In The News http://m2zx76.cn/press_release.aspx?blogid=211 2019-05-27T23:55:36.9757394Z en-US A. O. Smith Upgrades Voltex Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Line, Earns Industry Recognition http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Upgrades-Voltex-Hybrid-Electric-Heat-Pump-Line,-Earns-Industry-Recognition/?blogid=211 hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2015-07-05 Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith is upgrading its line of Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water heaters for use in all climates, including colder climates and adding a duct kit accessory that enables installation even in limited-space applicatio

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幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith is upgrading its line of Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water heaters for use in all climates, including colder climates and adding a duct kit accessory that enables installation even in limited-space applications.

Already significantly more efficient than a standard electric water heater, A. O. Smith engineers refreshed the Voltex line to improve performance specifically for homes that routinely deal with cold weather. The manufacturer has created a duct kit attachment compatible with all Voltex models, including 50-, 66- and 80-gallon capacities, which will allow users greater versatility in installation.

These improvements have qualified the Voltex for the highest level of the Advanced Water Heater Specification, developed by an alliance of Northwest utilities, energy efficiency organizations and market partners to advance higher performing heat pump water heaters. It’s the only “out-of-the-box” water heater currently on the market that meets this efficiency specification.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The updated engineering in the Voltex family ensures excellent performance even when the units are processing cooler air and winter groundwater, according to David Chisolm, vice president of marketing for A. O. Smith.

“The new Voltex Hybrid Electric Heat Pump is a substantial leap forward in technology, reducing water heating costs by as much as 71 percent for some homeowners,” Chisolm said. “Contractors can now confidently recommend a Voltex water heater to customers anywhere from southern California to northern Maine, and that can add up to $437 worth of savings annually compared with standard electric units for their customers.”

The northern climate engineering and duct kit accessory will enable installers to recommend the super energy-efficient Voltex in more residential applications with fewer limitations tied to space and local temperatures, according to Chisolm.

“We’re constantly working to improve our products in both performance and energy efficiency,” Chisolm said. “We’re thrilled to work with Northwest utilities look forward to providing this technology to an entirely new group of homeowners.”

The Voltex delivers efficiency and performance by heating water with ambient heat captured from the surrounding air. For maximum performance, the manufacturer previously recommended installation in spaces with at least 700 cubic feet.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The new duct kit accessory, which connects seamlessly to Voltex models, eliminates the space requirements by allowing contractors to pipe air in and exhaust air out of adjacent rooms. Though the models maintain the same profile, contractors will notice some style changes that make installation easier, including better plastic doors and a redesigned junction box. The new Voltex models are the quietest heat pump water heaters on the market, operating at just 51decibles. All Voltex models feature four operating modes that maximize efficiency by matching heating requirements to environmental conditions, including a vacation mode programmable up to 99 days.

The 2015 updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) mandated that heat pump technology be used for residential electric water heaters larger than 55 gallons. The Voltex family meets and exceeds minimums set by these requirements and serves as a natural replacement option for 66- and 80-gallon standard electric water heaters. The ENERGY STAR®-qualified Voltex Hybrid Electric Heat Pump will qualify for the existing federal energy efficiency tax rebate and most state and local utility rebates. Contractors can find rebate information at m2zx76.cn.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件For more information about A. O. Smith and the Voltex family of hybrid electric heat pump water heaters, visit m2zx76.cn.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件About A. O. Smith:

A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by 80 years of research and innovation. For the most up-to-date A. O. Smith news, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and visit http://m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Adds 55-Gallon Atmospheric Vent Gas Model http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Adds-55-Gallon-Atmospheric-Vent-Gas-Model/?blogid=211 55-gallon Atmospheric Vent Gas Water Heater]]> Derek Hollis 2015-06-24T20:36:24Z hotwater Ashland City, Tennessee 2015-06-06

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (June 6, 2016) – Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith has launched its newest high-capacity, residential water heater, the Promax® 55-gallon Atmospheric幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Vent Gas Water Heater.  

The NAECA III-compliant model boasts 60,000 BTUs of power and 65-gallon per hour recovery—50 percent higher than a standard 50-gallon gas water heater. This unique combination of storage capacity and high output makes it a choice well suited for higher demand combination hot water supply and space heating applications.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件It was developed to fill a void between the 50- and 75-gallon products left when the 65-gallon high recovery model was discontinued due to the 2015 update to the NAECA III federal efficiency rules. Both natural gas and propane powered models are available.

“The new A. O. Smith 55-gallon Promax® Atmospheric Vent is a high performing water heater on a number of fronts - storage capacity, input, output and recovery for atmospheric models,”幸运飞艇燕子计划软件  said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing for A. O. Smith. “This model is well suited for larger families with a high demand for hot water, especially where replacement options may be limited due to installation requirements.”

A. O. Smith’s 55-gallon Atmospheric Vent is available in 6-year and 10-year limited warranty models.

For more information about A. O. Smith and the full residential Atmospheric line, visit m2zx76.cn.

About A. O. Smith:

A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This singlesource concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by 80 years of research and innovation. For the most up-to-date A. O. Smith news, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and visit http://m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith to Sponsor Service Award Scholarships http://m2zx76.cn/A--O--Smith-to-Sponsor-Service-Award-Scholarships.aspx?blogid=211 Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith will partner with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors  Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation to create the Charlie Wallace Service Award Scholarship for students in plumbing and HVAC programs.

 
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Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith will partner with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors  Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation to create the Charlie Wallace Service Award Scholarship for students in plumbing and HVAC programs.

 

Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded in honor of Charlie Wallace, the chief operating officer of PHCC’s Quality Service Contractors enhanced service group. Wallace retired in March after serving the plumbing-heating and cooling industry for 17 years.

 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“Throughout the years, Charlie Wallace has been a great friend to the industry and a strong advocate for contractors, many of whom install our water heaters,” said Jeff Storie, director of marketing at A. O. Smith. “Having personally educated thousands of plumbing contractors, it seems only fitting to create a scholarship that encourages more young people to grow in the plumbing-heating-cooling industry.”

 

During his tenure with QSC, Wallace created a thriving program to connect pre-qualified business coaches with contractors who need additional individual attention and advice. Online learning programs, webinars and a number of specialized training programs designed to help service contractors have been created under his guidance. As for the future, Wallace says his plans will include a lot of time with his family and grandchildren.

 

The PHCC Educational Foundationwill administer the scholarship program and select the award winners. Plumbing apprentices, HVAC apprentices and trade school students can apply for the scholarship online at . All application forms and supporting materials for the scholarship are due May 1.

 

About A. O. Smith:

A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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A. O. Smith Adds 55-Gallon Conservationist Commercial Model http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Adds-55-Gallon-Conservationist-Commercial-Model/?blogid=211 hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2015-04-13 Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith will launch its newest high-efficiency commercial water heater, the Commercial Gas Conservationist® BT-60. An extension of the Conservationist BT line, this new 55-gallon version joins a lineup of 74- gallon and

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Derek Hollis 2015-04-13T17:17:09Z hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2015-04-13

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith will launch its newest high-efficiency commercial water heater, the Commercial Gas Conservationist® BT-60.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件An extension of the Conservationist BT line, this new 55-gallon version joins a lineup of 74- gallon and 98-gallon commercial gas models that provide reliable, efficient service for applications such as office buildings and duplex apartment homes.

“When we first introduced the iconic Conservationist line, A. O. Smith raised the bar for performance and efficiency for affordable commercial gas water heaters,” said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing. “With the addition of the 55-gallon Conservationist BT model, our plumbing contractor partners can recommend a trusted gas water heater for many light commercial applications.”

Available in natural gas and propane models, the Conservationist gas water heater delivers a robust 106 gallon first-hour rating. The Conservationist family’s eco-friendly, non-CFC foam insulation, integrated heat traps and specially designed combustion chamber combine for maximum savings on operating costs. The Conservationist BT-60 model also features fully automated controls with safety shutoff that requires no electric connections.

For more information about A. O. Smith and the full commercial Conservationist line, visit m2zx76.cn.

About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This singlesource concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by 80 years of research and innovation. For the most up-to-date A. O. Smith news, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and visit http://m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Reveals Industry’s Most Versatile Commercial Tankless Rack System http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Reveals-Industry-s-Most-Versatile-Commercial-Tankless-Rack-System/?blogid=211 hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2015-03-16 A. O. Smith, the industry leader in water heater manufacturing, is unveiling the most versatile commercial tankless rack system on the market. The new A. O. Smith Commercial Rack System, with a wide variety of framework configurations, links as many as 20 high-

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celmore 2015-03-16T16:09:32Z hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2015-03-16 A. O. Smith, the industry leader in water heater manufacturing, is unveiling the most versatile commercial tankless rack system on the market.
The new A. O. Smith Commercial Rack System, with a wide variety of framework configurations, links as many as 20 high-efficiency, 199,000 BTU condensing tankless heaters and provides commercial contractors multiple installation options including wall-mount, freestanding and back-to-back.
A single A. O. Smith Commercial Rack system can deliver up to 1,592,000 BTUs and can also be paired with a hot water storage unit, giving contractors the most flexibility in designing systems for a variety of applications.
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The A. O. Smith Commercial Rack and Common Venting system simplifies commercial installations by providing contractors prefabricated gas and water lines that link units together. Furthermore, installations using the A. O. Smith common venting system require fewer wall penetrations and less field piping fabrication, according to David Chisolm, vice president marketing for A. O. Smith.
“In addition to giving commercial contractors a hot water solution that saves time and is easy to install, the A. O. Smith Commercial Rack and Common Venting system can integrate seamlessly with a storage tank — making the A. O. Smith rack the most versatile product in its category,” Chisolm said. “With this enhanced flexibility, engineers and contractors can confidently recommend an A. O. Smith rack, powered by energy efficient tankless heaters, for a wide range of commercial and light industrial applications.”
Once bolted in place, the A. O. Smith commercial rack ensures a continuous, reliable supply of hot water. Even during heater maintenance, each unit can be easily isolated while other heaters continue with normal operation.
The A. O. Smith rack is built on a durable, lightweight anodized aluminum frame and connects to schedule 40 PVC pipe for intake and exhaust. The tankless rack works with the industry’s lightest condensing tankless heaters, an A. O. Smith ENERGY STAR® qualified model that achieves an Energy Factor of 0.95.
For more information on A. O. Smith, please visit m2zx76.cn.
About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This singlesource concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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A. O. Smith Introduces Common Vent Option for Industry Leading Cyclone Commercial Water Heaters http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Introduces-Common-Vent-Option-for-Industry-Leading-Cyclone-Commercial-Water-Heaters/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2015-02-25 Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith is breaking ground in the commercial water heater marketplace with an offering that’s not a water heater. A. O. Smith’s new Cyclone® Mxi Common Venting Kit—an industry exclusive–allows contractors to easily conn

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Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith is breaking ground in the commercial water heater marketplace with an offering that’s not a water heater.

A. O. Smith’s new Cyclone® Mxi Common Venting Kit—an industry exclusive–allows contractors to easily connect two commercial gas Cyclone Mxi water heaters with shared external venting, which reduces — by half — the number of wall penetrations needed for an installation. Kits are available for use with both PVC and Polypropylene venting systems.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Popular for commercial installations such as restaurants and hotels, the modulating Cyclone Mxi is often paired with a second unit in high-demand applications to increase capacity, according to David Chisolm, vice president of marketing for A. O. Smith.

“Our goal in developing the Cyclone Common Vent Kits was to give contractors a flexible, ready-to-install tool that is easy to work with and can help them be more efficient on the job,” Chisolm said. “For contractors, fewer wall cuts are always better; and for business owners, the vent kit decreases installation costs and is more visually appealing because the number of vent pipes coming out of the building is reduced by half.”

The vent kits are certified for use with all Cyclone Mxi tank sizes and require no power source. According to A. O. Smith, Cyclone Mxi users should see no difference in their unit’s performance.

For more information about A. O. Smith and the commercial Cyclone Mxi, visit m2zx76.cn.

About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This singlesource concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by nearly 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn幸运飞艇燕子计划软件. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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A. O. Smith Aims at Condo, Apartment Replacement Market with 48-Gallon ProMax® Lowboy http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Aims-at-Condo,-Apartment-Replacement-Market-with-48-Gallon-ProMax®-Lowboy/?blogid=211 hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2015-02-01 Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith is taking aim at the condo and apartment market with its new 48-gallon ProMax® lowboy electric water heater. While the lowboy electric water heater is nothing new in multi-unit residential applications, the National

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celmore 2015-02-02T16:47:23Z hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2015-02-01

Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith is taking aim at the condo and apartment market with its new 48-gallon ProMax® lowboy electric water heater.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件While the lowboy electric water heater is nothing new in multi-unit residential applications, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) federal energy efficiency rules that took effect in 2015 created a problem for plumbing contractors on replacement jobs. For 50-gallon lowboy models to meet the new efficiency standards, these water heaters would have to increase in size. But larger units would create a problem for contractors looking to replace existing 50-gallon lowboys in tight spaces with little or no room to accommodate a bigger model.

“The need for a unit with this performance and size, specifically in apartments and condos where space is a premium, was absolutely essential,” said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith’s vice president of marketing. “The ProMax 48-gallon lowboy will effectively bridge the gap that was left in the market following the implementation of new industry standards last April by providing our contracting partners with a viable replacement option that doesn’t require customers to sacrifice their hot water or renovate their space. Needless to say, it’s a welcomed addition to the A. O. Smith family.”

The 48-gallon ProMax electric lowboy, which has the largest storage capacity on the market of products in its category, allows for flexible installation. Measuring 26 ½ inches in diameter and 34 inches tall, the unit retains the same steel jacket dimensions as the pre-NAECA III model it’s replacing.

The model also includes a supplemental three-inch-thick premium fiberglass insulating blanket. The insulation blanket features a durable double-sided facing that decreases exposure to fiberglass. In addition, the blanket compresses easily, making the installation of heaters located in confined spaces more convenient.

For more information on A. O. Smith, please visit m2zx76.cn.

About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by nearly 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on and follow us on .

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A. O. Smith Plant in Florence Earns Company Safety Recognition http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Plant-in-Florence-Earns-Company-Safety-Recognition/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 hotwater Florence, KY 2014-08-06 A. O. Smith Corporation today presented the employees of the Protective Coatings Division in Florence, Ky., with the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award for 2014. The award, named after a former chief executive officer of the Milwaukee-based company, is given

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A. O. Smith Corporation today presented the employees of the Protective Coatings Division in Florence, Ky., with the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award for 2014.

The award, named after a former chief executive officer of the Milwaukee-based company, is given annually to the A. O. Smith facility that achieves the best overall performance in workplace safety. A total of 18 manufacturing plants worldwide were evaluated based on statistical measures as well as evidence of having a comprehensive, sustainable workplace safety program.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件This is the third time the Florence plant has received the award, making it one of two existing company plants to have earned the recognition on three separate occasions. Florence received the President’s Safety Award in 1997 and 2011.

“You have reached “three-peat” status faster than any other plant in the history of this award competition,” Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ajita G. Rajendra observed during the award presentation. “To me, this is evidence of your commitment to working safely at all times and your commitment to each other.”

“You have embraced the culture of safety that has been created in Florence and participate actively and enthusiastically in the plant’s safety initiatives,” he continued.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“We see safe practices driven by a sense of high awareness and high participation,” according to Glenn Pfendt, plant manager of the Florence facility.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件To earn the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award, each company facility is evaluated based on three statistical categories:

Lost workday case incidence rate--This measure relates to the most serious, work-related injuries or illnesses that result in one or more lost work days;

Recordable case incidence rate--Recordable incidents are significant, work-related injuries or illnesses beyond first aid as defined by the U. S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA);

Lost workday incidence rate--This category measures a facility's total number of lost work days and provides a measure of accident severity.

The Florence plant achieved a perfect record in 2014 with no lost-time accidents or recordable accidents during the year. The 40-person operation has worked six years—more than 500,000 hours—without a lost-time accident.

 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The plant also was recognized for its comprehensive safety program and the level of employee participation in those programs.

The plant, which designs, manufactures, and services protective coatings and specialty glasses for water heaters linings and other appliance applications, has employed a number of programs to promote safe work habits in its 50,000 square foot operations.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件It has used the Safety Training Observation Program (STOP) for more than 25 years, with nearly 100 percent participation on the part of employees. Under STOP, employees are encouraged to observe and record examples of good workplace safety performance on the shop floor as well as potential hazards or practices that need correcting. Last year, employees submitted a total of 829 STOP cards with their observations.

Florence also has integrated safety into its formal Continuous Improvement initiative in the facility. Employees are encouraged to submit “one-minute Continuous Improvement stories” that focus on equipment or processes that can be improved either from a productivity or safety standpoint. In 2014, the plant completed a total of 24 CI projects in the plant related to workplace safety.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件In presenting the award to employees, Rajendra observed, “Workplace Safety is one of our core values at A. O. Smith Corporation. We call it a “value” because values are constant—unlike priorities, they never change. It’s right up there with taking care of the customer and treating each other with respect and dignity.  For more than 140 years, our Values have helped make A. O. Smith what it is today, a great place to work.”

The Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award is the A. O. Smith Corporation’s highest honor in the field of workplace safety and the company’s longest-running employee recognition program. It is named after the late Lloyd B. Smith, a former chairman and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation and the great-grandson of the founder of the company.

Smith was a strong believer in the importance of workplace safety and, in 1954, created the award program to recognize the contributions each employee makes to help keep the company’s facilities safe. At that time, A. O. Smith's accident rate was at its lowest in history, however, Smith wanted to make safety even more visible and more important to all employees.

A.O. Smith Corporation, with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, as well as a manufacturer of water treatment products.

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A. O. Smith, PHCC Educational Foundation Award Scholarships http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith,-PHCC-Educational-Foundation-Award-Scholarships/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 hotwater Ashland City, TN 2014-09-21 ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 21, 2015) – A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) has announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation admi

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ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 21, 2015)幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 – A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) has announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies.

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation administers the scholarship program and is responsible for selecting the award winners. The scholarship program is designed to attract the new talent essential to the future of the plumbing and HVACR industry.

The 2015 scholarship recipients are apprentices Kristopher Heine and Jorge Martinez.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Kristopher Heine of Newton, N.J., is working for PHCC member John Heine Plumbing & Heating, Sparta, N.J., and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice in the PHCC eLearning Apprentice Program.

Jorge Martinez of Los Angeles is working for PHCC member Michelangelo’s Plumbing, Grenada Hills, Calif., and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice in the PHCC of the Greater Los Angeles Area Apprentice Program.

“Supporting the studies of students looking to join our industry gives us a direct way to invest in the future,” said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing for A. O. Smith. “Those students will soon be the technicians who are installing our products, so we believe in helping them become the professionals that good training produces.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件To qualify for a PHCC Educational Foundation scholarship (), students must submit a detailed application including a letter of recommendation from an active member of the PHCC—National Association and enroll in a plumbing-heating-cooling related course of study or apprentice program such as business management, construction management or science specializing in mechanical construction or mechanical engineering.

About A. O. Smith

A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up to date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About PHCC Educational Foundation

The PHCC Educational Foundation, a partnership of contractors, manufacturers, and  wholesalers, was founded in 1987 to serve the plumbing-heating-cooling industry by preparing contractors and their employees to  meet  the  challenges  of  a  constantly  changing  marketplace. Students interested in pursuing a career in the plumbing or HVACR professions are invited to visit for information on 2016 scholarships.

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Increase Savings with A. O. Smith’s Next Generation Voltex http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Increase-Savings-with-A--O--Smith-s-Next-Generation-Voltex/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 hotwater Ashland City, TN 2014-08-13 Water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) is launching the next generation of its Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water heaters—units that could save consumers $437 a year or more compared with standard electric water heaters. The improved line

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Derek Hollis 2015-01-27T21:46:47Z hotwater Ashland City, TN 2014-08-13

Water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) is launching the next generation of its Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water heaters—units that could save consumers $437 a year or more compared with standard electric water heaters. The improved line includes 50-, 66- and 80-gallon versions of the increasingly popular Voltex residential heat pump water heater.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“The A. O. Smith Voltex line quickly established an impressive reputation in the industry because of its almost unbelievable energy efficiency, consumer cost savings and ease of installation,” said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith’s vice president of marketing. “The new and improved Voltex utilizes the same groundbreaking technology while giving installers more flexibility to meet the specific hot water needs of families and small businesses.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件These next generation Voltex units, still ENERGY STAR® qualified, are some of the most energy-efficient heat pump water heaters available on the market. Voltex can reduce water heating costs by as much as 71 percent, saving consumers $437 or more annually compared with standard electric models. Along with higher efficiency and better savings, the new Voltex models are dual voltage—both 208 and 240 VAC capable—and are the quietest heat pump water heaters on the market, operating at just 51dBa. 

The Voltex Hybrid Electric Heat Pump achieves market-leading energy factors and performance by heating water with ambient heat captured from the surrounding air.

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50-gallon

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66-gallon

3.17

80

80-gallon

3.06

95

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The new models feature four operating modes that maximize efficiency by matching heating requirements to environmental conditions, including a vacation mode programmable up to 99 days.

About A. O. Smith:

A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by nearly 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on and follow us on .
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A. O. Smith’s Concentric Venting, Non-Condensing Models Make Tankless Water Heater Replacement a Snap http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-s-Concentric-Venting,-Non-Condensing-Models-Make-Tankless-Water-Heater-Replacement-a-Snap/?blogid=211 hotwater ASHLAND CITY, TENN 2015-01-18 Water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) is launching the Simplicity Series of concentric venting, non-condensing tankless water heaters — designed to make installations simple and flexible through a new gas convertible combustion system. Alongsid

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celmore 2015-01-20T19:47:50Z hotwater ASHLAND CITY, TENN 2015-01-18

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) is launching the Simplicity Series of concentric venting, non-condensing tankless water heaters — designed to make installations simple and flexible through a new gas convertible combustion system.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Alongside the energy-efficient technology built into every A. O. Smith tankless product, this new line will please installers and distributors alike, according to David Chisolm, vice president of marketing for A. O. Smith.

“These units were built using a concentric vent design, which allows for simpler and more flexible installations with commercially available venting,” said Chisolm.

The Simplicity Series models come in three sizes and are designed to easily convert from natural gas to propane – with all necessary components already in the box. This new line will assist distributors in managing their inventories by reducing the number of product variations needed, which ensures product availability as well.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“By incorporating a gas convertible combustion system into the design, we’ve eliminated the need for our distributors to stock all the typical designs to meet field demand, effectively cutting their product variations in half,” said Chisolm.

Available in 140K, 190K and 199K BTU versions and ULN-certified, the Simplicity Series scores a 0.82 EF rating. These new models also come equipped with integrated controls that make temperature adjustment and diagnostic review easier.

About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This singlesource concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by nearly 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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A. O. Smith Veldhoven Plant Earns Company Sustainability Award http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Veldhoven-Plant-Earns-Company-Sustainability-Award/?blogid=211 hotwater VELDHOVEN, NL. 2014-12-22 The employees of the A. O. Smith water heater plant in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, were recognized today as the recipients of the A. O. Smith Chairman’s Green Star Award for resource conservation. A multiple-year program to upgrade the efficiency of lighting and c

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celmore 2015-01-15T22:12:02Z hotwater VELDHOVEN, NL. 2014-12-22

The employees of the A. O. Smith water heater plant in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, were recognized today as the recipients of the A. O. Smith Chairman’s Green Star Award for resource conservation.

A multiple-year program to upgrade the efficiency of lighting and central heating throughout the facility was instrumental in helping the plant earn the award. Veldhoven is the first plant outside the U.S. to receive the award.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ajita G. Rajendra presented the 85 employees with the award at a special ceremony today.

“What stood out when we reviewed your nomination is the comprehensive effort that took place throughout the plant,” he noted. “This wasn’t just the result of one initiative or one group of people working on a project; it was a total team effort over a two-year period with a singular focus of making Veldhoven a more efficient, more sustainable operation.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“Overall, we have taken a number of serious steps to reduce energy cost, reduce emissions, improve operational reliability, and deliver better working conditions to our employees,” Ton van der Hamsvoort, general manager of the Veldhoven operation, pointed out in the nomination.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith created the Chairman’s Green Star Award in 2009 to encourage natural resource conservation efforts throughout the company. The award is earned by the plant that achieves the most year-over-year reductions in natural gas consumption, electricity usage, and water consumption. A total of 18 facilities worldwide competed to receive this year’s award.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Veldhoven ranked first in the category of electricity consumption, the result of a major overhaul and upgrade of the plant’s lighting system. In addition to high-efficiency lighting fixtures, the team installed motion sensors and daylight sensors throughout the plant.

“The new lighting fixtures require 30 percent less power input with the same luminous efficiency,” Wiljan Thielen, manager-production and material handling, pointed out. “We achieved another 20 percent energy reduction through reduced power consumption during start-up, and the use of the movement sensors and daylight dependent control sensors.”

The team also installed new central heating equipment along with a building management system, improvements that helped reduce natural gas consumption 35 percent. The central heating system is comprised of four high-efficiency condensing A. O. Smith boilers that replaced a single, older boiler.

A team made up of Thielen, van der Hamsvoort, Product Manager Luc van Gemert, Product Manager Ger Helmes, Engineering Manager Herman Michiels, and Production Supervisor Michaël van der Donk designed the building management system. The system enables the staff to maintain more consistent temperatures in the plant during winter and summer while ensuring the boilers run in the high-efficiency condensing mode. Employees can access the BMS via the internet to view status and make any adjustments.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件New, high-efficiency windows throughout the building, increased insulation, and sun screens also contributed to the reduced natural gas and electricity consumption.

The team also upgraded the scheduling function for heating the stand-alone tank fabrication plant. The new system not only controls the facility’s heating system, it also schedules the start-up time for equipment such as the furnace and degreaser. The improved system has reduced energy consumption in the tank plant by 60 percent.

The 105,000 square foot Veldhoven plant manufactures residential and commercial gas and electric water heaters, solar water heating systems, storage tanks, indirect tanks, and commercial and residential heat pumps. It serves the European and Middle Eastern markets.

About A. O. Smith:
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by nearly 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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A. O. Smith Sponsors First Place Winner in PHCC Apprentice Contest http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Sponsors-First-Place-Winner-in-PHCC-Apprentice-Contest/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2015-01-15 When 20 of the nation’s top plumbing apprentices competed for the title of “The Nation’s Best” during PHCC’s annual Plumbing & HVAC Apprentice Contests, the contestants, each sponsored by an industry manufacturer, were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

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Derek Hollis 2015-01-15T22:03:02Z hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2015-01-15

When 20 of the nation’s top plumbing apprentices competed for the title of “The Nation’s Best” during PHCC’s annual Plumbing & HVAC Apprentice Contests, the contestants, each sponsored by an industry manufacturer, were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith sponsored the first place winner, James Peterson, an apprentice with John J. Maurer, Inc., of Cataumet, Mass.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“I’ve been in this industry for over 40 years and the level of talent that James possesses is something you don’t come across often,” said John Maurer, owner of John J. Maurer, Inc. “This is a kid who attends night school so he can work a full-time job during the day, and still manages to finish first in his class.”

The competition featured hands-on tasks that consisted of installing both the plumbing rough and finish for a full bathroom, including setting of the water closet, lavatory and trimming out the shower.

Six industry professionals observed the competitors, judging them on accuracy of measurement, neatness, quality of workmanship, accuracy of plan interpretation, written instruction, and finally, a pressure test.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“This is a challenging competition that serves as a great reflection of each contestant’s dedication to knowledge and growth within the industry,” said Maurer. “You really have to be familiar with day-to-day, on-the-job training, and the benefit of participating in something like the PHCC Apprentice Contest is seeing how you measure up against your peers and competitors.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件In addition to walking away with a vast amount of new tools, which were donated by the industry’s leading manufacturers, Peterson was also awarded two trophies and $1,000 in prize money.

“Everyone at A. O. Smith is extremely proud of James and the hard work he put forth to prepare for this competition,” said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith’s vice president of marketing. “A. O. Smith is committed to ensuring that our contractor partners have the tools and training they need to be successful on any job.”

About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This singlesource concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by nearly 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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A. O. Smith Xpert™ App Recommends Right Water Heater http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Xpert™-App-Recommends-Right-Water-Heater/?blogid=211 hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2015-01-14 A. O. Smith has taken its design and industry expertise and applied it to a mobile app that will revolutionize the process of selecting the right residential water heater. Available at m2zx76.cn/Xpert or on the A. O. Smith App for iOS and Android, the Xper

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Derek Hollis 2015-01-14T19:32:30Z hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2015-01-14

A. O. Smith has taken its design and industry expertise and applied it to a mobile app that will revolutionize the process of selecting the right residential water heater.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Available at m2zx76.cn/Xpert or on the A. O. Smith App for iOS and Android, the Xpert™ Water Heater Selection Tool is designed to help contractors lead their customers through the process of choosing a water heater by asking eight easy-to-answer questions about hot water usage, available space and power sources.

The app uses proprietary algorithms to provide estimates for performance and energy cost by incorporating localized information for the homeowner, such as area groundwater temperatures and state energy prices. Analyzing user responses and local data, the Xpert then matches those data points to hundreds of A. O. Smith water heaters from a broad range of technologies including: gas, propane, electric, tankless and hybrid. The A. O. Smith Xpert then recommends the top three water heaters in three categories: “Meets Your Needs,” “More Hot Water,” and “Lower Energy Cost.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Already the leading innovator in water heater technology, A. O. Smith’s Xpert app is the most comprehensive mobile application of its kind, according to Matt Southards, director of digital engagement at A. O. Smith.

“The Xpert Water Heater Selection Tool is the smartest, most dynamic product recommendation engine in the industry because its analysis considers local variables that effect performance, such as energy costs and water temperatures, both of which can vary widely across the country,” Southards said. “The Xpert also translates the characteristics of each water heater into practical benefits homeowners understand like energy cost savings, the length of a shower a model can deliver and the number of showers a model can provide simultaneously.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件To recommend only models that meet the homeowner’s lifestyle and needs, the A. O. Smith Xpert asks a series of eight questions, such as “How many showers would your household like to take at the same time?”, “How many showers would your household like to take back-to-back?” and “What size is your largest bathtub?”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Xpert inserts seamlessly into the conversation a contractor has with a homeowner who’s considering a new or replacement water heater. It’s an app that can help contractors deliver topperforming products and grow their business, according to Jeff Storie, director of marketing at A. O. Smith.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“A. O. Smith works closely with our contractor partners to develop the sales tools they need to be more effective in the field and deliver a superior customer service experience,” Storie said. “With the Xpert, a contractor can easily guide homeowners to the right A. O. Smith product for their home, educate that customer about the benefits of that model and make a personalized recommendation with confidence.”

The Xpert function bolsters the already impressive A. O. Smith App, which provides a robust product cross-reference tool, as well as warranty check functionality.

About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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A. O. Smith Launches Consumer Financing Program http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Launches-Consumer-Financing-Program/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2014-10-21 Water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith and its family of brands will introduce consumer financing designed to give plumbing contractors a competitive advantage. A. O. Smith’s consumer financing program, through a partnership with the GreenSky® Program, will enable contr

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Derek Hollis 2014-10-29T16:25:01Z ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2014-10-21

Water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith and its family of brands will introduce consumer financing designed to give plumbing contractors a competitive advantage.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith’s consumer financing program, through a partnership with the GreenSky® Program, will enable contractors to offer more payment options to their customers. The program will be available to contractors working with the A. O. Smith family of brands in 2016, according to David Chisolm, vice president of marketing for A. O. Smith.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“A. O. Smith is committed to equipping our contractors with a full suite of innovative and meaningful products as well as the tools that empower them to provide the right hot water solutions to their customers,” Chisolm said. “Flexible consumer financing gives contractors the opportunity to introduce their customers to more energy efficient products, such as VertexTM condensing gas models, Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pumps and tankless solutions. These products have very compelling stories, but are often overlooked because of their up-front cost. By offering consumer financing options, our contractors now have one more tool to help sell these solutions.”

Through the GreenSky® program, participating A. O. Smith contractors can offer point-of-sale credit to their customers through mobile app, online or by phone. Customers will receive a credit decision within seconds.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“This unique and high caliber consumer finance program will help contractors mitigate cost concerns and puts the focus where it belongs: providing the right hot water solution for their customers,” Chisolm said.

To learn more about A. O. Smith’s consumer finance program with GreenSky, visit .

About A. O. Smith:

A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by nearly 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on and follow us on .

About GreenSky

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件GreenSky Trade Credit, LLC () is a leading financial technology (“Fin- Tech”) company that develops and operates proprietary paperless point of sale payment with credit platforms designed to assist its merchant customers with increasing sales while delighting their customers. The GreenSky® program instantly underwrites, originates, and services consumer loans in all 50 states via online, mobile and offline transactions, on behalf of federally insured, federal and state chartered banks.

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A.O. Smith Water Heater Installed in Nashville Build for Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A-O--Smith-Water-Heater-Installed-in-Nashville-Build-for-Animal-Planet-s-Treehouse-Masters/?blogid=211 Ashland City, Tennessee 2013-09-12 A product from leading water heater manufacturer, A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) provided a Nashville “home in the sky” with hot water on demand through the installation of a brand new A. O. Smith water heater in a recent episode of Animal Planet’s Treehouse

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Derek Hollis 2013-09-15T18:49:29Z Ashland City, Tennessee 2013-09-12

A product from leading water heater manufacturer, A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) provided a Nashville “home in the sky” with hot water on demand through the installation of a brand new A. O. Smith water heater in a recent episode of Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters.

The episode, “Country Superstar Speakeasy,” originally aired on Aug. 15 and featured the construction of a tree top oasis for Brian Kelley, one half of superstar music duo Florida Georgia Line. Treemaster Pete Nelson wanted Kelley’s souped-up treehouse to have hot water whenever it was needed and sought the expertise of A. O. Smith to make that happen.

“A lot of us at A. O. Smith really enjoy watching Treehouse Masters,” said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing. “So when we were approached about participating on this episode, we knew from seeing the show that it would be a great opportunity to showcase how A. O. Smith’s diverse, innovative water heaters can tackle any challenge. Plus, it allowed us to get involved in even more things going on in and around Nashville. It was a fun experience, and we’re definitely looking forward to working with them again.”

The A. O. Smith ProMax® Point-of-Use electric water heater, installed in the treehouse’s kitchenette, is designed for easy installation and is made specifically for areas where there is low demand for hot water. With a 2.5-gallon tank and one element delivering 1500 kilowatts, the ProMax fit easily in the tree top creation.

Treehouse Masters has viewers climbing to a majestic world up in the tree tops with visionary Pete Nelson, who designs private escapes for those with a passion to reconnect with nature and awaken their inner child. Nelson creates breathtaking realities for a host of clientele, from multi-bedroom dream tree houses to simple one-room lofts.

About A. O. Smith:

A. O. Smith Corporation, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by nearly 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. m2zx76.cnFor the most up-to-date industry news, like us on and follow us on .

 

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A. O. Smith Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Announces-2014-Scholarship-Recipients/?blogid=211 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2013-09-03 A. O. Smith Corporation today announced a total of 21 students from the United States, Mexico, Canada, and China who are recipients of the 2014 company-sponsored merit scholarships. The recipients are sons or daughters of A. O. Smith Corporation employees and were sel

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Derek Hollis 2013-09-05T20:16:53Z Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2013-09-03

A. O. Smith Corporation today announced a total of 21 students from the United States, Mexico, Canada, and China who are recipients of the 2014 company-sponsored merit scholarships.

The recipients are sons or daughters of A. O. Smith Corporation employees and were selected based on their academic record, participation in school and community activities, work experience, and honors.

The 2014 recipients are:

  • Justin Bates of Milton, Ga., the son of John and Lisa Bates. Bates is a student at the University of Georgia in Athens majoring in finance and accounting;
  • Casey Burks of Milton, Wash., the daughter of Aaron Burks and Devin and Rob Olson. Burks is a first-year student at Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., where she plans to major in chemical engineering.
  • Kassandra Glover of Camden, S.C, the daughter of John and Jennifer Glover. Glover is a first-year student at Presbyterian College, Clinton, S.C., where she will major in pharmacy;
  • Raoul Helmes of Leiden, the Netherlands, the son of Ger Helmes. Helmes is a student at Leiden University majoring in medicine;
  • Ning Hu of Nanjing, China, the daughter of Hu Yonchun and Li Xia. Hu is a student at Wuhan University of Science and Technology majoring in civil engineering;
  • Xiaoyu Liu of Nanjing, China, the daughter of Yongin Ling and Cheng Liu. Liu is a student at Yangzhou University majoring in finance management;
  • Ye Liu of Nanjing, China, the daughter of Zhuhua Liu and Li Ye. Liu is a student at Nanjing Finance College majoring in accounting;
  • Shawn May of Plymouth, Mich., the son of Linda and Rick May. May is a student at Michigan State University in East Lansing majoring in supply chain;
  • Elizabeth Metcalf of Kingsport, Tenn., the daughter of Tony and Donna Metcalf. Metcalf is a first-year student at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, and plans to major in nursing;
  • Luz Areli Nicolas Garcia of Juarez, Mexico, the daughter of Ceforino Nicolas Arrurdo and Silverio Garcia Nova. Nicolas is a first-year student at the Instituto Tecnologico de Ciudad Juarez where she plans to major in administration;
  • Grace Nyikes of Royal Oak, Mich., the daughter of Scott and Dawn Nyikes. Nyikes is a first-year student at Saint Louis University where she plans to major in business and pre-law;
  • Nathan Poplin of Murfreesboro, Tenn., the son of Lee and Laurie Poplin. Poplin is a first-year student at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and plans to major in biochemistry and molecular biology;
  • Matthew Putman of Watertown, Tenn., the son of Ben and Dana Putnam. Putman is a first-year student at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville and will major in chemical engineering;
  • Xiaoqing Qiu of Nanjing, China, the daughter of Jiuqiang Qiu and Yanzhen Wang. Qiu is a first-year student at Hohai University in Nanjing and plans to major in architecture;
  • Andrew Shumaker of Bristol, Tenn., the son of Andy and Pennie Shumaker. Shumaker is a first-year student at Clemson University and is majoring in mechanical engineering;
  • McKenzie Smith of Sumter, S.C., the daughter of Herbert and Lynn Smith. Smith is a first-year student at the College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C., and plans to major in biology;
  • Carmin Yuritz Velo Medina of Juarez, Mexico, the daughter of Rufina Medina Armendariz. Velo is a second-year student at the Instituto Tecnologico de Ciudad Juarez, majoring in business management;
  • Maureen Vento of Wauwatosa, Wis., the daughter of Sarah and Paul Vento. Vento is a first-year student at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design where she will major in fine arts;
  • Colin Waters of Florence, Ky., the son of Jim and Doris Waters. Waters is a first-year student at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green and plans to major in theater/communications;
  • Yue Wu of Nanjing, China, the daughter of Wanyong Wang and Sumei Wu. Wu is a student at Anhui Agricultural University in Heifei majoring in English;
  • Runsheng Zhang of Nanjing China, the son of Yan and Zongshan Zhang. Zhang is a first-year student at the China University of Mining and Technology in Xuzhou and plans to major in engineering.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The A. O. Smith Merit Scholarship program is open to the children of employees in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, China and India. To be considered, the student must be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled in an undergraduate college or vocational school degree program. Scholarships help cover a portion of the tuition costs at an accredited two-year or four-year college or vocational technical school of the student's choice.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The company awards scholarships annually, which may be renewed for up to three additional years or until the recipient earns a bachelor's degree. The A. O. Smith Scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a program of ScholarshipAmerica® of St. Peter, Minn.

About A. O. Smith:

A. O. Smith Corporation, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by nearly 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn幸运飞艇燕子计划软件. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on and follow us on .

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A. O. Smith Plant in Bangalore Earns Company’s Highest Safety Honor http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Plant-in-Bangalore-Earns-Company-s-Highest-Safety-Honor/?blogid=211 BANGALORE, India 2013-08-11 The employees of the A. O. Smith water heater plant in Bangalore, India, were recently recognized in a special ceremony as the 2013 recipients of the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award.   The President’s Safety Award is presented to the A. O. Smith facility that demo

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Derek Hollis 2013-08-12T14:09:22Z BANGALORE, India 2013-08-11

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The employees of the A. O. Smith water heater plant in Bangalore, India, were recently recognized in a special ceremony as the 2013 recipients of the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award.  

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The President’s Safety Award is presented to the A. O. Smith facility that demonstrates the most improvement over a one-year period in the area of workplace safety as well as offering a comprehensive, sustainable safety program focused on the goal of accident prevention.  A total of 15 A. O. Smith plants worldwide were evaluated to determine this year’s recipient. 

The 300,000 square foot Bangalore plant, which opened in 2010, employs approximately 275 people and manufactures residential water heaters for the Indian market.  

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ajita G. Rajendra, praised the employees for their efforts in the area of workplace safety.  “In the short time you’ve been in operation, your team has worked hard to implement a strong, sustainable safety program in the plant.” 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“With a new plant and growing workforce, it’s a challenge to make certain that everyone understands the importance of safety,” Rajendra continued.  “This team has embraced the challenge.  You have made a point of involving employees in the effort to create a culture of safety in Bangalore.” 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件To earn the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award, each company facility is evaluated based on three statistical categories: 

  • Lost workday case incidence rate--This measure relates to the most serious, work-related injuries or illnesses that result in one or more lost work days; 
  • Recordable case incidence rate--Recordable incidents are significant, work-related injuries or illnesses beyond first aid as defined by the U. S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); 
  • Lost workday incidence rate--This category measures a facility's total number of lost work days and provides a measure of accident severity.  

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Bangalore plant achieved a perfect record in 2013 with no lost-time accidents or recordable accidents during the year. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Bangalore team has made a concerted effort to implement a comprehensive workplace safety program, starting when the plant first opened in June 2010.  

“As the Bangalore facility was new at the time, we had an opportunity to implement new processes and safety policies to create the foundation for a safe workplace,” according to Tamal Chaudhuri, managing director of A. O. Smith (India) Water Products Co., Pvt. Ltd.  “Timely implementation of these processes and policy awareness sessions with employees helped us to overcome all the hurdles that we faced.” 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Chaudhuri leads a 16-person Safety Committee, which oversees all aspects of the plant’s safety program.  In addition to creating processes and policies, the committee is responsible for safety training for employees, conducting regular safety inspections throughout the plant, and analyzing potential process hazards in the facility.  

The team has made a point of involving employees in the effort to create a culture of safety in Bangalore.  This has come through fun activities, such as the safety quizzes and poster competitions, as well as departmental awards for working safely.  

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Safety training for new hires as well as regular refreshers to existing employees covers a wide range of topics, ranging from the proper use of personal protective equipment, electrical safety, material handling, first aid training, emergency preparedness, and firefighter training.  

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The plant was recognized by the company in August 2013 for working one million hours without a lost-time accident. 

The Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award is the A. O. Smith Corporation’s highest honor in the field of workplace safety and the company’s longest-running employee recognition program.  It is named after the late Lloyd B. Smith, a former chairman and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation and the great-grandson of the founder of the company.   

Smith was a strong believer in the importance of workplace safety and, in 1954, created the award program to recognize the contributions each employee makes to help keep the company’s facilities safe.  At that time, A. O. Smith's accident rate was at its lowest in history, however, Smith wanted to make safety even more visible and more important to all employees.     

About A. O. Smith: 

A. O. Smith Corporation, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by nearly 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on and follow us on .

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A. O. Smith Cyclone® Mxi Elevates Product Innovation with New Water Heater Design http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Cyclone®-Mxi-Elevates-Product-Innovation-with-New-Water-Heater-Design/?blogid=211 ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2013-06-30 – In its biggest product launch of the year, leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) is introducing its first modulating, high-efficiency commercial gas water heater, the Cyclone® Mxi. The new Mxi design is the latest advancement for the indu

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Derek Hollis 2013-06-30T16:49:27Z ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2013-06-30

– In its biggest product launch of the year, leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn幸运飞艇燕子计划软件) is introducing its first modulating, high-efficiency commercial gas water heater, the Cyclone® Mxi.

The new Mxi design is the latest advancement for the industry leading Cyclone family of condensing gas water heaters. A. O. Smith’s new modulating process adjusts the burner’s firing rate to a specific demand, which further increases energy efficiency and dramatically lowers operating costs.

