastic promotional products for the food and beverage industry and became the #1 company of its kind in the country!
Keeping the Whirley legacy alive these days is tough work—but we love it. In today’s been–there, done–that culture, keeping the interest of the consumer requires as much artistic vision as it does marketing savvy. So we added DrinkWorks!, an industry innovator, to our winning team.
When Whirley-DrinkWorks! was formed, you could practically see the creative sparks flying. Tradition met cutting-edge. And awesome met amazing! Now, as one company, we’re better prepared than ever to meet your needs and exceed your customers’ wildest expectations!
I believe the structure of a formal Corporate Sustainability program, including our commitment to developing annual goals and targets for each focus area will significantly advance the Whirley-DrinkWorks! Team as we continue our mission to be great corporate citizens of Planet Earth.
– Lincoln Sokolski, President, Whirley-DrinkWorks!
2012 Sustainability Report
Download our 2012 Sustainability Report to learn about our commitment to advancing the quality of Our Workplace, The Environment, Our Community and The Marketplace.
Making a positive difference
Supporting social programs and institutions in our community is important to us here at Whirley-DrinkWorks! Not only do our company leaders act as great examples of how to give back to the community, the TeamMates here are encouraged and rewarded for volunteering.
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"When I first brought the request to Lincoln if he could donate a case of mugs to every Ronald McDonald House in the US and Canada he immediately saw the good in this and said enthusiastically "YES we will." This expression really brands the special kind of company Whirley and their people are!"
– Mike Slocum, VP of Customer Engagement for Coca-Cola
The Ronald McDonald House Story
The Ronald McDonald House is a global organization that makes sure families who have a child receiving medical treatment away from home are also receiving their basic needs, like an affordable and convenient place to stay. Additional services include Mobile Care Units, Operational Grants and scholarships for US college students.
This past January, Mike Slocum, VP of Customer Engagement for Coca-Cola (and long-time Whirley-DrinkWorks! supporter and partner) asked us to make a donation of mugs to the volunteers at the US and Canada Ronald McDonald Houses. We sent each house, all 185 of them, a case of specially made GC-16’s.
Since our donation, the "Thank-You’s" have been rolling in from all over the US and Canada. The outpouring of gratitude that we received back from the houses has been touching and inspirational. The houses are all thankful to be given something that they could use to give back to their dedicated volunteers.
Whirley-DrinkWorks! is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We view the principle of equal employment opportunity as a vital element in the employment process and a hallmark of good management.
Send your resume to:
Attn: Human Resources Department
618 Fourth Avenue
Warren, Pa. 16365-0988
Watch our spot on Larry King's InView!
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