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.

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Company Location
A.O. Smith Corporation Milwaukee, Wisconsin
A.O. Smith Corporation Water Products Company Johnson City, Tennessee
A.O. Smith Corporation Water Products Company McBee, South Carolina
A.O. Smith Corporation Water Products Company Ashland City, Tennessee
Absocold Richmond, Indiana
AGA Marvel Greenville, Michigan
Alliance Laundry Systems Ripon, Wisconsin
Amtrol, Inc. Paducah, Kentucky
Amtrol, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland
Amtrol, Inc. West Warwick, Rhode Island
Apricus Inc. Alhambra, California
Asko Distribution North America LLC Madison, Wisconsin
Axeman-Anderson Williamsport, Pennsylvania
BEKO US Inc. Bolingbrook, Illinois
Big Chill Appliances Boulder, Colorado
Bosch Thermotechnology Corporation Londonderry, New Hampshire
Bradford White Corporation Middleville, Michigan
Bradford White Corporation Ambler, Pennsylvania
Brown Stove Works Inc. Cleveland, Tennessee
BSH Home Appliances Corporation Irvine, California
BSH Home Appliances Corporation New Bern, North Carolina
BSH Home Appliances Corporation La Follette, Tennessee
Columbia Boiler Stowe, Pennsylvania
Crown Boiler Company Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dacor City of Industry, California
Danby Products Inc. Findlay, Ohio
EarthNet Energy Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
ECR International, Inc. Dunkirk, New York
ECR International, Inc. Utica, New York
Eemax Inc. Waterbury, Connecticut
Electrolux Home Products Kinston, North Carolina
Electrolux Home Products Anderson, South Carolina
Electrolux Home Products Springfield, Tennessee
Electrolux Home Products Charlotte, North Carolina
Energy Kinetics System 2000 Lebanon, New Jersey
First Build Louisville, Kentucky
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd. Costa Mesa, California
Fulton Boiler Works Inc. Pulaski, New York
Galanz Naperville, Illinois
GE Appliances Selmer, Tennessee
GE Appliances Louisville, Kentucky
GE Appliances Decatur, Alabama
Haier America Camden, South Carolina
Haier America Wayne, New Jersey
Hamilton Engineering Three Rivers, Michigan
Heat Transfer Products (HTP) East Freetown, Massachusetts
Heat Transfer Products (HTP) New Bedford, Massachusetts
Hisense Suwanee, Georgia
Hubbell Electric Heater Company Stratford, Connecticut
Integrated Solar, LLC Phoenix, Arizona