“When the company first introduced the Cyclone family to the market in 1996, it was a game-changer. Innovation continues to lead our efforts 18 years later with the introduction of the new modulating Cyclone Mxi,” said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing. “As one of the highest efficiency commercial gas water heaters on the market today, the Mxi is an achievement in product design that delivers superior energy savings and provides our customers with invaluable savings to their wallets.”

The new Cyclone Mxi models are all ENERGY STAR® qualified products, delivering efficiencies of up to 98 percent.

Additionally, the Cyclone Mxi’s exclusive advanced electronic control with built-in diagnostics, is iCOMM™ compatible and network ready for remote monitoring. Other features of the Mxi model include maneuverability and ease of installation due to its lightweight design, a helical coil heat exchanger that maximizes heat transfer for optimal service life and the PermaGlas® glass-lining process that provides superior tank protection against corrosion.

About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by nearly 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on and follow us on .

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A. O. Smith Introduces Most Energy-Efficient Direct Vent Gas Water Heater to the Market http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Introduces-Most-Energy-Efficient-Direct-Vent-Gas-Water-Heater-to-the-Market/?blogid=211 ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2013-06-25 Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) recently introduced an extension of its energy-efficient line of residential gas water heaters with the new ProMax® Direct Vent Gas Water Heater. Redesigned to utilize improvements to the Power Vent lin

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Derek Hollis 2013-06-30T15:12:23Z ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2013-06-25

Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) recently introduced an extension of its energy-efficient line of residential gas water heaters with the new ProMax® Direct Vent Gas Water Heater.

Redesigned to utilize improvements to the Power Vent line, the standard input ProMax Direct Vent product is now outfitted with two-inch foam insulation, making it the most efficient product in its category. The improved design offers energy factors (EF) of up to .60.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“The redesign of our ProMax Direct Vent Water Heater is part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality and performance of all A. O. Smith water heaters,” said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing. “And as a result, it’s now one of our most energy-efficient residential gas models, capable of supplying hot water for a variety of homeowners’ situations.”

The ProMax Direct Vent processes up to 55,000 BTUs an hour and is offered in four models: indoor, GDV-40; indoor, GDV-50; indoor, GDVT-50; and indoor, GDV-75.

Available in 40-, 50- and 75-gallon capacities, the ProMax Direct Vent comes with a standard factory-supplied kit with several adjustable venting features that can expand up to 80 inches, making installation simple and convenient in a wide range of applications. With its one-pipe, dual-channel closed system the unit draws clean air from outside the home, eliminating issues caused by insufficient indoor ventilation. All units are Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant (FVIR) compliant.

Additional product features include a direct vent sealed combustion system, intelligent control logic, a self-powered electronic gas valve, a CSA-certified and ASME-rated temperature and pressure (T&P) valve, a Blue Diamond® glass-lined tank and a durable, patented “eco-friendly” design that reduces NOx emissions up to 33 percent. With compatible replacement parts to the existing direct vent product line, the new ProMax Direct Vent offers a six-year limited warranty.

About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by nearly 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn幸运飞艇燕子计划软件. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on and follow us on .

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A. O. Smith Adds ‘Space-Aware’ Tankless Water Heater http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Adds--Space-Aware--Tankless-Water-Heater/?blogid=211 ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2013-04-24 Leading water heater manufacturer, A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) is expanding its line of high efficiency residential gas tankless water heaters with the compact 120,000 BTU/h Condensing Tankless Water Heater. Measuring at less than two cubic feet and scoring .93 En

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Derek Hollis 2013-04-25T19:13:57Z ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2013-04-24

Leading water heater manufacturer, A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) is expanding its line of high efficiency residential gas tankless water heaters with the compact 120,000 BTU/h Condensing Tankless Water Heater.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Measuring at less than two cubic feet and scoring .93 Energy Factor (EF), the new 120k Condensing Tankless efficiently utilizes energy and installs on the wall freeing up valuable floor space.

“The engineers at A. O. Smith dedicated themselves to developing an innovative product that helps homeowners and builders maximize the livable space in a home, without sacrificing energy savings or hot water performance,” said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing. “The new Gas Condensing 120k Tankless Water Heater is the next step in our commitment to perfecting tankless technology.”

Available in natural gas or propane, the ENERGY STAR® residential gas 120k Condensing Tankless Water Heater processes a maximum 120,000 BTUs an hour and is offered in two models: indoor, ATI-140H; and outdoor, ATO-140H.

As part of a “green” technology that uses energy more efficiently, this new breed of condensing tankless products heats water only when it’s needed. Additionally, condensing tankless units are 10 to 15 percent more efficient than non-condensing units due to the advanced design that transfers more of the combustion heat to the water thus maximizing efficiencies.

The new A. O. Smith tankless unit operates on a half-inch gas line, features accessible temperature controls and vents with PVC. All of these features reduce installation costs and simplify the installation process. The use of best-in-class materials and construction with modular, easily replaceable parts provides long-lasting durability, with a life span of up to 20 years.

About A. O. Smith: A. O. Smith Corporation, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by nearly 80 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Perfect Fit A O Smith Introduces Master-Fit Ultra-Low NOx Commercial Gas Water Heater for Replacing Units in Small Spaces http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Perfect-Fit--A-O-Smith-Introduces-Master-Fit-Ultra-Low-NOx-Commercial-Gas-Water-Heater-for-Replacing-Units-in-Small-Spaces/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2013-04-15 A. O. Smith, the leading innovator in water heater technology, (m2zx76.cn), has introduced a commercial water heater that combines compact, easy-to-install size with low nitrous oxide emission technology. The Master-Fit ultra-low NOx gas water heater, for sale onl

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nfranciosi 2013-04-16T18:14:40Z ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2013-04-15

A. O. Smith, the leading innovator in water heater technology, (m2zx76.cn), has introduced a commercial water heater that combines compact, easy-to-install size with low nitrous oxide emission technology. The Master-Fit ultra-low NOx gas water heater, for sale only in California markets, is the shortest commercial water heater in its class.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“With the shortest design on the market, multiple water connections and ultra-low NOx construction, the Master-Fit gas water heater was developed to deliver top-performance in demanding commercial gas applications while focusing on simple installation, especially where height is restricted,” said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing. “Innovative engineering also increased the accuracy and dependability of the control system, reduced excess heat from the burner, and improved the unit’s overall reliability and longevity.”

The easy-to-install Master-Fit series 200 includes two models: the 81-gallon BTL-198 at 65-inches tall and the 100-gallon BTL-199 at 73 inches tall. The series features ultra-low NOx assembly to keep business owners from worrying about emissions rules and multiple components designed to keep costs low.

About A. O. Smith: A. O. Smith Corporation, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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A. O. Smith Expands Vertex™ High-Efficiency Line with Power Direct Vent 75-Gallon Gas Water Heater http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Expands-Vertex™-High-Efficiency-Line-with-Power-Direct-Vent-75-Gallon-Gas-Water-Heater/?blogid=211 hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2013-03-11 Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) announced the launch of its newest high-efficiency residential water heater, the Vertex™ 100 Power Direct Vent 75-Gallon Gas Water Heater. An extension of the state-of-the-art Vertex™ line, the

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nfranciosi 2013-03-13T14:19:35Z hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2013-03-11

Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) announced the launch of its newest high-efficiency residential water heater, the Vertex™ 100 Power Direct Vent 75-Gallon Gas Water Heater.

An extension of the state-of-the-art Vertex™ line, the 75-gallon version is an ENERGY STAR® qualified product and boasts up to 96 percent thermal efficiency, which helps consumers save money as well as helps the planet.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“When we first introduced the Vertex line, A. O. Smith raised the bar for performance, efficiency and ease of installation for gas water heaters,” said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing. “With the addition of the 75-gallon Vertex, the best gas water heater on the market gets better. This Vertex gives homeowners even more of what they want most out of their water heater: plenty of hot water when they need it and a high-efficiency design that reduces their energy costs and protects the environment. Vertex is able to provide these key benefits for homeowners all while giving our contractors the flexibility they need for a simple installation.”

Through a blend of industry-leading innovation and expertise, the Vertex family of water heaters, including the 75-gallon tank, provides a long-lasting, energy-efficient supply of hot water, a user-friendly electronic interface and easy installation options thanks to its power direct vent to power vent convertibility.

Vertex™ High-Efficiency

 


About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on and follow us on .

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How Does a Heat Pump Water Heater Work? http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/How-Does-a-Heat-Pump-Water-Heater-Work-/?blogid=211 hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2013-01-28 Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) has released an infographic showing how heat pump water heaters achieve such high-energy efficiency. The A. O. Smith graphic demystifies the inner workings of heat pumps using its new hybrid- e

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Derek Hollis 2013-01-28T22:43:55Z hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2013-01-28

Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) has released an infographic showing how heat pump water heaters achieve such high-energy efficiency.

The A. O. Smith graphic demystifies the inner workings of heat pumps using its new hybrid- electric Voltex® 50-Gallon Heat Pump. Launched in November, the Voltex scores an incredible 2.75 Energy Factor, the most energy-efficient heat pump water heater on the market.

Compared to standard electric models, the A. O. Smith Voltex can save homeowners more than $350 a year in operating costs.

Hybrid Infographic

 


About A. O. Smith:
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 A. O. Smith Corporation, celebrating its 140th year, is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on and follow us on .

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Paul W. Jones named National EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Distribution and Manufacturing Award winner http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Paul-W--Jones-named-National-EY-Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year-2013-Distribution-and-Manufacturing-Award-winner/?blogid=211 hotwater Milwaukee, Wis. 2012-11-18 Paul W. Jones, executive chairman of A. O. Smith Corporation, has been named the National EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2013 Distribution and Manufacturing Award winner. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is the country's most prestigious business award for entre

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nfranciosi 2012-11-18T20:22:47Z hotwater Milwaukee, Wis. 2012-11-18

Paul W. Jones, executive chairman of A. O. Smith Corporation, has been named the National EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2013 Distribution and Manufacturing Award winner.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is the country's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and build world- class businesses.

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Jones was recognized for bringing the 139-year-old manufacturing company to the next level of innovative strategy, business approach and new service offerings. He was honored at the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards gala, the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum® in Palm Springs, Calif. The Forum is the nation's premier gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. Awards were given in 10 additional categories.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges from more than 250 regional award recipients.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 "Jones' bold decision-making definitely impressed our judges,'" said Bryan Pearce, EY Americas Director, Entrepreneur Of The Year. "Jones helped the company grow internationally both in China and India, which are now both highly successful ventures."

Out with the old, in with the new
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 "When I joined the company, we needed to rationalize the acquisitions we made in order to put the company into a more efficient operation status," said Jones. "Once our costs lowered in the marketplace, we were able to focus on bringing innovation back to the equation."

A. O. Smith Corporation now holds the leading share of the water heater market in China and is on its way to becoming number one in India. When Jones joined A. O. Smith, the company was already in China, but only had an 8 percent share of the market – a number that's grown to 25 percent today.

Growing internationally
As the last several years saw a downturn in the US housing industry, A. O. Smith Corporation had to grow its business outside of the country. "We've had to put an emphasis on China and India by highlighting our new products and technology in order to generate better returns for our shareholders, as well as growing in other countries," Jones said.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件With manufacturing operations in the US, Canada, Mexico, China, India and Europe, A. O. Smith has sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Jones began his career with General Electric Company, spending 19 years in progressively more responsible positions in the Power Systems; Plastics; Drives, Motor and Generator; and Transportation units. From 1989 until 1998, he was president and chief executive officer of Greenfield Industries, Inc., of Augusta, Ga., a manufacturer of cutting tools and other material-removal products. Jones served as chairman and chief executive officer from 1998 until 2002 of US Can Company, Inc., of Lombard, Ill., a leading provider of containers for personal care, household, paint and industrial products.

Jones joined A. O. Smith in January 2004 as president and chief operating officer, responsible for all worldwide operations, and became chairman and CEO in January 2006. He was elected to the company's Board of Directors in December 2004. Jones assumed the newly created position of executive chairman on Jan. 1, 2013. In this role, he chairs the company's Board of Directors and is actively involved in strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and management development.

National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Distribution and Manufacturing finalists
In addition to Jones, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Distribution and Manufacturing finalists in the US were: Gary M. Schuster, president and CEO, OMCO, based in Wickliffe, Ohio; Dr. Larry Sanders, president and CEO, Specialty Fertilizer Products, LLC, based in Leawood, Kans.; and Andra Rush, founder, president and CEO, The Rush Group, based in Detroit, Mich.

National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Overall Award winner
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Hamid Moghadam of Prologis was named the National EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Overall Award winner.

Video and photos
To view photos of all of the Entrepreneur Of The Year winners, please visit

Sponsors
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 150 cities in over 60 countries.

About EY
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. For more information about organization, visit

About A.O. Smith
A. O. Smith Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best- known brands in North America and China, as well as water purification products for residential and light commercial applications. A. O. Smith, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., employs approximately 10,500 people at operations in the U. S., Canada, Mexico, India, China, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Turkey.

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A. O. Smith Introduces the Newest Addition to the Voltex® Family of Water Heaters with the new 50 Gallon Heat Pump Water Heater http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Introduces-the-Newest-Addition-to-the-Voltex®-Family-of-Water-Heaters-with-the-new-50-Gallon-Heat-Pump-Water-Heater/?blogid=211 hotwater Ashland City, TN 2012-11-08 Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) has announced the launch of its newest hybrid electric water heater, the Voltex® 50-Gallon Heat Pump, as an extension of the existing Voltex line.  As an ENERGY STAR® qualified product, the 50-gall

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Derek Hollis 2012-11-11T23:16:24Z hotwater Ashland City, TN 2012-11-08

Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) has announced the launch of its newest hybrid electric water heater, the Voltex® 50-Gallon Heat Pump, as an extension of the existing Voltex line. 

As an ENERGY STAR® qualified product, the 50-gallon Voltex is the most energyefficient heat pump water heater on the market. With an energy factor of 2.75, homeowners can save an average of $350 per year compared with standard electric models. The Voltex is truly user friendly, with an easy to use electronic interface, multiple operating modes to meet homeowner needs and quiet operation. 

This new residential product meets plumbing code regulations for three bedroom homes with a 67.5 gallon first hour delivery. Further benefits include a washable and reusable air filter and a SmartPort connection that allows homeowners to connect with future home management and utility smart grid applications. 

“A. O. Smith prides itself on being the leader in the industry,” said A. O. Smith Marketing Director David Chisolm, “and we strive to provide the best technology on the market. Conserving energy and saving money is important to our customers, which makes the 50- gallon Voltex Heat Pump Water Heater a great choice for residential application.” 

About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn幸运飞艇燕子计划软件. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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A. O. Smith water heater plant in McBee earns sustainability award http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-water-heater-plant-in-McBee-earns-sustainability-award/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 corporate McBee, S.C. 2012-08-07 A multiple-year initiative to reduce natural gas, electricity, and water consumption culminated today with the employees of the A. O. Smith plant in McBee, S.C., receiving the 2012 Chairman’s Green Star Award. Executive Chairman Paul W. Jones presented the 400 employ

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Derek Hollis 2012-08-13T15:46:00Z corporate McBee, S.C. 2012-08-07

A multiple-year initiative to reduce natural gas, electricity, and water consumption culminated today with the employees of the A. O. Smith plant in McBee, S.C., receiving the 2012 Chairman’s Green Star Award.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Executive Chairman Paul W. Jones presented the 400 employees with the award during a special ceremony today at the plant.

A. O. Smith created the Chairman’s Green Star Award in 2009 to encourage natural resource conservation efforts throughout the company. It is awarded to the plant that achieves the most year-over-year reductions in natural gas consumption, electricity usage, and water consumption. A total of 15 facilities worldwide competed to receive this year’s award.

The McBee plant saved more than two million gallons of water—nearly seven percent— in 2012, reduced electricity consumption by more than 10 percent, and cut natural gas consumption by more than five percent. During the same 12-month period, the plant increased commercial water heater production approximately seven percent.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“Given A. O. Smith’s position as a leading global water technology company, I’m pleased to see that a significant number of your projects have been focused on water conservation,” Jones said in presenting the award. “Your efforts don’t just have positive cost implications for the plant, they have a positive impact on the environment as well.”

Energy efficiency and water conservation have been critical factors in nearly every equipment upgrade in the plant over the last several years, Sam Carver, vice president- North American operations, observed.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“We have been emphasizing efficiency and sound cost management throughout the operation,” Carver said. “While a number of these are small projects, combined they have helped us substantially decrease our water and utility requirements.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A major area of focus has been the parts washers that pre-treat water heater components prior to fabrication. The engineering team in McBee has replaced a number of older washers with new equipment that is better insulated, helping reduce natural gas consumption. The new washers also feature enhanced electronic controls that monitor fluid levels in the tanks more effectively, minimizing overflows and helping the plant reduce the amount of chemicals needed in the cleaning process by more than 25 percent, according to Manufacturing Engineer David Hoover.

The engineering team also has been able to modify the curing furnaces to recirculate heated air to improve parts drying while saving additional energy. Another energy saving project involved an upgrade of the plant’s lighting system. The engineering team replaced the original 30-year-old light fixtures with high efficiency lamps that not only are brighter—resulting in improved light levels and enhanced worker safety—but require less energy. The high efficiency lamps give off less heat, helping maintain more comfortable temperatures throughout the plant, Manufacturing Engineer James Shaw said.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件In addition to the new lighting, the engineers installed motion sensors in a number of areas throughout the plant. This allows the plant to shut off the lights when portions of the plant are unoccupied, further reducing electricity usage.

The engineers also upgraded the plant’s cooling tower which handles process water and air conditioning water. The team installed a two-cell system that utilizes high efficiency variable speed drives. The two-cell equipment provides better control of the amount of water being pumped through the system to increase overall efficiency.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Later this year, the team plans to upgrade the air compressor equipment throughout the plant with variable speed controls to reduce energy usage and continue to upgrade furnaces and parts washers in the facility.

Another initiative involved expanding the plant’s recycling efforts. McBee has recycled steel and other metals for a number of years, but beginning in 2011, the plant has been separating cardboard, plastic, and glass. Employees installed equipment to compact and bail the waste; as a result, disposal costs have been reduced 65 percent between 2010 and 2012. In addition, the amount of solid waste sent to landfills was reduced 60 percent in the same period.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The 845,000 square foot McBee plant manufactures standard and specialty commercial water heaters, high-efficiency gas residential water heaters, and copper tube boilers for hot water and hydronic heating applications. In addition, McBee is the location of the company’s commercial water heater product engineering center.

About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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A. O. Smith Chairman Paul Jones named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Midwest http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Chairman-Paul-Jones-named-Ernst---Young-Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year-Midwest/?blogid=211 corporate Milwaukee, WI 2012-06-28 Paul W. Jones, executive chairman of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has been named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 in the Midwest. Jones was recognized in the industrial/distribution category. As a regional award winner, he will go on to comp

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Paul W. Jones, executive chairman of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has been named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 in the Midwest.

Jones was recognized in the industrial/distribution category. As a regional award winner, he will go on to compete at the national level. The national award recipients will be announced Nov. 16 as part of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum ®, held in Palm Springs, Calif.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Collectively, the Midwest award recipients grew their companies’ revenues by 31 percent between 2010 and 2012.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Jones was one of three Wisconsin award recipients. Also recognized were Jim Sartori and Jess Schwager of the Sartori Company in Plymouth.

Under Jones’ leadership, A. O. Smith has made a successful transition to a global water company with 2012 sales of nearly $2.0 billion and net earnings of $234 million. The company’s profitable growth contributed to a five-year total return to shareholders of 196 percent as of Dec. 31, 2012, compared with the S & P 600’s return of 27 percent for the same period.

Jones was responsible for a number of strategic actions to transform the 139-year-old company into a business focused on hot water and clean water:

  • Acquired GSW, Inc. and American Water Heater in 2006 which brought the addition of new brands as well as expanded retail business with Lowe’s;
  • Expanded the company’s presence in China by growing its water heater business in that country and entering the water treatment industry with the 2009 acquisition of what is now known as A. O. Smith (Shanghai) Water Treatment Products Co., Ltd.;
  • Entered the Indian residential water heater market and built a new plant in Bangalore in 2010;
  • Acquired Lochinvar, LLC, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency boilers and water heating equipment in 2011.

Jones joined A. O. Smith in 2004 as president and chief operating officer and was elected the eighth chairman and chief executive officer in the company’s history in 2006. He was named executive chairman on Jan. 1, 2013.

Jones also is the co-founder of the Milwaukee Water Council, a partnership of industry, education, and government that seeks to capitalize on the city’s unique strengths in the fresh water industry. Under Jones’s leadership, the Water Council has brought together more than 150 water-related companies in the region with key institutions, such as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences. One outcome is Milwaukee’s achieving the designation as a United Nations Global Compact City, recognized internationally as a center of freshwater expertise.

Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Midwest region, sponsors include: Winston & Strawn LLP, Benefitdecisions, LaSalle Network, PNC Bank, Smart Business magazine, Becker Professional Education, Merrill Datasite and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.

About A. O. Smith
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, as well as water treatment products for residential and light commercial applications. A. O. Smith, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., employs approximately 10,900 people at operations in the U. S., Canada, Mexico, India, China, the Netherlands, the U.K, and Turkey. For more information, go to

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

About Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 152,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information, visit

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A. O. Smith Rewards Hardworking Students with Contractor Scholarships http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Rewards-Hardworking-Students-with-Contractor-Scholarships/?blogid=211 hotwater Ashland City, TN 2012-07-22 Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith ( http://m2zx76.cn ) has announced the Contractor Scholarship recipients for the 2013–14 academic school year. “At A. O. Smith, we understand that education is a key to future success,” said David Chisolm, direc

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Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (http://m2zx76.cn) has announced the Contractor Scholarship recipients for the 2013–14 academic school year.

“At A. O. Smith, we understand that education is a key to future success,” said David Chisolm, director of marketing at A. O. Smith. “We feel privileged to assist these dedicated individuals in pursuing a higher education through the Contractor Scholarship and have the highest of hopes for their continued success in the future.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith awarded four scholarships totaling $8,000 for 2013-2014. This year’s outstanding scholarship recipients include:

  • Chelsey Browell of Ephrata, Pa., a speech pathology major at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, Pa.;
  • Emily Hugo of Bartlett, Tenn., a forensic chemistry major at University of Mississippi, Lafayette, Miss.;
  • Travis Mack of Devils Lake, N.D., a public relations and advertising major at North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.;
  • Tyler Arndt of Brooklyn, Wis., a plumbing major at Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wis.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件This is the 12th year A. O. Smith has sponsored the scholarship program. Since the program began in 2001, the company has assisted 134 students.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The scholarship program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates and GED recipients or students currently enrolled in a full-time accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school. Any spouse, child or grandchild of a Professional Contractor Association or Contractor Rewards member with a desire for continuing his or her education may compete for a scholarship award.

In June 1999, A. O. Smith founded the Professional Contractor Association in order to help contractors succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace. In addition to the scholarship program, the PCA offers its members valuable business training and services to enhance their professional image and expand their business into new commercial water heater markets. For more information, visit .

Contractor Rewards is a free, point-based loyalty program in which A. O. Smith rewards its contractors for their continued support. Through this program, A. O. Smith is able to build and support positive relationships between contractor and manufacturer. For more information, visit .

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Vertex™ Gas Water Heaters Earn ENERGY STAR® Certification http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Vertex™-Gas-Water-Heaters-Earn-ENERGY-STAR®-Certification/?blogid=211 Derek Hollis 2012-04-11T20:42:06Z hotwater Ashland City, TN 2012-04-10

Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn幸运飞艇燕子计划软件) announced that its high efficiency Vertex™ residential family of gas water heaters is now certified by the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program. 

The Vertex is the first high efficiency tank style water heater with more than 75,000 BTU input to be endorsed by the ENERGY STAR program. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“Operating at up to 96 percent thermal efficiency, the Vertex is the energy efficiency leader of the residential water heating market,” said Ralph Perez, director of product management for A. O. Smith. “We’re thrilled to see it join the extensive selection of A. O. Smith products recognized by the ENERGY STAR program.” 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A residential gas condensing water heater, the Vertex combines an advanced internal heat exchanger with up to 100,000 BTU input, inspired by A. O. Smith’s trusted Cyclone® commercial water heater. While performing at unprecedented thermal efficiency levels, Vertex models are fully condensing to deliver continuous hot water—shower after shower. 

With advanced diagnostic capabilities, the Vertex 100 records performance history and has a backlit LCD display that details model function, including accurate temperature control. Its dimensions are similar to those of a standard 50-gallon power vent water heater, making it easy to install. 

The Vertex is just one of A. O. Smith’s ENERGY STAR qualified models. For a complete list, visit http://m2zx76.cn/resources/energy-star-qualified-products/

About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn幸运飞艇燕子计划软件. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on and follow us on .

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A. O. Smith announces it will discontinue manufacturing in Fergus http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-announces-it-will-discontinue-manufacturing-in-Fergus/?blogid=211 Derek Hollis 2012-04-06T00:56:30Z corporate Fergus, Ontario, Canada 2012-04-03

A. O. Smith Corporation announced this afternoon it will discontinue manufacturing operations at its Fergus, Ontario, residential water heater facility. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The company plans to consolidate residential and light commercial water heater manufacturing into other North American plants. The relocation of the manufacturing operations will begin over the next several weeks, and the company expects to end the majority of production July 1. The transfer will affect approximately 350 employees in manufacturing and directly related support functions. 

Fergus will remain the central office of A. O. Smith’s Canadian business with a total of approximately 125 employees. The facility will house the sales, marketing, finance, customer service, information technology, and product engineering functions. The company’s regional water heater distribution center also will remain in Fergus. The A. O. Smith plant in Stratford, Ontario, that manufactures pump tanks for water systems is not affected by this action. 

“Today’s action is the result of a comprehensive study evaluating the competitiveness of our North American operations,” Kevin J. Wheeler, president and general manager of North American water heating, said. “The water heater industry is extremely competitive and has been burdened with overcapacity for a number of years,” Wheeler noted. “In addition, we have been facing a challenging economic environment as a Canadian manufacturer.” 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“This was a tremendously difficult decision to make, given the long history of the Fergus operation and its experienced workforce,” Wheeler continued. “However, after careful consideration of all of the alternatives, we decided it was necessary to cease manufacturing in Fergus. We understand that this will create a great deal of uncertainty with our Fergus employees, and we are committed to helping them during this difficult transition.” 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The company said it will meet with affected employees this week to discuss details regarding the relocation schedule. Affected employees will be offered severance benefits as well as job placement assistance. 

The 500,000 square foot Fergus facility manufactures residential and light commercial water heaters for the Canadian and U. S. markets. A. O. Smith will continue to market water heaters under the A. O. Smith, GSW, and John Wood brands in Canada. 

A. O. Smith, with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., is North America’s leading manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. The company employs 10,900 people at facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, the Netherlands, and India.

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A. O. Smith Announces Annual Scholarship for Students Related to Plumbing Industry http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Announces-Annual-Scholarship-for-Students-Related-to-Plumbing-Industry/?blogid=211 Derek Hollis 2012-02-12T23:45:27Z hotwater Ashland City, TN 2012-02-07

Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn幸运飞艇燕子计划软件) announced it is now accepting applications for its 2013–14 scholarship offering to all enrolled members of its Contractor Rewards® and Professional Contractor Association (PCA) programs. Applications are available at .

This year, A. O. Smith will offer four scholarships totaling $8,000. The scholarship program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, GED recipients or students currently enrolled in a full-time accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school. Any member, or member’s spouse, child or grandchild, who is enrolled in the Contractor Rewards or PCA programs with a desire for continuing his or her education may compete for a scholarship award.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Applications must be received by midnight April 5. Recipients of the award will be notified in early summer.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“This scholarship means so much to many families,” said David Chisolm, director of marketing at A. O. Smith. “We are honored to be a part of supporting these students’ academic journeys, knowing that ultimately we are helping them achieve their dreams through this award.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件This is the 12th year the company has sponsored the scholarship program. Since the program began in 2001, A. O. Smith has assisted 130 students.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件In June 1999, A. O. Smith founded the Professional Contractor Association in order to help contractors succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace. In addition to the scholarship program, Contractor Rewards and PCA offer its members valuable business training and services to enhance their professional image and expand their business into new markets. For more information, visit .

Contractor Rewards is a free, point-based loyalty program in which A. O. Smith rewards its contractors for their continued support. Through this program, A. O. Smith is able to build and support positive relationships between contractor and manufacturer. For more information, visit .

About A. O. Smith:
A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Carol Peters, A. O. Smith production manager, recognized with Women in Manufacturing STEP Award http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Carol-Peters,-A--O--Smith-production-manager,-recognized-with-Women-in-Manufacturing-STEP-Award/?blogid=211 Derek Hollis 2012-02-06T04:55:11Z corporate Milwaukee, Wis 2012-02-05

Carol Peters, production manager of A. O. Smith’s commercial water heater plant in McBee, S.C. was recently recognized by The Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte, University of Phoenix, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers with a Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award for her excellence and leadership in manufacturing. Peters joins 121 other woman honorees, representing all levels of manufacturing from the factory floor to the C Suite.

“Carol has been a huge part of this facility’s success; her knowledge, experience and expertise have been instrumental in the completion of several major projects. Her passion for excellence, her drive and motivation, and the high standards she sets for herself and her team are motivating and inspiring to everyone she meets. She defines ‘excellence,’ ” shares Shawn Schmonsky, human resources director at A. O. Smith, on why he nominated Carol for the STEP award.

Carol advises other aspiring women wanting to enter into the manufacturing profession, that a foundation of technical education is a must, so be inquisitive and never stop learning. “You will only succeed by working with people. All processes are designed, operated and maintained by people. Ask questions and listen to the answers. Someone (you never know who) might have a great idea!” View Carol’s online profile.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“These 122 women are the faces of exciting careers in manufacturing,” said Jennifer McNelly, president, The Manufacturing Institute. “We chose to honor these women because they each made significant achievements in manufacturing through positive impact on their company and the industry as a whole.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A 2011 survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute found that nearly 70 percent of American manufacturing companies have a moderate to severe shortage of available, qualified workers. Manufacturing companies cannot fill as many as 600,000 skilled positions, even as unemployment numbers hover at historically high levels. Additionally, labor statistics show that women are underrepresented in the manufacturing workforce and in manufacturing leadership ranks — a situation that must be reversed to preserve and grow the industry.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件On Feb. 5, The Manufacturing Institute and its STEP Ahead initiative partners will recognize the 122 recipients of the STEP Awards at a reception in Washington, D.C. The STEP Awards program will highlight each honoree’s story, including their leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing.

About the Manufacturing Institute
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501 (c) 3 affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a non-partisan organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to the nation's manufacturers. The Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification, and development of world-class manufacturing talent. Visit .

About A.O. Smith
A. O. Smith Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, as well as water purification products for residential and light commercial applications. A. O. Smith, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., employs approximately 10,500 people at operations in the U. S., Canada, Mexico, India, China, and the Netherlands. Visit .

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A. O. Smith Continuing Operations Achieve Record Sales and Earnings for 2012, Driven by Acquisition and Organic Growth http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Continuing-Operations-Achieve-Record-Sales-and-Earnings-for-2012,-Driven-by-Acquisition-and-Organic-Growth/?blogid=211 Gina Julian 2012-01-29T19:02:09Z corporate Milwaukee, Wis 2012-01-24

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced record sales of $1.94 billion and earnings of $162.6 million, or $3.49 per share, from continuing operations for 2012. 

Sales from continuing operations for 2012 grew 13 percent from $1.71 billion recorded in 2011. The Lochinvar business, acquired in August 2011, added $225.7 million to sales compared with $75.9 million in 2011, and sales of A. O. Smith branded products in China grew 20 percent to approximately $448 million for the year.
Earnings from continuing operations for 2012 of $162.6 million, or $3.49 per share, included an after-tax gain of $16.8 million, or $.36 per share, related to the sale of shares of Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) which were received from the 2011 divestiture of the electric motor business. Earnings also included an after-tax gain of $2.9 million, or $.06 per share, related to a settlement with a component supplier in Canada and an after-tax gain of $2.0 million, or $.04 per share, resulting from revisions to the company’s estimate of the Lochinvar earn-out. Earnings from continuing operations for 2011 of $111.2 million, or $2.39 per share, included an after-tax gain of $12.9 million, or $.28 per share, related to shares of RBC hedged with an equity collar, a legal settlement with a component supplier and an increase to a warranty reserve associated with the Canadian component supplier. 

In the 2012 fourth quarter, the company earned $43.2 million or $.93 per share from continuing operations on sales of $524.3 million. 2012 earnings included an after-tax gain of $2.9 million, or $.06 per share, related to the settlement with the Canadian component supplier and an after-tax expense of $1.9 million, or $.04 per share, resulting from the final revision to the company’s estimate of the Lochinvar earn-out due to higher than previously estimated sales. Earnings from continuing operations for the same threemonth period in 2011 were $31.5 million or $.68 per share on sales of $475.8 million. 

“With a strong fourth quarter and solid performance for the full year, the A. O. Smith team did an excellent job again in 2012 driving the company to achieve record sales and net earnings,” Ajita G. Rajendra, president and chief executive officer, observed. “We are very pleased with Lochinvar’s performance, and our China business’ growth was more than two and one-half times that country’s GDP growth last year. Although our North American new construction business continued to be affected by the slow economic recovery, we were able to take advantage of our strength in the replacement portion of the water heater and boiler markets.” 

North America segment
Full-year sales for the North America segment, which includes U. S. and Canadian water heaters and boilers, were $1.43 billion, an 11 percent increase over 2011 sales of $1.29 billion. The business segment benefited from a full year of sales from Lochinvar, as well as improved volumes for U. S. residential and commercial water heaters, which were partially offset by lower tankless and Canadian water heater volumes. 

Operating profit of $199.8 million was $45.8 million higher than 2011 operating profit of $154.0 million. The unit benefited from full year earnings contributed by Lochinvar and higher U. S. residential and commercial water heater volumes. The 2012 segment operating profit included a pre-tax $3.9 million settlement with a component supplier and income of $3.3 million related to the adjustment to the company’s estimate of the Lochinvar earn-out. The 2011 segment operating profit includes a net gain of $3.0 million related to the legal settlement with a component supplier and an increase to the warranty reserve associated with the Canadian component supplier. Operating margin of 14.0 percent, which included the benefit from the settlement and the Lochinvar earn-out adjustment, was higher than the 2011 margin of 11.9 percent. 

Fourth quarter sales for the North American segment increased six percent over the prior year’s fourth quarter to $375.9 million. The segment benefited from higher demand for U. S. residential water heaters, which was partially driven by “SuperStorm Sandy” on the East Coast. Higher sales of Lochinvar boilers also contributed to the increase in sales. Fourth quarter operating profit of $55.7 million increased 19 percent over the $46.7 million earned in the fourth quarter of the prior year primarily driven by higher U. S. residential water heater volumes and an increase in boiler sales. Operating margin of 14.8 percent expanded over the 2011 fourth quarter margin of 13.2 percent. 

Rest of World segment
Sales of this segment, which includes China, India, and Europe, increased 19 percent in 2012 to $542.5 million. Sales of A. O. Smith branded products in China grew more than 20 percent to approximately $448 million primarily due to a higher priced product mix in the region as a result of product introductions with more robust features and benefits, as well as pricing actions. Market share gains and higher sales of water treatment products also drove China sales higher. Water heater sales in India increased to more than $20 million, despite a14 percent currency devaluation. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Operating profit for this segment increased 40 percent to $59.6 million compared with $42.7 million earned in 2011. The profit increase was driven by higher volumes of A. O. Smith branded products in China and reduced losses in the non- A. O. Smith branded water treatment business, which were partially offset by larger losses in India due to higher costs for new product introductions and brand building in the region. Operating margin improved to 11.0 percent compared with 2011 margin of 9.4 percent. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Sales for the fourth quarter of the Rest of World segment of $157.2 million were 21 percent higher than last year, driven by higher sales in China and India. Operating profit of $20.4 million was significantly higher than the $11.9 million recorded in the fourth quarter last year primarily due to higher sales in China. Operating margin for the period was 13.0 percent compared with 9.2 percent for the fourth quarter of 2011. 

Cash, Leverage, Share Buyback and Acquisitions
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Long-term debt totaled $243.7 million at the end of December 2012, resulting in leverage of 17 percent as measured by the ratio of total debt to total capital. Cash and investments, located largely outside the United States, totaled $462.9 million at the end of the year. A $13.5 million earn-out was paid to the former owners of Lochinvar in December 2012. 

During the fourth quarter, the company repurchased 208,101 shares of common stock at an average price of $59.04 per share, representing a total of $12.3 million. For the entire year, repurchases totaled 426,490 shares at an average price of $51.60 per share for a total of $22.0 million. A total of approximately 462,000 shares remained in the existing repurchase authority at the end of 2012. 

“Our pipeline of possible acquisition candidates remains active,” Paul W. Jones, executive chairman, commented. “We continue to pursue water heating and water related investments all over the world, but we will remain selective and only make acquisitions that we believe will increase shareholder value. With more than $400 million in cash and a meaningful amount of incremental borrowing capacity, we are confident we have the resources available to take advantage of global opportunities that add long-term value.” 

Discontinued Operations
In the fourth quarter of 2012, the company recorded non-cash expense of $3.9 million on the gain on sale of its Electrical Products Company discontinued operations which occurred in the third quarter of 2011. The non-cash charge was comprised of a $6.4 million correction primarily due to its calculation of taxes due upon repatriation of undistributed earnings offset by a change in the estimate related to other reserves associated with discontinued operations of $2.5 million. 

Introduction of new Non-GAAP measures for 2013
Significant declines in interest rates over the past several years have caused an extraordinary increase in certain components of pension expense that the company considers to be unrelated to its underlying operating performance. In addition, the company has made changes to its pension plan, including closing the plan to new entrants effective Jan. 1, 2010, and freezing the plan for the majority of existing participants effective Jan. 1, 2015, which it believes will significantly decrease pension expense beginning in 2015. In order to provide improved transparency into the operating results of the company’s business, beginning in 2013, the company will provide non-GAAP earnings measures, Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS), that exclude non-operating pension costs consisting of interest cost, expected return on plan assets, amortization of actuarial gains (losses) and curtailments and other one-time charges. In addition, the company’s segment reporting will also present non-GAAP operating earnings which exclude non-operating pension costs and be identified as Adjusted Segment Operating Earnings. 2013 guidance is being provided for GAAP EPS and Adjusted EPS. 

Adjusted Earnings, Adjusted EPS and Adjusted Segment Operating Earnings are non- GAAP measures that are reconciled to GAAP measures in the financial statements that accompany this release. Quarterly and annual reconciliations of Adjusted Earnings, Adjusted EPS and Adjusted Segment Operating Earnings and an annual schedule of components of pension expense for the years 2010 – 2012 are provided in the Supplemental Financial Data document posted on A. O. Smith’s website at . 

Outlook for 2013
“With our strong North American replacement water heater business, growing Lochinvar boiler platform, and expanding global presence particularly in China, A. O. Smith is well positioned entering 2013,” Rajendra observed. “Business conditions are continuing to improve modestly in the U. S., and we remain optimistic the growth exhibited by the housing market last year will carry over into this year as well.” 

“With a talented, disciplined team focused on serving our customers, we look forward to what we believe will be another strong year based on our earnings guidance. For 2013, we expect A. O. Smith Corporation to achieve full-year GAAP earnings of between $3.00 and $3.20 per share and Adjusted Earnings of between $3.25 and $3.45 per share, neither of which includes the potential impact from future acquisitions. ” 

A. O. Smith will broadcast a live conference call at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) today. The call can be heard on the company’s web site, . An audio replay of the call will be available on the company’s web site after the live event. 

Forward-looking statements
This release contains statements that the company believes are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “forecast,” “guidance” or words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated as of the date of this release. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these expectations include, among other things, the following: difficulties in achieving the disclosed global expansion opportunities related to the Lochinvar acquisition; weakening in the high efficiency boiler segment in the United States; the ability to execute our acquisition strategy; significant volatility in raw material prices; competitive pressures on the company’s businesses; inability to implement pricing actions; instability in the company’s replacement markets; further weakening in U. S. residential or commercial construction; timing of any recoveries in U. S. residential or commercial construction; a further slowdown in the Chinese economy; foreign currency fluctuations; and adverse general economic conditions and capital market deterioration. Forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release, and the company is under no obligation to update these statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributed to the company, or persons acting on its behalf, are qualified entirely by these cautionary statements. 

About A. O. Smith
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, as well as water purification products for residential and light commercial applications. A. O. Smith, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., employs approximately 10,500 people at operations in the U. S., Canada, Mexico, India, China, and the Netherlands. Visit .

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A. O. Smith CEO Paul Jones Named Chair of Tri State Alliance for Regional Development http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-CEO-Paul-Jones-Named-Chair-of-Tri-State-Alliance-for-Regional-Development/?blogid=211 Derek Hollis 2011-12-04T20:38:27Z corporate Milwaukee, Wis 2011-12-04

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce announced today that Paul W. Jones, chairman and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation in Milwaukee, has been named Wisconsin Chair of the new Tri State Alliance for Regional Development. Jones is the third and final chairman to be confirmed, joining Illinois Chair Michael M. Mullen, co-founder of Centerpoint Properties, and Indiana Chair Jim L. Stanley, chairman and chief executive officer for Northern Indiana Public Service Company. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Tri State Alliance for Regional Development was created to implement recommendations provided by The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The OECD consists of 40 countries that represent 80 percent of world trade and investment, playing a pivotal role in addressing challenges facing the global economy. 

“I am pleased and honored to represent Wisconsin as part of the Alliance for Regional Development,” Jones said. “The focus of the OECD’s review, which includes workforce development, innovation, logistics, and ‘green’ initiatives, fits well with the priorities of our state as well as those of A. O. Smith. I am enthusiastic about working with Mike Mullen and Jim Stanley to implement the OECD recommendations, execute the strategy, and enhance the competitive position of the Tri State area.” 

“Paul Jones’ selection will help us explore the regional relationship and opportunities on economic development,” said Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Vice President of Business & Industry Development Lee Swindall. “Paul Jones is a thoughtful and effective executive,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“Paul is a respected CEO of a global company, and he is a prominent leader in our region’s philanthropic and business development efforts. He is ideally suited to take on a leadership role in the Tri State Alliance.” 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“The three chairmen and strategic funding partners will begin meeting this month to discuss goals and initiatives for the region. Insights gained from the OECD Review will be instrumental in developing our agenda, maximizing assets and overcoming obstacles as a region.” stated Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President Kelly O’Brien. 

The Alliance is a neutral platform to bring together the leaders from government, academia and the private sector and is proud to have the support of the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, Central Area Committee, Chicago Community Trust, City of Kenosha, County of Kenosha, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Kenosha Area Business Alliance, Milwaukee 7, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), Northwest Indiana Forum, Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, Purdue University, Racine County Economic Development Corporation, University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and many others. 

About Paul W. Jones
Paul W. Jones is the chairman and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation, a leading global supplier of water heaters and boilers for residential, commercial, and industrial applications and water treatment products. The company, with 2011 sales of $1.7 billion, employs approximately 10,500 people and has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, the Netherlands, India, and China. Jones joined A. O. Smith in January 2004 as president and chief operating officer, responsible for all operations worldwide. He was elected to the Board of Directors in December 2004. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Prior to joining A. O. Smith, Jones served as chairman and chief executive officer of US Can Company, Inc., of Lombard, Ill., a leading provider of containers for personal care, household, paint, and industrial products, from 1998 until 2002. From 1989 until 1998, he was president and chief executive officer of Greenfield Industries, Inc., of Augusta, Ga., a manufacturer of cutting tools and other material-removal products. Paul began his career in 1971 with General Electric Company, holding positions in engineering, manufacturing, materials, and general management. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件In addition to the A. O. Smith board, Jones is a member of the Federal-Signal Corporation and the Integrys Energy Corporation Boards of Directors. He also is a member of the Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of MAPI. He was a founder of the Milwaukee Water Council and currently serves as co-chairman of the organization. 

