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
Interplastic Corporation Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
Interpower Corporation Oskaloosa, Iowa
Interpower Corporation Lamoni, Iowa
Interpower Corporation Ames, Iowa
J&O Plastics Inc. Rittman, Ohio
Jackburn Manufacturing Girard, Pennsylvania
JBC Technologies Madison, Wisconsin
JBC Technologies North Ridgeville, Ohio
John Wood Company LLC The Oaks, Pennsylvania
Johns Manville Cleburne, Texas
Johns Manville Defiance, Ohio
Johns Manville Denver, Colorado
Johnson Bros Metal Forming Company Berkeley, Illinois
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Galesburg, Michigan
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Chicago, Illinois
Kalas Wire and Cable Denver, Pennsylvania
Kalas Wire and Cable Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Kalas Wire and Cable Denver, Pennsylvania
Keetac Keewatin, Minnesota
Kellett Enterprises Inc. Greenville, South Carolina
Kentak Products Company East Liverpool, Ohio
Key Gas Components Marion, North Carolina
Key Gas Components Allegan, Michigan
Keystone Friction Hinge (KFH) Company South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Kidde-Fenwal Inc. Ashland, Massachusetts
Kingston Manufacturing Fairview, Tennessee
Knauf Insulation Shelbyville, Indiana
Kroh-Wagner Inc. Chicago, Illinois
KX Technologies LLC West Haven, Connecticut
L&L Insulation Des Moines, Iowa
L&L Insulation Des Moines, Iowa
LAARS Heating Systems Company Rochester, New Hampshire
Lambro Industries Inc. Amityville, New York
Lauren Manufacturing Spring Lake, Michigan
Lauren Manufacturing New Philadelphia, Ohio
LCR Electronics Yorba Linda, California
LCS Company St. Paul, Minnesota
Lochinvar LLC Lebanon, Tennessee
Lydall Performance Materials Green Island, New York
Lydall Performance Materials Rochester, New Hampshire
LyondellBasell Jackson, Tennessee
LyondellBasell Houston, Texas
LyondellBasell Corpus Christi, Texas
LyondellBasell Fairport Harbor, Ohio
MacDermid Performance Solutions Waterbury, Connecticut
MACtac Kansas City, Missouri
MACtac Vancouver, Washington
MACtac Commerce, California
MACtac Scranton, Pennsylvania
MACtac Stow, Ohio