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
Epcos Inc. Iselin, New Jersey
Estes Design and Manufacturing Indianapolis, Indiana
EuroKera Fountain Inn, South Carolina
Everel America Inc. Buford, Georgia
Fabricating Services Inc. (FABSRV) Memphis, Tennessee
Fagor America Inc. So. Hackensack, New Jersey
Falcon Stainless Inc. Temecula, California
Fedtech Inc. St. Paul, Minnesota
Feroleto Steel Company Bridgeport, Connecticut
Feroleto Steel Company Weirton, West Virginia
Feroleto Steel Company Knoxville, Tennessee
Ferro Corporation Cleveland, Ohio
Ferro Corporation Mayfield Heights, Ohio
First Build Louisville, Kentucky
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd. Costa Mesa, California
FLEXcon Industrial San Antonio, Texas
Foam Supplies Inc. Earth City, Missouri
Foam Supplies Inc. Lewisville, Texas
Fulton Boiler Works Inc. Pulaski, New York
Fulton Industries Inc. Wauseon, Ohio
FXI Foamex Innovations Cornelius, North Carolina
FXI Foamex Innovations Orange, California
FXI Foamex Innovations Santa Theresa, New Mexico
FXI Foamex Innovations Corry, Pennsylvania
FXI Foamex Innovations Kent, Washington
FXI Foamex Innovations Auburn, Indiana
FXI Foamex Innovations Verona, Mississippi
FXI Foamex Innovations Media, Pennsylvania
Galanz Naperville, Illinois
Gary Works Gary, Indiana
GE Appliances Decatur, Alabama
GE Appliances Selmer, Tennessee
GE Appliances Louisville, Kentucky
General Color & Chemical Company Minerva, Ohio
Grace Columbia, Maryland
Grace East Chicago, Indiana
Grace Baltimore, Maryland
Grectronics Corporation Roseville, California
Haier America Camden, South Carolina
Haier America Wayne, New Jersey
Hamilton Engineering Livonia, Michigan
Hankscraft Inc. OEM Manufacturing Division Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Harwil Corporation Oxnard, California
Heat Transfer Products (HTP) East Freetown, Massachusetts
Henkel Electronic Materials LLC Compton, California
Henkel Electronic Materials LLC Irvine, California
Heraeus Sensor Technology USA Yardley, Pennsylvania
Hettich America LP Buford, Georgia
Hialeah Metal Spinning Company Hialeah, Florida
Hisense Suwanee, Georgia