About the Tri State Alliance for Regional Development
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce commissioned The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to conduct a groundbreaking economic analysis of the Tri State Chicago Metropolitan Region of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Subsequently, the Tri State Alliance for Regional Development was launched to create and execute an implementation plan for the OECD’s recommendations. For more information and to download the full report, visit .

About the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The primary role of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is to make Chicagoland the most businessfriendly region in America by enhancing our members’ success through aggressive programs in advocacy, member benefits and services, and actionable information. Serving as “The Voice of Business” since 1904, the Chamber leads aggressive public policy and business growth initiatives and we create meaningful events and programs to inform, engage, and connect our members to each other and the community. Visit .

About A. O. Smith
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the leading brands in North America and China, as well as water purification products for residential and light commercial applications. A. O. Smith, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., employs approximately 10,500 people at operations in the U. S., Canada, Mexico, India, China, and the Netherlands. Visit .

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A. O. Smith announces Jones to become executive chairman Rajendra named chief executive officer http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-announces-Jones-to-become-executive-chairman-Rajendra-named-chief-executive-officer/?blogid=211 Derek Hollis 2011-10-16T17:31:37Z corporate Milwaukee, Wis 2011-10-09
The A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) Board of Directors today announced Paul W. Jones will transition from chairman and chief executive officer to executive chairman of the corporation, effective Jan. 1, 2013,  at which time, Ajita G. Rajendra will assume the role of president and chief executive officer.
 
In this newly created role, Jones will continue to lead the company’s Board of Directors as the executive chairman and will remain actively involved in the company’s strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, and developing executive talent for the Milwaukee-based water technology company.
 
Rajendra, who is currently president and chief operating officer, will assume the role of chief executive and have responsibility for strategy development and implementation, profitability, and shareholder returns for the company which has nearly $2 billion in sales, 17 manufacturing operations, and more than 10,500 employees worldwide.
 
“With our water technology strategy well under way, now is an appropriate time to transition the chief executive responsibilities to Ajita, who was actively involved in the development of this strategy,” Jones commented.  “In addition, he is well known and respected throughout the industry and is an outstanding business person with strategic vision and excellent execution skills.   He is passionate about taking care of customers and delivering outstanding returns to our shareholders.  Under his leadership, I am confident A. O. Smith will continue to grow and become one of the leading water technology companies in the world.”
 
“Paul Jones has had a significant impact on our company by spearheading the strategic action of becoming a focused, global water technology company,” said Ronald D. Brown, lead director of the company.  “He and his team have assembled an impressive list of accomplishments which have contributed to the company’s total shareholder return of nearly 10 times that of the S&P 500 over the past five years,” Brown pointed out.
 
“The board views this important leadership transition as well planned and well executed,” Brown observed.  “We’re fortunate to have Paul in a position to concentrate on the critical areas of identifying and pursuing acquisition candidates as well as enhancing the ‘bench strength’ of our executive ranks to support our growth aspirations.  And Ajita brings to the chief executive role more than 30 years of industry experience and a proven track record of accomplishment at A.O. Smith, more than doubling sales and increasing profitability by nearly fivefold during his tenure with the company.  The board is excited at the prospect of having these two talented executives working together to create additional value for our shareholders.”
 
 “This is an excellent opportunity for Paul and me to further strengthen our company,” Rajendra observed.  “Both of us feel positive about the long-term outlook for A. O. Smith.  I am committed to continue the current strategy, grow the business, and provide meaningful returns to our shareholders.”
 
Jones joined A. O. Smith in January 2004 as president and chief operating officer and was named to the company’s Board of Directors in December of that year.  He was named chairman and chief executive officer in December 2005.
 
In addition to the A. O. Smith board, he is a member of the Federal-Signal Corporation and the Integrys Energy Corporation Boards of Directors.  Jones also is a member of the Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of MAPI.  
 
Jones is also very active in the Milwaukee-area community serving on several non-profit boards, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  During 2012, he is serving as co-chair of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee community campaign.  
 
Rajendra joined A. O. Smith in February 2005 as president of its Water Products Company, a manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, and was named an executive vice president of the corporation in 2006.  He was named president and chief operating officer in August 2011 and was elected to the company’s Board of Directors in December of that year.
 
Rajendra is a member of the Board of Directors of Donaldson Company, a manufacturer of filtration products headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn.   He is currently serving as chairman of the Air-conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
 
Forward-looking statements
This release contains statements that the company believes are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of words such as  “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “forecast,” “guidance” or words of similar meaning.  These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated as of the date of this release.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these expectations include, among other things, the following: difficulties in integrating the Lochinvar acquisition or achieving the disclosed accretion, cost synergies and/or global expansion opportunities related to the acquisition; weakening in the high efficiency boiler market or slowdown in the transition from non-condensing to condensing boilers; the ability to execute our acquisition strategy; significant volatility in raw material prices; competitive pressures on the company’s businesses; inability to implement pricing actions; instability in the company’s water products markets; further weakening in housing construction; further weakening in commercial construction; timing of any recoveries in housing or commercial construction; a slowdown in the Chinese economy; adverse general economic conditions and capital market deterioration; and the impact of accounting for acquisitions on the company’s financial statements. Forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release, and the company is under no obligation to update these statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.  All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributed to the company, or persons acting on its behalf, are qualified entirely by these cautionary statements.
 
A. O. Smith Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the leading brands in North America and China, as well as water purification products for residential and light commercial applications.  A. O. Smith, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., employs approximately 10,500 people at operations in the U. S., Canada, Mexico, India, China, and the Netherlands.
 
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Cookeville plant earns award for energy conservation http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Cookeville-plant-earns-award-for-energy-conservation/?blogid=211 Derek Hollis 2011-08-15T22:25:00Z corporate Cookeville, TENN. 2011-08-15 APCOM Inc.’s Cookeville, Tenn., plant is proof that by taking advantage of community resources, even a small facility can achieve big improvements—and big energy savings.

Last year, the Cookeville plant—with help from the local Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, and the Tennessee Valley Authority—identified opportunities to significantly reduce electricity consumption as well as natural gas and water usage in the 54,500-square-foot facility.

As a result of its efforts to conserve energy and resources, the plant and its 75 employees received the A. O. Smith Chairman’s Green Star Award during a special ceremony today.

A. O. Smith created the Chairman’s Green Star Award in 2009 to encourage natural resource conservation efforts throughout the company. It is awarded to the plant that achieves the most year-over-year reductions in natural gas consumption, electricity usage, and water consumption. A total of 13 facilities worldwide were in competition to receive this year’s award.

“Your experience is an excellent example of what can happen when a plant is open to help from the community,” Paul W. Jones, A. O. Smith Corporation chairman and chief executive officer, said in making the presentation. “There are dozens of these programs available to companies throughout the United States, and I applaud how you were able to make use of them to improve your operation and positively impact the environment.”

Cookeville took advantage of the Tennessee 3-Star Energy Initiatives for Manufacturing Program. The no-cost program provides small manufacturers with access to engineering resources that conduct extensive evaluations of the facility’s use of energy and make recommendations for energy-saving improvements.

Cookeville Operations Manager Wayne Key credits Lillian Hartgrove, the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber’s vice president of economic development, for making the plant aware of the incentive programs.

“I was personally aware of the programs for residential energy assessments,” Key explained, “but Lillian really opened our eyes as to what was available for manufacturers.”

In addition to the assessment, which was conducted by engineering students from Tennessee Technological University under the direction of Glenn Cunningham, PhD, PE, CEM, the plant also took advantage of TVA’s Enhanced Growth Credit program, a rebate program offered to facilities that install energy-saving equipment.

The 3-Star Assessment identified two major opportunities for energy savings: the plant’s older, inefficient lighting system and a heating system, which was installed in 1982, as well as other cost-saving ideas.

Key and Randy Stamps, the plant’s lead maintenance technician, elected to pursue upgrading the plant’s lighting and heating immediately. Working with a local outside supplier, they installed new, high-efficiency light fixtures throughout the production and office areas of the plant. “We replaced every light in the facility, even exit sign lights and outdoor illumination,” Key observed. “The new lights deliver twice the lumens as the old while using substantially less electricity.”

The lighting project was started in 2011 and completed in 2012, and has contributed to a nearly 50 percent reduction in the lighting portion of the Cookeville plant’s electricity bill. Key expects a one-quarter year payback on the project.

Similar savings were achieved by replacing Cookeville’s old heating system with new, high-efficiency infrared heating equipment. The new units deliver the same amount of heat while requiring less than one-third the energy as the old equipment.

Other projects around the plant are contributing to additional energy savings. The Cookeville team replaced an older, natural gas fired parts washer with a new, high-efficiency unit, reducing natural gas and water consumption. They are in the process of modifying hydraulic units inside the plant to vent heat outdoors, reducing strain on the plant’s HVAC system.

The team’s efforts include making employees aware of opportunities to save energy and conserve resources. “We are reminding employees to shut down the power to equipment that is not running,” Key said. “Equipment that is in the idle mode still draws electricity and that can run into thousands of dollars of cost over a year’s time.”

The Cookeville plant manufactures a wide range of components for residential and commercial water heaters, including cold-headed spuds, pipe nipples, steel parts for pilot burners, and other specialized stampings.

A. O. Smith Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, as well as water purification products for residential and light commercial applications. A. O. Smith, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., employs approximately 10,500 people at operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, China, and the Netherlands.


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A. O. Smith Rewards Hardworking Students with PCA Scholarships http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Rewards-Hardworking-Students-with-PCA-Scholarships/?blogid=211 Derek Hollis 2011-07-18T15:59:49Z hotwater Ashland City, TN 2011-07-16

Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (http://m2zx76.cn) has announced the Professional Contractor Association (PCA) Scholarship recipients for the 2012–13 academic school year. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“At A. O. Smith we value education and all the opportunities that it provides,” said David Chisolm, director of marketing at A. O. Smith. “We are honored to support these students’ quest for a higher education through the PCA scholarship and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.” 

This year’s 10 outstanding scholarship recipients include: 

• Shawn Bolton of Edgewater, N.J., a student at Burlington County Institute of Technology, West Hampton, N.J.;
• Meredith Brinkman of Fowler, Ill., an accounting major at University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.;
• Chelsey Browell of Ephrata, Pa., a speech pathology major at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, Pa.;
• Brittany Histing of Sicklerville, N.J., a nursing major at University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.;
• Lisa Houghton-Luongo of Boynton Beach, Fla., an English major at Florida Atlantic University, Davie, Fla.;
• Emily Hugo of Memphis, Tenn., a forensic chemistry major at University of Mississippi, Lafayette, Miss.;
• Allison Licwov of Beverly, W. Va., a chemistry and pharmacy major at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, W. Va.;
• Travis Mack of Devils Lake, N.D., a public relations and advertising major at North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.;
• Jatelyn Meyer of Britton, S.D., a business administration major at Northern State University, Aberdeen, S.D.;
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件• Samantha Weaver of Lititz, Pa., a biology major at Goshen College, Goshen, Ind. 

This is the 12th year the company has sponsored the scholarship program. Since the program began in 2001, A. O. Smith has assisted 130 students. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The scholarship program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates and GED recipients or students currently enrolled in a full-time accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school. Any spouse, child or grandchild of a PCA member with a desire for continuing his or her education may compete for a scholarship award. 

In June 1999, A. O. Smith founded the Professional Contractor Association in order to help contractors succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace. In addition to the scholarship program, the PCA offers its members valuable business training and services to enhance their professional image and expand their business into new commercial water heater markets. For more information, visit . 

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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Lochinvar names Goodwin president, chief operating officer http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Lochinvar-names-Goodwin-president,-chief-operating-officer/?blogid=211 Derek Hollis 2011-06-22T16:12:42Z corporate Lebanon, Tenn. 2011-06-18

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Wallace E. “Eddie” Goodwin has been named president and chief operating officer of Lochinvar, LLC, the water heater and boiler company acquired by A. O. Smith Corporation () last year. 

As president, Goodwin will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the company as well as working with senior leadership to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies for the business. Goodwin has served as chief operating officer of Lochinvar since October 2011. 

William L. Vallett, Jr., will continue to serve as chief executive officer of the Lebanon-based company. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Prior to joining Lochinvar, Eddie spent 31 years with APCOM, Inc., a division of State Industries and a manufacturer of residential and commercial water heater components with headquarters in Franklin, Tenn. From 2002 until 2011, he served as president with full profit and loss responsibility for the business, which has operations in Franklin, Cookeville, Tenn., Florence, Ky., and Nanjing, China. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Goodwin joined APCOM in 1981 and held a number of management positions in operations, customer service, and sales before being named president. 

About Lochinvar 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Lochinvar, LLC, is a leading producer of energy-efficient water heaters, condensing and noncondensing high-efficiency residential and commercial boilers, pool heaters and commercial solar thermal systems. It is a business unit of A. O. Smith Corporation, a global leader in water heating and water treatment technology with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis.

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A. O. Smith Commits to Major Sponsorship with PHCC http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Commits-to-Major-Sponsorship-with-PHCC/?blogid=211 Derek Hollis 2011-05-22T19:38:15Z hotwater Falls Church, VA 2011-05-21

A. O. Smith along with its family of wholesale water heater brands - A.O. Smith, State, American and Takagi - has signed on as a major sponsor of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC). The company’s commitment will help fund vital education, training, research and scholarship programs for PHCC, the PHCC Educational Foundation and PHCC’s Quality Service Contractors. 

A. O. Smith’s contribution will assist programs like the Oct. 3-5 CONNECT 2012 conference; the PHCC Educational Foundation’s Plumbing Apprentice Contest; the Skills USA Plumbing Contest; online communications; the Invest in Your Future campaign; PHCC chapter education programs; and other strategic projects. 

As the Official Education Sponsor of QSC, A. O. Smith will provide many of the tools and resources used to supply contractor education to QSC members throughout the year as well as at bi-annual Power Meetings. The company contribution also funds bi-weekly tech training, human resources consulting and other online resources for contractor members. 

“A. O. Smith is delighted to support these vital programs that advance the professionalism of the industry,” said Jeff Storie, senior manager, contractor & consumer marketing for A. O. Smith Water Heaters. “We share the commitment of PHCC, the Educational Foundation and QSC to effectively train and educate those in our industry today, as well as the workforce of tomorrow.” 

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company: 

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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Consistent Approach To Safety Results In Recognition For Employees Of A. O. Smith Florence Plant http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Consistent-Approach-To-Safety-Results-In-Recognition-For-Employees-Of-A--O--Smith-Florence-Plant/?blogid=211 Derek Hollis 2011-05-17T22:07:53Z corporate Milwaukee, Wis 2011-05-15

Consistency is a virtue for most businesses, especially when it comes to quality and customer service. 

The employees of A. O. Smith’s Florence, Ky., plant were recognized for a different form of consistency today, maintaining a consistently safe workplace. As a result, the 45 Florence employees received the 2011 Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award, the company’s highest award in the field of workplace safety.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“Consistency is critical in the area of workplace safety,” A. O. Smith President and Chief Operating Officer Ajita G. Rajendra said during an award presentation ceremony today. “We have made a point of creating one uniform set of safety standards for all of our employees worldwide. In addition, we have one uniform set of expectations: that each facility at A. O. Smith will make a priority of working safely at all times. If one A. O. Smith plant epitomizes consistency, it’s Florence.” 

The 50,000-square-foot Florence plant manufactures glass frit, used in the production of porcelain enamel coatings for residential and commercial water heaters. It also produces a wide range of specialty glasses and coatings for appliances, sanitary ware, and bathroom fixtures. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The recipient of the President’s Safety Award is based on statistical evidence of improvement over a one-year period as well as offering a comprehensive facility-wide safety program focused on the goal of accident prevention. A total of 13 A. O. Smith plants worldwide were evaluated in determining this year’s recipient. 

The three statistical categories are: 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件• Lost workday case incidence rate--This measure relates to the most serious work-related injuries or illnesses that result in one or more lost work days; 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件• Recordable case incidence rate--Recordable incidents are significant work-related injuries or illnesses beyond first aid as defined by the U. S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件• Lost workday incidence rate--This category measures a facility’s total number of lost work days and provides a measure of accident severity. 

The Florence plant reported no lost-time accidents or recordable incidents in 2011 and has experienced just two recordable incidents in the last two years. 

“We don’t have any major new safety programs, but we can point to literally a dozen smaller ongoing safety programs, over two dozen project initiatives, over three dozen employee-led safety equipment improvements, and hundreds of employee safety inspections,” Glenn Pfendt, Florence general manager, pointed out. 

The plant has conducted regular safety inspections for more than 15 years, based on the Safety Training and Observation Program™ originally developed by DuPont Corporation. “When we began the STOP program, it was just for supervisors. However, we expanded it to include all employees,” Bob Angel, manufacturing manager, explained. “It drives home the message that safety is everyone’s responsibility.” 

The plant also incorporated safety projects into the continuous improvement initiative it has sponsored for the last 10 years. In 2011, employees submitted ideas that resulted in more than 20 continuous improvement projects, ranging from upgrading safety gates on the mezzanine level of the building to installing dust abatement equipment on smelters, according to Angel. Florence also offered Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certified safety training to a group of 10 employees last year and is considering offering the program again in 2012. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Another key to Florence’s success is the level of employee participation, with more than 90 percent of the men and women involved in safety-related activities. The plant has a uniquely structured safety committee with rotating membership that allows any employee to participate. This ensures a fresh flow of new ideas as well as employee buy-in, Pfendt observed. 

One initiative launched during 2011 was a safety poster competition to replace the purchased safety posters traditionally displayed in the plant. “We divided the plant into teams, and each team creates and submits a poster each quarter,” Florence Safety Coordinator Chuck Haubner explained. “We’ve seen a lot of good ideas, a lot of family-oriented ideas reminding employees they are working safely for their spouses and families.” 

The President’s Safety Award is named after Lloyd B. Smith, a former chairman and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation and the great-grandson of the founder of the company. The award was established in 1954, making it the longest-running employee recognition program in company history. 

About A. O. Smith Corporation 

A. O. Smith Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, as well as water purification products for residential and light commercial applications. A. O. Smith, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., employs approximately 10,500 people at operations in the U. S., Canada, Mexico, India, China, and the Netherlands. .

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A. O. Smith Exhibits at 2012 THE PRO EXPO Presented by Pella℠ Events http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Exhibits-at-2012-THE-PRO-EXPO-Presented-by-Pella℠-Events/?blogid=211 Application 2011-04-17T15:59:26Z hotwater Ashland City, TN 2011-04-04

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith () is taking additional steps to support and educate plumbing contractors and other industry professionals this year through its participation in THE PRO EXPO Presented by Pella events. 

The water heater manufacturer will feature its entire residential high efficiency water heating line, including tankless technology. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The PRO EXPO presented by Pella () is a series of trade show-style events that unite remodelers, contractors, builders and architects. Attendees will discover timesaving strategies for working smarter, network with industry leaders, grow professionally with exclusive learning opportunities and explore the latest building products. AIA Educational credits will be offered to architects. 

The theme of this year’s show is “It’s YOUR time,” which encourages industry professionals to make the most of this challenging market through motivation and education. 

“We at A. O. Smith stand by the events’ mission, to strengthen our industry through education,” said David Chisolm, director of marketing for A. O. Smith. “We are thrilled to participate and connect with the various industries’ top professionals.” 

A. O. Smith has participated in several of the show series’ events beginning in February through its conclusion in April. The leading water heater manufacturer will exhibit at the upcoming events: 

• April 16 – Key Arena, Seattle, Wash.; 

• April 19 – USS Hornet Museum, San Francisco, Calif.; 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件• April 23 – Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, Calif. 

About A. O. Smith: 

A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn幸运飞艇燕子计划软件. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on and follow us on .

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A. O. Smith Named Vendor of the Year by WinWholesale http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Named-Vendor-of-the-Year-by-WinWholesale/?blogid=211 Application 2011-04-17T15:58:06Z hotwater Ashland City, TN 2011-04-11

Leading water heater manufacturer and marketer A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn幸运飞艇燕子计划软件) was recently honored with the title Plumbing Vendor of the Year during WinWholesale’s 2012 Annual Meeting and Vendor Showcase. 

A. O. Smith was nominated as a vendor of the year by WinWholesale locations and area leaders across the country. A. O. Smith ultimately took the top spot in the plumbing category based on its high number of nominations, representation, new product development, and its ability to maintain a strong vendor/customer relationship during its struggles with debilitating flood damage at the company’s Ashland City, Tenn., facility in 2010. Vendors of the year were also selected in the HVAC, electrical, industrial and waterworks categories. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“WinWholesale had another successful year due in part to our partnership with A. O. Smith to serve our customers,” said Jack Johnston, WinWholesale president. “They represent the best of the best among our many plumbing vendors the past year.” 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith National Account Manager Phil McAfee accepted the award from Monte Salsman, WinWholesale chief operating officer, and Eddie Gibbs, vice president of vendor relations, at an awards dinner on March 13 at Nashville’s Opryland Hotel. 

“A. O. Smith has long valued our relationship with WinWholesale,” said McAfee. “We are delighted to see that WinWholesale thinks as highly of A. O. Smith as we do of them.” 

About A. O. Smith: 

A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on and follow us on .

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A. O. Smith Featured Full Residential Offering at 2012 IBS http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Featured-Full-Residential-Offering-at-2012-IBS/?blogid=211 Derek Hollis 2011-04-13T17:05:19Z hotwater Ashland City, TN 2011-03-08

Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) recently exhibited at the 2012 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), Feb. 8–11 in Orlando, Fla. A. O. Smith was among 800 exhibitors attracting more than 50,000 attendees, making IBS the world’s largest construction show. 

A. O. Smith featured its comprehensive residential product offering on board one of the show’s most unique displays, the company’s Mobile Marketing Vehicle (MMV). The guided tour allowed show-goers to interact with each of the residential products, including the NEXT Hybrid® high efficiency gas, the Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump, the Effex® high efficiency gas, both condensing and non-condensing gas Tankless models, and the Vertex™ condensing gas water heaters, as well as A. O. Smith’s newest power vent unit, which will be available in early 2012. 

A. O. Smith also featured its Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump, Vertex™ Power Direct Vent Gas, and high efficiency gas condensing tankless water heaters in the 14th annual BUILDER Concept Home series at Orlando’s Eagle Creek community. 

Set side-by-side on a cul-de-sac, each home was built to cater to the lifestyle needs of a different demographic—Gen X, Gen Y and Gen B (Baby Boomer). Understanding that each demographic has varying hot water needs, A. O. Smith’s diverse residential portfolio offers builders a solution to meet nearly every homeowner’s needs. For the BUILDER Concept Homes, Centerline Homes, the lead builder at Eagle Creek, chose: 

• Gen X: The revolutionary A. O. Smith high efficiency Vertex™ Power Direct Vent water heater combines an advanced internal heat exchanger with 100,000 BTU input resulting in a state-of-the-art water heater with money-saving 96 percent thermal efficiency; 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件• Gen Y: The 2.3 EF ENERGY-STAR® qualified Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water heater is twice as efficient as a standard electric water heater by pulling in heat from the surrounding air and depositing it into the storage tank, allowing the heater to operate in the most efficient mode; and 

• Gen B: The A. O. Smith high efficiency gas condensing tankless water heater with 91 percent thermal efficiency, ENERGY STAR qualified and 199,000 BTU input. The unit offers improved flow rates for increased water delivery, digital interface for simple programming along with a 12-year limited warranty. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件As an added feature, the Gen B home is rendered as a comprehensive, photo-realistic virtual tour within the project. Guests can view the virtual home here. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“We at A. O. Smith are proud to have been a part of these two great events, IBS and the BUILDER Concept Home series,” said David Chisolm, marketing director for A. O. Smith. “It clearly demonstrates the wide range of water heating products that are now available. We understand that homeowners have growing demands for innovative, energy-efficient products, and our company has met these needs by offering solutions for every type of home.” 

To learn more about A. O. Smith’s water heating solutions, visit m2zx76.cn. 

About A. O. Smith: 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers our customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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A. O. Smith Enhances Value of Tankless Water Heater Purchase http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Enhances-Value-of-Tankless-Water-Heater-Purchase/?blogid=211 Derek Hollis 2011-04-13T17:03:39Z hotwater Ashland City, TN 2011-03-05

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) will increase the value of its tankless product line by including remote controllers and/or power cords with every residential tankless water heater purchase beginning in March. 

Indoor residential tankless units will come with a remote controller and power cord. Due to varying installation regulations from state to state, outdoor residential tankless units will come with a remote controller only.* 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Until recently, these water heater accessories were an additional purchase; however, A. O. Smith is making the change in order to increase the ease of installation and decrease the amount of time spent on the job site for the contractor. This added value will not affect the price of the tankless product line. 

The remote controller will make installation and maintenance easier for the contractor and homeowner alike by providing access to information that could previously only be gathered by removing the front panel of the heater. This includes the ability to adjust the water temperature and view diagnostic data such as incoming water temperature, flow rate, error code history, and total amount of BTUs run through the unit. Finally, this addition allows the contractor to leave behind an avenue for end users to interact with their appliance, giving the homeowner a level of control they have never had before. 

Previously, indoor tankless units arrived on the job site with only positive and negative leads. The inclusion of the power cord, which includes wire nuts and clamps, will decrease the amount of time preparing for installation, with an end result of more profit for the contractor. 

“At A. O. Smith, we are constantly striving to make our products more user-friendly for both the installer and the end user,” said David Chisolm, director of marketing for A. O. Smith. “We hope that this added value to our tankless product line will do just that.” New spec sheets highlighting the components added to the tankless line, as well as A. O. Smith’s new venting lineup, are available at http://m2zx76.cn/water-heaters/residential/tankless/. 

*Editor’s note: Tankless models: ATI-110, ATI-310, ATI-510, ATI-320H, and ATI-520H will come with the remote controller and power cord. Tankless models: ATO-110, ATO-301, ATO- 510, and ATO-520H will come with the remote controller only. 

About A. O. Smith: 

A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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A. O. Smith Wins Three Brand Leader Awards http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Wins-Three-Brand-Leader-Awards/?blogid=211 Derek Hollis 2011-04-13T17:02:59Z hotwater Ashland City, TN 2011-01-31

Leading residential and commercial water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) has been honored with three Brand Leader Awards in BUILDER幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 magazine’s 2012 Brand Use Study. 

The annual survey evaluated manufacturers based on four qualifications—brand familiarity, brands used in the past two years, brands used most, and brand quality. A. O. Smith was among the top two water heater manufacturers in every category, placing first in the brand quality, brands used most, and brands used in the past two years categories. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件This is A. O. Smith’s second consecutive year to earn three of the four possible awards. 

“We’re proud to see A. O. Smith’s continued success in BUILDER幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 magazine’s Brand Use Study,” said David Chisolm, director of marketing for A. O. Smith. “It’s a real testament to A. O. Smith’s commitment to leading the water heater category and providing high quality solutions for our customers.” 

The study, sponsored by BUILDER magazine publisher Hanley Wood, was conducted by Readex Research. Data was collected via a mail survey sent to 10,800 BUILDER幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 subscribers classified as a “builder, builder-developer or general contractor” during August and September 2011. The survey returned with a 29 percent response rate. 

About A. O. Smith: 

With division headquarters in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For additional information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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Ajita Rajendra Named 2012 AHRI Chairman http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Ajita-Rajendra-Named-2012-AHRI-Chairman/?blogid=211 hotwater Ashland City, TN 2011-02-07 A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) announces that President and Chief Operating Officer Ajita Rajendra has been named the 2012 Chairman of the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) ( http://www.ahrinet.org/ ).  Upon his appointment at the 2011

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Derek Hollis 2011-02-07T19:32:39Z hotwater Ashland City, TN 2011-02-07

A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn幸运飞艇燕子计划软件) announces that President and Chief Operating Officer Ajita Rajendra has been named the 2012 Chairman of the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) (). 

Upon his appointment at the 2011 AHRI Annual Meeting, Rajendra addressed the membership, identifying three important issues for AHRI in the new year. First, he called on the membership to work with industry partners to pass legislation on consensus agreements establishing new federal minimum efficiency standards for small-duct, high-velocity air conditioners and heat pump pool heaters. 

Next, Rajendra asked that the membership petition the Department of Energy to develop a new, technology neutral water heater testing procedure to correct deficiencies overlooked by the current process. By testing all water heaters on equivalent efficiency levels, a new procedure would yield more accurate and fair efficiency ratings, he said. 

Finally, Rajendra challenged the members to work together to make AHRI more credible in the United States and worldwide by standardizing its certification program to be even more stringent than the current Department of Energy certification requirements. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“I’ve had the opportunity to be a member of AHRI for several years on behalf of A. O. Smith,” said Rajendra. “I’m excited for this new level of involvement to serve our industry.” 

One of the largest trade associations in the nation, AHRI represents more than 300 HVACR industry members across the globe. Its membership accounts for more than 90 percent of the residential and commercial HVACR equipment manufactured and sold in North America. 

Rajendra’s one-year term began in November 2011. 

About A. O. Smith: 

A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers our customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.

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A. O. Smith To Be Featured In BUILDER Concept Home 2012 http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-To-Be-Featured-In-BUILDER-Concept-Home-2012/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2011-01-18 A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) announces that its Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump, Vertex™ Power Direct Vent Gas, and tankless water heaters will be featured in the 14th annual BUILDER Concept Home series debuting in February at the 2012 International BUILDER s’ Show

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Derek Hollis 2011-01-18T15:57:47Z Ashland City, TN 2011-01-18

A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) announces that its Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump, Vertex™ Power Direct Vent Gas, and tankless water heaters will be featured in the 14th annual BUILDER Concept Home series debuting in February at the 2012 International BUILDER幸运飞艇燕子计划软件s’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Fla. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Each water heater will be featured in a different home, built specifically to cater to the lifestyle needs of Gen X, Gen Y and Gen B (Baby Boomer) demographics. 

Set side-by-side on a cul-de-sac, the trio of homes will be available for free guided tours to IBS attendees, Feb. 8-11, and will serve as model homes for a 1,900-unit section of the Eagle Creek community near Orlando’s Lake Nona. As an added feature, the Gen B home is rendered as a comprehensive, photo-realistic virtual tour within the project. Guests are encouraged to register for the virtual tour at . 

The project represents a significant and market-driven shift for residential development in the current economy. “To be economically and socially viable, new master plan communities have to appeal to a broad spectrum of potential buyers with homes that take into account different lifestyle needs,” says Boyce Thompson, BUILDER magazine’s editorial director. “Homes must also be flexible enough to adapt as household circumstances change.” 

The BUILDER幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Concept Homes also showcase important shifts in development and home-design strategies, including the product applications that make the project successful. The advanced A. O. Smith technology within the homes includes: 

Gen X: 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The revolutionary A. O. Smith high efficiency Vertex™ Power Direct Vent water heater combines an advanced internal heat exchanger with 100,000 BTU input, resulting in a state-ofthe- art product with a money-saving 96 percent thermal efficiency. 

Gen Y: The latest advancement in electric water heating, the Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water heater operates by pulling heat from the surrounding air; the ENERGY STAR® qualified heater operates in its most efficient mode, with an Energy Factor of 2.3. 

Gen B: The A. O. Smith condensing tankless water heating technology offers the peak in performance and efficiency in the tankless category. With improved flow rates for increased water delivery, optional remote temperature controllers and a full line of accessories, it is ENERGY STAR® qualified and comes with a 12-year warranty. 

“We at A. O. Smith are proud to be a part of the BUILDER幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Concept Home series,” said David Chisolm, marketing director for A. O. Smith. “It clearly demonstrates the wide range of water heating products that are now available. We understand that homeowners have growing demands for innovative, energy-efficient products, and our company has met these needs by offering solutions for every type of home.” 

BUILDER commissioned a prestigious project team for the 2012 Concept Home. The BUILDER, Centerline Homes, is the largest private BUILDER幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 in Southern Florida. Woodley Architectural Group, Inc., of Littleton, Colo., designed the Gen Y and Gen B homes, while Canin Associates of Orlando designed the Gen X home and provided the landscape plan for the project. Kay Green Design, Inc., also based in Orlando, will be responsible for the interior design and merchandising of all three homes. Emerson International, Inc. is the development partner. 

About A. O. Smith: 

With division headquarters in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn

About BUILDER

Published by Hanley Wood, BUILDER is the leading brand in residential construction and serves as the magazine of the National Association of Home BUILDERs (NAHB). For more than three decades, BUILDER has provided essential news, information and resources about products, technologies, trends, regulatory requirements and best practices to help home building professionals navigate challenges for success. With an integrated media platform encompassing print, online and in-person, BUILDER is a trusted source for top BUILDER幸运飞艇燕子计划软件s, architects and other industry professionals across the country.  

About Hanley Wood: 

Hanley Wood is a leading business-to-business media company focused on the residential, commercial construction and design industries. Its diverse portfolio includes magazines, websites, e-newsletters, exhibitions and conferences, custom marketing and data services. Hanley Wood is comprised of four operating platforms: Media, which publishes more than 20 magazines, including BUILDER magazine, along with related websites, e-newsletters, and conferences; Exhibitions, which produces marquee events that bring residential and commercial construction professionals face-to-face with manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and service providers; Market Intelligence, which collects and aggregates proprietary data sets that capture hundreds of pieces of profile and material information about housing developments in more than 750 housing markets; and Marketing, which plans, creates, and executes strategic and integrated marketing solutions for its clients. .

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A. O. Smith Launches Mobile Application for Plumbers and Contractors http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Launches-Mobile-Application-for-Plumbers-and-Contractors/?blogid=211 hotwater Ashland City, Tennessee 2011-01-12   A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) announces the launch of the A. O. Smith Warranty Check app, a unique mobile phone application for the Apple iPhone and Google Android phone developed exclusively for A. O. Smith brand water heaters.   Designed sp

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Derek Hollis 2011-01-17T15:24:44Z hotwater Ashland City, Tennessee 2011-01-12

A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) announces the launch of the A. O. Smith Warranty Check 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件app, a unique mobile phone application for the Apple iPhone® and Google Android™ phone developed exclusively for A. O. Smith brand water heaters.

Designed specifically for contractors and plumbers, the app will allow plumbing professionals to easily check water heaters in the field for warranty information and product details on both residential and commercial products.

“The iPhone and Android have created a huge demand for on-the-go information from homeowners and professionals,” said Matt Southards, senior manager of digital marketing and strategy for A. O. Smith. “As an industry leader, we want to provide our plumbing professionals with easy access to critical information from remote locations.”

Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are the most common smartphone operating systems, with a combined user base of over 65 million people in the United States. Of these, more than half reported downloading apps in 2010. The heaviest trends are consumer based with games, weather and GPS apps. However, multiple industries are catching on and designing mobile technologies and apps for customers and business professionals, including banking, healthcare and manufacturing.

The A. O. Smith Warranty Check app is just one of the ways the company continues its commitment to innovation and evolving technologies.

“If something makes my job a little easier and gives me the information I need as quickly as possible, it’s definitely something worth using, and the Warranty Check app does just that,” says Petros Floros of Floros Plumbing & Heating of Melrose, Mass. “By using the app, I can find out if my customer’s water heater is under warranty. It’s a great use of technology to get warranty information fast.”

The A. O. Smith Warranty Check幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 app is available for free download for the iPhone, iPad and Android phones. The app can be downloaded from:

  • A. O. Smith’s website - ;
  • Apple App Store – ; or
  • Android Market -  

To stay up to date with other A. O. Smith industry news and other tech-focused company advancements, go to m2zx76.cn.

About A. O. Smith: 

A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers our customers an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn. For the most up-to-date industry news, Like us on and Follow us on .
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Former A. O. Smith CEO Thomas Dolan dies at age 84 http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Former-A--O--Smith-CEO-Thomas-Dolan-dies-at-age-84/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 corporate Milwaukee, Wis. 2011-01-02 Thomas I. Dolan, who served as chairman and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation from 1984 until 1989, died on Dec. 25 at the age of 84.  Dolan joined A. O. Smith as a senior vice president in 1980 after a 30-year career in the home appliance industr

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Derek Hollis 2011-01-04T20:26:31Z corporate Milwaukee, Wis. 2011-01-02

Thomas I. Dolan, who served as chairman and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation from 1984 until 1989, died on Dec. 25 at the age of 84. 

Dolan joined A. O. Smith as a senior vice president in 1980 after a 30-year career in the home appliance industry. He was responsible for the company’s consumer products division which included residential and commercial water heaters, as well as the former A. O. Smith Harvestore Products Company subsidiary. In 1981, he was named head of all major product divisions of the company and the following year was elected president, chief operating officer, and a member of the company’s board of directors. 

In July 1984, he was elected chairman and chief executive officer of the company, succeeding Lloyd B. Smith, the great-grandson of the founder of A. O. Smith. Dolan was the second non-Smith family member to lead the company. He was chief executive officer of the company until 1989 and was chairman of the board until 1992. He remained a member of the board of directors until retiring in 1996. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“Tom Dolan led A. O. Smith during one of the most challenging periods in its history,” Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paul W. Jones said. “The country was suffering through back-to-back recessions, and the domestic automotive industry (at the time A. O. Smith’s largest business) was going through an extensive restructuring.” 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“Tom not only returned the company to profitability, he created the foundation for our subsequent success and growth.” 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件While in Milwaukee, Dolan was active in a number of community organizations, serving as a director of the Medical College of Milwaukee, a corporation member of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, a member of the board of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, and as a member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee. In 1987, he served as campaign chairman of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee. 

He also was a director of the First Wisconsin National Bank (now US Bank), a trustee of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, a member of the executive committee of the Machinery and Allied Products Institute, a council member of the International Executive Service Corps, a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Business Roundtable and the Business Council. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Prior to joining A. O. Smith, Dolan spent 30 years with White Consolidated Industries or its predecessor companies. He rose from an entry-level engineer to become president of the company’s Kelvinator subsidiary before being named a senior group vice president of White Consolidated. In his last position at White Consolidated, he was responsible for a portion of the company’s appliance operations including refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, laundry equipment, gas and electric ranges. 

Dolan was a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in industrial/mechanical engineering. 

About A. O. Smith Corporation:  

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, as well as water purification products for residential and light commercial applications. A. O. Smith, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., employs approximately 10,500 people at operations in the U. S., Canada, Mexico, India, China, and the Netherlands.

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Rajendra elected to A. O. Smith Board of Directors http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Rajendra-elected-to-A--O--Smith-Board-of-Directors/?blogid=211 corporate Milwaukee, Wis. 2010-12-13 A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced that President and Chief Operating Officer Ajita G. Rajendra has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors.  Rajendra was named president of the Milwaukee-based water technology company in August. He is res

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Derek Hollis 2010-12-13T22:03:10Z corporate Milwaukee, Wis. 2010-12-13

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced that President and Chief Operating Officer Ajita G. Rajendra has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors. 

Rajendra was named president of the Milwaukee-based water technology company in August. He is responsible for A. O. Smith’s water heater operations in North America, China, Europe, and India as well as the company’s water purification business in China and the recently acquired Lochinvar business. 

Rajendra joined A. O. Smith as president of its Water Products Company in January 2005. He was named an executive vice president of the corporation in 2006. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Prior to joining A. O. Smith, Rajendra was senior vice president of Kennametal, Inc., of Latrobe, Pa., a manufacturer of industrial cutting tools. He began his career in 1978 with Corning Incorporated, Corning, N.Y., holding a wide range of financial and executive management positions including director of the company's Retail Operations, business director of the Corning Cookware division, and president of the Revere Ware Corporation. 

Rajendra is a member of the Board of Directors of Donaldson Company, a manufacturer of filtration products headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. He was recently elected to a one-year term as chairman of the Air-conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), one of the largest trade organizations in the nation. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporation, with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China.

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Johnson City First A. O. Smith Plant To Earn LEED Certification http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Johnson-City-First-A--O--Smith-Plant-To-Earn-LEED-Certification/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 corporate johnson City, TN 2010-11-17 A long-term, comprehensive approach to efficiency and sustainability culminated this month with A. O. Smith’s manufacturing facility in Johnson City, Tenn., earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification.  Johnson City is the fi

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Derek Hollis 2010-11-18T17:05:29Z corporate Johnson City, TN 2010-11-17

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A long-term, comprehensive approach to efficiency and sustainability culminated this month with A. O. Smith’s manufacturing facility in Johnson City, Tenn., earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification. 

Johnson City is the first A. O. Smith facility awarded LEED certification. To achieve LEED certification, given by the U. S. Green Building Council, a facility’s operation and maintenance must meet specific standards in energy efficiency, environmentally responsible business practices, and maintaining a healthy work environment. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“This certification is the result of more than five years of work by the Johnson City team to reduce energy and water consumption, improve efficiency, and reduce cost,” said Ajita G. Rajendra, president and chief operating officer of A. O. Smith Corporation. “It demonstrates the team’s commitment to operating to world-class standards in every facet of the business.” 

“Earning LEED certification of an existing building is a significant achievement because it’s generally easier to design these features into new construction,” observed Johnson City Director of Operations Andy Demski. “We knew our programs compared favorably with other plants; we wanted to see how good we were when measured by national standards.” 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Among the short-term and long-term initiatives that enabled Johnson City to earn the LEED certification were: 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件• Reducing water usage for compressed air cooling by $80,000 per year; 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件• Reducing the annual water usage in restrooms by 25 percent per year; 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件• Efficient lighting and ventilation systems that resulted in annual electricity savings of more than $40,000; 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件• A “green” cleaning program that reduced chemical costs by $5,000; 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件• A long-term recycling program that has achieved cost savings of more than $30,000 per year. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件In its submission to the Green Building Council, the plant listed its lighting and ventilation system and water usage programs as “innovative practices.” The Johnson City team customized a purchased software package to automate the building’s ventilation system. A series of 17 temperature sensors throughout the building enable staff to monitor and control the system to deliver improved efficiency. 

The system has enabled the plant to reduce its energy consumption as well as the amount of water required for its air cooling compressors. 

The lighting system in the facility, including the office area, has received a major upgrade over the last several years. In the factory, the team installed fixtures that last three times as long as conventional lighting, require less maintenance, and use less energy. The 400 overhead lights are connected to a lighting control system that monitors the entire overhead lighting system and reduces the number of lights illuminated based on the operation’s work schedule. 

In the office area, Johnson City reduced the number of bulbs by 25 percent, installed more energy-efficient lighting, and installed motion sensors with timers. The sensors help reduce the amount of time lights are left on during off hours. 

The Johnson City team plans to use the findings from the LEED certification process to identify new opportunities to save energy and money, according to John Dreher, manager of manufacturing engineering. 

“From what we have learned from LEED, we expect to cut the amount of electricity used to compress air by $80,000 per year through improved monitoring and controls,” he noted. “We also expect to further reduce water usage by 50 percent through the use of recycled water in the facility.” 

Earlier this year, the Johnson City facility earned an ENERGY STAR® rating, which ranks it among the top 25 percent of energy-efficient buildings in the U.S. 

The 470,000-square-foot Johnson City facility manufactures residential and light commercial gas and electric water heaters. 

About A. O. Smith Corporation:  

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2010 sales of nearly $1.5 billion, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, as well as water purification products for residential and light commercial applications. A. O. Smith, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., employs approximately 10,500 people at operations in the U. S., Canada, Mexico, India, China, and the Netherlands.

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A. O. Smith Expands the High Efficiency Revolution Tour http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Expands-the-High-Efficiency-Revolution-Tour/?blogid=211 hotwater Ashland City, TN 2010-10-21 A. O. Smith’s High Efficiency Revolution Tour ( m2zx76.cn ) has been remodeled. In October, the High Efficiency Mobile Marketing Vehicle (MMV) took a break from its nationwide tour to expand the product offering on display inside the mobile showroom.  For t

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Derek Hollis 2010-10-27T16:24:40Z hotwater Ashland City, TN 2010-10-21

A. O. Smith’s High Efficiency Revolution Tour (m2zx76.cn) has been remodeled. In October, the High Efficiency Mobile Marketing Vehicle (MMV) took a break from its nationwide tour to expand the product offering on display inside the mobile showroom. 

For the past nine months, the A. O. Smith High Efficiency Revolution Tour has traveled the country visiting plumbing distributors. At each stop, contractors, plumbers, specifying engineers, builders and consumers have been invited to tour the MMV for a unique look at A. O. Smith’s high efficiency line of products. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith has added two new units to the MMV, completing the residential product offering on display. The new additions include a conventional vent gas model with the new electronic gas valve as well as A. O. Smith’s newest product, a power vent unit, which will be available in 2012. 

