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
Dexter Stamping Company Jackson, Michigan
Diehl Controls North America Inc. Naperville, Illinois
Domo Engineering Plastics U.S. Buford, Georgia
Drew Foam Companies, Inc. Monticello, Arkansas
DSM Coating Resins Wilmington, Massachusetts
DSM Coating Resins Augusta, Georgia
Dunmore Corporation Brewster, New York
Dunmore Corporation Bristol, Pennsylvania
DuraTech Industries La Crosse, Wisconsin
DuraTech Industries Raleigh, North Carolina
DW Products Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dymax Corporation Torrington, Connecticut
EarthNet Energy Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Eastman Kingsport, Tennessee
Eastman Texas City, Texas
Eastman Chestertown, Maryland
Easyflex USA Inc. Garden Grove, California
EBM Papst Farmington, Connecticut
ECR International, Inc. Dunkirk, New York
ECR International, Inc. Utica, New York
Eemax Inc. Waterbury, Connecticut
Ego Products Inc. Newnan, Georgia
EJ Davis Company, The North Haven, Connecticut
Elastostar Rubber Corporation Columbus, Ohio
Elbi of America Inc. Houston, Texas
Electrical Components International Inc. (ECI) St. Louis, Missouri
Electrical Components International Inc. (ECI) El Paso, Texas
Electro-Pro Inc. Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Electrolux Home Products St. Cloud, Minnesota
Electrolux Home Products Kinston, North Carolina
Electrolux Home Products Anderson, South Carolina
Electrolux Home Products Springfield, Tennessee
Electrolux Home Products Charlotte, North Carolina
Eltek USA Inc. Mahwah, New Jersey
Emerson Radio Corporation Hackensack, New Jersey
Empire Die Casting Company Macedonia, Ohio
Energy Kinetics System 2000 Lebanon, New Jersey
Engineered Glass Products (EGP) Chicago, Illinois
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. Grinnell, Iowa
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. Kalona, Iowa
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. St. Clair, Michigan
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. St. Clair, Michigan
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. East Troy, Wisconsin
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. Lebanon, Ohio
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. Siler City, North Carolina
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. Anderson, South Carolina
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. Leeds, Alabama
Engineered Plastic Components Inc. Owensboro, Kentucky
Ensinger Inc. Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Ensinger Inc. Greenwood, Delaware