Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing industry has experienced growth over the past five years due to steady US population growth, particularly in urban areas. Declining rental vacancy rates have meant more consumers using laundromats and communal laundry rooms, both of which typically contain commercial washing machines. In fact, a rise in multifamily construction has expanded the industry's potential customer base in recent years. Demand for industry products is stable, and growth is expected to continue through the next five years. However, rapid recent growth in industry exports will likely be tempered by a stronger US dollar and slowing growth in emerging markets.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Commercial Washing Machine Manufacturing industry is highly concentrated in the Great Lakes region, which holds an estimated 60.0% of the industry's establishments. The Great Lakes region is attractive for manufacturers because of its connectivity to a multitude of states via waterways and ground transportation links. Ohio is the most densely concentrated state, as major player Whirlpool has several industry-relevant manufacturing facilities within the state. In addition, Wisconsin is home to major player Alliance Laundry's sole US facility.
The Plains, Southeast and Southwest regions each account for an estimated 13.3% of the industry's establishments. The Plains region is located close to the Great Lakes, which makes it attractive for some manufacturers... purchase to read more