The High Efficiency Revolution Tour will continue to feature its original line-up of A. O. Smith’s innovative high efficiency products, including the NEXT Hybrid® High Efficiency Gas, the Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump, the Effex® High Efficiency Gas, Tankless and the Vertex™ Condensing Gas water heaters. These, along with the new standard units, will be on display throughout the High Efficiency Revolution Tour in an interactive learning environment. 

After the renovation, the new all-inclusive High Efficiency Revolution Tour will pick up in Illinois. The 2011 tour will run through Dec. 9 and will resume in January 2012 in the Southeast. The tour schedule can be found at m2zx76.cn/MMV

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company: 

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Launches New Line of Commercial Water Heaters http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Launches-New-Line-of-Commercial-Water-Heaters/?blogid=211 hotwater ASHLAND CITY, TENN 2010-09-20 Today, A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) announced the launch of its new line of XP Boilers and XP Automatic Circulating Water Heaters for large-volume commercial applications. Designed for versatility and energy savings, these units bring together touchscreen simpl

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Derek Hollis 2010-09-20T21:55:36Z hotwater ASHLAND CITY, TENN 2010-09-20

Today, A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) announced the launch of its new line of XP Boilers and XP Automatic Circulating Water Heaters for large-volume commercial applications. Designed for versatility and energy savings, these units bring together touchscreen simplicity and high-efficiency operation, along with A. O. Smith’s reputation for reliability. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件With a combination of innovative control features and modulating capabilities, XP represents the latest in high-efficiency fully condensing boilers from A. O. Smith, offering high outputs for demanding applications ranging from 920,000 to 3.4 million Btu/hr. XP models are designed to be used in both hydronic and potable hot water applications such as large-volume, full-service hotels and high-rise apartment complexes as well as resorts, government buildings, schools, and hospitals. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“A. O. Smith is committed to moving the industry forward in energy efficiency, introducing new options that meet a comprehensive range of commercial applications in order to reduce utility bills and power demand,” said A. O. Smith President and Chief Operating Officer Ajita Rajendra. “Our brand promise is energy-efficient products, and we’re delivering on that promise once again with the XP product line.” 

XP models are equipped with state-of-the-art stainless steel heat exchanger technology, which can achieve thermal efficiencies of up to 99 percent when used in low-temperature applications. The multi-pass/multi-burner heat exchanger is designed to optimize efficiency and minimize operating costs with every heating cycle. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Each unit features fully modulating burners with a turndown ratio of up to 20:1, which allows an unprecedented range of load-equalizing firing rates. XP models take temperature management to new levels of comfort and fuel efficiency by matching exact boiler output to the building’s needs or requirements. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件In addition, XP models have top-of-the-line control features with a touchscreen user interface. The control operates each of the burners as a separate boiler, which means that it is able to send error messages about problems with one burner while activating another – thus preventing system shutdowns. 

To learn more about the innovative technology from A. O. Smith and the new line of XP Boilers and XP Automatic Circulating Water Heaters, visit m2zx76.cn

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company: 

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Completes Aquisition of Lochinvar Corporation http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Completes-Aquisition-of-Lochinvar-Corporation/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 corporate MILWAUKEE, Wis. 2010-08-29 A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Lochinvar Corporation. The purchase price of the acquisition was approximately $418 million which was funded from A. O. Smith’s cash and revolving credit facility.  A. O. Smith

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Derek Hollis 2010-08-30T18:40:26Z corporate MILWAUKEE, Wis. 2010-08-29

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Lochinvar Corporation. The purchase price of the acquisition was approximately $418 million which was funded from A. O. Smith’s cash and revolving credit facility. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith received notification earlier today from the Federal Trade Commission that it had terminated the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period pertaining to the transaction. 

Privately held Lochinvar is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency boilers used in commercial and residential hydronic heating and hot water applications. A. O. Smith expects the acquisition to be accretive to earnings per share in the amount of approximately $.10 in the fourth quarter of 2011, excluding one-time purchase accounting charges and professional fees related to the acquisition, and in the range of $.40 to $.50 per share in 2012. 

“The addition of Lochinvar represents an excellent fit with our strategy to become a leading global water technology company,” Paul Jones, chairman and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation, said in announcing the completion of the sale transaction. 

“Lochinvar is a well-known and widely respected brand in our industry, and their emphasis on energy efficient products, world-class quality, and outstanding customer service fit well with our existing water heater business.”

“We’re excited about the opportunity to grow the Lochinvar business, both domestically and outside of the U. S.,” he continued. 

Forward-looking statements 

This release contains statements that the company believes are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “forecast,” “guidance” or words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated as of the date of this release. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these expectations include, among other things, the following: difficulties in integrating the Lochinvar acquisition or achieving the stated accretion, cost synergies and/or global expansion opportunities; weakening in the high efficiency boiler market or slowdown in the transition from non-condensing to condensing boilers; the ability to execute our acquisition strategy; significant volatility in raw material prices; competitive pressures on the company’s businesses; inability to implement pricing actions; instability in the company’s water products markets; further weakening in housing construction; further weakening in commercial construction; timing of any recoveries in housing or commercial construction; a slowdown in the Chinese economy; adverse general economic conditions and capital market deterioration; and the impact of accounting for acquisitions on the company’s financial statements. Forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release, and the company is under no obligation to update these statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributed to the company, or persons acting on its behalf, are qualified entirely by these cautionary statements. 

A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2010 sales of nearly $1.5 billion, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and -more- China, as well as water purification products for residential and light commercial applications. A. O. Smith, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., employs approximately 10,500 people at operations in the U. S., Canada, Mexico, India, China, and the Netherlands.

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A. O. Smith Awarded GSA Contract Schedule http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Awarded-GSA-Contract-Schedule/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2010-08-25 A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) has entered into a contract with the U. S. General Services Administration (GSA). A. O. Smith’s new contract will allow the water heater manufacturer to easily interact with federal, state and local government agencies in need of c

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Derek Hollis 2010-08-26T18:55:40Z hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2010-08-25

A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn幸运飞艇燕子计划软件) has entered into a contract with the U. S. General Services Administration (GSA). A. O. Smith’s new contract will allow the water heater manufacturer to easily interact with federal, state and local government agencies in need of commercial water heaters and boilers. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Typically, GSA contracts are open-ended, five-year agreements listing negotiated pricing on specified products. GSA schedules are the preferred purchasing method as they allow government buyers to save time by making purchases through a pre-approved list of suppliers. A. O. Smith was added to the GSA schedule after an extensive approval process. 

Government agencies can now purchase A. O. Smith products via the GSA Advantage website, . A. O. Smith’s GSA listing includes more than 50 of its best-selling commercial units, including Cyclone® and Master-Fit® commercial gas and Gold Series commercial electric water heaters, as well as Genesis® and VF™ gas boilers. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Sales from GSA schedules were estimated at $38.8 billion during the 2010 fiscal year. 

“A. O. Smith is thrilled to have entered this contract with GSA,” said Matt Schulz, senior product manager for A. O. Smith. “This agreement will not only prove beneficial for A. O. Smith, but will also ensure that our government agencies are getting the water heating products that meet their performance and energy saving requirements.” 

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company:  

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Expands Line of Condensing Tankless Water Heaters http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Expands-Line-of-Condensing-Tankless-Water-Heaters/?blogid=211  

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Derek Hollis 2010-08-23T19:14:45Z hotwater ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2010-08-23

A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) has announced the expansion of its already extensive offering of tankless water heaters. This new addition makes A. O. Smith’s product offering one of the most comprehensive in the industry. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The new 180,000 BTU condensing tankless models are available in natural gas or propane as well as indoor and outdoor configurations. Like all of A. O. Smith’s residential tankless models, the new units are ENERGY STAR® qualified and come with a 12-year limited warranty. 

The new models offer continuous flow rates of up to eight gallons per minute. They use highly efficient condensing technology, which allows the units to operate with a .91 Energy Factor. These high efficiency units will not only save homeowner’s money in energy costs, they also use inexpensive PVC venting and are federal tax credit eligible. 

Both plumbing contractors and homeowners will appreciate the new units’ easy-to-read built-in display, which shows temperature, diagnostics and error messages. The units also offer an optional remote temperature controller and a full line of accessories. 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“A. O. Smith is proud to offer a water heating solution for virtually every application,” said Sandy DeWald, product manager for A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “The addition of the 180,000 BTU condensing tankless models allows us to further address our customers’ needs for more energy efficient products.” 

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company: 

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Names Rajendra President, Chief Operating Officer http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Names-Rajendra-President,-Chief-Operating-Officer/?blogid=211 corporate MILWAUKEE, Wis. 2010-08-19 A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced that Ajita G. Rajendra has been named president and chief operating officer, effective Sept 1. Rajendra will be responsible for A. O. Smith’s water heater operations in North America, China, Europe, and India as

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Derek Hollis 2010-08-19T21:42:35Z corporate MILWAUKEE, Wis. 2010-08-19

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced that Ajita G. Rajendra has been named president and chief operating officer, effective Sept 1.

Rajendra will be responsible for A. O. Smith’s water heater operations in North America, China, Europe, and India as well as the company’s water purification business in China. The $1.5 billion business has 17 manufacturing plants around the world and employs approximately 10,000 people.

In addition, Rajendra will be responsible for the Lochinvar global boiler business, once the acquisition of that company is complete. He also will oversee A. O. Smith’s global technology centers focused on research, development, and product engineering, and the corporation’s information technology function.

“With his extensive experience, in-depth knowledge of our business, and passionate interest in customer satisfaction, Ajita Rajendra is the ideal person to take on this challenging new assignment,” Paul W. Jones, chairman and chief executive officer, said in making the announcement. “Under his leadership, our Water Products Company has achieved record sales and profitability. He has been instrumental in growing our market share in China and entering the important India water heater market.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Jones will remain chairman and chief executive officer and will continue to lead the business transformation to a global water technology company. In addition to operations under Rajendra, Jones will retain responsibility for the corporation’s finance, human resources, legal, and corporate development areas.

Rajendra joined A. O. Smith as president of its Water Products Company in January 2005. He was named an executive vice president of the corporation in 2006.

Rajendra has held a wide range of finance, operations, marketing, and executive management positions throughout his 35-year career. Prior to joining A. O. Smith, he was senior vice president of Kennametal, Inc., of Latrobe, Pa., a manufacturer of industrial cutting tools.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Rajendra holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Rajendra is a member of the Board of Directors of Donaldson Company, a manufacturer of filtration products headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn.

A. O. Smith Corporation, with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China.

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A. O. Smith and PHCC Educational Foundation Award College Scholarships http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-and-PHCC-Educational-Foundation-Award-College-Scholarships/?blogid=211 hotwater Falls Church, VA 2010-08-16 Today A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heatingcooling related studies. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation administers the scholarship program and i

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Derek Hollis 2010-08-16T14:51:02Z hotwater Falls Church, VA 2010-08-16

Today A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn幸运飞艇燕子计划软件) announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heatingcooling related studies.

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation administers the scholarship program and is responsible for selecting the award winners. The scholarship program is designed to attract the new talent essential to the future of the plumbing and HVACR industry.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The 2011 scholarship recipients are Katie Burns of Social Circle, Ga., and Megan Schroeder of Maple Grove, Minn.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Katie Burns has enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., pursuing a degree in business management. Her aspirations are to own and run the family plumbing business, which has been in the Burns family since 1920. Katie will be the fourth generation to work in the industry, hoping to expand the business’s reach to a wider clientele.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Megan Schroeder has enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Her interests lie mainly with creating applications for renewable energy technologies and conservation strategies that protect the planet and preserve energy. While working with her father, Jon Schroeder, Megan has learned about some of the industry’s new processes and products available to residential and commercial applications.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“For eight consecutive years, A. O. Smith has supported the future leaders of the PHCC industry with annual collegiate scholarships. We are proud to sponsor these qualified and talented students in their pursuit of a career within our industry,” said A. O. Smith Brand Manager David Chisolm.

To qualify for a PHCC Educational Foundation scholarship (), students must submit a detailed application including a letter of recommendation from an active member of the PHCC – National Association and enroll in a plumbing-heating-cooling related course of study or apprentice program such as business management, construction management or science specializing in mechanical construction or mechanical engineering.

About A. O. Smith  

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

About PHCC Educational Foundation  

The PHCC Educational Foundation, a partnership of contractors, manufacturers, and wholesalers, was founded in 1987 to serve the plumbing-heating-cooling industry by preparing contractors and their employees to meet the challenges of a constantly changing marketplace. Students interested in pursuing a career in the plumbing or HVACR professions are invited to visit for information on 2012 scholarships.

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A. O. Smith’s Johnson City Plant First To Earn ENERGY STAR® Certification http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-s-Johnson-City-Plant-First-To-Earn-ENERGY-STAR®-Certification/?blogid=211 hotwater Milwaukee, Wis. 2010-03-22 A. O. Smith’s water heater plant in Johnson City, Tenn., has become the first company facility—and one of the few facilities in Tennessee—to earn ENERGY STAR® certification. To qualify, a building’s energy efficiency must rank in the top 25 percent nationwide comp

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Derek Hollis 2010-08-03T14:46:00Z corporate Milwaukee, Wis. 2010-03-22

A. O. Smith’s water heater plant in Johnson City, Tenn., has become the first company facility—and one of the few facilities in Tennessee—to earn ENERGY STAR® certification.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件To qualify, a building’s energy efficiency must rank in the top 25 percent nationwide compared with similar facilities. The rankings are based on the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Energy Performance Rating System. Johnson City received a rating of 82 on the 100-point ENERGY STAR performance scale; a building that scores 75 or higher is eligible for the certification.

The 470,000-square-foot Johnson City facility did not set out originally to obtain the ENERGY STAR certification according to Director of Operations Andy Demski. Instead, it was looking at long-term initiatives to reduce the building’s energy and water consumption.

“We saw this as a strategic blueprint to help steer projects toward a specific objective of improved efficiency and reducing the cost of energy and water in the building,” he observed. “We already had an aggressive recycling program in place; this fits in under that umbrella.”

The primary areas of focus in the plant were lighting, heating, ventilation, and water usage.

The water heater facility’s ventilation system consists of a series of air make-up units that heat and cool the facility. In cooling mode, the make-up units and fans deliver fresh air from outdoors into the operation. The make-up units also have burners that allow the system to circulate heated air in cooler weather.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Johnson City team customized a purchased software package to automate the building’s ventilation system. A series of 17 temperature sensors throughout the building enable staff to monitor and control the system to deliver improved efficiency.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The lighting system in the facility, including the office area has received a major upgrade over the last several years. In the factory, the team installed fixtures that last three times as long as conventional lighting, require less maintenance, and use less energy. The 400 overhead lights are connected to a lighting control system that monitors the entire overhead lighting system and reduces the number of lights illuminated based on the operation’s work schedule.

In the office area, Johnson City reduced the number of bulbs by 25 percent, installed more energy-efficient lighting, and installed motion sensors with timers. The sensors help reduce the amount of time lights are left on during off hours.

Johnson City also has reduced water consumption by installing “flushless” bathroom fixtures in the office area restrooms, and next year the team plans to investigate using recycled gray water in most restrooms.

Demski is aware that reducing energy consumption has indirect, positive effects on the environment as well. “Reducing energy consumption also reduces greenhouse gas emissions (from power plants),” he noted.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The EPA introduced the ENERGY STAR certification in 1992 and awarded the first building with the ENERGY STAR designation in 1999. According to the EPA’s website, there are 12,600 commercial buildings in the U.S. that have earned the designation. Commercial buildings are responsible for 20 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions in this country, according to the EPA.

The Johnson City plant manufactures residential and light commercial water heaters. It is part of A. O. Smith Water Products Company, North America’s leading manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating equipment.

About A. O. Smith Corporation:  

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporation, with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide.

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A. O. Smith To Acquire Lochinvar Corporation http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-To-Acquire-Lochinvar-Corporation/?blogid=211 MILWAUKEE, WIS. 2010-07-19 A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lochinvar Corporation of Lebanon, Tenn., for $418 million and will not assume Lochinvar’s existing debt. Privately held Lochinvar is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency bo

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Aaric Pittman 2010-07-20T15:33:10Z corporate 2010-07-19

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lochinvar Corporation of Lebanon, Tenn., for $418 million and will not assume Lochinvar’s existing debt.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Privately held Lochinvar is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency boilers used in commercial and residential hydronic heating and hot water applications. A. O. Smith expects the acquisition to be accretive to earnings per share in the amount of approximately $.10 in the fourth quarter of 2011, excluding one-time purchase accounting charges and professional fees related to the acquisition, and in the range of $.40 to $.50 per share in 2012. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2011, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory review.

“This acquisition fits squarely within our stated strategy to expand our core product offering with new technologies, which emphasize high-efficiency products that can be applied globally,” Paul W. Jones, chairman and chief executive officer, observed. “This is a significant first step in growing our diversified global water heating platform and the beginning of the redeployment of the proceeds from the sale of our Electrical Products Company.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件For the 12 months ended June 30, 2011, Lochinvar recorded sales of approximately $200 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $45 million. The purchase price represents an adjusted multiple of 7.5 times EBITDA when taking into account the estimated $80 million of tax benefits that A. O. Smith will receive as a result of treating the transaction as a purchase of assets for tax purposes. In addition to the fixed purchase price, privately held Lochinvar’s shareholders could earn up to an additional $35 million if certain revenue objectives are achieved by November 2012. A.O. Smith expects to achieve approximately $10 to $15 million of annual synergies over the next few years from purchasing economies and potential global expansion opportunities.

“The addition of Lochinvar expands our product offering and gives us access to proven high efficiency boiler technology,” Ajita G. Rajendra, president of A. O. Smith Water Products Company, said. “The $1.1 billion North American boiler industry is in the midst of a transition to the new high-efficiency condensing technology, which we believe is growing several times faster than GDP,” he continued. “We expect high-efficiency boiler products to continue to grow at an accelerated rate for the foreseeable future.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“We also believe there are significant growth opportunities in regions outside of North America, especially in China, for Lochinvar’s higher-efficiency boilers, as more commercial customers seek ways to save energy and reduce operating costs,” Rajendra pointed out. “This opportunity becomes even more compelling when we couple Lochinvar’s leading technology with A. O. Smith’s many years of experience, strong water heater manufacturing platform and prominent brand in China.”

“Lochinvar represents an excellent fit because of their complementary products and commitment to product engineering and technology leadership,” Rajendra observed. “And, they share our commitment to the highest levels of product quality and customer satisfaction. The Lochinvar plant and technical facility in Lebanon, Tenn., are best-in-class operations, and we are excited about the future for this campus. Lochinvar has built a strong team internally and a strong group of sales representatives. We are enthused about their becoming part of the A. O. Smith team.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件William L. Vallett, Jr., chief executive officer and president of Lochinvar, commented, “We are extremely excited about the potential benefits of combining with such a logical partner like A. O. Smith and the future prospects for our employees, customers and suppliers.”

Highlights of the transaction:

Access to higher growth, energy efficient technology and product line expansion:幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Pro forma A. O. Smith sales in 2010 increase 12 percent to approximately $1.7 billion, based on Lochinvar’s sales of approximately $180 million. Lochinvar’s sales have grown at a rate of eight percent for the last five years, and A. O. Smith’s management believes that this growth rate will continue for the foreseeable future. In the last year, approximately two-thirds of Lochinvar’s residential and commercial boiler revenues have come from its well known lines of high-efficiency, condensing products. In addition, the North American commercial boiler industry is currently split between hydronic heating applications and hot water applications, and A. O. Smith currently sells very few hydronic heating systems. Given its leading technology position and presence in this segment, Lochinvar will serve as the foundation for A. O. Smith’s global residential and commercial boiler platform.

Value creation and synergy opportunities: A. O. Smith expects annual synergies from purchasing economies and potential global expansion opportunities to be $10 to $15 million in the next few years.

Financing and financial targets:幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Management expects to fund the $418 million purchase price with a combination of cash and debt, which it expects to borrow under its $425 million revolving credit facility. A. O. Smith believes the transaction will achieve management’s financial targets by delivering full-year earnings accretion of $.40 to $.50 per share in 2012 and a return in excess of the company’s cost of capital in the first year after completing the acquisition.

Lochinvar’s product offerings are highly complementary to A. O. Smith’s and include: residential and commercial high-efficiency condensing and non-condensing boilers, residential and commercial water heaters, indirect water heaters, storage tanks, solar thermal commercial water heaters, and commercial and residential pool and spa heaters.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Lochinvar’s manufacturing and product engineering operations are located in Tennessee. The purchase also includes Lochinvar Ltd., the company’s United Kingdom-based subsidiary.

About A. O. Smith Corporation:  

A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2010 sales of nearly $1.5 billion, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, as well as water purification products for residential and light commercial applications. A. O. Smith, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., employs approximately 10,000 people at operations in the U. S., Canada, Mexico, India, China, and the Netherlands.

A. O. Smith will broadcast a live conference call at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) Tuesday, July 19. The call can be heard on the company’s web site, www.aosmith.com. An audio replay of the call will be available on the company’s web site after the live event.

Forward-looking statements  

This release contains statements that the company believes are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “forecast,” “guidance” or words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated as of the date of this release. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these expectations include, among other things, the following: the failure to receive, on a timely basis or otherwise, the required approvals from the government or regulatory agencies (including the terms of such approvals) for the sale of Electrical Products Company or the Lochinvar acquisition; the risk that a condition to closing of the sale of Electrical Products Company or the purchase of Lochinvar may not be satisfied;; difficulties in integrating the Lochinvar acquisition or achieving the stated accretion, cost synergies and/or global expansion opportunities; weakening in the high efficiency boiler market or slowdown in the transition from non-condensing to condensing boilers; the ability to execute our acquisition strategy; significant volatility in raw material prices; competitive pressures on the company’s businesses; inability to implement pricing actions; instability in the company’s water products markets; further weakening in housing construction; further weakening in commercial construction; timing of any recoveries in housing or commercial construction; a slowdown in the Chinese economy; adverse general economic conditions and capital market deterioration; and the impact of accounting for acquisitions on the company’s financial statements. Forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release, and the company is under no obligation to update these statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributed to the company, or persons acting on its behalf, are qualified entirely by these cautionary statements. 

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Neal appointed to Customs and Border Protection advisory group http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Neal-appointed-to-Customs-and-Border-Protection-advisory-group/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Milwaukee, Wis. 2010-04-04 Kathleen Neal, director of trade compliance for A. O. Smith Corporation, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection. Neal was one of 20 professionals appointed to a two-year term on the COAC by Treasur

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Derek Hollis 2010-07-20T15:27:57Z Milwaukee, Wis. 2010-04-04

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Kathleen Neal, director of trade compliance for A. O. Smith Corporation, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection.

Neal was one of 20 professionals appointed to a two-year term on the COAC by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

The COAC advises the secretaries of the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security on the commercial operations of Customs and Border Protection and related Department of Homeland Security functions.

“This appointment is a huge honor for me,” Neal said. “I'm looking forward to representing the perspective of an importer with global production facilities to the group. In addition, I can bring the unique perspective of living and working in the El Paso/Juarez area.”

Neal joined A. O. Smith as its director of trade compliance in May 2001 and has been instrumental in the company’s securing Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Tier III status, the highest status offered to an importing company.

A licensed customs broker, Neal has more than 20 years of experience in customs and supply chain logistics.

She has served as chairperson of the Border Trade Alliance, a nonprofit organization involved with key issues affecting trade and economic development in North America. She is a longtime board member of the El Paso Foreign Trade Association and has served as vice president of the West Texas-New Mexico Customs Brokers Association and as secretary of the International Organization for Secure Commerce.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件This is the 12th biennial term of the COAC advisory group. The group’s first meeting is scheduled for April 12 in Washington, D.C.

A. O. Smith Corporation, with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China.

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A. O. Smith Rewards Hardworking Students with PCA Scholarship http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Rewards-Hardworking-Students-with-PCA-Scholarship/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2010-07-14 Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (http://m2zx76.cn) has announced the Professional Contractor Association (PCA) Scholarship recipients for the 2011–12 academic school year. A. O. Smith awarded a total of $20,000 to 10 finalists. “At A. O. Smith, we unders

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Derek Hollis 2010-07-18T15:26:47Z Ashland City, TN 2010-07-14

Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (http://m2zx76.cn) has announced the Professional Contractor Association (PCA) Scholarship recipients for the 2011–12 academic school year. A. O. Smith awarded a total of $20,000 to 10 finalists.

“At A. O. Smith, we understand the importance of education and all of the opportunity it provides,” said Mike Parker, vice president of marketing at A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “A. O. Smith is proud to help these students in their quests for higher education, and the PCA Scholarship allows us to do just that.”

This year’s 10 outstanding scholarship recipients include:

  • 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Shawn Bolton of Edgewater, N.J., a student at Burlington County Institute of Technology;

  • Josiah Highmark of Two Harbors, Minn., a political science major at Wheaton College;

  • Brittany Histing of Sicklerville, N.J., a nursing major at University of Connecticut;

  • Allison Licwov of Beverly, W.Va., a chemistry and pharmacy major at West Virginia Wesleyan College;

  • Jessica Peterson of Portage, Wis., a biochemistry major at University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point;

  • 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Amber Petersons of Lake Bluff, Ill., a biology major at College of Lake County

  • Megan Pickhardt of Randolph, Wis., a marketing major at University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire;

  • 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Kora Plucinski of Elkhorn, Wis., a marketing major at University of Wisconsin–Madison;

  • Cody Roberts of Franklin, Ind., a computer engineering major at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology;

  • Samantha Weaver of Lititz, Pa., a biology major at Goshen College

This is the 11th year the company has sponsored the scholarship program. Since the program began in 2001, A. O. Smith has assisted 120 students, giving $239,000 in scholarship awards. The scholarship program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates and GED recipients or students currently enrolled in a full-time accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school. Any spouse, child or grandchild of a PCA member with a desire for continuing his or her education may compete for a scholarship award.

In June 1999, A. O. Smith founded the Professional Contractor Association in order to help contractors succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace. In addition to the scholarship program, the PCA offers its members valuable business training and services to enhance their professional image and expand their business into new commercial water heater markets. For more information, visit .

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company:  

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Names Three New Account Managers http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Names-Three-New-Account-Managers/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2010-06-30 A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) is proud to announce the addition of Norm Christner to the A. O. Smith team and the promotions of Chuck Dean and Robin McLaughlin. Christner will join A. O. Smith as National Account Manager for Hajoca. He joins the team with several year

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Derek Hollis 2010-06-30T20:04:18Z Ashland City, TN 2010-06-30

A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn幸运飞艇燕子计划软件) is proud to announce the addition of Norm Christner to the A. O. Smith team and the promotions of Chuck Dean and Robin McLaughlin.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Christner will join A. O. Smith as National Account Manager for Hajoca. He joins the team with several years of experience in the wholesale plumbing industry. Most recently, Christner served as regional sales manager for Alsons Corporation, a division of MASCO Corporation, where he was responsible for 29 states.

Christner has a Bachelor of Arts from Spring Arbor University. Dean has been promoted to the National Account Manager for Ferguson Enterprises.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Dean was the sales manager for national accounts since he joined A. O. Smith in 2009.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件McLaughlin is now the National Account Manager for Noland Company, a division of WinWholesale, Inc. McLaughlin previously served as the program manager in A. O. Smith’s marketing department.

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Donates 40 Water Heaters to Habitat for Humanity http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Donates-40-Water-Heaters-to-Habitat-for-Humanity/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 MILWAUKEE, Wis. 2010-06-28 A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) has donated 40 natural gas residential water heaters to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. The water heater donation is in conjunction with a three-year, $6.8 million grant from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to build 100

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Derek Hollis 2010-06-28T18:57:01Z MILWAUKEE, Wis. 2010-06-28

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) has donated 40 natural gas residential water heaters to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity.

The water heater donation is in conjunction with a three-year, $6.8 million grant from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to build 100 houses in the City of Milwaukee. The grant equals approximately half the cost of building the homes; Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity is required to match the grant dollar-for-dollar with either monetary gifts or in-kind donations of materials.

Last year, A. O. Smith donated 30 water heaters for Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity homes. In addition, the company has donated smaller quantities of water heaters for Habitat projects in Washington and Ozaukee Counties.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“We are pleased to be in a position to support the good work that Habitat for Humanity is doing in the Greater Milwaukee area,” Ajita G. Rajendra, president of A. O. Smith Water Products Company, said. “Our company has been a long-time partner with Habitat, and this is the fourth consecutive year we have donated products to this worthy organization.  In addition, a number of our employees have volunteered with Habitat over the last several years.”

The first 20 of the Promax® 40-gallon water heaters are scheduled for delivery to Habitat’s Milwaukee offices this week; the second shipment of 20 water heaters will arrive in August.

About A. O. Smith:

A. O. Smith Corporation, with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China.

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A. O. Smith Names Kempken Vice President and Controller http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Names-Kempken-Vice-President-and-Controller/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Milwaukee, Wis. 2010-06-06 A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced that Daniel L. Kempken has been named vice president and controller. In his new position, Kempken will oversee the accounting, financial planning, internal audit, and risk management functions for the global manufacturer of r

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Derek Hollis 2010-06-20T20:56:01Z Milwaukee, Wis. 2010-06-06

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced that Daniel L. Kempken has been named vice president and controller.

In his new position, Kempken will oversee the accounting, financial planning, internal audit, and risk management functions for the global manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating equipment.

“Dan enjoys broad ranging accounting experience, both on a domestic and international basis,” John Kita, executive vice president and chief financial officer, said in making the announcement. “He is well acquainted with GAAP and SEC guidelines as well as requirements under the Sarbanes Oxley law. In addition, he has extensive experience in acquisitions and divestitures.”

Kempken, a certified public accountant, brings more than 13 years of public accounting experience to A. O. Smith. Most recently, he was a senior manager with Ernst & Young LLP’s Milwaukee office. He served a number of Wisconsin-based companies, handling audit, quarterly review, and control testing activities. During this time, he assisted several of his clients with domestic and international acquisition accounting.

Kempken also held the positions of senior manager with Ernst & Young’s Chicago office and manager in the Frankfurt, Germany, office. He joined Ernst & Young in 1995.

From 2003 until 2006, he was a partner with Kempken Real Estate, a family business focused on residential real estate and condominium development.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Kempken earned a bachelor’s of business administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995.

About A. O. Smith:  

A. O. Smith Corporation, with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China.

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Franklin Plant Earns A. O. Smith Chairman’s Green Star Award http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Franklin-Plant-Earns-A--O--Smith-Chairman-s-Green-Star-Award/?blogid=211 Milwaukee, Wis. 2010-05-31 The daily focus on conserving natural resources along with improving process efficiency and reducing costs at the APCOM, Inc., Franklin plant were recognized today at a special ceremony at the facility. “It is my pleasure to be here today to present the Franklin team with the 20

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Derek Hollis 2010-05-31T21:33:34Z Milwaukee, Wis. 2010-05-31 The daily focus on conserving natural resources along with improving process efficiency and reducing costs at the APCOM, Inc., Franklin plant were recognized today at a special ceremony at the facility.

“It is my pleasure to be here today to present the Franklin team with the 2011 Chairman’s Green Star Award,” said Paul Jones, A. O. Smith Corporation chairman and chief executive officer.  “This award is presented to the facility that demonstrates year-over-year improvement in energy consumption and water usage.”

“We created this award to highlight the strategic importance of conserving critical resources—most notably natural gas, electricity and water—and reducing waste in our global operations.  It underscores our commitment to being a good corporate citizen as well as a good steward of the environment,” Jones continued.

Jones explained that data for 2010 was collected on 32 A. O. Smith plants worldwide, measuring their annual use of natural gas, electricity, and water.  As part of the process, the plant’s annual production volume is factored in to help overcome discrepancies related to facility size or significant fluctuations in production.  That also allows for the evaluation of the facility based on its unique individual resource usage.

“As part of the evaluation process, we take into account the extent to which you get employees involved in the process and how long your initiatives have been under way,” said Jones. “This year, in keeping with the new strategic direction of the company, we also tried to place special emphasis on plants that were making significant strides in the area of water conservation.  And, in Franklin’s case, that proved to be one of the deciding factors.  Your new waste water recovery system in the zinc plating area promises to have a major impact on your water consumption, not just this year, but for many years to come.”

In addition to saving nearly 400,000 gallons of water to date, the plant reduced its electricity usage by more than 18 percent in 2010 and its natural gas consumption by nearly 16 percent.

“This is an award program that, once again, reflects the values of our company, most notably our desire to be a good corporate citizen,” Ajita Rajendra, president of A. O. Smith Water Products Company, said. “The work you have done to conserve scarce resources and operate in a more efficient manner is remarkable, and the results are noteworthy. Achieving double-digit reductions in electricity usage, gas consumption, and water use is truly an accomplishment you can be proud of.”

“I know we are all honored to receive this year’s Green Star Award,” said Eddie Goodwin, president of APCOM. “Conservation and cost reduction is a mindset in Franklin. Employees continuously look for ways to conserve resources, be more efficient and save on costs and we share our ideas through our continuous improvement process vehicle,” he said.

“Water is an important resource in Franklin as we use large quantities of water to clean parts in our zinc plating process,” said Larry Lillard, APCOM vice president-manufacturing. This process is the biggest user of water in the plant. Lillard explained that parts are washed and rinsed three times and soaked in a sulfated acid solution twice before plating.  “The plant estimated that four million gallons of water was therefore going down the drain annually,” continued Lillard.

The water from the rinses is subsequently treated with “Hydroxide Precipitation” in the waste water treatment system.  This removes impurities and metals from the rinse water before sending it to the sewer. Since the water is fairly clean and pH balanced when it leaves the waste water treatment system, another suggestion was made to recycle the treated water. 

Franklin assessed the recycle approach and installed a rinse water reclaim tank in the fourth quarter of 2010 that captures the water that the treatment system discharges. This water is now used in the noncritical rinse stages of the plating process. The plant expects to save approximately 860,000 gallons a year. 

The plant has installed a meter to measure their savings and so far in 2011 has saved 360,000 gallons of water by using reclaimed water.

Additional water saving measures were implemented during 2010. Franklin installed spring return fill valves on the cleaner tanks.  Water evaporates during the cleaning process and the tanks need to be bought back up to the fill lines.  The spring return valves prevent an individual from filling the tanks to overflowing, thereby preventing an overflow and wasting water.

Also hoses have been added to the reclaimed water tanks.  Instead of using city water for general clean up, reclaimed water is used for mopping and other cleaning.  This saves approximately 3,000 gallons a month.

“In the area of saving electricity,” said Lillard, “Franklin has replaced two old air compressors with compressors using the latest technology of variable speed motors.  These new compressors adjust for demand and only use the air that is needed.  The compressors will throttle back during off shifts and use less power.”

In addition, the Franklin plant has installed high efficiency T-8 bulbs in both the plant and warehouse.  The bulbs will last longer and use less electricity.

The plant also addressed natural gas usage by replacing an inefficient 20-year-old steam boiler, the biggest user of gas at the plant.  The new steam boiler is significantly more efficient with burners that have been much improved over those made years ago.

Accepting the award on behalf of the Franklin employees were John Brock, James McCarthy, Jodie Griggs and Tommy Hargrove.

Also at the celebration were representatives from A. O. Smith World Headquarters, Water Products Company headquarters and local officials.

The Franklin APCOM facility manufacturers water heating components including heating elements, thermostats, gas burners and dip tubes. APCOM, Inc., is a subsidiary of State Industries.

About A. O. Smith Corporation:
A. O. Smith Corporation, with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. 
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Ferguson to Deliver Commercial Water Heaters in Less Than Two Hours http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Ferguson-to-Deliver-Commercial-Water-Heaters-in-Less-Than-Two-Hours/?blogid=211 Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-10-27  A. O. Smith has teamed with Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., to offer its customers quick and easy commercial water heater delivery, and will feature this new service in an A. O. Smith/Ferguson truck. Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., has begun delivering commercial water heate

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Derek Hollis 2010-05-04T20:19:18Z Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-10-27

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith has teamed with Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., to offer its customers quick and easy commercial water heater delivery, and will feature this new service in an A. O. Smith/Ferguson truck.

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., has begun delivering commercial water heaters in less than two hours exclusively for its Southern California customers. Ferguson has more than 600 A. O. Smith brand commercial gas and electric water heaters in stock ready for installation, as well as five full time electric conversion centers with delivery crews standing by. Customers from Santa Barbara to San Diego can now expect speedy delivery, unsurpassed quality, and 24-hour emergency service all from Ferguson and A. O. Smith.

Mike Lorber, Commercial Water Heater Manager for FEI in Southern California commented, “This is a great service for our customers. Not only do we guarantee timely delivery, but upon arrival, we will set the new unit in position for plumbing and dispose of the old unit. They do the plumbing, we do the rest.” This unique service can potentially reduce cost for contractors allowing them to devote less manpower to formerly demanding jobs.

About A. O. Smith Water Products:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Division is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by almost 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Hightlights New Products http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Hightlights-New-Products/?blogid=211 Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-11-29  A. O. Smith would like to announce the unveiling of the new residential and commercial unit line brochures. The completely revised literature includes never before released information on the “Vertex” and other new innovative product lines. The “Vertex” is A. O. Smith’s

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Gina Julian 2010-05-04T20:16:10Z Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-11-29

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 A. O. Smith would like to announce the unveiling of the new residential and commercial unit line brochures. The completely revised literature includes never before released information on the “Vertex” and other new innovative product lines. The “Vertex” is A. O. Smith’s latest edition to its residential products line. This gas water heater performs at 90% thermal efficiency and delivers continuous hot water.


About A. O. Smith Water Products:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Division is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by almost 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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90% Efficient - AOS Vertex™ Raises the Bar in Residential Water Heating Solutions http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/90--Efficient---AOS-Vertex™-Raises-the-Bar-in-Residential-Water-Heating-Solutions/?blogid=211 Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-04-24 A. O. Smith introduces Vertex, an innovative option for plumbing contractors to satisfy ever-increasing consumer demand for hot water, while simplifying installation. This new 76,000 BTU power-vent residential gas water heater features 90 percent thermal efficiency. It co

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Gina Julian 2010-05-04T20:13:34Z Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-04-24

A. O. Smith introduces Vertex, an innovative option for plumbing contractors to satisfy ever-increasing consumer demand for hot water, while simplifying installation. This new 76,000 BTU power-vent residential gas water heater features 90 percent thermal efficiency. It combines higher input with more efficient combustion to produce much more hot water, with lower operating costs.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Vertex was developed by A. O. Smith in partnership with one of the nation's leading design engineering firms as part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program. The 90 percent efficient Vertex will deliver significant savings on operating costs compared to "standard" 78 percent efficient water heaters. And with an estimated 127-gallon first hour delivery and 93 GPH recovery, the hot water capability of Vertex rivals that of a conventional 75-gallon tank-type unit. With a continuous flow of over three gallons per minute at 45ºF temperature rise, Vertex promises "endless hot water." Consumers can rest assured that there is always hot water in the tank for that last morning shower.

Simplified installation gives plumbing contractors a solution for applications where an existing 40- or 50-gallon tank type unit is already installed and needs replacing. The height, diameter and placement of water and gas connections on the Vertex unit are identical to standard gas units. And its power-vent design delivers tremendous installation versatility, allowing vertical or sidewall venting using 2", 3" or 4" PVC pipe.

In addition, side-mounted hot and cold recirculating taps allow Vertex to be installed as part of a combination space heating/water heating application, radiant floor heating system or any system requiring a recirculating hot water loop.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件"Today's homeowner demands more hot water than ever before," said Cliff Deidiker, residential product manager for A. O. Smith Water Products Company, "We offer plumbing contractors more ways to serve their high-demand customers than any other manufacturer…from 75- and 100-gallon tank type heaters to a full selection of on-demand units," Deidiker continued. "Vertex is a tank -type unit in a class by itself. Under the right conditions, it will deliver enough hot water to meet the increasing demands of consumers who expect an endless supply of hot water. For any customer who needs more hot water, and particularly for the homeowner who wants the very best, Vertex is made-to-order for them and for the contractor," he concluded.

The technology that drives Vertex is the result of a partnership between A. O. Smith and TIAX, LLC a leading engineering product development firm. The two companies partnered with the DOE which works with a wide array of state, community, industry, and university partners and invests in a diverse portfolio of energy technologies.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件At the heart of the unit's 90 percent efficient design is an internal "helical coil" heat exchanger with increased surface area exposed to water in the tank than a standard straight vertical flue tube. The increased surface area of the helical coil has been proven to provide improved thermal efficiency in commercial products manufactured by A. O. Smith. The increased heat transfer surface area – combined with the length of the coil -- enables Vertex to accept 76,000 BTU input while keeping heat energy inside the tank longer. Higher input with more efficient combustion produces much more hot water, with lower operating costs.

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by almost 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn

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Strategic Aliances Brings New Water Heating Technology http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Strategic-Aliances-Brings-New-Water-Heating-Technology/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-04-17 For the last three years, A. O. Smith has been working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the leading technology development firm TIAX LLC to accelerate innovation toward increased efficiency in residential water heaters. This strategic partnership has resulted

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幸运飞艇燕子计划软件For the last three years, A. O. Smith has been working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the leading technology development firm TIAX LLC to accelerate innovation toward increased efficiency in residential water heaters. This strategic partnership has resulted in the development of the A. O. Smith Vertex – a groundbreaking residential gas water heater that combines higher gas input and more efficient combustion to deliver much more hot water while reducing operating costs.

The Development Team

The DOE is committed to strengthening America's energy security, environmental quality and economic vitality in public-private partnerships that enhance energy efficiency and quality of life at the same time. One goal of DOE programs is to provide American consumers with a greater choice of energy-efficient products. The DOE has worked with TIAX and leading manufacturing partners on several breakthrough products including commercial refrigerators and residential clothes dryers that reduce energy consumption by as much as 60 percent.

As the nation's residential hot water consumption continues to rise due to the popularity of larger homes with amenities like deep soaking tubs, radiant heat flooring, steam showers and showers with multiple heads, the development of a cost-efficient condensing water heater for residential applications became a focal point. It was logical that A. O. Smith, with its strong heritage of innovation, should be the manufacturing partner for the project, and that TIAX, with its experience in making technologies ready for market, should be involved. A strategic alliance was formed.

The Challenge

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Higher efficiency water heaters have been available in the mass market for many years, but these products tend to be much more expensive than traditional storage water heaters. Since the thermal efficiency of water heaters is most often affected by flue standby losses, this was one key area for improvement. There is also the high cost of materials such as stainless steel for tanks and heat exchangers as well as expensive burner systems that have been used to achieve the higher efficiencies.

In addition to the cost impact, these stainless steel tanks bring with them a host of difficulties in the manufacturing process with regard to tank welding and overall product reliability. The increased costs and suspect reliability associated with some high-efficiency water heaters suggested tremendous opportunity for a cost-optimized version.

The Solution

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The goal was to develop a heater that uses relatively low-cost, available technologies to achieve higher efficiency with a modest cost premium. Such a product would reduce the payback time from energy savings to a more reasonable length and make the product more appealing to the marketplace. The industry knowledge and engineering expertise of A. O. Smith were integral in finding the right solution to meet the hot water delivery needs of the mass market. It was necessary to consider the design of the heat exchanger system and increase input rates in order to finalize the specifications for this first-of-its-kind residential water heater.

A glass-lined helical coil heat exchanger made from low-carbon steel would provide significant cost savings when compared to stainless steel heat exchangers. Furthermore, a helical coil heat exchanger design provides increased surface area which, combined with the length of the coil, enables Vertex to accept 76,000 BTU input while keeping heat energy inside the tank longer. This configuration has been proven successful in A. O. Smith's Cyclone XHE commercial water heaters.

The end result was a revolutionary condensing water heater that had the following attributes:

  • 90% thermal efficiency
  • 76,000 Btu/hr input rate
  • Significant recovery capability to provide endless hot water
  • First hour rating of 127 gph

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Vertex is an innovative option for plumbing contractors to satisfy ever-increasing consumer demand for hot water, while simplifying installation. This new, 76,000 BTU power-vent residential gas water heater features 90 percent thermal efficiency and features a standard 50-gallon footprint. It combines higher input with more efficient combustion to produce much more hot water, with lower operating costs. Well-suited for larger homes with high hot water usage, Vertex will set a new benchmark in water heating solutions.

