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.

Company Location
APCOM Franklin, Tennessee
APCOM Florence, Kentucky
APCOM Cookeville, Tennessee
Appliance Controls of Texas Rowlett, Texas
Apricus Inc. Los Angeles, California
Arcelor Mittal Chicago, Illinois
Arcelor Mittal East Chicago, Indiana
Arcelor Mittal Burns Harbor, Indiana
Arcelor Mittal Virginia, Minnesota
Arkema King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Arkema Calvert City, Kentucky
Armacell LLC Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Armacell LLC Mebane, North Carolina
Armacell LLC Dallas, Georgia
Armacell LLC Spencer, West Virginia
Ashley Ward Mason, Ohio
Ashley Ward Hamilton, Ohio
Ashley Ward Michigan City, Indiana
Ashley Ward Elkhart, Indiana
Ashley Ward Green Cove Springs, Florida
Asko Distribution North America LLC Madison, Wisconsin
Astro Electroplating Bay Shore, New York
Atmor Industries Ltd. Englewood, New Jersey
Autotrol Corporation Crystal Lake, Illinois
Axalta Coating Systems Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Axalta Coating Systems Sacramento, California
Axeman-Anderson Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Backer Hotwatt Danvers, Massachusetts
Backer-Springfield Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Badger Foundry Company Winona, Minnesota
Barker Microfarads Hillsville, Virginia
Barth Industries Cleveland, Ohio
Bassett Industries Inc. Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Batesville Tool and Die Inc. Batesville, Indiana
Batesville Tool and Die Inc. Aiken, South Carolina
Bekaert Corporation Marietta, Georgia
BEKO US Inc. Bolingbrook, Illinois
Belmont Metals Inc. Brooklyn, New York
Big Chill Appliances Boulder, Colorado
BJB Electric Ringgold, Georgia
Block Steel Corporation Skokie, Illinois
Bluestar Silicones East Brunswick, New Jersey
Bluestar Silicones York, South Carolina
Bokers Inc. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bosch Thermotechnology Corporation Londonderry, New Hampshire
Bradford White Corporation Middleville, Michigan
Bradford White Corporation Ambler, Pennsylvania
Brainerd Industries Miamisburg, Ohio
Brainin Attleboro, Massachusetts
Brown Stove Works Inc. Cleveland, Tennessee