Bradford White Corp., Ambler, Pennsylvania, has completed an agreement to acquire production assets from the heat pump water heater operations of GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company. Bradford White plans to relocate the acquired heat pump water heater manufacturing equipment to its Middleville, Michigan factory. While the process of decommissioning, moving, and recommissioning the equipment is expected to take several months, Bradford White will continue to fill customer orders for its 50- and 80-gallon AeroTherm Series products from inventory.
“GE Appliances has been an outstanding supplier to Bradford White for several years and we believe that they built the best heat pump water heater products available in the industry. They met our quality and performance standards and like all of our other tank water heaters, they were built in the U.S.,” said Bruce Carnevale, Bradford White executive vice president and chief operating officer. “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.”
As part of the agreement, Bradford White will extend its 24/7 customer support services to existing GeoSpring water heater owners.
Bradford White’s Canadian sales and distribution operations are located in Mississauga, Ont.