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by almost 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

About TIAX:

TIAX LLC (www.tiaxllc.com) is a leading technology development firm that accelerates innovation to help its clients create an impact in the market — and in people's lives. Founded in 2002, it integrates business, industry, and hands-on technology expertise to transform ideas into technologies. TIAX builds on a rich heritage of breakthrough innovation and client success. TIAX was selected as a Technology Pioneer 2003 by the World Economic Forum and is ISO 9001 certified, with more than 50 research and development laboratories acquired from the former Arthur D. Little, Inc. The company is based in Cambridge, Mass.

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A Vision For The Future - Bringing New Water Heating Technology to Market http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A-Vision-For-The-Future---Bringing-New-Water-Heating-Technology-to-Market/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-06-01 For the last three years, A. O. Smith has been working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the leading technology development firm TIAX LLC to accelerate innovation toward increased efficiency in residential water heaters. This strategic partnership has resulted

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For the last three years, A. O. Smith has been working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the leading technology development firm TIAX LLC to accelerate innovation toward increased efficiency in residential water heaters. This strategic partnership has resulted in the development of the A. O. Smith Vertex – a groundbreaking residential gas water heater that combines higher gas input and more efficient combustion to deliver much more hot water while reducing operating costs.

The Development Team

The DOE is committed to strengthening America's energy security, environmental quality and economic vitality in public-private partnerships that enhance energy efficiency and quality of life at the same time. One goal of DOE programs is to provide American consumers with a greater choice of energy-efficient products. The DOE has worked with TIAX and leading manufacturing partners on several breakthrough products including commercial refrigerators and residential clothes dryers that reduce energy consumption by as much as 60 percent.

As the nation's residential hot water consumption continues to rise due to the popularity of larger homes with amenities like deep soaking tubs, radiant heat flooring, steam showers and showers with multiple heads, the development of a cost-efficient condensing water heater heritage of innovation, should be the manufacturing partner for the project, and that TIAX, with its experience in making technologies ready for market, should be involved. A strategic alliance was formed.

The Challenge

Higher efficiency water heaters have been available in the mass market for many years, but these products tend to be much more expensive than traditional storage water heaters. Since the thermal efficiency of water heaters is most often affected by flue standby losses, this was one key area for improvement. There is also the high cost of materials such as stainless steel for tanks and heat exchangers as well as expensive burner systems that have been used to achieve the higher efficiencies.

In addition to the cost impact, these stainless steel tanks bring with them a host of difficulties in the manufacturing process with regard to tank welding and overall product reliability. The increased costs and suspect reliability associated with some high-efficiency water heaters suggested tremendous opportunity for a cost-optimized version.

The Solution

The goal was to develop a heater that uses relatively low-cost, available technologies to achieve higher efficiency with a modest cost premium. Such a product would reduce the payback time from energy savings to a more reasonable length and make the product more appealing to the marketplace.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The industry knowledge and engineering expertise of A. O. Smith were integral in finding the right solution to meet the hot water delivery needs of the mass market. It was necessary to consider the design of the heat exchanger system and increase input rates in order to finalize the specifications for this first-of-its-kind residential water heater.

A glass-lined helical coil heat exchanger made from low-carbon steel would provide significant cost savings when compared to stainless steel heat exchangers. Furthermore, a helical coil heat exchanger design provides increased surface area which, combined with the length of the coil, enables Vertex to accept 76,000 BTU input while keeping heat energy inside the tank longer. This configuration has been proven successful in A. O. Smith's CycloneXHE commercial water heaters.

The end result was a revolutionary condensing water heater that had the following attributes:

90% thermal efficiency

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件76,000 Btu/hr input rate

Significant recovery capability to provide endless hot water

First hour rating of 127 gph

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Vertex is an innovative option for plumbing contractors to satisfy ever-increasing consumer demand for hot water, while simplifying installation. This new, 76,000 BTU power-vent residential gas water heater features 90 percent thermal efficiency and it combines higher input with more efficient combustion to produce much more hot water, with lower operating costs. Well-suited for larger homes with high hot water usage, Vertex will set a new benchmark in water heating solutions.

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by almost 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

About TIAX:

TIAX LLC (www.tiaxllc.com) is a leading technology development firm that accelerates innovation to help its clients create an impact in the market--and in people's lives. Founded in 2002, it integrates business, industry, and hands-on technology expertise to transform ideas into technologies. TIAX builds on a rich heritage of breakthrough innovation and client success. TIAX was selected as a Technology Pioneer 2003 by the World Economic Forum and is ISO 9001 certified, with more than 50 research and development laboratories acquired from the former Arthur D. Little, Inc. The company is based in Cambridge, Mass.

 

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Old Faithful-Decade After Decade, A. O. Smith Water Heaters Continue to Serve Homeowners http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Old-Faithful-Decade-After-Decade,--A--O--Smith-Water-Heaters-Continue-to-Serve-Homeowners/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2004-02-01 2554

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A. O. Smith Highlights Equinox™ Rooftop Tank-Type Water Heater in New Brochure http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Highlights-Equinox™-Rooftop-Tank-Type-Water-Heater-in-New-Brochure/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2004-02-01 2550

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A. O. Smith Awards Scholarships to Professional Contractor Association's Family Members http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Awards-Scholarships-to-Professional-Contractor-Association-s-Family-Members/?blogid=211 Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-07-24 A. O. Smith is pleased to announce the 10 recipients of the 2006 A. O. Smith Professional Contractor Association (PCA) Scholarship Program. Ten $2,000 scholarships will be applied to higher education. “We’re proud to be able to offer the PCA scholarship program to help

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A. O. Smith is pleased to announce the 10 recipients of the 2006 A. O. Smith Professional Contractor Association (PCA) Scholarship Program. Ten $2,000 scholarships will be applied to higher education.

“We’re proud to be able to offer the PCA scholarship program to help students achieve the goals they have set for themselves,” said Mike Parker, vice president of marketing at A. O. Smith. “We encourage continued education, and we want to help our PCA members and their families achieve that.”

The ten scholarship recipients are:

  • Matthew Agan, son of Tim Agan, representing Agan Drain & Service Company in Rome, GA.
  • Chelsey Bloomquist, daughter of Ruth Bloomquist, representing Peters’ Hardware in Wausa, Neb.
  • Marla Cordray, daughter of Barry Cordray, representing Perry Kelly Plumbing in Cincinnati, OH.
  • Chelsea Drozdowicz, daughter of Daniel Drozdowicz, representing E&D Water Works Inc. in Janesville, WS.
  • Elizabeth Esser, daughter of Randy Esser, representing Ray Esser & Sons Inc. in Elyria, OH.
  • Victoria Fryer, granddaughter of Michael Leanhart, representing Leanhart Plumbing Inc. in Louisville, KY.
  • Trisha Lounsberry, daughter of Brian Lounsberry, representing Vankal Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Gobles, MI.
  • Sarah Rinehart, granddaughter of Donald Clapp, representing Don’s Electric in DeWitt, IA.
  • Julie Stefanski, daughter of Raymond Stefanski, representing Ray Stefanski Plumbing & Drain Cleaning in Baltimore, MD.
  • Steven Surachman, son of Ellen Schmidt, representing RJB Plumbing in Toms River, NJ.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The scholarship program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and GED recipients or students currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. PCA members and member employees, their spouses, children and grandchildren are eligible to participate.

A. O. Smith founded the Professional Contractor Association in June 1999 to help contractors succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace. In addition to the scholarship program, the PCA offers members valuable business training and services to enhance their professional image and expand their business into new commercial water heater markets.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Scholarship Management Services, a program of Scholarship America, is the nation’s leading scholarship program administrator. They have nearly 30 years of experience in the design and management of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for companies, associations, foundations, and individuals across America. They provide personalized service to program sponsors representing all manufacturing, product, and service sectors.

A. O. Smith Corporation is a diversified manufacturer, serving customers worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of residential and commercial water heating equipment in the industry. It is also one of North America’s largest manufacturers of electric motors, with an extensive line of hermetic, fractional horsepower, and integral horsepower motors for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. A. O. Smith employs approximately 19,500 people at facilities in the United States, Mexico, China, Canada, Europe and reported 2005 sales of $1.69 billion.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件For more information, visit www.aospca.com.

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A. O. Smith Boiler Proves Instrumental in Rescue of Historic WWII Fighter Plane http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Boiler-Proves-Instrumental-in-Rescue-of-Historic-WWII-Fighter-Plane/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2004-02-01 2548

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Exclusive Blue Diamond™ Technology Sparkles in A. O. Smith Brochure http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Exclusive-Blue-Diamond™-Technology-Sparkles-in-A--O--Smith-Brochure/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2004-02-01 2553

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A. O. Smith Donates $1,500 to PHCC Auxiliary at Annual Auxiliary State Leadership Breakfast http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Donates-$1,500-to-PHCC-Auxiliary-at-Annual-Auxiliary-State-Leadership-Breakfast/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2004-11-30 2549

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A. O. Smith Raises the Bar Again with New ProMax® Power-Vent Line http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Raises-the-Bar-Again-with-New-ProMax®-Power-Vent-Line/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2004-11-04 2552

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A. O. Smith Introduces ProMax® Pump & Expansion Tanks http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Introduces-ProMax®-Pump---Expansion-Tanks/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-07-13 2525

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A. O. Smith Kicks Off 'Work Hard. Play Harder.' Contractor Promotion http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Kicks-Off--Work-Hard--Play-Harder---Contractor-Promotion/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2004-07-11 2551

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A. O. Smith Helps Family In Need Of A New Start On National Television Show http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Helps-Family-In-Need-Of-A-New-Start-On-National-Television-Show/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-11-22 A. O. Smith recently partnered with a national hit TV show to help a family in need. Millions watched as the crew of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” screamed “Move That Bus” for the Koepke family of Dundee, Wis.. The Nov. 19 episode featured a family who recently lost th

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Gina Julian 2010-05-04T19:06:00Z Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-11-22

A. O. Smith recently partnered with a national hit TV show to help a family in need. Millions watched as the crew of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” screamed “Move That Bus” for the Koepke family of Dundee, Wis.. The Nov. 19 episode featured a family who recently lost their father to cancer.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Each episode, the producers of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” select a deserving family and build them an entirely new house in one week or less. The EMHE crew built the Koepkes their dream home, and A. O. Smith was able to be a part of the experience by donating the new Vertex, a high-efficiency, gas water heater.

“When we received details of the products being installed in the home that would use hot water we made the decision to donate the new high-efficiency Vertex because of its ability to offer continuous hot water,” said David Chisolm, brand manager, A. O. Smith Water Products Company.

The new home received several Kenmore appliances for the kitchen and the bathrooms were equipped with high-end body spray systems by Kohler.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“When multiple high-use items are installed in a home, particularly body spray systems or garden tubs, we suggest installing a water heater that will provide hot water in the rare event all appliances will be used at the same time.” said Chisolm. “The Koepke family has been through so much, and we are proud to be a part of giving them a nice place to call home.”

The Koepke’s recently lost their father, Matthew Koepke, to metastatic melanoma. Koepke was well known throughout Dundee for his commitment to the community, and his achievements can be seen in every corner of the town. He helped lead the restoration of the historic Dundee Mill into a museum for his community and helped build both the Sportsman’s Lodge and local baseball diamond.

In April, Matt was diagnosed with a metastic melanoma. By the time of diagnosis, the cancer had already spread from under his left arm to his brain. Suddenly, it became clear that his dream of a safe home for his family might only be that - a dream.

He immediately went to work around the house, trying to make the home safe for his family, while battling the overwhelming fatigue that accompanied his chemotherapy treatments. Matt Koepke passed away on August 21, 2006, at the age of 41, leaving behind his wife, Christine, and his four children: Derek, 22; Jayna, 20; Mitchell, 17; and Johanna, 15.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The family had always focused on taking care of their community and not their home which had fallen into disrepair. The home, which was built by Matt’s great-grandfather, had exposed electrical wires and insulation, a leaking roof, broken windows and an attic infested with bats. Matt always figured that when the mill was complete, there would be plenty of time to work on his own home.

About the Vertex:

The name Vertex means “the highest point,” a standard of excellence A. O. Smith has achieved once again. Today’s homes demand more hot water than ever before, and the 90 percent efficient Vertex power-vent gas water heater offers unprecedented levels of performance when compared to atmospheric gas water heaters. In fact, the fully condensing Vertex design is so advanced, it can deliver “endless hot water for showers”...a continuous flow of over three gallons per minute.

Vertex Highlights:

  • 76,000 BTU power-vent gas water heater
  • 90 percent thermal efficiency
  • Power-Vent
  • 127 gallon first-hour delivery
  • 92 gallon recovery @90۫ rise
  • Endless hot water to always deliver “one more hot shower”
  • Recirculating side taps for combination systems

About A. O. Smith Water Products:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by almost 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

About ABC-TVs Extreme Makeover:

Home Edition "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), will enter its 4th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.

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A. O. Smith Awards $20,000 in Scholarships to Professional Contractor Association's Family Members http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Awards-$20,000-in-Scholarships-to-Professional-Contractor-Association-s-Family-Members/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2004-11-03

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New Marketing Materials Available About A. O. Smith's Vertex™ Residential Water Heater http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/New-Marketing-Materials-Available-About-A--O--Smith-s-Vertex™-Residential-Water-Heater/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2005-07-19 A new brochure and sales DVD is available about the Vertex™ power-vent residential gas water heater by A. O. Smith Water Products Company. The brochure contains product points, a diagram, installation information, color photos and more, and can easily be viewed and downloaded

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A new brochure and sales DVD is available about the Vertex™ power-vent residential gas water heater by A. O. Smith Water Products Company.

The brochure contains product points, a diagram, installation information, color photos and more, and can easily be viewed and downloaded at www.AOSnewproducts.com.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A DVD is also available to educate sales staff about the Vertex™. It includes information about the technology behind the product, a step-by-step guide to installation, and also features a successful plumbing contractor. The DVD can be obtained by calling the training department at 615-792-6272.

Developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, the A. O. Smith Vertex™ power-vent residential gas water heater features a fully submerged helical coil heat exchanger that achieves 90 percent thermal efficiency. Designed specifically for today's high-demand homes, the 76,000 BTU Vertex produces remarkably high 127-gallon first-hour delivery and 92 GPH recovery at 90° F temperature rise. Using 2-inch, 3-inch or 4-inch PVC pipe, Vertex allows combined vertical and horizontal vent runs up to 128 equivalent feet. The unit is also equipped with side-mounted hot and cold recirculating taps so it can be installed as part of "combination" water heating/space heating systems.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, TN, A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world's broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by almost 70 years of research and innovation.

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A. O. Smith Lends A Hand To Help Nashville Residents http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Lends-A-Hand-To-Help-Nashville-Residents/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2005-07-16 A. O. Smith teamed up with the Nashville-based ReConstruct organization to provide local area residents some much-needed maintenance to their homes during ReConstruct's annual "Spring Clean Nashville" event. The company contributed a $10,000 sponsorship to ReConstruct, a non-

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Derek Hollis 2010-05-04T18:23:41Z Ashland City, TN 2005-07-16

A. O. Smith teamed up with the Nashville-based ReConstruct organization to provide local area residents some much-needed maintenance to their homes during ReConstruct's annual "Spring Clean Nashville" event.

The company contributed a $10,000 sponsorship to ReConstruct, a non-profit organization providing home repair assistance to low-income residents in Middle Tennessee. This year's event brought in close to 300 volunteers who assisted 61 elderly, disabled or low-income households with yard work, washing windows and minor repairs.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件"We are pleased to work with ReConstruct to help our local neighbors," says A. O. Smith Brand Manager David Chisolm. "It's a fitting collaboration and important to our company to help support the people who live and work in the same community."

ReConstruct is a Christian organization that equips and prepares students and adults for a lifetime of mission service by providing opportunities to assist low-income residents in the repair and rehabilitation of their homes. For more information, call the ReConstruct office at (615) 377-1929 or visit www.reconstruct.org.

A. O. Smith is a diversified manufacturer serving customers worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of residential and commercial water heating equipment in the industry. It is also one of North America's largest manufacturers of electric motors, with an extensive line of hermetic, fractional horsepower, and integral horsepower motors for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. A. O. Smith employs approximately 19,500 people at facilities in the United States, Mexico, China, Canada, and Europe and reported 2005 sales of $1.69 billion.

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A. O. Smith Donates Water Heaters To Boy Scouts’ Camp http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Donates-Water-Heaters-To-Boy-Scouts--Camp/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2005-09-09 A. O. Smith recently donated two ProStar® Tankless On-Demand Gas Water Heaters to the Yucca Council Boy Scouts, serving West Texas and Southern New Mexico, for use at one of their campsites. "A. O. Smith’s donation of these water heaters means so much to the Yucca Council," s

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Derek Hollis 2010-05-04T18:22:29Z Ashland City, TN 2005-08-09

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith recently donated two ProStar® Tankless On-Demand Gas Water Heaters to the Yucca Council Boy Scouts, serving West Texas and Southern New Mexico, for use at one of their campsites.

"A. O. Smith’s donation of these water heaters means so much to the Yucca Council," says Karen Edmonston, Council Training Chairperson, Yucca Council, BSA. "Our problem of having to replace conventional water heaters every other year has been solved. I’m sure our campers will be grateful for hot showers during their camping experience. There is no reason our sons cannot be clean at camp, except for the fact that they are boys," laughs Edmonston.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The water heaters will be used for the first time during this month's Boy Scout Wood Badge Training. Approximately 70 adults will participate in the sessions, the highest level of training an adult volunteer can receive.

The ProStar® Tankless Gas Water Heater series provides hot water on demand (three to six gallons per minute). These gas water heaters are perfect for add-on bathrooms, whirlpool tubs and small vacation homes, offering convenient mounting options and an optional remote control.

“We are glad to donate our innovative products to help communities,” said David Chisolm, brand manager at A. O. Smith. “The Boy Scouts’ organization does tremendous work for our country’s youth, and this is just one way we can contribute to their mission.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporation is a diversified manufacturer serving customers worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of residential and commercial water heating equipment in the industry. It is also one of North America’s largest manufacturers of electric motors, with an extensive line of hermetic, fractional horsepower, and integral horsepower motors for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. A. O. Smith employs approximately 19,500 people at facilities in the United States, Mexico, China, Canada, and Europe and reported 2005 sales of $1.69 billion.

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A.O. Smith Highlights New Products http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A-O--Smith-Highlights-New-Products/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-11-29 A. O. Smith would like to announce the unveiling of the new residential and commercial unit line brochures. The completely revised literature includes never before released information on the “Vertex” and other new innovative product lines. The “Vertex” is A. O. Smith’s l

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Derek Hollis 2010-05-04T14:08:43Z Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-11-29

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith would like to announce the unveiling of the new residential and commercial unit line brochures. The completely revised literature includes never before released information on the “Vertex” and other new innovative product lines. The “Vertex” is A. O. Smith’s latest edition to its residential products line. This gas water heater performs at 90% thermal efficiency and delivers continuous hot water.

 

About A. O. Smith Water Products: 

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Division is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by almost 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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New A. O. Smith Gas Water Heaters Designed to Increase Profits, Enhance Safety http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/New-A--O--Smith-Gas-Water-Heaters-Designed-to-Increase-Profits,-Enhance-Safety/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2002-06-11 A. O. Smith Water Products Company will launch its new, streamlined selection of Conservationist®, ProMax® Plus, Powerhouse®, ProMax® SL and ProMax® residential gas water heaters. The line is designed to maximize plumbing contractors' more profitabl

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Derek Hollis 2010-05-03T16:40:59Z Ashland City, TN 2002-06-11

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Water Products Company will launch its new, streamlined selection of Conservationist®, ProMax® Plus, Powerhouse®, ProMax® SL and ProMax® residential gas water heaters. The line is designed to maximize plumbing contractors' more profitable "trade-up" opportunities by presenting a clear choice of feature and performance options to consumers. The line also includes C3 Technology™ models with an innovative safety system that meets new ANSI flammable vapor ignition resistant (FVIR) standards.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件From the base ProMax units to the premium Conservationist, every gas residential water heater in the new A. O. Smith gas line includes standard features that are unavailable or optional on most other brands, including…

* A. O. Smith's exclusive PermaGlas® Coating – a commercial-grade glass lining that provides superior protection against tank corrosion.

* The patented, "eco-friendly" Green Choice™ gas burner, which reduces NOx emissions by up to 33%, and complies with Southern California and Texas requirements.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 * A durable, tamper-resistant brass drain valve.

* Sediment-fighting DynaClean™ dip tubes made from longer-lasting PEX cross-link polymer.

According to A. O. Smith Water Products Company Vice President/Marketing Mike Parker, "We set a goal to design a residential line that would allow plumbing contractors to increase their profits by increasing sales of better-grade models. The outcome of this process exceeded our expectations. Now even our least expensive water heaters are built on a foundation of premium-grade features."

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件In addition to ProMax, the new A. O. Smith residential gas line includes…

* Conservationist® – With two-inch-thick foam insulation, heat traps and a unique high-dome tank bottom for maximum heat transfer efficiency, the 10-year warranty Conservationist offers A. O. Smith's highest energy factors for maximum operating cost savings. Higher efficiency also delivers higher recoveries and first hour ratings than 40,000 BTU standard-efficiency units. Conservationist also features a new, upgraded DynaClean™ II automatic sediment-cleaning system, which provides an even higher level of protection against sediment buildup.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 * ProMax® Plus High Recovery – With storage capacities from 38 to 100 gallons and inputs from 50,000 to 78,000 BTUs, these units offer A. O. Smith's highest recoveries and first hour ratings, making them the ideal choice for big families and homes with high hot water demand. Six-year warranty.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 * ProMax® Plus High Efficiency – Economy-priced water heaters, with superior efficiency that qualifies for most utility rebate programs. Six-year warranty.

* PowerHouse® – A complete selection of specialty-vent water heaters to meet a wide variety of installation requirements. Includes direct-vent, power-vent and power direct-vent models.

* ProMax® SL – "Side-loop" gas water heaters, equipped with side-mounted recirculating taps for installation with combination space heating/potable water heating applications (with air handlers) or any system requiring a recirculating hot water loop. Includes standard-vent units, plus side-loop versions of PowerHouse specialty-vent models.

All 30, 40 and 50 gallon A. O. Smith atmospheric gas models are C3 Technology™ water heaters, which meet the new ANS Z21.10.1 "flammable vapor ignition resistant" standards. All water heater manufacturers are now required to produce FVIR models to meet the ANSI standard, designed to provide homeowners with a new level of protection against accidental ignition of flammable vapors outside the water heater. All of the FVIR systems utilize a flame arrestor design to contain combustion inside the water heater if a flammable vapor ignition occurs. However, A. O. Smith’s "Corderite Combustion Containment" (C3) Technology offers unique advantages over other systems, including…

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 * Non-metallic flame arrestor – At the heart of A. O. Smith's C3 System is a flame arrestor made from Corderite, a durable ceramic material which will not warp or overheat, all potential drawbacks of steel flame arrestors.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 * An air intake screen that can be easily cleaned – For extremely harsh environments, C3 Technology water heaters are the only ones with a removable air intake screen to prevent lint, dust and oil from entering the water heater. If lint, dust and oil particles have accumulated, the screen can be easily removed and cleaned.

* Self-resetting temperature sensor – If lack of adequate combustion air or a flammable vapor ignition causes the system to shut down the water heater, the C3 Technology temperature sensor is automatically self-resetting, which makes re-starting the unit fast and easy.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 * Simplified parts replacement – C3 Technology water heaters feature a self-contained pilot burner assembly, which includes the thermocouple, the thermal cutoff switch (TCO) and the piezo igniter. The entire assembly (not just the thermocouple) is a standard replacement part. If service or replacement is ever required, there's only one part to deal with, eliminating time-consuming testing to determine which component is causing the problem.

According to A. O. Smith Water Products Company President Ron Massa, "We're proud of our C3 design. But the fact is, all the manufacturers share the credit for the development of the new FVIR water heater category. Each company made its own refinements to the basic design, and every company's system passed a rigorous set of ANSI test protocols, including accelerated life cycle testing under extremely harsh LDO conditions. The most important result is that no matter which brand of FVIR water heater a consumer buys, it will provide a new level of protection against the consequences of using or storing gasoline and other flammable liquids the wrong way. However, our C3 Technology is unique and we believe time will prove it is also the most customer-friendly, reliable design in use.”

A. O. Smith C3 Technology is standard on all the company's 30, 40 and 50-gallon standard atmospheric gas models. Larger capacity units, as well as PowerHouse® and manufactured home gas models, will be introduced with C3 Technology no later than July 1, 2005, in accordance with a schedule to be met by all manufacturers.

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tennessee, A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn .

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Water Products To Consolidate Residential Production in Ashland City, Juarez http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Water-Products-To-Consolidate-Residential-Production-in-Ashland-City,-Juarez/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2002-07-07 Water Products to consolidate residential water heater production in Ashland City, Juarez Water Products Company today announced it will consolidate production of residential water heaters in its Ashland City, Tenn., and Juarez, Mexico, operations. Residential water hea

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Derek Hollis 2010-05-03T16:39:27Z Ashland City, TN 2002-07-07

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Water Products to consolidate residential water heater production in Ashland City, Juarez Water Products Company today announced it will consolidate production of residential water heaters in its Ashland City, Tenn., and Juarez, Mexico, operations.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Residential water heater fabrication and assembly work in the McBee, S. C., plant will be transferred to Ashland City and Juarez. The production transfer is scheduled to begin within the next several weeks and will conclude by the end of the first quarter of 2004, according to Ron Massa, president of Water Products.

"The residential water heating industry is undergoing significant changes, due to new regulatory standards and ongoing competitive pressure. By consolidating residential fabrication and assembly in Ashland City and Juarez, we will be strategically located to best serve our customers."

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件"We have made substantial investments to comply with the new regulations that impact our residential product lines, and this transfer will allow us to concentrate additional investment in these two facilities."

"The McBee plant will now be our flagship commercial water heater and boiler facility with a reputation for world-class quality and delivery," Ron continued. "We recently announced that we will transfer commercial boiler assembly to McBee, and earlier this year, we relocated the State commercial water heater brand to that plant."

The residential transfer will necessitate a reduction in the McBee work force over the coming months. The company will be offering employment assistance and a package of benefits to those employees affected by this transfer. Beginning later thisweek, the company will conduct small group meetings to describe the details of these programs.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The 1.5 million-square-foot Ashland City facility, the world's largest water heater manufacturing plant, currently manufacturesState and Reliance brand water heaters as well as a number of private-brand models and Apollo HydroHeat and cooling systems. The plant, which opened in 1961, was part of A. O. Smith's acquisition of State Industries in December 2001.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith opened the 265,000-square-foot Juarez plant as a focused residential water heater facility in 1986. Theplant manufactures the A. O. Smith brand and principally serves the U. S. residential market west of the Mississippi River.

The 800,000-square-foot McBee plant opened in 1980 as a residential water heater facility. It began producing standardcommercial water heaters in 1987 and today manufactures A. O. Smith's complete line of standard commercial units. McBeealso is the location of the company's Product Engineering Center.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tennessee, A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Water Products earns Frost & Sullivan quality award http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Water-Products-earns-Frost---Sullivan-quality-award/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2002-08-08 Citing its comprehensive approach to product quality and extensive customer support capabilities, Frost & Sullivan has presented its 2003 Product Quality Leadership Award to A. O. Smith Water Products Company. Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting firm, p

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Derek Hollis 2010-05-03T16:38:23Z Ashland City, TN 2002-08-08

Citing its comprehensive approach to product quality and extensive customer support capabilities, Frost & Sullivan has presented its 2003 Product Quality Leadership Award to A. O. Smith Water Products Company.

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting firm, presents its Product Quality Leadership awards to leading companies that demonstrate excellence and innovation in the global market.

A. O. Smith Water Products Company, a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating equipment, has demonstrated "its commitment to engineering and high product quality," according to Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Jerry Davis. "A. O. Smith also keeps plumbers, contractors, and specifying engineering as well as its own technicians at the cutting edge of product knowledge."

"On behalf of our employees, all of us at A. O. Smith are pleased to receive this prestigious honor," Ron Massa, president of A. O. Smith Water Products Company, said. "We constantly strive to deliver value to all of our water heater customers, and to have Frost & Sullivan endorse our efforts is gratifying to each of us."

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A comprehensive quality system, including uniform policies and procedures throughout its global operations, is instrumental to the company's ability to consistently deliver quality products to its residential and commercial customers, Larry Mudd, A. O. Smith Water Products Company vice president of operations, observed.

"Quality to A. O. Smith means in-process monitoring, employee training and certification, supplier certification, and a commitment to continuous improvement," Mudd pointed out. "As evidence of our ongoing attention to quality, nine of the company's plants are now certified to the new ISO-9001-2000 global quality standard."

The company uses in-process testing in each of its global facilities to monitor the integrity of water heater tanks, critical components, such as glass coatings, and finished water heaters.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件"Tanks are 100 percent leak tested, and we perform random hydrostatic tests to ensure weld seam integrity," Mudd noted. "All welders are thoroughly trained and certified. Many of our commercial water heaters and boilers are ASME certified, meaning they are independently inspected by third party auditors, and all welds are performed by ASME-certified welders."

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“In the final assembly area, each finished product receives a set of functional checks, and large sample lots of finished products are brought off-line to quality labs or special test areas to undergo thorough performance testing and cosmetic inspection,” Mudd noted.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件To assure defect-free quality of purchased components, the company has implemented a supplier certification program complete with regular audits and a rating system. "This program has been extremely effective, reducing the amount of incoming inspection we need to perform," Mudd noted. "In most cases, incoming materials go from dock to stock."

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Another important element of the company's quality philosophy is its Continuous Improvement process. The initiative, launched at Water Products Company in 1998, is designed to achieve customer satisfaction through an emphasis on employee teamwork and problem solving, according to Mudd.

"Continuous Improvement is a disciplined approach to identifying problems, arriving at the root cause of the problem, and implementing solutions," Mudd noted. "Our employees have developed a number of creative solutions to challenging production issues through this process."

Water Products also utilizes a unique "CI Blitz" process, where groups of employees focus on a specific shop-floor problem or concern. This concentrated approach--usually lasting one week or less--is designed to come up with a set of solutions targeted at the specific issue.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件To further enhance communications and solve problems, the company has created work groups for all of its production employees worldwide. The work groups, led by a department supervisor, meet daily to review issues associated with productivity, quality, and workplace safety. Work group members are encouraged to bring issues or concerns to the daily meetings, the groups either solve the problems on the spot or ask for support from other parts of the operation.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Water Products Company's customer care organization, headquartered in a state-of-the-art Customer Care Center in Ashland City, handles nearly 700,000 customer calls and 30,000 emails every year and supports all of the company's water heater brands. The company's customer care specialists field a wide range of customer inquiries, from the location of the nearest distributor to installation questions, problem resolution, and product specification.

"Our customer care specialists receive extensive technical training focused on products, service, and applications," according to Michael Parker, vice president-marketing for A. O. Smith Water Products Company. "We support them with the latest technology, including sophisticated integrated information and call distribution systems, automated technical data base systems, and web-enabled technologies."

In addition, the Customer Care Center houses a multi-media training center used to provide classes on sizing, installation, field application, and troubleshooting to plumbers, contractors, specifying engineers, and other customers who are involved in product specification and installation.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件"Water heaters are becoming more sophisticated every year, particularly commercial products and residential units used in high-efficiency homes," Parker observed. "We are recognized as the leaders in the industry, providing up-to-date technical knowledge to our customers." The company also offers field training to customers at their locations.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as high-efficiency copper tube boilers, pump tanks, and hot water storage tanks. The company employs more than 8,000 people at plants in the United States, Mexico, Canada, the Netherlands, and China, and distributes products to more than 60 countries worldwide.

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A. O. Smith Congratulates Emerson-Swan for being chosen as 'Rep of the Year' for 2003 by Supply House Times Magazine http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Congratulates-Emerson-Swan-for-being-chosen-as--Rep-of-the-Year--for-2003-by-Supply-House-Times-Magazine/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2002-09-03 Emerson-Swan, based out of Randolph, MA has been chosen by The Supply House Times as "Vendor of the Year" for 2003. A. O. Smith is proud to have Emerson-Swan as Sales Representatives for the upstate NY, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire territories. To learn more about E

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Derek Hollis 2010-05-03T16:37:11Z Ashland City, TN 2002-09-03

Emerson-Swan, based out of Randolph, MA has been chosen by The Supply House Times as "Vendor of the Year" for 2003. A. O. Smith is proud to have Emerson-Swan as Sales Representatives for the upstate NY, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire territories. To learn more about Emerson-Swan or The Supply House Times, please visit the following links:

 

 

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Brochure Introduces the Eliminator™ Self-Cleaning System on A. O. Smith Master-Fit® Commercial Gas Water Heaters http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Brochure-Introduces-the-Eliminator™-Self-Cleaning-System-on-A--O--Smith-Master-Fit®-Commercial-Gas-Water-Heaters/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2002-10-26 A new six-page brochure from A. O. Smith Water Products Company announces the addition of a new self-cleaning component – The Eliminator™ – on the company's line of Master-Fit® commercial gas water heaters. The Eliminator system is now standard on Master-Fit "BTR" models with

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Derek Hollis 2010-05-03T16:35:48Z Ashland City, TN 2002-10-26

A new six-page brochure from A. O. Smith Water Products Company announces the addition of a new self-cleaning component – The Eliminator™ – on the company's line of Master-Fit® commercial gas water heaters.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Eliminator system is now standard on Master-Fit "BTR" models with automatic flue damper, as well as "BTI" and low-NOx "BTN" units with induced-draft design. It is engineered to direct incoming cold water under pressure to sweep the bottom of the tank, including critical flue weld areas. This self-cleaning action helps reduce the buildup of lime and sediment in the tank, which can seriously impair a water heater's energy-efficiency and shorten tank life.

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. For more information, contact your local A. O. Smith representative or visit www.aosmithwaterheaters.com.

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A. O. Smith Water Products Publishes New Residential Full-Line Catalog http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Water-Products-Publishes-New-Residential-Full-Line-Catalog/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2002-09-26 The new Residential Full-Line Catalog is now available from A. O. Smith Water Products Company. Taking into consideration the different needs and sizes of families, A. O. Smith offers a new, expanded selection of gas and electric residential water heaters. Models are availabl

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Derek Hollis 2010-05-03T16:33:25Z Ashland City, TN 2002-09-26

The new Residential Full-Line Catalog is now available from A. O. Smith Water Products Company.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Taking into consideration the different needs and sizes of families, A. O. Smith offers a new, expanded selection of gas and electric residential water heaters. Models are available in all sizes, from point-of-use EnergySaver models for low-demand applications to the powerful ProMax® Plus High Recovery models, well-suited for big families or large homes with high hot water demands.

The catalog includes A. O. Smith’s newly-launched residential gas models that use C3 Technology™ to meet new federal flammable vapor ignition resistant (FVIR) standards. Also featured are the Conservationist® line of gas and electric models, the best and most efficient water heaters made by A. O. Smith, which come with a 10-year tank and parts warranty.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. For more information, contact your local A. O. Smith representative or visit www.aosmithwaterheaters.com.

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Literature Highlights A. O. Smith Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant Technology http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Literature-Highlights-A--O--Smith-Flammable-Vapor-Ignition-Resistant-Technology/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2002-09-26 A. O. Smith Water Products Company’s redesigned 30-, 40- and 50-gallon C3 Technology™ residential gas water heaters are highlighted in a new brochure. Introducing C3 Technology™ describes how the new design helps prevent the accidental ignition of flammable vapors from gasoli

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Derek Hollis 2010-05-03T16:31:40Z Ashland City, TN 2002-09-26

A. O. Smith Water Products Company’s redesigned 30-, 40- and 50-gallon C3 Technology™ residential gas water heaters are highlighted in a new brochure.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Introducing C3 Technology™ describes how the new design helps prevent the accidental ignition of flammable vapors from gasoline and other sources outside the water heater’s combustion chamber. C3 Technology is now standard on most A. O. Smith Conservationist® and ProMax® gas models.

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. For more information, contact your local A. O. Smith representative or visit .

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Eliminator™ Self-Cleaning System Protects A. O. Smith Master-Fit® Commerical Line http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Eliminator™-Self-Cleaning-System-Protects-A--O--Smith-Master-Fit®-Commerical-Line/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2002-09-26 A. O. Smith Water Products Company has further improved its widely used line of Master-Fit® commercial gas-fired water heaters with the addition of the Eliminator™ self-cleaning lime tamer system on all models. Sediment build-up can be a water heater’s worst enemy, especially

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Derek Hollis 2010-05-03T16:29:22Z Ashland City, TN 2002-09-26

A. O. Smith Water Products Company has further improved its widely used line of Master-Fit® commercial gas-fired water heaters with the addition of the Eliminator™ self-cleaning lime tamer system on all models.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Sediment build-up can be a water heater’s worst enemy, especially in commercial applications requiring higher water temperatures. When lime and other sediments accumulate in the tank, they form a barrier between the burner and the water, compromising the efficiency of the water heater. This leads to reduced energy efficiency and increased operating costs. In addition, because sediment tends to build up at critical weld points, excessive heat is concentrated in those areas — making the tank more likely to leak prematurely.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Eliminator self-cleaning system helps reduce sediment buildup from settling in the tank by creating rotating turbulence that keeps sediment particles moving. Pressurized incoming cold water is directed to sweep the bottom of the tank and all critical weld areas. The sediment particles are then carried out with the next hot water draw, rather than settling on the tank’s bottom.

With the Eliminator system in place, Master-Fit BTR and Master-Fit Plus BTI and BTN models can be expected to provide more reliable service and maintain their 80 percent thermal efficiency rating for many years.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Master-Fit commercial water heaters continue to offer the exclusive benefits and features that have made the line the perfect choice for any commercial retrofit or new construction application. With its 27?-inch diameter, and height that is about a foot shorter than comparable water heaters, Master-Fit units can be installed in the tight spaces that preclude many other commercial units. In addition, Master-Fit models are rated with zero clearance to combustibles on the front, side and rear, as well as approved for placement on combustible flooring.

To meet end users’ specific needs, Master-Fit units can be installed as individual water heaters or manifolded together with or without storage tanks for high-demand applications, or to meet specific BTU requirements.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Installers will appreciate the flexibility of the Master-Fit when it comes to water connections. Three options are available on each unit — front, side or rear. This is especially important for replacement applications, since a wide variation in hot and cold water piping configurations is often encountered.

Master-Fit Plus BTI and low NOx BTN models use an induced-draft design that provides more precise and efficient control of heat through the flue collector — a great option for installation where negative air pressure is a problem. This added control is achieved with a blower that produces a power-induced draft of makeup air just before ignition.

BTI and BTN models are rated as Category I appliances, which allows them to be commonly vented with other Category I appliances by using standard metal single-wall or double-wall Type B vent pipe. In this type of application, the blower outlet is connected directly to the vent.

All Master-Fit models are equipped with high-quality parts and materials, including:

* Exclusive A. O. Smith PermaGlas® Ultra Coat™ lining — applied after the tank is welded — that provides superior protection for every part of the tank that is vulnerable to corrosion.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 * A. O. Smith CoreGuard™ anode rods, which have a stainless steel core for longer life.

* An on/off power switch that eliminates the need to wire a separate electrical connection box.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 * A thermostat dual controller designed to limit thermal “stacking” inside the tank.

* An intermittent electronic igniter that eliminates the standard pilot light.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件In addition, all Master-Fit models meet NSF requirements when equipped with an optional leg kit, offer a hand-held cleanout for access to tank interior and have a three-year tank warranty. Master-Fit Plus BTN models come with a low-NOX burner to meet SCAQMD Rule 1146.2, for use in the Southern California and Texas markets.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Master-Fit BTR offers 14 models with tank capacities from 71 to 100 and BTU inputs from 120,000 to 500,000. The Master-Fit Plus BTI and BTN is available in 10 models, ranging from 71- to 100-gallon tank capacities and 120,000- to 390,000-BTU inputs.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. For more information, contact your local A. O. Smith representative or visit www.aosmithwaterheaters.com.

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A. O. Smith Water Heater Pictured in Popular Mechanics article 'Replacing A Water Heater' http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Water-Heater-Pictured-in-Popular-Mechanics-article--Replacing-A-Water-Heater-/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2002-10-06 Look for the A. O. Smith water heater that is pictured in the "Replacing A Water Heater" article in the October 2003 issue of Popular Mechanics (page 105).

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DOE Decides Not to Add Domestic Water Heaters to the Energy Star Program http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/DOE-Decides-Not-to-Add-Domestic-Water-Heaters-to-the-Energy-Star-Program/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2003-01-09 Water Heater manufacturers have been notified by the US Department of Energy (DOE) that they have decided not to establish "Energy Star" criteria for the domestic water heating product category at this time. In summary, the Energy Star Program is designed to promote reasonabl

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Derek Hollis 2010-05-03T16:25:18Z Ashland City, TN 2003-01-09

Water Heater manufacturers have been notified by the US Department of Energy (DOE) that they have decided not to establish "Energy Star" criteria for the domestic water heating product category at this time.

In summary, the Energy Star Program is designed to promote reasonable cost savings to consumers, typically 20-25%, from the least to the most efficient products. With the new National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) requirements going into effect in January 2004, the potential incremental energy savings offered by the best performing conventional gas and electric products would be not be significant enough to justify the awarding of an ENERGY STAR designation. dditionally, non-conventional water heating products do not provide purchasers with the opportunity to recover their incremental investment within a reasonable time period, along with other limitations outlined in the attached letter.

As a leader in the water heating equipment industry, we will continue our pursuit of product technologies and designs that will deliver high value to the our customers.

More details and the letter from the DOE, dated January 6, 2004, which explains in detail their reasoning behind excluding water heaters to the Energy Star Program can be found at the web link below.

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Home Improvement Star Helps Water Heater Giant Kick Off Trade Show http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Home-Improvement-Star-Helps-Water-Heater-Giant-Kick-Off-Trade-Show/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City 2005-12-06  A. O. Smith Water Heaters welcomed hundreds of guests to Chicago’s 2006 ISH Trade show at an event at the Palmer House Hilton tagged as Hot Water Time . The event was A. O. Smith’s chance to meet with show attendees and talk about new products on the market. Guests enjoyed great f

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Gina Julian 2010-05-02T16:44:35Z Ashland City 2005-12-06

 A. O. Smith Water Heaters welcomed hundreds of guests to Chicago’s 2006 ISH Trade show at an event at the Palmer House Hilton tagged as Hot Water Time. The event was A. O. Smith’s chance to meet with show attendees and talk about new products on the market. Guests enjoyed great food and were greeted by Home Improvement star Richard Karn. Karn posed for photos with the guests, signed autographs and mingled throughout the crowd.

Karn is best known for his role as “Al Borland” on ABC’s hit TV show Home Improvement. “Al” served as the trusty sidekick to Tim Taylor (Tim Allen) on the show within the show, Tool Time. Karn was with the show for its entire eight-season run, and Home Improvement is now in syndication on several networks.

About A. O. Smith Water Products: 

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn

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Johnson City Employees Worked Two Million Hours Without Lost-Time Accident http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Johnson-City-Employees-Worked-Two-Million-Hours-Without-Lost-Time-Accident/?blogid=211 Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-12-14  Through a combination of individual accountability, dedicated Safety Steering Committees, and a program that integrates safety into all training activities, the A. O. Smith Water Products Company plant in Johnson City, Tenn., has been able to work more than two million ho

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Gina Julian 2010-05-02T16:24:03Z Johnson City, Tennessee 2005-12-14

 Through a combination of individual accountability, dedicated Safety Steering Committees, and a program that integrates safety into all training activities, the A. O. Smith Water Products Company plant in Johnson City, Tenn., has been able to work more than two million hours without a lost-time accident.

 
Johnson City's latest period of safe work hours began on Nov. 23, 2005, and the employees achieved the two million hour mark on Oct. 16, 2006.  To date, employees have worked approximately 2.4 million hours without a lost-time incident.  The 500,000 square foot facility manufactures residential water heaters and employs approximately
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件1,200 people.

