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
Tesa SE Sparta, Michigan
Therm-O-Disc Mansfield, Ohio
Thermal Products Company Inc. Norcross, Georgia
Thermal Solutions Products LLC Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Thermik Corporation New Bern, North Carolina
Thermtrol Corporation North Canton, Ohio
Toagosei America West Jefferson, Ohio
Total Petrochemicals USA Houston, Texas
Total Petrochemicals USA Carville, Louisiana
Total Petrochemicals USA La Porte, Texas
Total Refrigeration Gaskets Inc. Apopka, Florida
Tower Manufacturing Corporation Providence, Rhode Island
Toyotomi USA, Inc. Brookfield, Connecticut
Tri-Tec Corporation Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Tricomp Inc. Pompton Plains, New Jersey
Trinseo Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Trinseo Dalton, Georgia
True Residential O'Fallon, Missouri
TSG Inc. Americus, Georgia
Turbotec Products Newton, North Carolina
Twinplex Stamping Company Wood Dale, Illinois
U-line Milwaukee, Wisconsin
U.S. Boiler Company, Inc. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
U.S. Sensor Corporation Orange, California
Unifrax Tonawanda, New York
Unifrax New Carlisle, Indiana
Unifrax Tonawanda, New York
Unifrax Sanborn, New York
Unifrax Specialty Fibers Summerville, South Carolina
United States Steel Corporation Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Universal Metal Products Pharr, Texas
Universal Metal Products Wickliffe, Ohio
Universal Metal Products Pemberville, Ohio
Vacuform Inc. Sebring, Ohio
Valencia Pipe Company Inc. Valencia, California
Valspar Corporation Minneapolis, Minnesota
Valspar Corporation Covington, Georgia
Valspar Corporation Moline, Illinois
Valspar Corporation Rockford, Illinois
Valspar Corporation Louisville, Kentucky
Valspar Corporation Statesville, North Carolina
Valspar Corporation High Point, North Carolina
Valspar Corporation Rochester, Pennsylvania
Valspar Corporation Garland, Texas
Vaughn Thermal Corporation Salisbury, Massachusetts
Viessmann Manufacturing Company Warwick, Rhode Island
Viking Plastics Louisville, Kentucky
Viking Plastics Corry, Pennsylvania
Viking Range LLC Greenwood, Mississippi
Wabash Transformer Inc. Addison, Illinois