Sector: Appliances

Market Overview: Growth in housing starts and retrofits stand to have a positive impact on the sale of more energy efficient appliances over the next several years, with revenue expected from their sales expected to rise at 1.1 percent per year to more than $16.5 billion through 2020.

Many large appliance—such as refrigerators, dishwashers, water heaters, washer/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. However, some foreign owned companies still build and ship large appliances from overseas despite the amount of U.S.-based appliance manufacturing. Small appliances—like microwaves, dehumidifiers, and humidifiers—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 concentration of large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the appliance industry is very high, with the top four companies accounting for more than 75 percent of industry revenue in 2016. One U.S.-owned OEM – Whirlpool – has almost 40 percent of the market. However, imports are expected to grow as a segment of appliance purchases in the coming years given rising input costs (such as steel and plastic) and a stronger dollar.

All of the major appliance manufacturers are committed to innovation in the market, especially as a way to attract new customers. 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—traditionally manufactured by Asian OEMs—are in demand in the United States and increasingly being made domestically by U.S.-owned companies, including Bradford White and American Water Heaters. Control systems manufactured overseas have limited assembly/finishing in the United States while those manufactured by companies based here have high domestic content. Companies face continual pricing pressures as a growing number of competitors introduce more technologically advanced systems.

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Company Location
ECR International Inc. Dunkirk, New York
Eemax Inc. Waterbury, Connecticut
Ego Products Inc. Newnan, Georgia
EJ Davis Company The North Haven, Connecticut
Elastostar Rubber Corporation Columbus, Ohio
Electrical Components International Inc. (ECI) St. Louis, Missouri
Electrical Components International Inc. (ECI) El Paso, Texas
Electro-Pro Inc. Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Electrolux Home Products Springfield, Tennessee
Electrolux Home Products St. Cloud, Minnesota
Electrolux Home Products Charlotte, North Carolina
Electrolux Home Products Kinston, North Carolina
Electrolux Home Products Anderson, South Carolina
Empire Die Casting Company Macedonia, Ohio
Energy Kinetics System 2000 Lebanon, New Jersey
Engineered Glass Products (EGP) Chicago, Illinois
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. Kalona, Iowa
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. Lebanon, Ohio
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. St. Clair, Michigan
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. Siler City, North Carolina
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. Owensboro, Kentucky
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. St. Clair, Michigan
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. Anderson, South Carolina
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. Grinnell, Iowa
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. East Troy, Wisconsin
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. Leeds, Alabama
Ensinger Inc. Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Ensinger Inc. Greenwood, Delaware
Estes Design and Manufacturing Indianapolis, Indiana
EuroKera Fountain Inn, South Carolina
Fabricating Services Inc. (FABSRV) Memphis, Tennessee
Fedtech Inc. St. Paul, Minnesota
Feroleto Steel Company Bridgeport, Connecticut
Feroleto Steel Company Weirton, West Virginia
Feroleto Steel Company Knoxville, Tennessee
Ferro Corporation Cleveland, Ohio
Ferro Corporation Mayfield Heights, Ohio
First Build Louisville, Kentucky
FLEXcon Industrial San Antonio, Texas
Foam Supplies Inc. Lewisville, Texas
Foam Supplies Inc. Earth City, Missouri
Fulton Boiler Works Inc. Pulaski, New York
Fulton Industries Inc. Wauseon, Ohio
FXI Foamex Innovations Santa Theresa, New Mexico
FXI Foamex Innovations Verona, Mississippi
FXI Foamex Innovations Corry, Pennsylvania
FXI Foamex Innovations Media, Pennsylvania
FXI Foamex Innovations Cornelius, North Carolina
FXI Foamex Innovations Kent, Washington
FXI Foamex Innovations Orange, California