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
Newcomb Spring Corporation Dallas, Texas
Next Generation Energy Lafayette, Colorado
NGT Controls Inc. Lake Forest, California
Nidec Motor Corporation Mena, Arkansas
Nidec Motor Corporation Mena, Arkansas
Nidec Motor Corporation Paragould, Arkansas
Niles Steel Tank Niles, Michigan
Noble U.S.A. Inc. Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Noritz America Corporation Fountain Valley, California
Norsk Hydro ASA Henderson, Kentucky
Norsk Hydro ASA Commerce, Texas
Norstan Inc. Pleasant Prarie, Wisconsin
North American Stainless (NAS) Ghent, Kentucky
Novelis Atlanta, Georgia
Novelis Terre Haute, Indiana
Novelis Fairmont, West Virginia
OEM/Miller Aurora, Ohio
Oetiker Inc. Marlette, Michigan
Omega Process Solutions Bremen, Indiana
Owens Corning Compton, California
Owens Corning Toledo, Ohio
Owens Corning Commercial Jeffersontown, Kentucky
Owens Corning Commercial Columbus, Ohio
Owens Corning Commercial Tiffin, Ohio
Owens Corning Commercial Cleveland, Tennessee
Owens Corning Commercial Springfield, Tennessee
Pacific West Solar Phoenix, Arizona
Pacor Inc. Bordentown, New Jersey
Pacor Inc. Vidalia, Georgia
Pacor Inc. Gastonia, North Carolina
Panasonic Corporation of North America Newark, New Jersey
Pancon Corporation East Taunton, Massachusetts
Pancon Corporation Temecula, California
Pancon Corporation Lynchburg, Virginia
PAS USA Inc. Washington, North Carolina
Patrick Manufacturing Inc. Elgin, Illinois
Peerless Boilers Bally, Pennsylvania
Peerless-Premier Appliance Company Belleville, Illinois
Peerless-Premier Appliance Company Clinton, Kentucky
Pereles Brothers Inc. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Perlick Corporation Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pinnacle Plastic Products Bowling Green, Ohio
Plastic Plate LLC Grand Rapids, Michigan
Plastic Plate LLC Grand Rapids, Michigan
Plastic Plate LLC Grand Rapids, Michigan
Plymouth Foundry Inc. Plymouth, Indiana
Polyform Inc. Salem, Oregon
PPG Industries, Inc. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PPG Industries, Inc. Delaware, Ohio
PPG Industries, Inc. Euclid, Ohio