 
"We talk a great deal about keeping the promises we make to our customers, our shareholders, and each other," Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paul W. Jones wrote in a letter to Johnson City's employees.  "One of those promises is to maintain a safe working environment at all times.  Over the last 10 years, you have truly integrated
safety into everything you do at Johnson City."

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件"You are one of just two A. O. Smith plants to surpass the two million hour milestone since 2001," Herbert L. Pirkey, corporate director-safety, health, and environment, told employees at a special recognition event today.  "We emphasize sustainable results in all of our safety programs, and yours is an outstanding example of an effective, sustainable safety effort."

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Pirkey presented the plant with a commemorative plaque and safety flag as part of the recognition event.

 
Johnson City has had programs in place to maintain the focus on workplace safety for more than 10 years.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件"Safety is part of the inter-strength of the organization," Everson Weekley, safety manager of the Johnson City plant, pointed out.  "We emphasize accountability for everyone at all levels of the organization."

 
Part of that emphasis is the result of the plant's Safety Steering Committee, led by Andy Demski who heads manufacturing operations and Dale Austin who heads human resources at Johnson City.  The 25-member committee, which has been meeting twice each month since 1995, continually monitors safety performance, oversees training programs, and reviews every safety-related incident in the plant.

 
"For any type of incident in the plant, we ask the department manager to meet with the committee to describe how the incident occurred, explain how the situation was handled, how the manager and department supervisor responded, and describe the corrective action," Demski explained.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件"It's not a matter of how large or small the incident, it's how can we prevent it from happening again."

 
Weekley also works closely with the Johnson City United Steelworkers Local 7739 Safety Committee, conducting regular review meetings and monthly walk-throughs of the production areas.
"One of the reasons our program is so successful is that the union has been supportive and has endorsed our efforts," Demski said.

 
Safety training and awareness is part of every training course at the Johnson City plant including certification programs and qualification classes.  "It's a unique situation; safety is part of all training," Austin pointed out.  "Each class has a section on safe work practices, from blueprint reading to forklift driving.  No one in the plant can be promoted or move to another job without extensive training in safety.”

 
The committee also credits Bob Trudeau, formerly president of American Water Heater Company and currently vice president-general manager for all retail operations  across Water Products Company, for providing ongoing support to their efforts.  "He has always eagerly supported requests for training, investments in safety, and recognition." Demski said.

 
The relentless commitment to safety has paid off over the last 10 years. Johnson City celebrated its first two million hours without a lost-time accident in November 1996 and, at one point, employees had worked 5.8 million hours without a lost-time accident.

 
Each year, the plant selects a safety theme and ties its promotional and training efforts to that theme.  The plant also makes a point of recognizing employees' efforts through commemorative gifts and celebrations.
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Johnson City is the fifth A. O. Smith facility to be recognized for its excellence in safety performance during 2006.  Reaching one million hours without a lost-time accident were the A. O. Smith Electrical Products Company's plants in Shenzhen, China, Acuña, Mexico, Juarez, Mexico, and Tipp City, Ohio.

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McBee Plant Recognized For Working One Million Hours Without Lost-Time Accident http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/McBee-Plant-Recognized-For-Working-One-Million-Hours-Without-Lost-Time-Accident/?blogid=211 Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-12-19 Adaptation is an important element of an effective safety program. Successful companies continually change and improve their safety programs and processes to create safe work environments and prevent accidents. As a result of major changes the A. O. Smith Water Product

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Gina Julian 2010-05-02T16:02:22Z Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-12-19

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Adaptation is an important element of an effective safety program. Successful companies continually change and improve their safety programs and processes to create safe work environments and prevent accidents.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件As a result of major changes the A. O. Smith Water Products Company plant in McBee, S.C., made to its safety program over the last four years, the facility recently achieved a safety milestone, working one million hours without a lost-time accident. The 500 McBee employees were recognized in a special ceremony at the plant today.

The plant began its accident-free streak on Sept. 24, 2005, and reached the million-hour mark on Oct. 16, 2006. To date, McBee employees have worked more than 1.2 million hours without a lost-time accident.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件"This is the second time in the last four years that McBee has reached the million- hour mark, a fact that demonstrates your ongoing commitment to a safe operation," Paul W. Jones, chairman and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation, pointed out in a letter to employees. "On top of that, the new initiatives you implemented have had a far-reaching impact on your safety performance, helping to further improve an already- effective program."

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporate Director of Safety, Health, and the Environment Herbert L. Pirkey presented employees with a plaque commemorating their efforts. Also attending the event was Harvey Jessup of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation who presented the employees with a certificate of achievement.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The 800,000 square foot McBee plant, which manufactures commercial water heating equipment and high-efficiency copper tube boilers, has implemented a number of new programs to improve safety awareness and prevent accidents over the last four years.

The plant's safety team is responsible for conducting regular inspections in each area, evaluating housekeeping, use of machine guards, and employee use of personal protective equipment. The team, made up of Safety and Environmental Manager Fred Budde, Industrial Medical Technician Tim Wallace, Manager of Human Resources Chris Count, John Bradford, Lori Hudson, Leroy Harris, John Touchberry, Allen Burch, Donnie Engelbert, Donald McFadden, and Linda Blackwell, also is responsible for safety training.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件McBee has implemented a rigorous accident investigation program that it recently extended to include any first aid cases or "near misses." Each department supervisor is responsible for investigating the incident and reporting back to the safety team and eventually to Plant Manager Sam Carver. In 2007, McBee plans to expand the program, involving members of the safety team in accident investigations and corrective actions.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The McBee program has moved beyond traditional plant safety-related activities in its efforts to prevent injuries. Last year, the plant began a daily exercise program in its assembly department that was expanded to include the entire facility this year.

"We had a physical therapist come in and design a program that any of our employees can manage," Tim Wallace, industrial medical technician for the McBee plant, explained. "It's a series of stretching exercises that each employee does at the beginning of their shift each morning. In some cases, they do the exercises on their own when they come back from breaks."

"The program has significantly reduced muscular and skeletal injuries in the plant," Fred Budde, McBee's health and safety supervisor, pointed out.

Safety training programs are held monthly for all employees, covering a wide range of topics including emergency action plans, lock-out/tag-out, hearing conservation, personal protective equipment, and blood-borne pathogens. The training is part of each department's regular communications meetings, and Budde and his staff monitor attendance at the sessions.

Managers and supervisors regularly observe all jobs to help ensure that all employees are working safely. "Regular observations give supervision opportunities to reinforce safe work while correcting unsafe acts by talking with employees about safety," Budde noted.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Earlier this year, McBee held a comprehensive health fair for all employees with physicians, a podiatrist, and a massage therapist available. Men received screenings for prostate cancer, while women could have tests for bone mass testing. A dietician also was available, and employees received information on cholesterol, diabetes, and other illnesses.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件McBee also sponsored a weight-reduction program for employees this year. A total of 40 people attended the classes, and the group reported a weight loss of approximately 1,000 pounds.

"We invest a lot of time and effort in positive activities that can improve safety in the plant," Budde commented.

The effort has been noticed. In each of the last four years, the McBee plant has received recognition from the South Carolina Occupational Safety Council, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and the South Carolina Employers' Association for compiling an accident incidence rate that is less than half the state average.

McBee is the sixth A. O. Smith facility to be recognized for its excellence in safety performance during 2006. The company's Johnson City, Tenn., water heater plant was recognized last week for working more than two million hours without a lost-time accident. Reaching one million hours without a lost-time accident were the A. O. Smith Electrical Products Company plants in Shenzhen, China; Acuña, Mexico, Juarez, Mexico, and Tipp City, Ohio.

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Vertex™ Featured On National Home Design Show http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Vertex™-Featured-On-National-Home-Design-Show/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-12-22  The new A. O. Smith high- efficiency Vertex ™ residential water heater will be featured this weekend on Designing Spaces, a series that shows viewers how to make their homes more functional. The episode will air nationally on TLC on Dec. 23, at 7 a.m., and on Women’s Ent

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Gina Julian 2010-05-02T15:28:23Z Ashland City, Tennessee 2005-12-22

 The new A. O. Smith high- efficiency Vertex ™ residential water heater will be featured this weekend on Designing Spaces, a series that shows viewers how to make their homes more functional. The episode will air nationally on TLC on Dec. 23, at 7 a.m., and on Women’s Entertainment Network on Dec. 24 at 7 a.m.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件This week’s episode will feature the Vivio family from Springfield, Tenn. The Vivio’s are a family of six who, before the Vertex, were in constant need of hot water. Since the installation of the unit, the family says even that last person gets a hot shower.

“Our daily life has actually changed because of our new water heater,” said LaVern Vivio, wife and mother of four boys. “We can now go about our day and not worry about when and how to take showers, when to do the laundry or do the dishes. Our habits have completely changed for the better.”

And LaVern says her family has put the unit to the test on the shower’s highest traffic day, and it passed with flying colors.

“On Sunday mornings, we all need to take a shower and get ready for church within a very short timeframe. The first Sunday morning with the new Vertex proved to be a success,” said LaVern. “I was truly amazed as I was last in line out of six people to get a shower and did not have one second of cold water.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Vertex was developed by A. O. Smith in partnership with one of the nation's leading design engineering firms as part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program. The 90 percent efficient Vertex will deliver significant savings on operating costs compared to "standard" 78 percent efficient water heaters. And with an estimated 127- gallon first hour delivery and 93 GPH recovery, the hot water capability of Vertex rivals that of a conventional 75-gallon tank-type unit. With a continuous flow of over three gallons per minute at 45ºF temperature rise, Vertex promises "endless hot water." Consumers can rest assured that there is always hot water in the tank for that last morning shower.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Simplified installation gives plumbing contractors a solution for applications where an existing 40- or 50-gallon tank type unit is already installed and needs replacing. The height, diameter and placement of water and gas connections on the Vertex unit are identical to standard gas units. And its power-vent design delivers installation versatility, allowing vertical or sidewall venting using 2", 3" or 4" PVC pipe.

In addition, side-mounted hot and cold recirculating taps allow Vertex to be installed as part of a combination space heating/water heating application, radiant floor heating system or any system requiring a recirculating hot water loop.

About A. O. Smith Water Products:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a one of the world's largest manufacturers and marketers of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

About Designing Spaces:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Created by Quorum Productions, this half hour informative series inspires and instructs viewers on the smartest ways to make their homes more beautiful and functional. Designing Spaces interviews leading experts in design, hardware, architecture, and real estate and offers something of interest for every viewer. From advice on large scale renovations to simple tips on making everyday tasks easier to decorating on a budget, this is the one show that provides you with all the comprehensive information you'll need. Designing Spaces is seen Saturday and Sunday mornings on TLC and on the Women's Entertainment Network between 7:00 & 10:00 am.

About Quorum Productions:

This Florida-based production company is nationally renowned for creating excellent quality programming that educates and informs in an entertaining and compelling manner. Their shows are geared towards disseminating vital solutions to life's problems. These programs not only touch the hearts of their viewers but help them make important decisions which impact their lives. Guests on Designing Spaces have included representatives from companies such as Intel, AT&T, HP, Martha Stewart, Chase Bank, Prudential Real Estate, and many others.

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A. O. Smith Receives Top Honors In Manufacturing http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Receives-Top-Honors-In-Manufacturing/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件      Ashland City, TN 2006-06-11 The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, working in partnership with Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain, P.C., Nashville Business Journal, and Waddey & Patterson P.C., has recognized A. O. Smith Water Products Company as the recipient of the 2007 Excellence in Manufactur

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-29T21:30:03Z      Ashland City, TN 2006-06-11

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, working in partnership with Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain, P.C., Nashville Business Journal, and Waddey & Patterson P.C., has recognized A. O. Smith Water Products Company as the recipient of the 2007 Excellence in Manufacturing Award for innovation.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“A. O. Smith Water Products Company is proud to call Middle Tennessee home and we take great pride in receiving this honor from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce,” said Ajita Rajendra, President of A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “We strive to be the innovative leader in the water heater industry, and this award is a true testament to the hard work of our employees to bring the most innovative products to market that not only answer the hot water needs of our customers, but also are high efficiency, making them the best option for our environment.”

Now in its third year, the Excellence in Manufacturing Awards program was established to celebrate and recognize quality among Middle Tennessee manufacturers. The nominees were evaluated and selected by a panel of seven volunteer judges with extensive public and private manufacturing experience, who scored the applicants based on criteria such as leadership in manufacturing, manufacturing processes, growth and consistency and employee development. A. O. Smith received the innovation award for its commitment to providing the water heater industry with innovative products and solutions for its customers. Innovation is the core strategy at A. O. Smith, and that shows within their products as the company is always first to market new and innovative water heating technologies. The company started this trend early on as it patented the glass lining of water heaters in the 1930’s, a technique that is still used to this day.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件One product in particular takes the term innovative leader to a new level is the Vertex. The Vertex is a high efficiency residential water heater that performs at 90 percent thermal efficiency and is truly a “green” water heater option for consumers.

A. O. Smith Water Products Company is headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., and is just one of the reasons that Cheatham County is in the ranks of the fastest growing counties in the state.

“It is an exciting time to be part of Cheatham County as we are witnessing unprecedented growth,” said James Fenton, director of Economic Development, Cheatham County. “It is quite impressive to our newcomers that we have such companies as A. O. Smith on our community roster. When one of our own is awarded such a prestigious honor as this, we look at it as not only a reflection on the company, but also our community. Congratulations to A. O. Smith.”

About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Signs License Agreement With 'Living With Ed' http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Signs-License-Agreement-With--Living-With-Ed-/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2006-07-26 A. O. Smith Water Products Company has signed a long-term exclusive brand license / endorsement agreement with the producers of the hit TV series Living With Ed and it’s co-star Ed Begley Jr. Under terms of the agreement, A. O. Smith will use the trademark of the show and the

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-29T21:11:01Z Ashland City, TN 2006-07-26

A. O. Smith Water Products Company has signed a long-term exclusive brand license / endorsement agreement with the producers of the hit TV series Living With Ed and it’s co-star Ed Begley Jr. Under terms of the agreement, A. O. Smith will use the trademark of the show and the endorsement of Begley to market its Vertex ™ line of residential gas water heaters throughout the United States.

Vertex is a 76,000 BTU power-vent residential gas water heater that features 90 percent thermal efficiency. It combines higher input with more efficient combustion to produce much more hot water with lower operating costs.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Vertex was developed by A. O. Smith in partnership with one of the nation's leading design engineering firms as part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program. The 90 percent efficient Vertex will deliver significant savings on operating costs compared to "standard" 78 percent efficient water heaters. And with an estimated 127- gallon first hour delivery and 93 GPH recovery, the hot water capability of Vertex rivals that of a conventional 75-gallon tank-type unit.

The Vertex out-performs traditional water heaters in high-volume applications such as large homes with multiple showers, spas, dishwashers, and other hot water appliances by offering a continuous flow of more than three gallons per minute at 45ºF temperature rise.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“A. O. Smith is honored to be working with such a celebrated individual, environmentalist and actor,” said Ajita Rajendra president, A. O. Smith Water Products. “Ed Begley Jr. is known for his efforts in putting our Earth first, and we feel he is the perfect person to tell consumers that the A. O. Smith Vertex is their green water heater option.”

“I began my journey on sustainable living back in 1970 and am so excited to have this opportunity to educate others on how they can make simple lifestyle changes and live green,” said Begley. “A. O. Smith and their Vertex help us tell the green story by giving consumers an efficient and green option when choosing a water heater. We think they will be a great addition to the team and we are ready to get their message out there.”

The marketing relationship will be launched with the creation of a series of print, video and on-line materials featuring Living With Ed branding and Ed Begley Jr. endorsements. In addition, Begley will make appearances at upcoming media events.

One of the first programs to debut in the growing “green” TV genre, the vanguard series returns bigger, better and greener than ever with 13 new episodes that will find Begley and wife, Rachelle Carson, dispensing more tips and practical ideas on how anyone can lead a greener lifestyle. In a special new twist this season, Begley ventures out beyond his own green acres to give viewers a peek inside the homes and properties of other Hollywood personalities who are either looking for advice from Begley or eager to share the innovative ways they are working toward environmentally conscious living. Living With Ed幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 will premiere on HGTV in its regular weekly prime time slot on Monday, Aug. 27, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

About A. O. Smith:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Acc-U-Size® Available For Download http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Acc-U-Size®-Available-For-Download/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2006-08-01 A. O. Smith announces the online availability of its sizing guide, Acc-U-Size ®. The Acc-U-Size program allows the user to size commercial applications with 17 options for water heaters and boilers. Applications can use gas, electric, or oil as a source of heat. Acc-U-Size c

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-29T20:27:15Z Ashland City, TN 2006-08-01

A. O. Smith announces the online availability of its sizing guide, Acc-U-Size ®. The Acc-U-Size program allows the user to size commercial applications with 17 options for water heaters and boilers. Applications can use gas, electric, or oil as a source of heat.

Acc-U-Size comes with drawings for dimensional and piping functions. These drawings and project summaries can be printed or exported to other Windows ® compatible programs. Acc-U-Size will also calculate the cost of operation. Suggested specifications for each design are also provided.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Other features include:

 • Links to specification sheets and other technical information

 • Ability to edit and save projects

 • Easy, online software updates To download the Acc-U-Size program, please visit m2zx76.cn/accusize.html.

About A. O. Smith:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Makes Significant Investment In The Future(2) http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Makes-Significant-Investment-In-The-Future(2)/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2006-08-02 A. O. Smith Water Products Company today announced the recipients of the 2007 A. O. Smith Professional Contractor Association (PCA) Scholarship Program. The 10 finalists were selected from more than 150 applicants nationwide, and each recipient received $2,000 to apply toward hi

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-29T20:21:25Z Ashland City, TN 2006-08-02

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Water Products Company today announced the recipients of the 2007 A. O. Smith Professional Contractor Association (PCA) Scholarship Program. The 10 finalists were selected from more than 150 applicants nationwide, and each recipient received $2,000 to apply toward higher education pursuits.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“A. O. Smith considers it an honor to provide assistance to these worthy recipients in their academic endeavors,” said Mike Parker, vice president of marketing at A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “At any level it is great to have hard work recognized, and we are proud to encourage these students to continue striving toward achieving their dreams.”

The 10 scholarship recipients are:

 • Matthew C. Agan of Rome, Ga.,, a biology and Spanish major at the University of Georgia

 • Marla R. Cordray of Falmouth, Ky.,., a mathematics and education major at Northern Kentucky University

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 • Kelly A. Jansen of Neoga, Ill., a marketing major at Illinois State University

 • Trisha G. Lounsberry of Gobles, Mich., a systems and finance major at Grand Valley State University

 • Megan L. McKee of Bowling Green, Ky., enrolled at Western Kentucky University with interests in the medical field

 • Jenna M. Ronnebaum of Axtell, Kan., a nursing student at the Washburn University of Topeka

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 • Erica J. Russell of Jerseyville, Ill., enrolled at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy

 • Julie M. Stefanski of Baltimore, Md., a biology major at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 • Amanda M. Wilczynski of Gibsonia, Pa., an English literature major at Carnegie Mellon University

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 • Bailey Wilson of Caldwell, Idaho, a justice studies major at the University of Idaho

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The scholarship program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and GED recipients or students currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Any spouse, child or grandchild of a PCA member with a desire for continuing their education may compete for a scholarship award.

In June 1999, A. O. Smith founded the Professional Contractor Association in order to help contractors succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace. In addition to the scholarship program, the PCA offers its members valuable business training and services to enhance their professional image and expand their business into new commercial water heater markets. For more information, visit www.aospca.com.

About A. O. Smith:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Wins Service Award From Prominent Builder http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Wins-Service-Award-From-Prominent-Builder/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2006-08-20 A. O. Smith Water Products Company is proud to announce its selection as a Partner of Choice by David Weekley Homes, the nation’s third largest privately held homebuilder. The Partners of Choice Awards are presented to suppliers who maintained either an ‘A’ rating in Quality or

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-29T20:11:33Z Ashland City, TN 2006-08-20

A. O. Smith Water Products Company is proud to announce its selection as a Partner of Choice by David Weekley Homes, the nation’s third largest privately held homebuilder. The Partners of Choice Awards are presented to suppliers who maintained either an ‘A’ rating in Quality or Service, or an ‘A,A’ rating for both categories for the previous twelve months. A. O. Smith is the first water heater company to receive the prestigious designation for Service.

Launched in September 2003, the Partners of Choice Awards are based on the National Trading Partners Survey, a quarterly review of approximately 150 suppliers rated by some 1,000 team members from every market and level inside the Weekley organization. Beyond rating companies on quality and service, team members are also asked specific operational questions such as, “Do you know who your local representative is and how to contact them?” and “What is an appropriate response time for a supplier to return your message?”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“We are thrilled to be named as a Partner of Choice by such a distinguished company, especially since every level of David Weekley Homes is involved in the evaluation process,” said David Chisolm, brand manager for A. O. Smith. “This award requires manufacturers to not only create a quality product, but also effectively manage the installation and service of the product, all particular points of pride for A. O. Smith.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The unique supplier rating system was implemented by Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain services for David Weekley Homes, in order to achieve channel alignment of all parties within the supply chain.

“Everybody says they are in pursuit of world-class excellence,” said Bill Justus. “Our survey takes the conceptual to the practical by defining a specific way to measure excellence. Through their actions, A. O. Smith has demonstrated they are among the best at providing service to David Weekley Homes.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 18 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America's Best Builder,” “Builder of the Year,” and the “National Housing Quality Award.” Weekley has also appeared six times on FORTUNE® magazine’s coveted “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 50,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件About A. O. Smith:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Vertex™ Featured on Living With Ed http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Vertex™-Featured-on-Living-With-Ed/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2006-09-04 Fans of HGTV’s hit series Living With Ed watched this week as Ed’s green pal Jay Leno installed the A. O. Smith Vertex gas water heater in his garage. Leno has vowed to turn his 20,000-square-foot Burbank auto garage into a “Green Garage” by installing several environmentally

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-29T20:03:00Z Ashland City, TN 2006-09-04

Fans of HGTV’s hit series Living With Ed幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 watched this week as Ed’s green pal Jay Leno installed the A. O. Smith Vertex gas water heater in his garage. Leno has vowed to turn his 20,000-square-foot Burbank auto garage into a “Green Garage” by installing several environmentally friendly products. In fact, Leno is now claiming to be “the new Ed Begley” because of his latest green efforts including the installation of the Vertex water heater.

“We are honored that Mr. Leno chose to install the A. O. Smith Vertex in his famous garage,” said Ajita Rajendra, president, A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “Vertex is one of the most efficient water heaters available for applications like this, and those leading the green charge recognize this and are installing our product.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Vertex will supply hot water to the bathrooms, which house a shower and a clothes washer, along with all hot water utilizing appliances in Leno’s complete GE kitchen.

“In our second season of Living With Ed幸运飞艇燕子计划软件, we are really focusing on helping consumers install green products in their living and work spaces,” said Begley. “Some of these consumers happen to be celebrities who are in the public eye, and we feel that is an outstanding way to tell the viewing public how they can help the environment. Jay Leno has been a great champion for this cause.”

A. O. Smith Water Products Company signed a long-term exclusive brand license/endorsement agreement with the producers of the hit TV series Living With Ed and its co-star Ed Begley Jr.

Under terms of the agreement, A. O. Smith will use the trademark of the show and the endorsement of Begley to market its Vertex™ line of residential gas water heaters throughout the United States. Living With Ed can be seen on HGTV on Mondays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. CST. Log on to m2zx76.cn/green for more information.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Vertex is a 76,000 BTU power-vent residential gas water heater that delivers 90 percent thermal efficiency. It combines higher input with more efficient combustion to produce much more hot water with lower operating costs.

Vertex was developed by A. O. Smith in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy. The 90 percent efficient Vertex is the higher efficient option as it delivers significant savings on operating costs compared to conventional units which operate at 78 percent thermal efficiency and ”tankless” units which operate at 80 percent thermal efficiency.

In a recent study by the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), tests were conducted at three levels of daily hot water usage, comparing the Vertex and a tankless unit to determine which had the highest efficiencies at differing usage levels. In low water usage applications requiring 30 gallons of hot water per day or less, the tankless unit had the higher delivered efficiency. However, providing the best overall performance was the Vertex, with the highest delivered efficiency in medium (64 gallons per day) and high (100 gallons per day) hot water use profiles. As a result, the Vertex is the ideal high efficiency model for average and high-volume applications such as homes with large families, whirlpool tubs, multiple showers and other hot water appliances.

About A. O. Smith:  

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Teams Up With Home Makeover Show http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Teams-Up-With-Home-Makeover-Show/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2006-10-04 A. O. Smith was recently named the proud water heater provider for season five of ABC’s hit TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Millions watch every week as the EMHE crew screams “Move That Bus!” for one deserving family, and A. O. Smith’s goal this season is to outfit tho

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-29T19:57:22Z Ashland City, TN 2006-10-04

A. O. Smith was recently named the proud water heater provider for season five of ABC’s hit TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Millions watch every week as the EMHE crew screams “Move That Bus!” for one deserving family, and A. O. Smith’s goal this season is to outfit those families with a new Vertex ™, or other high-efficiency water heater model, to take care of the homeowners’ water heating needs.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Season five of EMHE premiered Sunday, Sept. 30, at 8 EST, 7 CDT, and featured the Akana family of Honolulu, Hawaii. The Akanas were faced with a dilapidated, sinking home. The EMHE crew worked diligently to help build a new home for this selfless family, who has opened their hearts to help the poor in their community.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件For each episode, ABC selects a deserving family and build them an entirely new house in one week or less. The EMHE crew built the Akanas their dream home, and A. O. Smith was able to be a part of the experience by donating two electric water heaters. The electric water heaters were selected due to the lack of natural gas service on the island.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has become a phenomenon as it is known for its philanthropic activities and home remodeling ideas,” said Ajita Rajendra, president, A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “This show is built around a group of caring individuals joining together to help those in need, and we are thrilled to be part of the team helping many deserving families receive their dream home.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Log on to m2zx76.cn to learn more about the A. O. Smith Vertex and the families who receive a helping hand. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is on ABC on Sundays, 8 EST, 7 CDT.

About the Vertex:

The name Vertex means “the highest point,” a standard of excellence A. O. Smith has achieved once again. Today’s homes demand more hot water than ever before, and the 90 percent efficient Vertex power-vent gas water heater offers unprecedented levels of performance and is the environmentally-friendly option for consumers.

About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

About ABC-TVs Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is in its 5th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.

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A. O. Smith Vertex™ Showroom Kit Now Available Online http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Vertex™-Showroom-Kit-Now-Available-Online/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2006-12-07 A. O. Smith recently launched its new showroom kit to assist wholesale showrooms in the sale of the Vertex™ water heater. These kits are part of a new initiative aimed at bolstering consumer interest and support for the product. Kits contain valuable materials that can be di

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-29T19:53:47Z Ashland City, TN 2006-12-07

A. O. Smith recently launched its new showroom kit to assist wholesale showrooms in the sale of the Vertex™ water heater. These kits are part of a new initiative aimed at bolstering consumer interest and support for the product.

Kits contain valuable materials that can be displayed in a wholesaler’s showroom. Materials include:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 • Consumer brochures, which help to educate the consumer on Vertex’s groundbreaking features and the benefits of owning a Vertex water heater.

 • Consumer brochure display

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 • Training presentation

 • Counter sign

 • Static cling decals

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 • Testimonials from Vertex owners, and

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 • Sales DVD featuring Ed Begley, Jr., official spokesperson for the Vertex water heater. In the DVD, Begley explains how the Vertex complements his “green” lifestyle and how it outperforms conventional residential water heaters.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Showroom kits help retailers target consumers with large families, owners of luxury baths or body spray systems, people interested in “going green,” as well as customers looking for a better alternative to tankless systems or upgrading from other more conventional models.

Kits can be ordered online and shipped directly to the showroom location. For more information, or to order a showroom kit, visit m2zx76.cn.

About the Vertex:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The name Vertex means “the highest point,” a standard of excellence A. O. Smith has achieved once again. Today’s homes demand more hot water than ever before, and the 90 percent efficient Vertex power-vent gas water heater offers unprecedented levels of performance and is the environmentally friendly option for consumers.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith To Showcase Energy Efficency At International Builders’ Show http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-To-Showcase-Energy-Efficency-At-International-Builders--Show/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2007-02-05 A. O. Smith Water Products Company, a leader in the water heater industry for over 70 years, will be participating in the 2008 International Builders’ Show® (IBS), being held Feb. 13- 16, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Over 1,900 businesses and organ

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-28T22:26:42Z Ashland City, TN 2007-02-05

A. O. Smith Water Products Company, a leader in the water heater industry for over 70 years, will be participating in the 2008 International Builders’ Show® (IBS), being held Feb. 13- 16, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Over 1,900 businesses and organizations are scheduled to exhibit at the 2008 IBS, the largest and most comprehensive annual light construction show in the world showcasing the latest advancements in building products and services.

A. O. Smith’s emphasis on delivering energy efficient products to the market has caught the attention of environmentalist and actor, Ed Begley, Jr. Begley has endorsed the Vertex™, a revolutionary residential gas-condensing water heater featured in an episode of the HGTV series Living With Ed.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Begley will be conducting presentations on green living and the environmental benefits of the Vertex at the Ferguson and Stock Building Supply booth from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. Begley will also be available to answer questions, sign autographs and offer advice on green living and building.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“I began my journey on sustainable living back in 1970 and am so excited to have this opportunity to educate others on how they can make simple lifestyle changes and live green,” said Begley. “A. O. Smith and their Vertex help us tell the green story by giving consumers an efficient and green option when choosing a water heater.”

In related news, The National Association of Home Builders will launch its highly anticipated National Green Building Program and Certified Green Professional designation at the 2008 IBS.

About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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A. O. Smith Launches Consumer Education Website http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Launches-Consumer-Education-Website/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2007-02-07 In order to better serve consumers, A. O. Smith has launched a website, www.hotwaterfacts.com , to provide support in the selection of water heaters. Improvements in technology have led to more efficient tank-type units as well as new options for homeowners, including on-de

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-28T22:19:30Z Ashland City, TN 2007-02-07

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件In order to better serve consumers, A. O. Smith has launched a website, , to provide support in the selection of water heaters.

Improvements in technology have led to more efficient tank-type units as well as new options for homeowners, including on-demand and hybrid models. The website’s goal is to explain these three categories and help consumers decide which option is best suited for their requirements.

“In today’s market, water heaters come in different shapes and sizes with numerous capabilities,” said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith water heater brand manager. “Whether looking for a water heater that produces back-to-back showers for a large family or one that meets basic hot water demands, is the perfect tool to help determine which type and size of water heater is the best fit for their individual needs.” The new website offers extensive resources to aid in water heater selection including:

• Hot water volume usage descriptions

• Energy efficiency and savings information

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件• Space consideration guidelines

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件• Cost analysis and installation considerations

• Answers to frequently asked questions

About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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A. O. Smith Introduces Its Next Peak Performer: The VERTEX 100 http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Introduces-Its-Next-Peak-Performer--The-VERTEX-100/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2007-04-22 Building upon the successes of its revolutionary Vertex™ residential gas-condensing water heater, A. O. Smith Water Products Company has raised the bar with the Vertex 100™. Employing a top-fired burner and blower combination for more effective combustion, the power-direct-v

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-28T22:05:31Z Ashland City, TN 2007-04-22

Building upon the successes of its revolutionary Vertex™ residential gas-condensing water heater, A. O. Smith Water Products Company has raised the bar with the Vertex 100™.

Employing a top-fired burner and blower combination for more effective combustion, the power-direct-vent Vertex 100 delivers a continuous flow of hot water for shower after shower at an impressive 96 percent thermal efficiency. Previewed at the 2008 International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Orlando, Fla., the new-generation Vertex is set for an April 2008 launch.

The original Vertex caught the attention of environmentalist and actor Ed Begley, Jr., who featured the high-efficiency water heater on an episode of the HGTV series Living With Ed. While conducting presentations on green living and the environmental benefits of the Vertex at this year’s IBS, Begley had a Vertex 100 installed in his environmentally friendly home.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“At A. O. Smith, we are dedicated to delivering the highest energy-efficient products to the market,” said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith water heater brand manager. “With lower fuel usage and cost of operation compared to conventional models, the Vertex 100 is proof of this commitment, setting a new standard for all residential water heaters.”

A. O. Smith, a leader in the hot water heater industry for over 70 years, partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy to develop the Vertex product family. Modern American lifestyles are built around high peak demand periods, with multiple showers and other hot water consumption taking place simultaneously (bathing, washing the dishes, doing laundry, etc). The Vertex 100 is designed to handle these peak demand periods.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Vertex 100 features a sealed combustion system that draws air in and vents air out through sealed vents.With advanced diagnostic capabilities, the new Vertex records performance history and has a backlit LCD display that details model functions including accurate temperature control.

With standard electrical/plumbing requirements and footprint similar to conventional models, the Vertex 100 uses the same electrical, water and gas connections as a standard power-direct-vent model. Using inexpensive PVC pipe for venting, the Vertex 100 does not require special materials, construction or ductwork.

About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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Innovation Has A Name: A. O. Smith http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Innovation-Has-A-Name--A--O--Smith/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2007-04-22 With an unmatched history of quality and pioneering innovation, A. O. Smith Water Heaters has delivered advanced hot water solutions for more than 70 years. A. O. Smith continues leading the way through its focus on offering revolutionary energy efficient and environmentally fri

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-28T21:54:25Z Ashland City, TN 2007-04-22

With an unmatched history of quality and pioneering innovation, A. O. Smith Water Heaters has delivered advanced hot water solutions for more than 70 years. A. O. Smith continues leading the way through its focus on offering revolutionary energy efficient and environmentally friendly products that maintain the standard of excellence for which the company is well known.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件In a bold expression of this focus, A. O. Smith Water Heaters is introducing new branding efforts to further reiterate its commitment to high-efficiency water heating solutions. The company will unveil new collateral items over the next several months that include brochures, business cards and letterhead. The new look can also be seen on m2zx76.cn.

At the center of all items will be the new A. O. Smith logo that will feature an innovative design and a new color. The company chose green, to replace the blue used since 1977 to represent its commitment to efficient products that will benefit the environment.

“At A. O. Smith, we believe in setting standards, and there is no better time than now to have our look reflect our mindset,” said Ajita Rajendra, president, A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “As businesses across the world make a conscious effort to make positive changes for the environment, we are working to add to our current list of energy-efficient products such as the Vertex™ and Cyclone®, by introducing new products to market.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith took its brand a step further by creating a new branding message: “Innovation Has A Name,” which signifies the company's position in the market as an industry leader in product innovation and technology. An example of its industry leading product development is the A. O. Smith Cyclone® product line. This line is one of the most technologically advanced commercial water heaters in the industry. The new Cyclone Xi, introduced in 2007, operates at up to 96 percent thermal efficiency with significantly lower operating costs compared to standard models 80 percent thermal efficiency.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件In 2006, A. O. Smith applied this advanced technology to the residential market with the release of the Vertex™ hybrid gas-condensing water heater, which combines the positive attributes of both storage-type and on-demand technology for enhanced high-efficiency performance. Developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy, the 90 percent thermally efficient Vertex™ offers higher input with more efficient combustion to produce more hot water at lower operating costs.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件In April 2008, A. O. Smith will launch the new Vertex 100. This addition to the Vertex family will offer 95 percent thermal efficiency.

About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. With plants in McBee, South Carolina and Johnson City, Tennessee, A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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1to1© Magazine Awards Top Honors To A. O. Smith http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/1to1©-Magazine-Awards-Top-Honors-To-A--O--Smith/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2007-04-25 A. O. Smith Water Products Company, a leader in the water heater industry for over 70 years, has earned the Gold 1to1© Impact Award for Customer Service Optimization. According to editors at 1to1© Magazine , “The 1to1© Impact Awards spotlight the leading companies that have

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-28T21:50:39Z Ashland City, TN 2007-04-25

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Water Products Company, a leader in the water heater industry for over 70 years, has earned the Gold 1to1© Impact Award for Customer Service Optimization.

According to editors at 1to1© Magazine, “The 1to1© Impact Awards spotlight the leading companies that have implemented effective and innovative customer strategies that have led to clear and quantifiable business results.” A. O. Smith was chosen for streamlining customer service departments after two major acquisitions between 2001 and 2006.

Beginning in October 2006, A.O. Smith took steps to encourage additional collaboration among employees by documenting its customer services processes and integrating 11 databases containing historical and product-specific information.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件In addition, A. O. Smith Water Products Company President Ajita Rajendra initiated two strategic changes to support the new service strategy. One was to appoint a vice president of Customer Satisfaction, responsible for all aspects of the product experience; the other was to create a new group called customer quality to handle more complex customer service issues.

After just 60 days, A. O. Smith’s customer service centers answered calls 2.5 times faster, reduced the number of call transfers by 20 percent and decreased time to research customer histories from days to seconds.

“The importance of helping a customer cannot be emphasized enough,” says Mike Rosenstock, director of customer quality, field service and warranty. “Customers come first and foremost. That’s a core value of the company.”

Although A. O. Smith has succeeded in its original intentions, the project consists of 13 more phases, including a rollout to the field service team, integration to A.O. Smith’s Warranty Wizard, the only online warranty claims processing system in the water heater industry, and deployment to global locations.

About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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A. O. Smith's Cyclone XI Awarded The Silver EID by Appliance Design Magazine http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-s-Cyclone-XI-Awarded-The-Silver-EID-by-Appliance-Design-Magazine/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2007-05-07 A. O. Smith Water Products Company is proud to announce that its Cyclone Xi 500,000 BTU commercial water heater was recently given the Silver level award in the Commercial Appliances Division in Appliance DESIGN magazine’s 21st Annual Excellence in Design Competition. The in

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-28T21:33:21Z Ashland City, TN 2007-05-07

A. O. Smith Water Products Company is proud to announce that its Cyclone Xi 500,000 BTU commercial water heater was recently given the Silver level award in the Commercial Appliances Division in Appliance DESIGN magazine’s 21st Annual Excellence in Design Competition.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The innovative design takes the Cyclone's performance to a higher level with up to 96 percent thermal efficiency. The Cyclone Xi provides significantly higher hot water output, with dramatic savings on operating costs compared to conventional commercial water heaters with standard 80 percent efficiency. The high efficiency Cyclone Xi is engineered to deliver conventional power-vent or sealed combustion power direct-vent versatility and low NOx emissions in a space-saving design. Another enhancement to the Cyclone Xi line is the new Intelligent Control System which provides precise temperature control and advanced operating information that can be communicated to the user via the large LCD display.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“The purpose of Appliance DESIGN’s annual design competition is to honor those designers who have excelled in meeting the modern challenge of harmoniously melding technology and industrial design,” said Richard Babyak, editor.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件An independent panel of three industrial design experts judged the entries. Evaluation of the entries was based on four criteria: appearance, human factors, innovation and technical merits. Judges noted that companies behind the honored entries demonstrated they are serious about industrial design. Another common element found among recognized products was the ability to make technology more accessible to the user.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Photos and descriptions of winners will appear in the June 2008 issue of Appliance DESIGN magazine, in the print, digital and online versions at . Appliance DESIGN is a publication of BNP Media, Troy, Mich.

About A. O. Smith:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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A. O. Smith Partners With Habitat For Humanity http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Partners-With-Habitat-For-Humanity/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2007-05-20 A. O. Smith has donated 78 water heaters as part of its partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The water heaters were donated as part of an initiative of providing decent and affordable housing for low-income families of the Gulf Coast region. This year’s May 11-16 Gulf Coas

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-28T21:26:43Z Ashland City, TN 2007-05-20

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith has donated 78 water heaters as part of its partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The water heaters were donated as part of an initiative of providing decent and affordable housing for low-income families of the Gulf Coast region.

This year’s May 11-16 Gulf Coast project marks the 25th anniversary of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

 “The support we’ve received for this year’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project will serve as a catalyst for increasing the work being done in the Gulf Coast by bringing hope, stability and housing solutions to our local communities,” noted Chris Monforton, president and chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. “Our sponsors’ gifts, whether monetary or material, help us build houses and empower families.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“A. O. Smith was privileged to be a part of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Week this year,” said Ajita Rajendra, president, A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “The ability to donate 78 water heaters to the deserving families of the Gulf Coast region was an honor and something we, as a company, strongly believe in.”

About Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast (HFHMGC) serves Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties. Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, HFHMGC has completed and started construction on 170 homes. HFHMGC believes every family deserves a place they can call home, and as such they are committed to providing the Mississippi Gulf Coast with clean, safe and affordable houses. While eradication of poverty housing is a challenge in all locations, it is particularly challenging in the light of the devastating storm damage in the area. For more information on HFHMGC and how to volunteer or donate, go to .

About Habitat for Humanity International:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit .

About A. O. Smith:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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A. O. Smith Wins Brand Leader Awards http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Wins-Brand-Leader-Awards/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2010-04-06 A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ), the leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters, has earned three Brand Leader Awards in Builder Magazine’s 2011 Brand Use Study. The annual study is the only third-party research performed in the new construc

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-27T14:56:36Z Ashland City, TN 2010-04-06

A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn), the leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters, has earned three Brand Leader Awards in Builder幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Magazine’s 2011 Brand Use Study. The annual study is the only third-party research performed in the new construction arena.

The survey looked at four brand areas—brand familiarity, brands used by construction or contractor firms in the past two years, brands used most, and brand quality—and evaluated manufacturers accordingly. A. O. Smith was among the top four brands in all categories, while ranking first in the brand familiarity, the brand used by firms in the past two years, and the brand used most categories.

The study, sponsored by Hanley Wood, publisher of Builder幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Magazine, was conducted by Readex Research. Data were collected via a mail survey sent to 10,800 recipients with a 32 percent response rate. The study also collected data on builders’ interest in "environmentally friendly" products. When builders were asked their reasoning behind trying new products, 51 percent listed "green" features as a contributing factor. Moreover, those surveyed listed water heaters as the second most important product to offer "green" features.

"It’s encouraging to see builders’ growing interest in energy efficient products that can help save money while having a positive impact on the environment," said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith brand manager. "This year, A. O. Smith launched a mobile marketing tour bringing our portfolio of new high-efficiency products directly to our customers. This traveling showroom will help educate our customers on the range of high efficiency products now available and the benefit that they now offer not only in energy efficiency but also in overall performance."

To learn more about the A. O. Smith Mobile Marketing Tour, visit m2zx76.cn/MMV.

About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For additional information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Receives Facet of HR Excellence Award From MTSHRM and NACC http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Receives-Facet-of-HR-Excellence-Award-From-MTSHRM-and-NACC/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2007-06-02 A. O. Smith has announced it has been awarded the 2008 Facet of HR Excellence Award for Human Resource Management Practices from the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management (MTSHRM) and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC). The Facet of HR Excellence

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-25T20:09:44Z Ashland City, TN 2007-06-02

A. O. Smith has announced it has been awarded the 2008 Facet of HR Excellence Award for Human Resource Management Practices from the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management (MTSHRM) and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC).

The Facet of HR Excellence award is designed to recognize quality human resources policies and practices in Nashville-based organizations. Now in its seventh year, judging is based on excellence in any one of the following five categories: HR strategy; HR management practices; employee education, training and development; measurement of the HR performance and employee well-being and engagement.

A. O. Smith will be recognized at an awards luncheon on Thursday, June 12, at the Cool Springs Embassy Suites. Steve Harrison, author and chairman of Lee Hecht Harrison, a global career management services company, will be the keynote speaker. A.O. Smith will also have the opportunity to present their best practices at a community work shop in September sponsored by MTSHRM.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Previous winners of the Facet award include: Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Metro Nashville Airport Authority, Renel Care Group, State Farm Insurance, RJ Young, Genesco and KraftCPAs.

