Sector: Plumbing

Market Overview: Like other building product sectors, plumbing is highly dependent on the rate of new construction and renovation. The majority of faucets and plumbing products are manufactured overseas, mainly in China, Taiwan, Mexico, and Germany. However, the companies that manufacture in the United States currently meet a large portion of the domestic demand. Most water-efficient plumbing products made in the United States are manufactured by large, well-known manufacturers like Kohler, Delta, Moen, or MASCO. 

Smaller companies who manufacture faucets and valves for the U.S. market have a much harder time manufacturing their faucets at the same cost as their larger competitors and generally make all of their faucets overseas. Imports are expected to continue to grow as an overall share of the domestic demand for many plumbing products. However, U.S. manufacturers manufacture water-efficient and technologically advanced faucets that are in demand domestically and internationally. High-margin specialized valves, fittings, and other flow control devices for water infrastructure projects and other commercial/industrial purposes are more likely to be made in the U.S. than more generic valves for residential and light commercial construction.[ix]

Conversely, porcelain products like toilets are heavy and require hand finishing. Because of high shipping costs and rising wages in countries like China, some toilet manufacturing has returned from overseas with both domestic and foreign-owned companies producing toilets at a small number of U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. 

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Company Location
Keeney Manufacturing Company The Newington, Connecticut
Kingchun Taizhou, Zhejiang
Kingero Sanitary Ware Company Ltd. Chaozhou, Guangdong
Kingston Brass Chino, California
Kissler & Company Inc. Carlstadt, New Jersey
Knauf Insulation Shelbyville, Indiana
Kohler Company Huntsville, Alabama
Kohler Company Sheridan, Arkansas
Kohler Company Spartanburg, South Carolina
Kohler Company Brownwood, Texas
Kohler Company Kohler, Wisconsin
Kokols USA Inc. City of Industry, California
KOR Smart Toilet Technology Spokane, Washington
Kraus USA Inc. Port Washington, New York
KWC America Smyrna, Tennessee
Lamosa Group San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo Leon
Latoscana USA Newfield, New Jersey
Laufen Bathrooms North America Miami, Florida
Lavelle Industries Inc. Burlington, Wisconsin
Lavelle Industries Inc. Whitewater, Wisconsin
LDR Industries Inc. Chicago, Illinois
Lenova Sinks Hillside, Illinois
Liberty Pumps Bergen, New York
Linkasink Phoenix, Arizona
Lipu Shengfa Brass Tubular Company Kaiping, Guangdong
Lota USA LLC Los Angeles, California
LSP Products Group (LSP) Irving, Texas
LSP Products Group (LSP) Carson City, Nevada
M-D Building Products Gainesville, Georgia
M-D Building Products Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Main Plan Ltd. Kwun Tong Kowloon
Mansfield Plumbing Products Big Prairie, Ohio
Mansfield Plumbing Products Perrysville, Ohio
Mansfield Plumbing Products Henderson, Texas
Matco-Norca Brewster, New York
McGuire Manufacturing Company Inc. Cheshire, Connecticut
Metal Forming Technology Inc. Chesterfield, Michigan
Michigan Brass Spring Lake, Michigan
Mid-America Fittings Inc. Overland Park, Kansas
Moen North Olmstead, Ohio
Moen New Bern, North Carolina
Moen Sanford, North Carolina
Moen Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
Mountain Plumbing Products Irving, Texas
Mueller Industries Inc. Memphis, Tennessee
Nantucket Sinks USA North Kingstown, Rhode Island
NCIP Inc. Taipei
Neoperl Inc. Waterbury, Connecticut
Newform SpA Vintebbio, Vercelli
Newport Brass Santa Ana, California