Sector: Appliances

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.[i] 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.[ii] 

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. [iii] 

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Company Location
Lydall Performance Materials Green Island, New York
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 Stow, Ohio
MACtac Scranton, Pennsylvania
MACtac Columbus, Indiana
MACtac Lawrenceville, Georgia
MAMCO Precision Molding Oneonta, New York
Mansfield Engineered Components Mansfield, Ohio
Mar-Bal Inc. Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Mar-Bal Inc. Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Mar-Bal Inc. Painesville, Ohio
Mar-Bal Inc. Cuba, Missouri
Mar-Bal Inc. Dublin, Virginia
Master Bond Inc. Hackensack, New Jersey
Maxitrol Company Blissfield, Michigan
Maxitrol Company Southfield, Michigan
Maxitrol Company Colon, Michigan
MC Appliance Corporation Wood Dale, Illinois
Metal Technologies Auburn, Indiana
Metal Technologies Three Rivers, Michigan
Metal Technologies Auburn, Indiana
Metalstamp Inc. South Bend, Indiana
Midco International Inc. Chicago, Illinois
Middleby Corporation Elgin, Illinois
Midea America Parsippany, New Jersey
Midland Stamping & Fabricating Schiller Park, Illinois
Midwest Gasket Corporation Milroy, Indiana
Midwest Wire Specialties Chicago, Illinois
Miele Inc. Princeton, New Jersey
Mills Products Inc. Athens, Tennessee
Minntac Mt. Iron, Minnesota
Molon Motor & Coil Corporation Arlington Heights, Illinois
Molon Motor & Coil Corporation Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Garrett, Indiana
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Friendly, West Virginia
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Willoughby, Ohio
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Strongsville, Ohio
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Waterford, New York
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Hebron, Ohio
Mon Valley Works Edgar Thomson Plant Braddock, Pennsylvania
Mon Valley Works Fairless Plant Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
Mon Valley Works Irvin Plant West Mifflin, Pennsylvania