The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers represents manufacturers of major, portable, floor care home appliances and suppliers to the industry. AHAM’s membership includes over 150 companies throughout the world. In Canada, AHAM members employ thousands of people and produce more than 95% of the household appliances shipped for sale. The factory shipment value of these products is more than $5 billion annually. The home appliance industry, through its products and innovation, is essential to consumer lifestyle, health, safety and convenience. Home appliances are a success story in terms of energy efficiency and environmental protection. New appliances often represent the most effective choice a consumer can make to reduce home energy use and costs.