Where are cooking appliances made?
Customers often want to know where an appliance is manufactured. A surprising number of major appliances sold in the U.S. are manufactured here also. Let’s take a look at cooking products.
Here are where the Big 3 appliance manufacturers in the U.S. (Whirlpool, Electrolux/Frigidaire, and GE) make their ranges, cooktops, and ovens.
Whirlpool Corporation also includes Amana, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, and Maytag brands. They have a large facility (one million sq. ft.) in Cleveland, Tenn. where freestanding and slide-in ranges are built, as well as cooktops and wall ovens. In addition, they also build some ranges in their Tulsa, Oklahoma facility. Headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Whirlpool is the largest appliance manufacturer in the world. Over 80% of the appliances that Whirlpool sells in the U.S. are manufactured here. Whirlpool claims to employ more U.S. workers than all their competitors combined.
Electrolux/Frigidaire has their range factory in Springfield, Tennessee, and has build a new cooktop facility near Memphis. It’s worth noting that the Swedish firm Electrolux is the 2nd largest appliance manufacturer in the world, and has a major U.S. presence.
GE makes ranges and ovens in their Roper facility in Lafayette, GA. GE also has strong ties to Mabe, a Mexican appliance company that builds GE‘s gas ranges. In spite of GE‘s affiliation with Mabe (GE has a 48% stake), GE is a leader in “insourcing”, and has been adding appliance manufacturing jobs in the U.S. for several years.
In addition, GE is quite proud of the fact that their appliance factories are not just assembly facilities that cobble together parts from offshore. GE states for example, that states, “70% of the funds used to make our electric ranges are spent in the U.S.”
As for some of the other appliance companies:
Thermador ranges and ovens are built in LaFollette, Tennessee
Bosch freestanding ranges are built in New Bern, North Carolina
Wolf Ranges evidently come out of Fitchburg, Wi. and Goodyear, AZ.
Viking Ranges are from Greenwood, Miss.
Dacor is based in Southern California where it manufactures its cooking products.
We’re unaware of any LG or Samsung range manufacturing facilities in the U.S. A good guess would be that their ranges are built in either South Korea or Mexico.
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