About A. O. Smith:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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Ed Begley Jr. to Attend PHCC Industry Tradeshow to Promote A. O. Smith Vertex http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Ed-Begley-Jr--to-Attend-PHCC-Industry-Tradeshow-to-Promote-A--O--Smith-Vertex/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2007-06-04 A. O. Smith will welcome Ed Begley Jr., star of the television series Living With Ed , at the 32nd Annual Southern California Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Tradeshow in Long Beach, Calif., on Saturday, June 7. The tradeshow is presented by the Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Cont

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-25T19:59:16Z Ashland City, TN 2007-06-04

A. O. Smith will welcome Ed Begley Jr., star of the television series Living With Ed幸运飞艇燕子计划软件, at the 32nd Annual Southern California Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Tradeshow in Long Beach, Calif., on Saturday, June 7. The tradeshow is presented by the Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) of the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Begley will be at the A. O. Smith booth from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00-noon to promote A. O. Smith’s newest water heater, the Vertex 100™. Employing a top-fired burner and blower combination for more effective combustion, the power-direct-vent Vertex 100 delivers a large volumes of hot water for shower after shower at an impressive 96 percent thermal efficiency. Previewed at the 2008 International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Orlando, Fla., the new-generation Vertex was launched in April 2008.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The tradeshow will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center. Visitors are encouraged to attend the seven educational seminars taking place throughout the day, as well as the PHCC-California Apprenticeship Contest from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. For more information on the tradeshow, registration information or a list of exhibitors, visit www.phccglaa.org/tradeshow/index.htm.

About PHCC National Association:

PHCC has been an advocate for plumbing, heating and cooling contractors since 1883. As the oldest trade organization in the construction industry, approximately 4,000 business owners employing 72,000 technician members nationwide put their faith in the association’s efforts to lobby local, state and federal government, provide forums for networking and educational programs, and to deliver the highest quality of products and services.

About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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A. O. Smith Makes Significant Investment In The Future http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Makes-Significant-Investment-In-The-Future/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2007-08-12 A. O. Smith Water Products Company today announced the recipients of the 2008 A. O. Smith Professional Contractor Association (PCA) Scholarship Program. The 10 finalists were selected from more than 100 applicants nationwide, and each recipient received $2,000 to apply toward hi

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-25T19:52:58Z Ashland City, TN 2007-08-12

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Water Products Company today announced the recipients of the 2008 A. O. Smith Professional Contractor Association (PCA) Scholarship Program. The 10 finalists were selected from more than 100 applicants nationwide, and each recipient received $2,000 to apply toward higher education pursuits.

“A. O. Smith considers it an honor to provide assistance to these worthy recipients in their academic endeavors,” said Mike Parker, vice president of marketing at A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “At any level, it is great to have hard work recognized, and we are proud to encourage these students to continue striving toward achieving their dreams.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The 10 scholarship recipients are:

 • Abby M. Jensen of Monticello, Iowa, a chemical engineering major at Iowa State University.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 • Bradley S. Kuhns of Mason, Ill., a pharmacy major at Butler University

 • Eric L. Martin of Salem, Ill., a biology major at Southeast Missouri State University

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 • Erin E. Mazzeo of Melbourne, Fla., a communications major at Flagler College

 • Shannon E. McGoldrick of Stamford, Conn., an architecture major at the University of Notre Dame

 • Megan L. McKee of Bowling Green, Ky., a nursing student at Western Kentucky University

 • Jay W. McMillan of Coldwater, Mich., a pre-medicine major at Kalamazoo College

 • Evan T. Pauken of Mount Pleasant, Mich., a music education major at Central Michigan University

 • Sarah A. Rinehart of Marshalltown, Iowa, a biomedical engineering major at the University of Iowa

 • Bailey Wilson of Caldwell, Idaho, a criminal justice studies major at the University of Idaho

The scholarship program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and GED recipients or students currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Any spouse, child or grandchild of a PCA member with a desire to continue their education may compete for a scholarship award.

In June 1999, A. O. Smith founded the Professional Contractor Association to help contractors succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace. In addition to the scholarship program, the PCA offers its members valuable business training and services to enhance their professional image and expand their business into new commercial water heater markets. For more information, visit www.aospca.com.

About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Futhers Its Dedication to Conservation and Innovation With New Partnership http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Futhers-Its-Dedication-to-Conservation-and-Innovation-With-New-Partnership/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2007-08-26 A. O. Smith Water Products has established a founding partnership with Green Plumbers ® USA, an organization geared toward educating plumbers across the nation on how to perform their jobs in relation to environmental concerns. Founded in Australia, GreenPlumbers is a 501(c)

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-25T19:49:37Z Ashland City, TN 2007-08-26

A. O. Smith Water Products has established a founding partnership with GreenPlumbers幸运飞艇燕子计划软件® USA, an organization geared toward educating plumbers across the nation on how to perform their jobs in relation to environmental concerns.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Founded in Australia, GreenPlumbers is a 501(c)(3) educational and charitable foundation that offers training workshops and accreditation to plumbers and contractors throughout the U.S. With more than 300 California participants, the foundation will hold upcoming workshops in Washington, Texas and Southern California.

“As a leader in the water heater industry, A. O. Smith offers the highest efficiency units to consumers with its Vertex family of products,” said Mike Parker, vice president of marketing, A. O. Smith. “We felt an obligation to our consumers and the environment to become part of this organization. GreenPlumbers幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 USA is taking the lead on educating those who help homeowners make decisions when choosing the right products for their homes, and we are honored to be one of the founding partners.”

The GreenPlumbers program offers five workshops on climate care, water care, water recycling and conservation, and solar water heating. After successful completion of the course, each participant receives a Certificate of Completion and is listed on the GreenPlumbers website, allowing environmentally conscious consumers access to certified plumbers in their area.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith will sponsor 20 course workshops across the nation geared toward educating plumbers on how to perform their role in relation to environmental plumbing and to provide the most up-to-date information on current environmental issues, trends and cutting-edge technologies.

“A. O. Smith is a true leader in the industry,” said Carrie McChesney, GreenPlumbers’ national program manager, “and we are thrilled to have them on board.”

The GreenPlumbers program is open to plumbers and contractors. The goal for GreenPlumbers is to make this training free and available to all plumbers across the nation. For more information, visit www.greenplumbersusa.com.

About A. O. Smith:  

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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Cyclone Xi™ Earns Product of the Year Honors http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Cyclone-Xi™-Earns-Product-of-the-Year-Honors/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2007-10-20 In its October issue, Consulting- Specifying Engineer (CSE)—a monthly publication with a circulation of more than 46,000 mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers—named A. O. Smith’s Cyclone Xi commercial water heater as a gold winner in its 2008 Product of the Year competit

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-25T19:35:15Z Ashland City, TN 2007-10-20

In its October issue, Consulting- Specifying Engineer (CSE)—a monthly publication with a circulation of more than 46,000 mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers—named A. O. Smith’s Cyclone Xi commercial water heater as a gold winner in its 2008 Product of the Year competition.

“Competition was fierce this year; the judges had a hard time narrowing the finalists down to three for each category. We take this as a sign that manufacturers are investing more in new-product R&D, which is a huge win for the building industry and the environment,” said Jim Langhenry, CSE publisher.

The innovative design of the Cyclone Xi takes performance to a higher level with up to 96 percent thermal efficiency. Engineered to deliver conventional power-vent or sealed combustion power direct-vent versatility and low NOx emissions in a space-saving design, the high efficiency Cyclone Xi features an Intelligent Control System (ICS), making it the “smartest” water heater in the industry. The ICS with LCD screen—an exclusive A. O. Smith design— is a control that provides detailed status information, allows precise temperature control, and includes built-in diagnostics.

“We’re thrilled that the Cyclone Xi has been recognized by such a prominent industry publication,” said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith water heater brand manager. “A. O. Smith is committed to delivering the highest energy-efficient products to the market, as represented by this new addition to the Cyclone product family.”

In the CSE competition, companies self-nominated their best products introduced or refined in 2007. Three finalists were selected in each of 11 categories by a panel of judges comprised of professional engineers who regularly design and specify HVAC, electrical, fire protection, and plumbing systems. Subscribers to CSE began voting in May to determine the ranking of the finalists as gold, silver, or bronze winners.

About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Launches Redesigned Commercial Electric Water Heater Line http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Launches-Redesigned-Commercial-Electric-Water-Heater-Line/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2008-01-06 A. O. Smith has redesigned its line of commercial electric water heaters. Long viewed as the industry leader for commercial electrics, the new Gold Series, Gold Xi and Custom Xi models include innovative features intended to provide customers with enhanced performance and reliab

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-18T21:33:02Z Ashland City, TN 2008-01-06

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith has redesigned its line of commercial electric water heaters. Long viewed as the industry leader for commercial electrics, the new Gold Series, Gold Xi and Custom Xi models include innovative features intended to provide customers with enhanced performance and reliability.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“We’re really excited about the debut of our new commercial electric line,” said Matt Schulz, A. O. Smith standard commercial product manager. “Customers will truly appreciate and benefit from what we believe to be the smartest and most innovative commercial electric water heaters available.”

The new Gold Series DRE incorporates several new features, including the addition of Goldenrod® elements as a standard feature on all DRE models. This patented A. O. Smith process results in an element that resists scale build-up of up to five times that of a standard element. The benefit is longer and more dependable element life in a variety of water conditions. In addition, the new Gold Series DRE has a redesigned control access door allowing easier access to all interior components and elements. Specific attention was placed on improving access to the bottom elements, which had been difficult to reach.

The DVE line has been the product of choice for customers looking for the precise temperature control required in many different applications. The new “Gold Xi,” for extreme intelligence, features enhancements including the use of standard Goldenrod elements and a new door design. In addition, the new DVE has a proprietary electronic control with large LCD morescreen mounted on the front access panel, featuring functions that provide diagnostics, run history and detailed unit operation status. A new Economy Mode allows for customized setback periods for every day of the week. The easy-to-read screen provides detailed temperature information as well as showing which elements are energized during a heating cycle.

As A. O. Smith’s top-of-the-line electric product, the DSE models have long been the preferred electric water heater of the specifying engineer. With a new modern yet heavyduty/ industrial look, the DSE Custom Xi now has a modulating option that turns the first element activated off first. The DSE electronic control includes features such as element sensing, linear sequencing and Economy Mode. In addition, A. O. Smith has added a powered electronic anode as standard on the DSE as well as its most popular and frequently specified option—low water cutoff.

About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is North America’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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Think Green and Save Green With High Efficiency Water Heateres From A. O. Smith http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Think-Green-and-Save-Green-With-High-Efficiency-Water-Heateres-From-A--O--Smith/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2008-01-29 A. O. Smith Water Products Company, a leader in the hot water heater industry for over 70 years, has a full line of high efficiency products to help consumers go green and save green, including ENERGY STAR® models. A. O. Smith worked in conjunction with the U.S. Department of En

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-18T21:26:43Z Ashland City, TN 2008-01-29

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Water Products Company, a leader in the hot water heater industry for over 70 years, has a full line of high efficiency products to help consumers go green and save green, including ENERGY STAR® models. A. O. Smith worked in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to institute and adopt the ENERGY STAR criteria, which went into effect on Jan. 1.

“The ENERGY STAR program empowers consumers to make smart energy choices that will save money and energy, and reduce our carbon footprint,” said DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Andy Karsner. “Expansion of the ENERGY STAR program to include water heaters will give Americans yet another way to more efficiently use energy in their homes and, in the interest of increasing energy security and addressing climate change, help further the President’s goal of fundamentally changing the way this nation uses power.”

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件According to ENERGY STAR, water heating represents up to 15.5 percent of national residential energy consumption, which amounts to the second largest energy end use in homes behind heating and cooling. In an attempt to address this significant percentage of energy consumption, DOE developed ENERGY STAR criteria for water heaters, the last major residential energy end use that the program had not addressed. A. O. Smith offers 19 models that have been recognized under the ENERGY STAR program, with more currently in development.

“A. O. Smith is dedicated to offering high efficiency products that benefit the environment while helping homeowners reduce utility costs,” said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith water heater brand manager. “With energy costs on the rise, this is an ideal time to invest in more efficient appliances, especially water heaters.”

For a complete list of A. O. Smith ENERGY STAR water heaters, visit m2zx76.cn.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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A. O. Smith Sponsors 'Go For The Green' Sweepstakes http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Sponsors--Go-For-The-Green--Sweepstakes/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2008-02-18 A. O. Smith Water Products Company (m2zx76.cn) today announced the launch of its “Go For The Green” sweepstakes and a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to the 15th Annual Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Amateur Golf Tournament in North Myr

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-18T21:04:39Z Ashland City, TN 2008-02-18

A. O. Smith Water Products Company (m2zx76.cn) today announced the launch of its “Go For The Green” sweepstakes and a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to the 15th Annual Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Amateur Golf Tournament in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

A. O. Smith wholesalers, plumbing contractors, specifying engineers and service agents are encouraged to visit www.aosgoforthegreen.com from Feb. 16 through March 13 to enter for a chance win. Two lucky winners will be selected and be able to bring a guest to enjoy the long weekend, April 11-14, and play in the tournament alongside celebrities on Monday, April 13.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“We want to continue to reward agents who work directly with A. O. Smith and its products,” said David Chisolm, brand manager, A. O. Smith Water Products.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Each winner also receives villa accommodations at The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., transportation, a practice round of golf at The Dye Course and two VIP tickets to the House of Blues Hootie and the Blowfish and Friends concert.

About A. O. Smith:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes A. O. Smith for Its Commitment to Innovation http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Frost---Sullivan-Recognizes-A--O--Smith-for-Its-Commitment-to-Innovation/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2008-03-09 Frost & Sullivan has selected A. O. Smith Corporation as the recipient of the 2009 North American Water Heaters Product Innovation of the Year Award. This is the second time A. O. Smith has received the award in four years. The Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Inno

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-18T20:57:27Z Ashland City, TN 2008-03-09

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Frost & Sullivan has selected A. O. Smith Corporation as the recipient of the 2009 North American Water Heaters Product Innovation of the Year Award. This is the second time A. O. Smith has received the award in four years.

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation of the Year is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated excellence in new products and technologies within its industry. A. O. Smith received the award for its new product developments, including the Cyclone® Xi and Vertex™ water heaters.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Cyclone brand was the first commercial water heater to achieve efficiencies up to 96 percent, while the Vertex water heater, designed for the residential market, provides 100,000 BTU and 96 percent efficiency to its customers. Both units feature intelligent controls to offer enhanced features to the end user.

A. O. Smith also successfully co-sponsored an ENERGY STAR® program to bring higher efficiency to the water heater industry and make the technology cost-effective for residential customers. The alliance between the ENERGY STAR program and A. O. Smith will help educate and influence consumers, retailers, architects and contractors that the implementation of certified high-efficiency products will significantly reduce life-time operating costs, energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件From manufacturing to installation, A. O. Smith is dedicated to bringing innovative products and services to the market. The company’s vision and understanding of the industry have enabled it to introduce new products that are more efficient, less costly to produce, and offer original design features.

About A. O. Smith:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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Cyclone® Xi Named Top Product of 2008 http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Cyclone®-Xi-Named-Top-Product-of-2008/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2008-03-30 After its appearance in PM Engineer (PME) in January 2008, A. O. Smith’s Cyclone® Xi tied with one other product in generating more comments from the readers than any of the other products featured in the trade publication last year. As a result of this reader-response, the Cycl

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-18T20:54:56Z Ashland City, TN 2008-03-30

After its appearance in PM Engineer (PME) in January 2008, A. O. Smith’s Cyclone® Xi tied with one other product in generating more comments from the readers than any of the other products featured in the trade publication last year. As a result of this reader-response, the Cyclone Xi commercial water heater has been named the Top Product of 2008 in the April 2009 issue of PME.

The A. O. Smith Cyclone Xi is the industry’s most technologically advanced commercial water heater. The Cyclone Xi family takes water heating performance to the highest levels, with up to 96 percent thermal efficiency and inputs up to 500,000 BTU. The Cyclone Xi provides outstanding hot water output with dramatic savings on operating costs compared to units with standard 80 percent efficiency.

The Cyclone Xi also features intelligent controls, making it the “smartest” water heater in the industry. The advanced controls with LCD screen—an exclusive A. O. Smith design— provide detailed status information, allow precise temperature control, and include built-in diagnostics.

A. O. Smith’s leading-edge engineering delivers conventional power-vent or sealed combustion power direct-vent versatility, low-nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions, and space-saving characteristics—helping make it the readers’ choice for the Top Product of 2008. PM Engineer is the magazine of choice for those involved in the design and specification of plumbing, piping, hydronic/radiant heating and fire protection systems. It is also the only non-association magazine exclusively covering the design and specification of products and systems for the “wet side” of the industry.

About A. O. Smith:

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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A. O. Smith Acquires Heat Pump Water Heater Manufacturer Applied Energy Recovery Systems Inc. http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Acquires-Heat-Pump-Water-Heater-Manufacturer-Applied-Energy-Recovery-Systems-Inc-/?blogid=211 Milwaukee, Wis. 2008-04-08 A. O. Smith Corporation today announced it has acquired Applied Energy Recovery Systems Inc. (AERS) of Norcross, Ga., a leading manufacturer of commercial and residential heat pump water heaters. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The AERS product line includes

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-18T20:52:03Z Milwaukee, Wis. 2008-04-08

A. O. Smith Corporation today announced it has acquired Applied Energy Recovery Systems Inc. (AERS) of Norcross, Ga., a leading manufacturer of commercial and residential heat pump water heaters.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The AERS product line includes the E-Tech line of commercial and industrial water heaters, as well as commercial outdoor and indoor pool heating systems, and residential water heating and swimming pool products.

“The acquisition of AERS allows A. O. Smith to reinforce our leadership position in providing energy efficient water heating solutions and provides us a strong platform from which to address the growing interest from our customers in renewables,” Ajita G. Rajendra, president of A. O. Smith Water Products Company said.

“We plan to leverage the technology, engineering expertise and know-how from AERS to expand our capabilities and product lines across the globe,” Rajendra added.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Heat pump water heaters capture heat from the surrounding air (air-source) or from water sources (water-source) such as waste water generated by a building’s chiller or cooling system and use it to heat water for hot water uses. The energy savings generated from the captured heat significantly exceeds the energy cost of running the heat pump, making this technology a highly efficient means for water heating with savings of up to 80 percent.

A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2008 sales of $2.3 billion, is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America.

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Ed Begley Jr., to speak at SOLAR 2011 http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Ed-Begley-Jr-,-to-speak-at-SOLAR-2011/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2010-04-12 Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr., will be a featured keynote speaker at SOLAR 2011 in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, May 21. Begley will also be available for interviews prior to his speech at the A. O. Smith booth (#701). When it comes to taking personal responsibilit

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-12T19:40:17Z Ashland City, TN 2010-04-12

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr., will be a featured keynote speaker at SOLAR 2011 in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, May 21. Begley will also be available for interviews prior to his speech at the A. O. Smith booth (#701).

When it comes to taking personal responsibility for the environment, few individuals can match Begley’s efforts. Known for turning up at Hollywood events on his bicycle, he has served as chairman of the Environmental Media Association and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. He serves on the boards of many organizations, including the Thoreau Institute and the Midnight Mission.

Begley’s keynote presentation, “Live Simply So That Others Can Simply Live,” is an inspirational look into the state of the environment as Begley tells how he began his 40-year eco-journey in 1970. It includes humorous stories about his first electric car and his first attempt at composting. Begley also offers advice on how to save money by living green as well as the small changes we can each make to create a big impact. As Begley puts it, “Start with the little things—you don’t ‘run’ up Mt. Everest!”

Begley will speak at 1 p.m. on the main stage in the ballroom. He will also be available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the A. O. Smith booth (#701) to greet fans and discuss A. O. Smith’s high efficiency products, including the latest advancement in solar thermal water heating, the Cirrex® Solar Thermal Water Heating System.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Cirrex is one of the most advanced solar thermal systems available on the market today. Up to 70 percent of the energy needed for a home’s water heating can be captured from the sun with this system, meaning the Cirrex can significantly reduce operating costs.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The solar thermal collectors generate as much energy as traditional photovoltaic solar panels, but at one-eighth the cost. The larger the tank and number of panels incorporated into the system, the more effectively the Cirrex can capture energy from the sun.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The National Solar Conference is the longest-running educational event for solar energy professionals in the U.S. Sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society, SOLAR 2011, the 40th annual solar conference, will take place in Raleigh, N.C., May 17-21, at the Raleigh Convention Center. Visit for more information.

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Offers More Solar Options in Residential Water Heating http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Offers-More-Solar-Options-in-Residential-Water-Heating/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2010-04-06 More and more, homeowners are looking for “greener” options in all aspects of their lives, including residential water heating. In response to this growing trend A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) has expanded its Cirrex® solar thermal water heating product line. The innovative so

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Derek Hollis 2010-04-08T16:46:05Z Ashland City, TN 2010-04-06 More and more, homeowners are looking for “greener” options in all aspects of their lives, including residential water heating. In response to this growing trend A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) has expanded its Cirrex® solar thermal water heating product line.

The innovative solar water heating system is now available in 16 package systems to meet a wide variety of consumer applications.

With this system, up to 70 percent of the energy needed for a home’s water heating can be captured from the sun, meaning the Cirrex can significantly reduce operating costs.

Contractors will appreciate the simplicity of the Cirrex, which is an all-in-one system for easy specification and installation. A. O. Smith provides all of the components, so contractors have one point of contact for all of their product support, sales, and service needs.

Homeowners can rest assured they’re getting one of the industry’s most advanced solar thermal systems available on the market today. The solar thermal collectors are much more effective at capturing energy from the sun compared with traditional photovoltaic solar panels, and they do it at a fraction of the cost. The larger the tank and number of panels incorporated into the system, the more effectively the Cirrex can capture energy from the sun.

The Cirrex system is OG-300 by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) and eligible for a federal tax credit of 30 percent of the total installed cost with no maximum. Additional state and local incentives may also be available. Check with the local power provider for details.

“For homeowners who care about saving energy and lower utility bills, the Cirrex product line is a great solution” said Chisolm, brand manager for A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “With the new Cirrex system, we are proving once again that A. O. Smith is the innovation leader for the water heating industry.”

About A.O. Smith:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.
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Ed Begley Jr. to Promote A. O. Smith Vertex at PHCC Industry Trade Show http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Ed-Begley-Jr--to-Promote-A--O--Smith-Vertex-at-PHCC-Industry-Trade-Show/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2008-04-22 A. O. Smith will welcome Ed Begley Jr., star of the television series Living With Ed, at the 34th Annual Southern California Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Tradeshow in Long Beach, Calif., on May 16. Begley is widely respected as one of the first “green” actors in Hollywood, purs

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Derek Hollis 2010-03-25T21:50:06Z Ashland City, TN 2008-04-22

A. O. Smith will welcome Ed Begley Jr., star of the television series Living With Ed, at the 34th Annual Southern California Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Tradeshow in Long Beach, Calif., on May 16. Begley is widely respected as one of the first “green” actors in Hollywood, pursuing sustainable living and energy efficiency since 1970.

Begley will be at the A. O. Smith booth (#135) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. promoting A. O. Smith’s Vertex™ water heater line. After having one installed in his home, Begley knows first-hand the benefits of the high-efficiency Vertex model from A. O. Smith.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The Vertex product line is the result of A. O. Smith’s partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate the development of higher efficiency residential water heaters. Employing a coiled heat exchanger for more effective combustion, the Vertex delivers a large volume of hot water at an impressive thermal efficiency of up to 96 percent.

The Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) of the Greater Los Angeles Area is hosting the tradeshow, which will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center. Visitors are encouraged to attend educational -moreseminars taking place throughout the day, as well as the PHCC-California Apprenticeship Contest from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information on the tradeshow, registration information or a list of exhibitors, visit www.phccglaa.org/tradeshow/index.htm.

About PHCC National Association: PHCC has been an advocate for plumbing, heating and cooling contractors since 1883. As the oldest trade organization in the construction industry, approximately 4,000 business owners employing 72,000 technician members nationwide put their faith in the association’s efforts to lobby local, state and federal government, provide forums for networking and educational programs, and to deliver the highest quality of products and services.

About A. O. Smith: Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.
 

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A. O. Smith Makes Life Easy for Specifying Engineers with Revit Software http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Makes-Life-Easy-for-Specifying-Engineers-with-Revit-Software/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2008-05-18 A. O. Smith Water Products Company is the first in the water heater industry to offer specifying engineers and architects complete access to 3D building information modeling (BIM) of its commercial water heater and boiler products with Autodesk® Revit® software. By visiting the

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Derek Hollis 2010-03-25T21:47:35Z Ashland City, TN 2008-05-18

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Water Products Company is the first in the water heater industry to offer specifying engineers and architects complete access to 3D building information modeling (BIM) of its commercial water heater and boiler products with Autodesk® Revit® software. By visiting the company’s website, specifying engineers can download the 3D Revit models to be inserted into their building model or drawings.

Each Revit product family file allows the selection of the individual model and its associated database of critical installation information. Now, specifying engineers can easily integrate an A. O. Smith product into their building designs. Downloads are available at m2zx76.cn/lit/revit.html. Future plans include making the A. O. Smith files available from the Autodesk “Seek Site” where product models can be directly accessed from within the Revit program.

“Due to numerous requests from specifying engineers, we knew it was the right time to offer this service,” said Howard Holliman, product manager for A. O. Smith Water Products Company.

“We are proud that A. O. Smith is the first water heater manufacturer to offer Revit 3D product models to our engineers. It enables us to continue to build our brand message of innovation,” said David Chisolm, brand manager.

Revit models are currently available for the Cyclone® Xi (BTH), VF Boiler (VW / VB), Master-Fit® (BTR) and the Gold Series (DRE) product families. Engineers simply open the file on the website, and then choose the model they want to specify.

About A. O. Smith: Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.
 

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Consistent Safety Awareness Helps McBee Achieve Three Million Hours Without a Lost-Time Accident http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Consistent-Safety-Awareness-Helps-McBee-Achieve-Three-Million-Hours-Without-a-Lost-Time-Accident/?blogid=211 McBee, SC 2008-06-25 Keeping safety in the forefront and on everyone’s mind at all times was the strategy that helped the employees at the A. O. Smith Water Products Company McBee plant attain a record three million hours without a lost-time accident. McBee began its streak on Sept. 24, 2005, and surpa

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Derek Hollis 2010-03-25T21:36:59Z McBee, SC 2008-06-25

Keeping safety in the forefront and on everyone’s mind at all times was the strategy that helped the employees at the A. O. Smith Water Products Company McBee plant attain a record three million hours without a lost-time accident.

McBee began its streak on Sept. 24, 2005, and surpassed the three-million-hour mark on Feb. 20. Achieving three million hours without a lost-time accident represents a record for the plant. Just three other facilities have surpassed the three million hours milestone in the more than 50 years A. O. Smith has kept records.

The 800,000 square foot facility manufactures commercial water heaters and boilers and employs approximately 450 people.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Today at a special ceremony, Mark Petrarca, A. O. Smith Corporation senior vice president human resources and public affairs, presented the McBee employees with a commemorative plaque along with a signed letter from Paul Jones, chairman and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith, congratulating them for their achievement.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“Your facility has now gone more than three and one-half years without a lost-time accident, and you should be proud of this safety achievement,” commented Petrarca in his address to employees. “This record reflects the importance you place on working safely at all times.”

“The focus at the McBee plant is to maintain a consistent and facility-wide safety program,” commented Tim Wallace, McBee safety supervisor. “Every day the safety team’s emphasis is on being watchful of safety hazards, making corrections that are needed, and maintaining safety consciousness among the employees.” In addition, the team incorporates facility wide checks for hazards, fork truck inspections and PPE (personal protective equipment) inspections into their semi-monthly safety meetings.

“Safety is a ‘team event’ in McBee,” said Chris Count, McBee human resource manager. Over the past few years, the safety team has expanded employee involvement in the safety programs throughout the plant. “Workplace safety is a focal point in employee meetings, training sessions and everyday work activities,” added Count.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件McBee holds monthly facility-wide training sessions regarding a variety of safety topics for its employees. “We try to do things a little differently in order to make our meetings interesting, memorable and applicable to daily safety issues,” said Wallace.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件At the March training meeting, volunteers were asked to tie their shoe using only one hand to illustrate how much their life would change if they had a bad injury to their hand or arm. In April, the plant promoted safe fork truck driving with a lunch-hour fork truck rodeo. Employees volunteered to drive safely through the fork-truck driving course.

“The committee works hard to be creative in its efforts to keep safety as a focus of the daily work environment,” said Wallace. One month this year committee members gave everyone a Zero ® candy bar to thank employees for working safely and achieving zero accidents. The committee has also handed out meal tickets to employees for working safely. “We want to reinforce positive actions with our employees,” remarked Wallace.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Actions at the McBee plant demonstrate that record-setting performance is not the only focus of their safety program. The plant’s 2009 Safety Program theme of “Working Safely to Spend More Time with Our Families and Friends,” indicates employees are aware that maintaining a safe work environment is also important to their spouses, children and friends. Displayed at the front entrance of the facility is a poster of the kids and grandkids of some of the employees with a caption that reads, “These are just a few more reasons to work safe today.”

“Everyone is doing a super job,” said Wallace. “Employees realize that it is everyone’s responsibility to work safely. They are proud of their safety record and the improvement that has been made by the focus on safety.”

About A. O. Smith: A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2008 sales of $2.3 billion, is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America.
 

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A. O. Smith Develops First Solar Water Heater for High-Rise Applications in China http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Develops-First-Solar-Water-Heater-for-High-Rise-Applications-in-China/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2008-06-29 A. O. Smith has developed the first solar water heating system specifically designed for high-rise apartment applications in China. The water heaters make use of proprietary solar collector and temperature control technology to boost performance in winter and regulate water

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Derek Hollis 2010-03-25T21:30:22Z Ashland City, TN 2008-06-29

A. O. Smith has developed the first solar water heating system specifically designed for high-rise apartment applications in China.

The water heaters make use of proprietary solar collector and temperature control technology to boost performance in winter and regulate water temperature in summer. Balcony mounting overcomes the lack of rooftop space often encountered in high-rise applications.

“Solar water heaters have gained great popularity in China in the past 10 years, especially in second and third tier cities and small towns,” according to Ajita Rajendra, president of A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “Up until now, there has been no affordable solar water heating solution for popular high-rise apartment buildings where rooftop mountings are limited.”

The new product was developed at the company’s Global Engineering Center in Nanjing, China. A. O. Smith engineers designed a unique solar collector, electronic temperature regulator, and flow control for the units which include an electric “booster heater” for overcast days.

“Our solar development team was able to maintain the traditional storage water heater’s high performance and ease of use while developing a product for high-rise apartments that is userfriendly and affordable,” Rajendra said.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“We are now investigating ways to utilize this technology on a more global basis,” he added.

Last year, A. O. Smith’s European water heater operation introduced a line of integrated solar water heating solutions for utility, industrial, and commercial applications.

About A. O. Smith: A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2008 sales of $2.3 billion, is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America.
 

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A. O. Smith Solar Water Heater Earns 2009 Golden Brick Real Estate Award http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Solar-Water-Heater-Earns-2009-Golden-Brick-Real-Estate-Award/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2008-07-20 A. O. Smith’s new solar water heating system for high-rise apartments has received China’s 2009 Golden Brick Award for Real Estate. The solar water heating system, the first developed specifically for high-rise applications, received an Innovation Award in the Green Energy S

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Derek Hollis 2010-03-25T21:26:47Z Ashland City, TN 2008-07-20

A. O. Smith’s new solar water heating system for high-rise apartments has received China’s 2009 Golden Brick Award for Real Estate.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The solar water heating system, the first developed specifically for high-rise applications, received an Innovation Award in the Green Energy Saving and Environmental Protection category. The awards competition was sponsored by “The 21st Century Business Herald,” China’s leading commercial newspaper, in association with the National Association of Industry and Commerce Real Estate Chamber of Commerce.

The award program is designed to promote “the internationalization process of China’s real estate, showing the outstanding achievements of the real estate industry,” according to the newspaper.

A committee of 10 experts from the real estate industry evaluated the nominations based on a number of criteria including enterprise reputation, brand awareness, and a record of introducing innovative products to the China real estate market.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The new A. O. Smith water heaters, introduced earlier this year, make use of proprietary solar collector and temperature control technology to boost performance in winter and regulate water temperature in summer. Balcony mounting overcomes the lack of rooftop space often encountered in Chinese high-rise applications. The new product line was developed at the company’s Global Engineering Center in Nanjing, China. A. O. Smith engineers designed a unique solar collector, electronic temperature regulator, and flow control for the units which include an electric “booster heater” for overcast days.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith’s Nanjing operation is one of the leading suppliers of residential and commercial water heaters to the China market. Its extensive product line includes wall-hung electric units, gas and electric storage-type water heaters, and combination appliances for hot water and hydronic heating applications.

About A. O. Smith Corporation:幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2008 sales of $2.3 billion, is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America. 

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A. O. Smith Donates Water Heaters to Low-Income Homeowners http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Donates-Water-Heaters-to-Low-Income-Homeowners/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Ashland City, TN 2008-09-28 A. O. Smith Water Products Company (m2zx76.cn) will be donating high-efficiency water heaters to the newest Habitat for Humanity International Initiative, a weatherization program intended to improve low-income households. Habitat for Humanity, in conjunction with Exe

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幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Water Products Company (m2zx76.cn) will be donating high-efficiency water heaters to the newest Habitat for Humanity International Initiative, a weatherization program intended to improve low-income households.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Habitat for Humanity, in conjunction with Exelon Corporation, launched a pilot program aimed to weatherize 70 homes, helping homeowners reduce energy use and utility bills. Along with installing A. O. Smith water heaters in some of the homes, other improvements include weather stripping, caulking, showerhead replacements, attic insulation, and other energy-saving projects.

“A. O. Smith is excited to be donating to this cause,” said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith brand manager. “Not only are our water heaters perfect for this program, but we truly value community service and love to see it paired with energy efficiency.”

Habitat for Humanity intends for the initial program, which will serve homes in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Texas, to serve as a model for future programs in other cities, beginning in 2010.

About A. O. Smith:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is North America’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.
 

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A. O. Smith Unveils New Commercial Water Heating Service http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Unveils-New-Commercial-Water-Heating-Service/?blogid=211 Ashland City, TN 2008-10-07 The latest service in commercial water heating is here: A.O. Smith’s iCOMM system, a water heater and boiler monitoring service that gives business owners peace of mind. The iCOMM system’s remote connectivity to the iCOMM Web site allows the user to manage, monitor, and inte

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Derek Hollis 2010-03-25T21:18:17Z Ashland City, TN 2008-10-07

The latest service in commercial water heating is here: A.O. Smith’s iCOMM system, a water heater and boiler monitoring service that gives business owners peace of mind.

The iCOMM system’s remote connectivity to the iCOMM Web site allows the user to manage, monitor, and interact proactively with their full fleet of A. O. Smith water heaters and boilers from anywhere in the world via the Internet; and the iCOMM system is BACnet compatible. The remote monitoring also provides leak detection and fault alerts for any unit in the fleet through email or text messaging. If business owners want to monitor the heaters themselves, they have that option. However, because of iCOMM unit’s alert system, it’s no longer necessary.

The iCOMM system is compatible with five A.O. Smith product families, including the Gold Xi commercial electric line, the Cyclone® Xi family of heaters, the Custom Xi commercial electric line, the VF series boilers and Genesis® boilers. The system may be added to any previously installed, compatible heater or may be applied to a newly installed unit.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“We are now able to help our commercial customers avoid lengthy and costly interruptions to service that can negatively impact their business,” said David Chisolm, brand manager for A. O. Smith. “This service can help a ‘mom and pop’ business with one water heater or a national chain with thousands of locations.”

Whether it’s a large restaurant, a hospital, or a hotel, the iCOMM system can help business owners rest easy by monitoring all of the water heaters at the same time, preventing any loss of business resulting from a water heater problem.

About A. O. Smith:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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Johnson City Plant Recognized For Record-Setting Safety Performance http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Johnson-City-Plant-Recognized-For-Record-Setting-Safety-Performance/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Johnson City, TN 2008-12-02 The employees of the A. O. Smith Water Products Company (m2zx76.cn) plant in Johnson City, Tenn., were honored today for breaking one of the company’s most enduring safety records by working more than 8.53 million hours without a lost-time accident. The original recor

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Derek Hollis 2010-03-25T21:14:07Z Johnson City, TN 2008-12-02

The employees of the A. O. Smith Water Products Company (m2zx76.cn) plant in Johnson City, Tenn., were honored today for breaking one of the company’s most enduring safety records by working more than 8.53 million hours without a lost-time accident.

The original record was set in 1970 by a former A. O. Smith Automotive Products Company plant in Granite City, Ill. No other A. O. Smith facility has come within three million hours of the all-time record since it was set 39 years ago.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Johnson City began its accident-free performance on Nov. 23, 2005, and broke the Granite City record on Oct. 21, 2009. To date, the approximately 1,200 employees of Johnson City have worked nearly 8.8 million hours without a lost-time accident.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith uses the criteria of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in defining lost-time accidents as work-related injuries or illnesses that result in one or more lost work days

“There’s a similarity that the plants at Johnson City and Granite City share, and it’s what contributed most to their record-setting achievements, an absolutely uncompromising attitude when it comes to employee safety,” Paul W. Jones, chairman and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation, said in presenting the employees with a special award to commemorate the event.

“When it comes to Johnson City, that attitude manifests itself in four success factors, the secrets behind your historic safety achievement: awareness; training; accountability; and commitment,” Jones continued.

“Working safely is a matter of focus, discipline, and good work habits,” Ajita G. Rajendra, president of A. O. Smith Water Products Company, said. “Creating a safe plant is a process, one that involves every employee in the facility. It includes procedures, training, and communications. It is a process designed to ensure employees have the right safety equipment, that all machines are properly guarded, that all documentation is thorough, accurate, and up-to-date.”

Johnson City implemented its current plant-wide safety program in 1995, managed by a 25- person Safety Steering Committee that meets twice each month. The Safety Steering Committee is responsible for monitoring safety performance, overseeing training programs, and reviewing every safety-related incident in the plant.

The plant has conducted regular safety training programs for all employees since 1995.

“Safety training and awareness is part of every training course at the Johnson City plant including certification programs and qualification classes,” Andy Demski, director of operations in Johnson City, pointed out. "It's a unique situation; safety is part of all training. Each class has a section on safe work practices, from blueprint reading to forklift driving. No one in the plant can be promoted or change jobs without extensive training in safety.”

Earlier this year, Johnson City began a pilot program using online safety training in a new computer safety lab. Topics covered range from lock-out/tag-out procedures to fork lift driver recertification coursework.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The plant’s safety staff works closely with the Johnson City United Steelworkers Local 7739 Safety Committee, conducting regular review meetings and a monthly walk-through of the production areas.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Each year, the plant selects a safety theme and ties its promotional and training efforts to that theme. The plant also makes a point of recognizing employees' efforts through commemorative gifts and celebrations.

This is not the first time the plant has achieved a significant safety milestone. In the 1990s, Johnson City employees had worked 5.8 million hours without a lost-time accident. In 2008, the plant received the L. B. Smith President’s Safety Award, A. O. Smith Corporation’s highest recognition for workplace safety.

The Johnson City plant manufactures American brand residential gas and electric water heaters, American commercial gas and electric water heaters, and Polaris high efficiency gas water heaters.

A. O. Smith Corporation (www.aosmith.com), with 2008 sales of $2.3 billion, is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America.
 

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A. O. Smith Donates to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Donates-to-Extreme-Makeover--Home-Edition/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Malea Barron • GS&F • 615.385.1100 •   Ashland City, TN 2010-03-17 A. O. Smith Water Products Company ( m2zx76.cn ), the leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters, has donated a 120-gallon solar storage tank to the Hurston family of Coc

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Derek Hollis 2010-03-21T17:05:59Z Malea Barron • GS&F • 615.385.1100 •   Ashland City, TN 2010-03-17

A. O. Smith Water Products Company (m2zx76.cn), the leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters, has donated a 120-gallon solar storage tank to the Hurston family of Cocoa Beach, Fla., project of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

“Having recently contributed to the local efforts of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 for The Nashville Build, A. O. Smith was pleased to be a part of the Cocoa Beach project and to make a difference for the Hurston family and their new home,” says David Chisolm, brand manager for A. O. Smith Water Products. “As a company that values philanthropic involvement and charitable giving, we enjoy giving back to the communities we serve.”

The Hurston family’s previous home and belongings were destroyed two years ago due to a burst water pipe while they were away on a charitable relief effort. Thanks to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and generous companies like A. O. Smith, the family will now enjoy a 3,400-square-foot, eco-friendly home.

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Some of the home’s various green innovations include solar hot water, solar electric, energy-saving insulation, LED lights, and a high-efficiency heating and air conditioning unit, among others. The 120-gallon solar storage tank donated by A. O. Smith will provide efficient water storage for all of the Hurston family’s essential water heating needs.

The show aired Feb. 13 on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and the Hurston family is currently enjoying their brand new home. For more information on A. O. Smith Water Products Company, visit m2zx76.cn.

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company:

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Signs On As Official QSC Education Sponsor http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Signs-On-As-Official-QSC-Education-Sponsor/?blogid=211 Leigh Durbin • GS&F • 615.385.1100 •   Ashland City, TN 2010-03-17 A. O. Smith ( m2zx76.cn ) has signed on as the Official Education Sponsor for Quality Service Contractors (QSC). Quality Service Contactors is a leading international trade organization that serves plumbing and

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Derek Hollis 2010-03-21T16:45:58Z Leigh Durbin • GS&F • 615.385.1100 •   Ashland City, TN 2010-03-17 A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) has signed on as the Official Education Sponsor for Quality Service Contractors (QSC). Quality Service Contactors is a leading international trade organization that serves plumbing and HVAC-R service and repair contractors.

As the Official Education Sponsor, A. O. Smith will provide many of the tools and resources used to supply contractor education to QSC members throughout the year as well as at the upcoming QSC Power Meeting XXXIV. As part of the Official Education Sponsorship, A. O. Smith will provide bi-weekly tech training, QSC HR consulting, and other online resources to contractor members.

The QSC Power Meeting XXXIV will be held April 7–9 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Participants at the upcoming Nashville Power Meeting may also take a tour of the nearby A. O. Smith plant, where they will learn about water heater production, green products and customer care practices. To learn more about the QSC Power Meeting XXXIV, visit .

“A. O. Smith stands behind the QSC mission to provide high level business management, education and professional development to its contractor members and their employees,” said Jeff Storie, national manager of contractor marketing for A. O. Smith Water Heaters. “A. O. Smith is proud to support QSC and their contractors any way we can.”

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.
 
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A. O. Smith Launches High Efficiency Revolution Tour http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Launches-High-Efficiency-Revolution-Tour/?blogid=211 Leigh Durbin • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • Ashland City, TN 2010-02-04 ASHLAND CITY, TENN. (February 4, 2011) This month, A. O. Smith (m2zx76.cn) will kick off the High Efficiency Revolution Tour, a two-year cross-country excursion showcasing the company’s portfolio of high effic

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Derek Hollis 2010-02-07T18:43:03Z Leigh Durbin • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • Ashland City, TN 2010-02-04

This month, A. O. Smith () will kick off the High Efficiency Revolution Tour, a two-year cross-country excursion showcasing the company’s portfolio of high efficiency water heaters.

A. O. Smith has equipped an RV, appropriately named the High Efficiency Mobile Marketing Vehicle (MMV), with its high efficiency family of products. After its launch from Ashland City, Tenn., the tour will visit distributor/wholesaler locations, where contractors, plumbers, specifying engineers, builders and consumers are invited to visit the High Efficiency MMV and learn firsthand how A. O. Smith’s innovative new line is changing the water heating industry.

The first leg of the High Efficiency Revolution Tour will travel across the western U.S., with its first stop in Sacramento, Calif., and ultimately make its way from coast to coast. The tour schedule can be found at m2zx76.cn/MMV.

The High Efficiency Revolution Tour will feature A. O. Smith’s innovative high efficiency products, including Cirrex® Solar Thermal Water Heating System, the NEXT Hybrid® High Efficiency Gas, the Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump, the Effex® High Efficiency Gas, Tankless and the Vertex™ Condensing Gas water heaters. Each of these units will be on display throughout the High Efficiency Revolution Tour in an interactive learning environment.

Cirrex is the latest advancement in solar thermal water heating and one of the most efficient water heating systems available to homeowners today. An all-in-one solar thermal water heating system, Cirrex simplifies specification and installation. With Solar Energy Factors up to 10.1, Cirrex is tax credit eligible through 2016.

