Sector: Plumbing

Market Overview: Like other building product sectors, plumbing is highly dependent on the rate of new construction and renovation. The majority of faucets and plumbing products are manufactured overseas, mainly in China, Taiwan, Mexico, and Germany. However, the companies that manufacture in the United States currently meet a large portion of the domestic demand. Most water-efficient plumbing products made in the United States are manufactured by large, well-known manufacturers like Kohler, Delta, Moen, or MASCO. 

Smaller companies who manufacture faucets and valves for the U.S. market have a much harder time manufacturing their faucets at the same cost as their larger competitors and generally make all of their faucets overseas. Imports are expected to continue to grow as an overall share of the domestic demand for many plumbing products. However, U.S. manufacturers manufacture water-efficient and technologically advanced faucets that are in demand domestically and internationally. High-margin specialized valves, fittings, and other flow control devices for water infrastructure projects and other commercial/industrial purposes are more likely to be made in the U.S. than more generic valves for residential and light commercial construction.

Conversely, porcelain products like toilets are heavy and require hand finishing. Because of high shipping costs and rising wages in countries like China, some toilet manufacturing has returned from overseas with both domestic and foreign-owned companies producing toilets at a small number of U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. 

Company Location
Silvercote Greenville, South Carolina
SilverStream LLC Mitchell, Indiana
Sioux Chief Manufacturing Peculiar, Missouri
Sloan Foundry Augusta, Arkansas
Sloan Valve Company West Newton, Massachusetts
Sloan Valve Company Franklin Park, Illinois
Sonoma Forge Petaluma, California
Speakman Company New Castle, Delaware
Sprite Industries, Inc. Corona, California
SSI Sustainable Solutions International City of Commerce, California
St. Thomas Creations by Icera Carson, California
Star Water Systems Kendallville, Indiana
Sterling Plumbing Kohler, Wisconsin
Strom Plumbing Cordova, California
SWCORP Miami, Florida
Symmons Industries Inc. Braintree, Massachusetts
T & S Brass & Bronze Works Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Tecsun Building Products City of Industry, California
Thetford Corporation Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thetford Corporation Dexter, Michigan
TOTO USA, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia
TOTO USA, Inc. Morrow, Georgia
Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company Inc. Holland, Michigan
Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company Inc. Mesa, Arizona
Transolid, Inc. Warren, Ohio
Tribal Manufacturing Marshall, Michigan
Tribal Manufacturing Chesnee, South Carolina
Ultra Faucets Irvine, California
UltraFlo Systems LLC Cincinnati, Ohio
USA Foremost Groups Inc. East Hanover, New Jersey
Valterra Products, LLC Mission Hills, California
Viega LLC Broomfield, Colorado
Viega LLC McPherson, Kansas
Viega LLC Peachtree City, Georgia
VIGO New York, New York
Villeroy & Boch Monroe Township, New Jersey
Vissoni Torrance, California
Wal-Rich Corporation Port Washington, New York
Watco Manufacturing Company Independence, Missouri
Water Pik Fort Collins, Colorado
Waterless Company, Inc. Vista, California
Watermark Designs Brooklyn, New York
Watermiser Newport Beach, California
Waterstone Faucets, LLC Murrieta, California
Watertech Whirlpool & Bath Johnson City, Tennessee
Waterworks Operating Company LLC Danbury, Connecticut
Waxman Consumer Products Group Bedford Heights, Ohio
Wedi Corporation Carol Stream, Illinois
Westbrass Los Angeles, California
Western Pottery Norwalk, California