There are 638,583 companies that manufacture product right here in the United States, according to IBISWorld. U.S. manufacturing is important for a multitude of reasons; job growth, U.S. economic growth, product transparency and more.

After enduring more than two years of a severely disrupted supply chain due to global factors, including outrageous container fees, fluctuating tariffs and more, the desire for more onshore manufacturing is rising even higher.

Consumers want more transparency, and they want to support American-made products and companies. The good news is, the U.S. manufacturing market is delivering. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in early 2021, manufacturing jobs have seen eight consecutive months of growth, and during President Biden’s first year in office, the economy added 367,000 manufacturing jobs — the most in nearly 30 years.

The U.S. is seeing increasing technology and automation, along with declining energy consumption costs — which is important when competing with international players. These positive factors don’t cancel out the challenges that come with committing to domestic manufacturing, so Supply House Times wants to celebrate some of the PHCP-PVF manufacturers that face those challenges head-on and provide the industry with quality, essential product manufactured right on American soil.


Bradford White — Middleville, Michigan

Middleville plan
The Middleville plant sits on more than 95 acres and has been manufacturing water heaters since 1939. Photo courtesy of Bradford White.

Number of SKUs: 4,667
Number of Employees: Approximately 1500

Elkay — Savannah, Illinois

Elkay Plumbing
From left: Franco Savoni, senior vice president, plumbing products; Melissa Crotts, group lead; Ted Hamilton, president, Elkay Plumbing; Jordan Schultz, standard assembler; and Kraig Kniss, vice president, operations. Photo courtesy of Elkay.

Number of units manufactured as of June 2022: 91,761
Number of employees: 255

NIBCO — Blytheville, Arkansas

NIBCO is celebrating 60 years manufacturing
NIBCO is celebrating 60 years manufacturing in its Blythville plant. Image courtesy of NIBCO.

Number of SKUs: 6,100
Number of employees: Approximately 250

Milwaukee Valve — Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Valve
Milwaukee Valve has two domestic manufacturing plants: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin (pictured above) and New Berlin, Wisconsin. At 200,000 square feet, Prairie du Sac is the company’s engineering lab and bronze foundry for commercial, industrial and marine products. Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Valve.

Number of employees: 310
Manufacturing since 1984

Legend Valve — Auburn Hills, Michigan

Legend Valve
Since 2015, Legend Vavle’s HyperPure PEX pipe is transformed from resin to pipe all within its Auburn Hills, Michigan, location. Image courtesy of Legend Valve.

Number of SKUs: 30 SKUs of HyperPure
Number of employees: Approximately 150

Uponor North America — Hutchinson, Minnesota

Uponor North America
Uponor has proudly been manufacturing product in North America for more than 30 years, with its Minnesota headquarters opening its doors in 1989. Image Courtesy of Uponor.

More than 200 million feet of PEX pipe products manufactured so far in 2022.
Number of employees: More than 400 employees across two manufacturing facilities.

Taco Comfort Solutions – Cranston, Rhode Island

Taco Comfort Solutions
Taco’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Cranston, Rhode Island has been manufacturing product for 69 years. Image courtesy of Taco.

Number of products: 1.1 million
Number of employees: 350

Bemis — Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin

Bemis manufactures its product across three domestic manufacturing plants: Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, Lenoir, North Carolina.

Number of employees: 1,574
Manufacturing in the U.S. since 1901.