Ambler, Pa.-based manufacturer Bradford White has completed an agreement to acquire production assets from the heat pump water heater operations of GE Appliances, a Haier company. The agreement allows Bradford White to provide its customers with its AeroTherm Series heat pump water heaters.
Bradford White will relocate the acquired manufacturing equipment to its Middleville, Mich., manufacturing facility — a process that is expected to take several months. Still, Bradford White will continue to fill orders for the 50- and 80-gal. AeroTherm units.
“GE Appliances has been an outstanding supplier to Bradford White for several years, and we believe they built the best heat pump water heater products available in the industry. They met our quality and performance standards and like all our other tank water heaters, they were built in the U.S.,” said Bradford White Corporation Executive VP and COO Bruce Carnevale. “With GE Appliances’ announcement that they were exiting the business for this product, we saw the opportunity to acquire the assets and continue to be able to provide our customers with best-in-class heat pump water heaters and still build them in America.”