Sector: Appliances & Water Heaters

Market Overview: Many large appliances—such as refrigerators, dishwashers, water heaters, washers/dryers, and ranges—have traditionally been, and continue to be, manufactured in the United States with high domestic content by both foreign and domestically owned companies. Major household appliance manufacturers employ large numbers of workers at large facilities, mainly in the South and Midwest. However, some foreign-owned companies still build and ship large appliances from overseas, and U.S.-based appliance manufacturers face growing pressure from imports. Small appliances—like microwaves—are made exclusively outside the United States.

The appliances market is very mature. As consumers prefer established brands, there is little space for new companies to enter the market. In contrast to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) market, the appliance industry is dominated by a few major manufacturers. The three biggest players—Haier Corporation, Whirlpool, and Electrolux AB—make up a large market share. The appliance industry experienced strong growth between 2015 and 2020 but was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic due to lower consumer spending. In terms of affordability, a 2020 BlueGreen Alliance Foundation analysis of ENERGY STAR labeled refrigerators, clothes washers, and clothes dryers revealed that U.S. assembled products are cost-competitive with similar foreign assembled products and that the least expensive of them often are made in the U.S.

Major appliance manufacturers are making innovative and energy-efficient products due to higher energy efficiency standards and competition from overseas. Smart appliances, which operate during optimal times when energy is most abundant and the cheapest, are growing in popularity even if they require the use of a smart meter. Products like tankless water heaters are in demand in the United States and are increasingly being made domestically by U.S.-owned companies, including Bradford White and American Water Heaters.

Company Location
3M Corporation St. Paul, Minnesota
3M Corporation Cottage Grove, Minnesota
3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division Guin, Alabama
3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division Hutchinson, Minnesota
3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division Springfield, Missouri
3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division North Cordova, Illinois
3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division Knoxville, Iowa
3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division Hartford City, Indiana
A.O. Smith Corporation Milwaukee, Wisconsin
A.O. Smith Corporation Water Products Company McBee, South Carolina
A.O. Smith Corporation Water Products Company Ashland City, Tennessee
A.O. Smith Corporation Water Products Company Johnson City, Tennessee
Abbate Screw Products Inc. Roselle, Illinois
Absocold Richmond, Indiana
ACV Triangle Tube Blackwood, New Jersey
Adchem Riverhead, New York
Adhesive Systems Inc. (ASI) Frankfort, Illinois
Aeroflex USA, Inc. Sweetwater, Tennessee
AGA Marvel Greenville, Michigan
Agua Del Sol, LLC Tempe, Arizona
AIM Fiber Products Alsip, Illinois
Air-Drive Gurnee, Illinois
AkzoNobel Coatings Chicago, Illinois
AkzoNobel Coatings Columbus, Ohio
AkzoNobel Coatings Nashville, Tennessee
AkzoNobel Coatings Warsaw, Indiana
AkzoNobel Coatings Reading, Pennsylvania
Alfa Laval Inc. Richmond, Virginia
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Marlborough, Massachusetts
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Manchester, New Hampshire
Alliance Laundry Systems Ripon, Wisconsin
Allied Metal Company Chicago, Illinois
Allied Metal Company Chicago, Illinois
Allied Metal Company Chattanooga, Tennessee
AM/NS Calvert Calvert, Alabama
American Nickeloid Company Peru, Illinois
American Nickeloid Company Walnutport, Pennsylvania
American Tubing Inc. Springdale, Arkansas
American VULKAN Corporation (AVC) Winter Haven, Florida
Americas Styrenics LLC The Woodlands, Texas
Americas Styrenics LLC Channahon, Illinois
Americas Styrenics LLC Marietta, Ohio
Ampex Metal Products Brook Park, Ohio
Amtrol, Inc. Paducah, Kentucky
Amtrol, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland
Amtrol, Inc. West Warwick, Rhode Island
Anco Products, Inc. Elkhart, Indiana
Anderson & Forrester Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Anderson Copper and Brass Company LLC Frankfort, Illinois
Anderson Manufacturing Bristol, Wisconsin