NEXT Hybrid is the next generation in water heating, with a tankless engine and a small buffer tank, delivering the benefits of both technologies. NEXT Hybrid performs like a tankless unit and installs similar to conventional models. It handles peak hot water demand periods and provides homeowners the performance they expect from a tankless model.

Voltex is the latest advancement in electric water heating. The hybrid electric design integrates heat pump technology, making it twice as efficient as standard electric water heaters. By pulling heat from the surrounding air, the ENERGY STAR qualified heater operates in its most efficient mode, with an Energy Factor of 2.3.
The most efficient and advanced conventional vent product on the market, Effex uses a patented air intake system to produce the highest efficiency available for a standard atmospheric product. The ENERGY STAR qualified Effex installs similar to a standard atmospheric model, but operates well above the standard efficiency with a .70 Energy Factor.

A. O. Smith offers a comprehensive line of standard and condensing tankless water heaters with higher efficiencies. All models offer improved flow rates for increased hot water delivery, optional remote temperature controllers, and a full line of accessories. All residential tankless models are ENERGY STAR qualified and come with a 12-year limited warranty.

The Vertex is a revolutionary residential gas-condensing water heater that combines an advanced internal heat exchanger with 100,000 BTU input, resulting in a state-of-the-art water heater that operates at a money-saving 96 percent thermal efficiency. Inspired by A. O. Smith’s time-tested Cyclone commercial water heater design, the advanced heat exchanger allows for more hot water delivery while reducing monthly operating costs.

To follow the High Efficiency Revolution Tour as it travels the country, go to m2zx76.cn/MMV.

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Introduces New Commercial Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Introduces-New-Commercial-Electric-Heat-Pump-Water-Heaters/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2009-02-17  In order to offer an environmentally friendly hot water option for commercial applications, A. O. Smith has introduced a new line of energy- saving and innovative commercial electric heat pump water heaters.   These w

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David Stielstra 2010-01-15T17:11:44Z Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2009-02-17

 In order to offer an environmentally friendly hot water option for commercial applications, A. O. Smith has introduced a new line of energy- saving and innovative commercial electric heat pump water heaters.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件These water heaters capture heat and humidity from the surrounding atmosphere and utilize it for heating potable water. “They are three times more efficient than standard electric water heaters and up to five times more efficient than conventional gas water heaters because they use less electricity and can contribute to room cooling at the same time” comments Greg Wilson, national sales manager – heat pump technology.

 
The new commercial electric heat pump water heaters from A. O. Smith are designed to be used indoors and are offered in seven different model sizes. The product line consists of models delivering 35,000–171,000 Btu/hr for water heating and 27,000–132,000 Btu/hr cooling capacity. These high-efficiency models feature coefficient of performance (COP) numbers ranging between 3.9 and 4.2 for significantly better water heating when compared to standard water heaters at .8 COP.
“Our commercial electric heat pump water heaters are well-suited for installations in commercial kitchens, laundries, restaurants and hotels where there is a steady need for simultaneous hot water and cooled air,” said Wilson “We’re happy to offer our customers in these markets an energy-efficient option.”

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“These water heaters are a smart option when gas is not available or electric rates are high,” Chisolm continued. “Unlike some other renewable water heating options, commercial electric heat pump water heaters can offer fast payback periods and return on investment as well as significant electricity savings.”

 
About A. O. Smith:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is North America’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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A. O. Smith Earns Brand Leader Awards http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Earns-Brand-Leader-Awards/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2009-03-11  A. O. Smith Water Products Company (m2zx76.cn), the leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters, has earned two Brand Leader Awards in Builder Magazine’s 2010 Brand Use Study, ear

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David Stielstra 2010-01-15T17:07:35Z Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2009-03-11

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 A. O. Smith Water Products Company (m2zx76.cn), the leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters, has earned two Brand Leader Awards in Builder Magazine’s 2010 Brand Use Study, earning the company two Brand Leader Awards. The annual study is the only third-party research performed in the new construction industry.

 
The survey looked at four brand areas—brand familiarity, brands used by firms in the past two years, brands used most, and brand quality—and evaluated manufacturers accordingly. A. O. Smith was among the top four brands in all categories, while ranking first as the brand used by firms in the past two years and the brand used most.

 
This year’s study included a new question in the water heater category, asking participants about their willingness to try new brands over the past two years. The results showed that 42 percent of participants were somewhat more willing to try new brands known for quality, advanced or new product features or “green” features.

 
“It is encouraging to see the willingness of builders to try new products,” said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith brand manager. “A. O. Smith has a portfolio of new, high-efficiency products being launched in the very near future that will allow builders to differentiate themselves and offer significant value to their customers in the area of high-efficiency water heating.”
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The study, sponsored by Hanley Wood, was conducted by Readex Research. Data was collected via a mail survey sent to 10,800 recipients with a 29 percent response rate.

 
About A. O. Smith:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For additional information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Aims to Revolutionize the Water Heating Industry with Four New High-Efficiency Products http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Aims-to-Revolutionize-the-Water-Heating-Industry-with-Four-New-High-Efficiency-Products/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • ASHLAND CITY, TENN. 2009-04-09 1915

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David Stielstra 2010-01-15T17:04:34Z Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • ASHLAND CITY, TENN. 2009-04-09

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 A. O. Smith is taking energy efficiency to new heights with four new families of residential water heaters. Designed to provide contractors with the exact solution for every home, these new products represent the latest advances in gas, gas hybrid, electric hybrid and solar thermal technology.

 
“Energy efficiency is the driving force behind innovation in the water heater industry, and A. O. Smith is in the driver’s seat. We make it our mission to set the pace and direction for the entire industry,” said David Chisolm, brand manager for A. O. Smith Water Products Company.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件First on the list is the new A. O. Smith EffexTM high-efficiency gas water heater, the most advanced and efficient conventional vent product on the market today. The patented air intake system turbo charges the combustion process to reduce energy costs up to 25 percent. It works by pushing air into the combustion chamber, creating a pressurized environment that allows hot gas to travel slower through the water heater. As a result, a higher percentage of the energy is transferred to the water and less is wasted. Effex operates at .70 Energy Factor (EF), making it the industry’s most energy-efficient standard atmospheric water heater.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Effex is the first standard vent product on the market that will exceed the certification requirements for the more stringent second phase of ENERGY STAR® (requiring .67 EF). It achieves all of this while installing the same as other standard gas products.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Up next, the NEXT HybridTM high-efficiency gas water heater raises the bar to 90 percent thermal efficiency by blending tankless and traditional heating methods. The NEXT Hybrid represents a new generation in water heating, bringing together a tankless engine with a small buffer tank in order to maximize the benefits of both technologies. A. O. Smith’s patented heat transfer process takes the exhaust gas from the tankless engine and routes it back into the buffer tank in order to extract additional heat. This product performs like a tankless model but can also handle peak demand periods because of its small buffer tank.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Operating at .90 EF, the NEXT Hybrid is eligible for a federal tax credit up to $1,500 or 30 percent of its total installed cost. The footprint is similar to conventional models with standard water and gas connections, making it much simpler and less expensive in replacement applications than a purely tankless system.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Third, the VoltexTM hybrid electric water heater integrates a new heat pump technology that makes it more than twice as efficient as a standard electric water heater. Voltex operates like an air conditioner in reverse, pulling heat from the surrounding air and transferring it to the tank. The result is a significant reduction in energy costs: $203 annually for a Voltex compared with up to $575 for an ordinary electric model. Depending upon the application, this water heater can pay for itself in less than three years.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Voltex operates at 2.3 EF, making it the only type of electric water heater that is ENERGY STAR® rated. It is also eligible for a federal tax credit up to $1,500, or 30 percent of its total installed cost, as well as many other state and local rebates. Voltex installs similarly to conventional electric models with the addition of a condensate drain.

 
Finally, the CirrexTM Solar Thermal Water Heating System is an all-in-one solution that makes specification and installation simple. Solar thermal collectors provide up to 70 percent of the energy needed for water heating from the sun, and they are only a fraction of the cost of photovoltaic solar panels. Available in 80- and 120-gallon models, A. O. Smith calls Cirrex one of the ‘greenest’ solutions available to homeowners today.

 
With a Solar Energy Factor (SEF) of 2.5, the Cirrex system is ENERGY STAR® qualified and eligible for a federal tax credit of 30 percent of the total installation cost without a cap.

 
“Choosing the right water heater is a matter of lifestyle as well as budget. We make it easy for contractors to find the exact energy-saving solution for each individual homeowner, no matter what their needs may be,” said Chisolm.

 
About A.O. Smith:
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is North America’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, please visit m2zx76.cn.

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Slash Energy Use by 50 Percent or More with A. O. Smith’s VoltexTM Hybrid Electric Water Heater http://m2zx76.cn/about-us/press-releases/slash-energy-use-by-50-percent-or-more-with-a-o-smiths-voltex-hybrid-electric-water-heater/?blogid=211 Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • ASHLAND CITY, TENN. 2009-04-09  A. O. Smith reaches new heights of energy efficiency with the Voltex Hybrid Electric Water Heater, the only type of electric water heater in the industry that is ENERGY STAR® rated. With its enhanced energy efficiency, t

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Aaric Pittman 2010-01-15T17:00:14Z Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • ASHLAND CITY, TENN. 2009-04-09

 A. O. Smith reaches new heights of energy efficiency with the Voltex Hybrid Electric Water Heater, the only type of electric water heater in the industry that is ENERGY STAR® rated. With its enhanced energy efficiency, the Voltex can pay for itself in energy savings in three years or less, depending upon the application.

 
The Voltex requires less than half the amount of energy as a standard electric water heater to operate, making it well-suited for the environment and cost conscious homeowners. The difference in utility bills is significant: up to $203 annually for a Voltex, compared to as much as $575 for a conventional electric model depending upon local utility rates. Installation is very similar to a conventional electric model with the addition of a condensate drain.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件At the heart of the Voltex is A. O. Smith’s new heat pump technology. This system operates essentially like an air conditioner in reverse, pulling heat out of the surrounding air and transferring it to the water in the tank. The homeowner can choose to operate the Voltex in one of three modes. In “efficiency” mode, the water heater relies almost entirely on the heat pump. In “hybrid” mode, it switches back and forth between the heat pump and standard electric heating elements depending on the hot water demand. In “electric” mode, the Voltex operates like a standard electric water heater.

 
Thanks to its energy efficiency, the Voltex is eligible for a Federal Tax Credit of 30 percent of its total installed cost up to $1,500. In addition to the Federal Tax Credit, many states and local utility companies have developed rebate programs to encourage the adoption of this new technology.

 
“Innovation in water heating is the driving force for A. O. Smith,” David Chisolm, brand manager of    A. O. Smith Water Products, said “There haven’t been changes of this magnitude in electric water heating for quite some time, so the Voltex is truly an exciting product that has tremendous potential. With the Federal Tax Credit and other incentives added on top of the significant savings that the Voltex will produce, it really is a great time to adopt this new technology.”

 
About A. O. Smith:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is North America’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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LIMITED TIME OFFER: Claim Double Contractor RewardsTM Points with A. O. Smith’s New Products http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/LIMITED-TIME-OFFER-Claim-Double-Contractor-Rewards-Points-with-A--O--Smiths-New-Products.aspx?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2009-05-04  For a limited time, A. O. Smith Water Products Company (m2zx76.cn) is doubling the Contractor RewardsTM points awarded to contractors who purchase any of its newly launched water heaters. Double points are awarded

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Aaric Pittman 2010-01-15T16:56:35Z Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. 2009-05-04

 For a limited time, A. O. Smith Water Products Company (m2zx76.cn) is doubling the Contractor RewardsTM points awarded to contractors who purchase any of its newly launched water heaters. Double points are awarded each time contractors redeem the product codes through the Contractor RewardsTM program. The A. O. Smith new products double points promotion is valid until Aug. 31, 2010.

 
As the title sponsor of the Contractor Rewards program, A. O. Smith is providing added value to its contractors around the U.S. By joining this free program, contractors can receive “reward points” when they purchase any number of water heaters from A. O. Smith. The points can then be cashed in for valuable prizes ranging from tools to golf clubs to home theater systems. For more information or to enroll for free visit, www.ContractorRewards.com or call 877-286-7064.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Double Points Eligible Products Include:

 
A. O. Smith EffexTM High-efficiency Gas Water Heater
Operating at .70 EF, the new Effex is the industry’s most energy-efficient standard atmospheric water heater, and it is also qualifies for the more stringent second phase of ENERGY STAR® requirements.

 
A. O. Smith NEXT HybridTM High-efficiency Gas Water Heater
Operating at 90 percent thermal efficiency, the NEXT Hybrid represents a new generation in water heating, bringing together a tankless engine with a small buffer tank in order to maximize the benefits of both technologies. The NEXT Hybrid is eligible for a federal tax credit up to $1,500 or 30 percent of its total installed cost. The footprint is similar to conventional models, making it much simpler and less expensive to install versus a standard tankless water heater.

 
A. O. Smith VoltexTM Hybrid Electric Water Heater
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Operating at 2.3 EF, the Voltex integrates a new heat pump technology that makes it more than twice as efficient as a standard electric water heater. Depending upon the application, this water heater can pay for itself in less than three years. Voltex is the only type of electric water heater that is ENERGY STAR® rated and eligible for a federal tax credit up to $1,500, or 30 percent of its total installed cost.

 
A. O. Smith CirrexTM Solar Thermal Water Heating System
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件With a Solar Energy Factor (SEF) of 2.5, the Cirrex system is ENERGY STAR qualified and eligible for a federal tax credit of 30 percent of the total installation cost (no maximum). Plus, it’s an all-in-one solution, which makes specification and installation simple. Its solar thermal collectors can provide up to 70 percent of a household’s energy needs for hot water.

 
About A. O. Smith
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For additional information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Plant in Ashland City Closed Due To Floods http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Plant-in-Ashland-City-Closed-Due-To-Floods/?blogid=211 Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • ASHLAND CITY, TENN 2009-05-03  Due to the record rainfall that fell over the weekend in the Nashville area, the Cumberland River has broken its banks and flooded the A. O. Smith manufacturing plant in Ashland City, TN.   Our first concern was the sa

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David Stielstra 2010-01-15T16:52:04Z Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • ASHLAND CITY, TENN 2009-05-03

 Due to the record rainfall that fell over the weekend in the Nashville area, the Cumberland River has broken its banks and flooded the A. O. Smith manufacturing plant in Ashland City, TN.

 
Our first concern was the safety and well-being of our employees and their families. Now that we are certain they are out of harm’s way, our focus is to satisfy our customers’ needs.

 
It will be several days before we can safely re-enter the plant and assess the full impact on our production and distribution operations. In the meantime, we are taking immediate steps to increase production at our other water heater manufacturing sites. Due to the disruption to our normal operations, however, residential lead times have been extended to three weeks, effective immediately.

 
Our Customer Care Facility, also in Ashland City, was not directly impacted by the flood. Although telephone service in the area surrounding Nashville has been disrupted, we expect our Customer Care facility to be fully operational later this week.

 
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this difficult time. We will keep you informed as additional information becomes available.

 
About A. O. Smith:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For additional information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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Clean-up begins at Ashland City plant; water heater production shifted http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Clean-up-begins-at-Ashland-City-plant;-water-heater-production-shifted/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • Milwaukee, Wis. 2009-05-10  With the flood waters of the nearby Cumberland River receded, clean-up work has begun on the A. O. Smith Water Products Company plant in Ashland City, Tenn.   Management employees and outside contractors gained access to

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David Stielstra 2010-01-15T16:48:54Z Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • Milwaukee, Wis. 2009-05-10

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 With the flood waters of the nearby Cumberland River receded, clean-up work has begun on the A. O. Smith Water Products Company plant in Ashland City, Tenn.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Management employees and outside contractors gained access to the 1.5 million square foot residential water heater plant on May 6 and immediately began to assess the damage from the historic flood that swept through the manufacturing area, finished goods warehouse, and first- floor offices of the facility.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“With the help of outside experts, we have begun round-the-clock clean-up work throughout the facility,” Ajita G. Rajendra, president, A. O. Smith Water Products Company said. “Our clean- up will focus first on those parts of the plant that are critical to our manufacturing processes. We expect to have those critical areas cleaned within the next couple of weeks.”

 
“We will call back a select group of employees to begin the assessment and start-up of the equipment as the clean-up proceeds.” Rajendra said. “Production will resume at the facility as soon as possible, and there is a plan to phase in production as portions of the plant are made ready.”

 
In the meantime, the company has begun shifting residential water heater production temporarily to other A. O. Smith plants in North America. “We have already relocated a significant portion of Ashland City’s production,” Rajendra explained, “and are working hard to ensure we continue to satisfy the needs of all of our customers.”

 
Immediately after the flood, the company announced that residential water heater lead times would increase to three weeks from two weeks. Commercial water heater production and distribution are unaffected by the flood.

 
The division’s 200 salaried employees returned to work this morning. The company has relocated those employees to other A. O. Smith facilities that were not affected by the flooding in Ashland City and Franklin, Tenn.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The company is in the process of securing a warehouse facility near the Ashland City plant that would serve as a temporary water heater distribution center. The company expects to phase in production as the clean-up efforts proceed, with finished water heaters transported to the distribution center.

 
While crews are still assessing the damage in the adjoining warehouse, Rajendra believes a small portion of the finished goods inventory escaped damage from the flood. That inventory will be transferred to the new distribution center.
The company announced it would continue to provide pay and benefits to its displaced production employees for four weeks beginning May 3.

 
The company also announced it has partnered with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to create the A. O. Smith Corporation Employee Care Fund to assist employees who sustained losses during the flood. “With the widespread flooding that hit the area, several A.O. Smith employees suffered damage to their homes---most lost everything. Thankfully no employees lost their lives in the flood,” Rajendra said.

 
A. O. Smith Corporation donated $100,000 to the fund, and company facilities throughout North America are planning fund-raising activities over the next several weeks.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporation has flood insurance and business interruption insurance in place amounting to an aggregate of $30 million to cover the damages resulting from the flood. Additionally, the company continues to work with federal, state, and local government officials to determine what financial assistance is available to businesses impacted by the flood.

 
“Based upon what we know today, we do not believe the flood will have a material impact on our financial performance for the year,” commented Paul Jones, chairman and chief executive officer. “Consequently, we have not modified our 2010 full-year earnings guidance of $3.20- $3.40 per share.”

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Forward-looking statements

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件This release contains statements that the company believes are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “forecast,” “guidance” or words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated as of the date of this release.

 
Factors that could cause such a variance include the following: significant volatility in raw material prices; competitive pressures on the company’s businesses; inability to implement pricing actions; negative impact of future pension contributions on the company’s ability to generate cash flow; instability in the company’s electric motor and water products markets; further weakening in housing construction; further weakening in commercial construction; timing of any recoveries in housing or commercial construction; a slowdown in the Chinese economy; further adverse changes in customer liquidity and general economic and capital market conditions; the impact of acquisition accounting or non-GAAP financial measures on the company’s financial statements; or difficulties in integrating the China acquisition, and realizing future growth and profit expectations or negative impacts on the company that the flooding of its
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Ashland City, Tenn., water heater manufacturing plant may have, including as a result of the ceasing of production in the plant and damages not covered by insurance.

 
Forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release, and the company is under no obligation to update these statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributed to the company, or persons acting on its behalf, are qualified entirely by these cautionary statements.

 
About A. O. Smith
A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2009 sales of $2.0 billion, is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America.

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A. O. Smith Shifts Production And Begins Limited Manufacturing In Ashland City To Meet Customer Demand http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Shifts-Production-And-Begins-Limited-Manufacturing-In-Ashland-City-To-Meet-Customer-Demand/?blogid=211 Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • Milwaukee, Wis. 2009-05-25  In the wake of the historic flooding that impacted its Ashland City, Tenn., facility, A. O. Smith Water Products Company (m2zx76.cn) has successfully shifted a significant portion of residential water heater productio

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David Stielstra 2010-01-15T16:47:02Z Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • Milwaukee, Wis. 2009-05-25

 In the wake of the historic flooding that impacted its Ashland City, Tenn., facility, A. O. Smith Water Products Company (m2zx76.cn) has successfully shifted a significant portion of residential water heater production to its other North American operations.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The company also opened a temporary distribution center in Nashville last week to warehouse and ship residential and commercial water heater orders to its U. S. customers. The distribution center will serve customers until the clean-up of the Ashland City, Tenn., finished goods warehouse is complete.

 
“We remain focused on satisfying our water heater customers,” Ajita G. Rajendra, president of A. O. Smith Water Products Company, said. “By transferring Ashland City’s production to our other plants, we are confident we will be able to meet our customers’ needs.”

 
The clean-up activities at the Ashland City facility continue following the disastrous flood of the nearby Cumberland River earlier this month. Electric power has been partially restored to the 1.5 million square foot facility, and the plant has reopened one assembly line that is producing residential electric water heaters to meet customer demands.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“The team in Ashland City has done a remarkable job and is making tremendous progress in the clean-up effort,” Rajendra said.

 
About A. O. Smith
A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2009 sales of $2.0 billion, is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America.

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A. O. Smith Enters Into A Tankless Water Heater Joint Venture With Takagi http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Enters-Into-A-Tankless-Water-Heater-Joint-Venture-With-Takagi/?blogid=211 Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • Milwaukee, Wis. 2009-06-16  A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) and Takagi Industrial Co. Ltd. of Fuji-city, Shizuoka, Japan, today announced that they are establishing a joint venture to market and manufacture tankless water heaters in North America. A

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David Stielstra 2010-01-15T16:44:09Z Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • Milwaukee, Wis. 2009-06-16

 A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) and Takagi Industrial Co. Ltd. of Fuji-city, Shizuoka, Japan, today announced that they are establishing a joint venture to market and manufacture tankless water heaters in North America. As part of the joint venture, A. O. Smith will take over the management of Takagi’s existing North American sales and distribution organization, maintaining Takagi’s North American headquarters in Irvine, Calif. The companies expect the transaction to close in the third quarter.

 
“This venture is an important investment by A. O. Smith that will further expand our offering of high-efficiency water heating products,” said Ajita G. Rajendra, president of A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “It represents a rare opportunity to combine Takagi’s well-known brand and world-class tankless technology with the strong brands, customer relationships, and extensive distribution of A. O. Smith.”

 
Through the joint venture, A. O. Smith will offer a full line of tankless gas water heaters under its own brands in association with the Takagi brand and will assume responsibility for the Takagi brand in the U.S. and Canada.

 
Takagi currently manufactures a full line of gas tankless water heater models in Japan for residential and commercial applications including the recently released “second generation” 92 percent efficient T-H2 model designed for residential or light commercial applications. Upon achieving an appropriate volume threshold, the joint venture will bring manufacturing jobs to the United States and establish a production operation to support the growing needs of the business. Privately held Takagi is one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of tankless water heating products and was the first to begin marketing tankless water heaters in the U. S. in 1994.

 
A. O. Smith Water Products Company is North America’s largest manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating equipment.

 
About A. O. Smith Corporation:
A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2009 sales of $2.0 billion, is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America.

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A. O. Smith Plant In Juarez Earns Environmental Certification http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Plant-In-Juarez-Earns-Environmental-Certification/?blogid=211 A. O. Smith Plant In Juarez Earns Environmental Certification Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • Ciudad Juarez, Mexico 2009-06-21  The A. O. Smith Water Products Company plant in Juarez, Mexico, recently was one of the first manufacturing operations to be certified as part of the Sta

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David Stielstra 2010-01-15T16:42:15Z A. O. Smith Plant In Juarez Earns Environmental Certification Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • Ciudad Juarez, Mexico 2009-06-21

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 The A. O. Smith Water Products Company plant in Juarez, Mexico, recently was one of the first manufacturing operations to be certified as part of the State of Chihuahua’s Volunteer Program for Environmental Regulation.

 
The 263,000 square foot facility, which manufactures residential water heaters, was one of just 55 facilities in the Juarez region to earn certification. The voluntary program is offered through Chihuahua’s Secretary of Urban Development and Ecology.

 
“We had worked hard for the past 12 months to ensure we were complying with the government’s laws, however, we recognized the new voluntary program would be more aggressive and far-reaching,” Plant Manager Eduardo Gonzalez observed. “Achieving the certification would further strengthen our program and enhance our reputation in the community.”

 
“We also wanted to demonstrate our commitment to promote and implement the environmental culture among our employees,” he added.

 
The process involved an initial audit from government authorities. The audit and subsequent improvement efforts focused on four areas:

  • Emissions—The plant was audited on all operating permits, emission reports, operating conditions, maintenance equipment logs, and controls;
  • Non-hazardous waste management—Auditors looked at the plant’s waste management and classification process, storage area conditions, 2009 waste material generation reports, non- hazardous disposal reports, and the disposal provider’s registration;
  • Environmental impact—This audit included environmental impacts, locations where the company disposed of non-hazardous material, and the disposal company;
  • Additional environmental processes—Auditors reviewed internal and external noise studies, control measures to protect employees from noise, water discharge permits, and environmental control improvement projects and processes.

 
Armed with this information, a special environmental control team that included all staff managers at the facility began to tackle a series of improvement projects throughout the operation.

 
The team improved the exhaust system in the plant’s milling room where ceramic materials are processed for water heater coatings. They had a large dust collector refurbished to reduce the amount of particles in the air inside the plant. Next, they moved the dust collector to a different area inside the plant to reduce noise and emissions.

 
The team also enclosed the area where water heater tanks are glassed to reduce particle dispersion and improved the controls as well as the protective equipment worn by employees in the area.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件As part of the effort to reduce waste, the plant began to segregate scrap and other waste generated as part of day-to-day operations. This exercise not only helped the team understand the amount and the source of the waste, but also identify improved methods of recycling materials. In some cases, employees found that some wastes that were labeled hazardous in the past could be safely reclassified as non-hazardous. As an added benefit, the plant was able to substantially reduce the cost of waste disposal by using this comprehensive approach to waste management.

 
In the area of water quality, the plant evaluated its discharged water and improved its cleaning process. It also upgraded its sewer maintenance process and installed new external drainage covers to keep solid materials out of the sewer system.
“We integrated many of these projects as part of the plant’s ongoing continuous improvement initiatives,” Elisa Arreola, human resources manager for the Juarez plant, explained. “With our focus now on quality, safety, and environmental impact, employees contributed numerous suggestions, many of which were put into practice.”

 
The State of Chihuahua has officially recognized the plant as an Environmentally Responsible Company. The plant is now focusing on obtaining its 2010 Certification and Environmental Practices Recognition.

 
Last month, the plant was audited by la Secretaría de Desarrollo Urbano y Ecología (SEDUE), and the results verified it was in compliance with state environmental regulations. The audit focused on permits and documentation and covered emissions, non-hazardous material handling, environmental impact, and other obligations. The audit also included a visual inspection of the facility.    The A. O. Smith plant was reported at 100 percent in compliance with no discrepancies.

 
About A. O. Smith:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is North America’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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Special Ceremony Marks Opening Of India Water Heater Plant http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Special-Ceremony-Marks-Opening-Of-India-Water-Heater-Plant/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 Special Ceremony Marks Opening Of India Water Heater Plant Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • Bangalore, India 2009-06-30  A special ribbon cutting ceremony today attended by company officials, dealers, and customers marked the official opening of A. O. Smith’s newest manufacturing o

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David Stielstra 2010-01-15T16:38:47Z Special Ceremony Marks Opening Of India Water Heater Plant Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • Bangalore, India 2009-06-30

 A special ribbon cutting ceremony today attended by company officials, dealers, and customers marked the official opening of A. O. Smith’s newest manufacturing operation, a residential water heater plant in Bangalore, India.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paul W. Jones and A. O. Smith Water Products Company President Ajita G. Rajendra hosted the event, which included more than 150 dealers and customers from throughout India. A. O. Smith is the first U.S. water heater company to establish a manufacturing presence in the country.

 
The 76,000-square-foot plant, located in the Harohali Karnataka Industrial Area, will manufacture glass-lined residential water heaters for the Indian market in sizes ranging from six liters up to 100 liters. The plant is located on 20 acres just outside of Bangalore; the site also will serve as the headquarters for A. O. Smith’s Indian business.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“A. O. Smith is known as a company that emphasizes manufacturing and process technology, and this plant will take its rightful place as one of our showpiece operations, an outstanding addition to our global capabilities,” Jones said during the ceremony.

 
“Over the last 15 years, the company has greatly expanded its presence in markets outside the United States,” he continued. “Now, we are embarking on the next phase of global expansion with this exciting new facility in India. And while we are still very new in this country, we are excited about the growth potential it has to offer, not just in terms of water heaters, but also electric motors and water purification products.”

 
A. O. Smith began researching the Indian market five years ago, Rajendra said, and its efforts in establishing the business included developing a series of products specifically designed for the Indian consumer, building a distribution network and stocking warehouses throughout the country, and hiring a strong local team. Rajendra also acknowledged the importance of the company’s strategic partnership with Jaquar, one of the largest suppliers in the sanitary ware channel in India.
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“Now we have reached the next phase of the process, establishing a local manufacturing operation that will enable us to serve our customers efficiently and at low cost. Equally as important, this operation has the room to expand in the future as the growth of our business dictates,” Rajendra pointed out.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“Bangalore’s location is ideal, strategically located in the midst of one of our key markets, with good infrastructure to meet our long-term distribution needs. The city also has a well-educated work force with tremendous exposure to the latest technology, which we also felt was essential to our success. As is the case with any A. O. Smith operation in the world, the plant combines a balanced mix of technology and well-trained employees. This potent combination allows us to build products of consistently high quality,” he said.

 
In addition to water heater assembly, the plant includes a production line to apply its exclusive Blue Diamond® glass lining to water heater tanks. The Blue Diamond glass offers superior corrosion resistance when compared with conventional glass-lined products, stainless steel, or copper-lined tanks. A. O. Smith also coats the electric element in addition to the interior of the tank for additional corrosion protection.

 
In the initial phase, the plant will purchase pre-painted steel components for water heater jackets. Plans call for plant expansions as the business grows to including jacket and tank fabrication and painting.

 
About A. O. Smith Corporate
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2009 sales of $2.0 billion, is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America.

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A. O. Smith Introduces a Greener Option in Residential Water Heating http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Introduces-a-Greener-Option-in-Residential-Water-Heating/?blogid=211 A. O. Smith Introduces a Greener Option in Residential Water Heating Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • ASHLAND CITY, TENN. 2009-07-13  When homeowners demand a “greener” option in residential water heaters, that’s the new Cirrex Solar Thermal Water Heating System from A. O. Smith.

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David Stielstra 2010-01-15T16:36:45Z A. O. Smith Introduces a Greener Option in Residential Water Heating Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • ASHLAND CITY, TENN. 2009-07-13

 When homeowners demand a “greener” option in residential water heaters, that’s the new Cirrex Solar Thermal Water Heating System from A. O. Smith.

 
Up to 70 percent of the energy needed for a home’s water heating can be captured from the sun with this system, meaning the Cirrex can significantly reduce operating costs and monthly utility bills.

 
Contractors will appreciate the simplicity of the Cirrex, which is an all-in-one system for easy specification and installation. The system includes solar thermal collectors, a pump station with integrated controls, a thermostatic mixing valve, an expansion tank with mounting kit, and an 80 or 120-gallon tank with collector temperature sensors. A. O. Smith provides all of the components, so contractors have one point of contact for all of their product support, sales, and service needs.
Homeowners can rest assured they’re getting one of the industry’s most advanced solar thermal technology available on the market today. The solar thermal collectors generate as much energy as traditional photovoltaic solar panels, but at one-eighth the cost. What’s more, opting for a bigger tank actually makes the Cirrex system more energy efficient and cost effective. The larger the tank and number of panels incorporated into the system, the more effectively the Cirrex can capture energy from the sun.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件With a Solar Energy Factor of 2.5, the Cirrex system is ENERGY STAR® qualified and eligible for a federal tax credit of 30 percent of the total installed cost with no maximum. Additional state and local incentives may also be available. Check with the local power provider for details.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“For homeowners who care about green energy and lower utility bills, there is nothing on the market today that can beat the Cirrex Solar Thermal Water Heating System,” said David Chisolm, brand manager for A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “With the new Cirrex, we are proving once again that A. O. Smith is the innovation leader for the water heating industry.”

 
About A.O. Smith:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is North America’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.

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A. O. Smith Puts Two Industry Tradesmen in the “Winners Circle” http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A-O-Smith-Puts-Two-Industry-Tradesmen-in-the-Winners-Circle/?blogid=211 A. O. Smith Puts Two Industry Tradesmen in the “Winners Circle” Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • Ashland City, Tenn. 2009-09-02  Adrian Villarreal of Ott Plumbing in San Antonio, Texas, and Jason Bailey of Morrison Supply in New Braunfels, Texas, received 2010 Chevy Camaros this w

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Aaric Pittman 2010-01-15T16:33:11Z Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • Ashland City, Tenn. 2009-09-02

 Adrian Villarreal of Ott Plumbing in San Antonio, Texas, and Jason Bailey of Morrison Supply in New Braunfels, Texas, received 2010 Chevy Camaros this week as the winners of the A. O. Smith 2010 “Heat Up Your Ride” sweepstakes.
The contest was open from December 15, 2009, through April 30, 2010, and all current wholesalers and plumbing contractors of A. O. Smith Water Products Company nationwide were eligible to participate.

 
“We structured the sweepstakes so it would be a win for the plumbing contractor and a win for the wholesaler,” said Jeff Storie, national manager of contractor marketing for A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “Both parties are crucial in our success in the wholesale distribution channel.”

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件When a plumbing contractor entered the contest, the entry form also required the name of the wholesaler sales associate that helped with the water heater transaction. This way, the winning plumbing contractor and the wholesale sales associate would both be awarded a new Chevy Camaro.

 
“Every time I purchased an A. O. Smith water heater at Morrison Supply, I would enter the sweepstakes,” Villarreal said. “I knew, just knew, I was going to win that car!”

 
“I encouraged all of our plumbing contractors that came into our location to enter into the sweepstakes and told them, ‘It could be you!’” said Bailey, who was Villarreal’s sales associate. “And here we are today! Adrian and I are now proud owners of hot new Chevy Camaros!”

 
“It was such a surprise to hear that one of our 80-plus branch locations was part of the sweepstakes success,” said Jennifer Williams, marketing and events coordinator for Morrison Supply. “A. O. Smith is one of our best partners and always helps us deliver great products to our customers. With this promotion, they’ve helped us deliver some added excitement as well.”

 
“Our intention with this promotion was to create excitement for both wholesalers and contractors at the counter level,” said Storie. “With more than 36,000 entries nationwide, this successful contest did just that.”

 
About A. O. Smith:
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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Local Legislator Recognizes A. O. Smith Plant Safety Achievement http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Local-Legislator-Recognizes-A--O--Smith-Plant-Safety-Achievement/?blogid=211 Local Legislator Recognizes A. O. Smith Plant Safety Achievement Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • JOHNSON CITY, TENN. 2009-09-16  A. O. Smith Corporation executives and local elected officials were here today to help the employees of the A. O. Smith Water Products Company Plant cel

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David Stielstra 2010-01-15T16:31:08Z Local Legislator Recognizes A. O. Smith Plant Safety Achievement Audra Wait • GS&F • 615.385.1100 • JOHNSON CITY, TENN. 2009-09-16

 A. O. Smith Corporation executives and local elected officials were here today to help the employees of the A. O. Smith Water Products Company Plant celebrate their latest record-setting safety achievement, working 10 million hours without a lost-time accident.

 

幸运飞艇燕子计划软件 State Rep. and House Majority Leader Jason Mumpower (R-D3) presented employees a copy of the resolution he recently sponsored in the State Legislature recognizing their nearly five years without a lost-time accident.

 

 The 1,200 employees in Johnson City worked from Nov. 23, 2005, to June 28, 2010, to reach their latest safety milestone. To date, the plant, which manufactures residential and light commercial water heaters, has worked more than 10.4 million hours without a lost- time accident.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“You continue to set the standard for outstanding safety achievement at A. O. Smith,” Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paul W. Jones said at the special recognition ceremony.

 
“I know all of you appreciate the recognition, but, to me, this isn’t really about records or trophies. Safety is not a competition. It’s about keeping every one of our employees healthy and safe at all times. After all, these men and women all have families who count on them, who want them to come home safe and sound every day. That is a huge responsibility, and I marvel at how all of you have stepped up to the challenge and helped make Johnson City what it is today,” Jones continued.

 
Jones singled out the plant’s Safety Steering Committee, members of Local 7739 and the union leadership, and the plant’s leadership team for their roles in emphasizing the importance of workplace safety.

 
In addition to congratulating the employees on their safety record, Water Products Company Senior Vice President-Operations Steve Anderson thanked Johnson City for the role it played in helping make up for the lost production of the company’s Ashland City plant. Ashland City was closed for four weeks in May following the historic flooding of the Cumberland River.

 
In the days following the flood, Anderson said, the company transferred Ashland City’s water heater production to Johnson City and three other A. O. Smith water heater plants.

 
“Thanks to the efforts of you and hundreds of your colleagues throughout the company, we were able to return to pre-flood production levels in just a matter of weeks,” Anderson told the Johnson City employees. “And even though we lost some sales in the disrupted days following the flood, we did not lose a single customer. We showed our customers and the entire water heater industry that when we say we’re going to take care of the customer, we are able to back those words with actions.”

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件“And in spite of all of the stress and the distractions and the extra hours, no matter how tough things were, you continued to work accident-free,” Anderson continued. “To me, that just offers further proof that workplace safety is not some slogan or another program at Johnson City. It is an attitude that is thoroughly engrained in your culture.”

 
The 467,000 square foot Johnson City plant implemented its current plant-wide safety program in 1995, managed by a 25-person Safety Steering Committee that meets twice each month. The Safety Steering Committee is responsible for monitoring safety performance, overseeing training programs, and reviewing every safety-related incident in the plant.
The plant has conducted regular safety training programs for all employees since 1995, and safety is included as part of all training throughout the facility. Last year, Johnson City began a pilot program using online safety training in a new computer safety lab. Topics covered range from lock-out/tag-out procedures to fork lift driver recertification coursework.
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件The plant’s safety staff works closely with the Johnson City United Steelworkers Local 7739 Safety Committee, conducting regular review meetings and a monthly walk-through of the production areas.

 
Each year, the plant selects a safety theme and ties its promotional and training efforts to that theme. The plant also makes a point of recognizing employees' efforts through commemorative gifts and celebrations.

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件About A. O. Smith Corporation

 
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2009 sales of $2.0 billion, is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America. For more information about A. O. Smith Corporation, visit www.aosmith.com.

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A. O. Smith’s EFFEX® Pushes Gas Water Heaters to New Levels of Efficiency http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/a-o-smiths-EFFEX-Pushes-Gas-Water-Heaters-to-New-Levels-of-Efficiency/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Ashland City, Tennessee 2009-04-09  The new EFFEX™ high efficiency gas water heater from A. O. Smith is the most advanced and energy-efficient product of its kind on the market today. Operating at .70 Energy Factor (EF), it can immediately reduce water heating costs up to 25 percent compared to a convention

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Aaric Pittman 2009-12-07T23:26:15Z Ashland City, Tennessee 2009-04-09 The new EFFEX™ high efficiency gas water heater from A. O. Smith is the most advanced and energy-efficient product of its kind on the market today. Operating at .70 Energy Factor (EF), it can immediately reduce water heating costs up to 25 percent compared to a conventional gas water heater.

The EFFEX is the first and only conventional gas water heater that will not only meet today’s ENERGY STAR® requirements but also exceed the upcoming second-phase rules that require .67 EF.

Its secret is a patented air intake system, which turbo charges the combustion process. By creating a pressurized environment in the combustion chamber, the air intake system allows the EFFEX to extract additional heat from the exhaust gas as it passes through the water heater. As a result, a higher percentage of heat is transferred into the water and less energy is wasted.

Contractors will be glad to know that the EFFEX installs the same as any other conventional gas product, making it ideal for replacement projects. Many wholesalers are adopting this new technology. First Supply, with headquarters in Madison, Wis, one of A. O. Smith’s longstanding customers, placed the first order for EFFEX models.

“First Supply is extremely interested in promoting ‘green’ technologies in our market, so the partnership with A. O. Smith has proved to be very valuable. We are very excited about promoting these new EFFEX models in our market and are encouraged by all of the support that A. O. Smith has offered” says Mick Hickok, chief operating officer for First Supply.

The EFFEX is available in 40- and 50-gallon capacities. Many states and local agencies offer significant rebates to homeowners who choose an ENERGY STAR product like EFFEX.

“For homeowners looking to step up in technology and reduce their monthly energy bills, the EFFEX makes it easy to start saving right away,” said David Chisolm, brand manager for A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “A. O. Smith has once against pushed the industry to a new level of performance and innovation.”

About A. O. Smith:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is North America’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.
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A. O. Smith and PHCC Educational Foundation Award Scholarships http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-and-PHCC-Educational-Foundation-Award-Scholarships/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Ashland City, Tennessee 2009-08-25 Today A. O. Smith announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation administers the scholarship program and is responsible for selecting th

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Derek Hollis 2009-12-07T23:23:35Z Ashland City, Tennessee 2009-08-25 Today A. O. Smith announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation administers the scholarship program and is responsible for selecting the award winners. The scholarship program is designed to attract the new talent essential to the future of the plumbing and HVACR industry.

“A. O. Smith is proud to sponsor these scholarships. The students receiving these awards will be the future leaders of our industry and anything we can do now to make them successful benefits all of us down the line,” said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith Brand Manager. The 2010 scholarship recipients are:

· Adam Andrewjeski of Las Vegas, Nev. is enrolling at the University of California Berkeley to pursue a 4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering.
· Paul Osborne of Arlington, Texas is currently enrolled in the PHCC of Texas four-year plumbing apprentice program, with an expected graduation in March 2013.

To qualify for a $2,500 scholarship, students must submit a detailed application including a letter of recommendation from an active member of the PHCC—National Association and enroll in a plumbing-heating-cooling related course of study or apprentice program.

About A. O. Smith
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

About PHCC Educational Foundation
The PHCC Educational Foundation, a partnership of contractors, manufacturers, and wholesalers, was founded in 1987 to serve the plumbing-heating-cooling industry by preparing contractors and their employees to meet the challenges of a constantly changing marketplace. Students interested in pursuing a career in the plumbing or HVACR professions are invited to visit www.phccweb.org/foundation for information on 2011 scholarships.Today A. O. Smith announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation administers the scholarship program and is responsible for selecting the award winners. The scholarship program is designed to attract the new talent essential to the future of the plumbing and HVACR industry. “A. O. Smith is proud to sponsor these scholarships. The students receiving these awards will be the future leaders of our industry and anything we can do now to make them successful benefits all of us down the line,” said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith Brand Manager. The 2010 scholarship recipients are: · Adam Andrewjeski of Las Vegas, Nev. is enrolling at the University of California Berkeley to pursue a 4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering. · Paul Osborne of Arlington, Texas is currently enrolled in the PHCC of Texas four-year plumbing apprentice program, with an expected graduation in March 2013. To qualify for a $2,500 scholarship, students must submit a detailed application including a letter of recommendation from an active member of the PHCC—National Association and enroll in a plumbing-heating-cooling related course of study or apprentice program.
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Ed Begley, Jr., Is Coming to SOLAR 2010 http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/Ed-Begley,-Jr-,-Is-Coming-to-SOLAR-2010/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Ashland City, Tenneessee 2009-04-19 Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr., is coming to The National Solar Conference SOLAR 2010 in Phoenix, Ariz., to meet with the industry media and tradeshow guests about the latest advances in solar technology for home water heaters. A. O. Smith invited the prolifi

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Derek Hollis 2009-12-07T22:59:37Z Ashland City, Tenneessee 2009-04-19 Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr., is coming to The National Solar Conference SOLAR 2010 in Phoenix, Ariz., to meet with the industry media and tradeshow guests about the latest advances in solar technology for home water heaters.

A. O. Smith invited the prolific TV star and host of Living with Ed to be a guest in its booth on May 20. Begley will be available to talk with attendees during the morning and with the press during the early afternoon. A. O. Smith will also be showcasing the new Cirrex™ Solar Thermal Water Heating System, which the company considers the greenest option available for homeowners in the water heater industry today.

A. O. Smith’s Cirrex is a leap forward in solar thermal water heating. Up to 70 percent of its energy comes from the sun, not from the power company, which can significantly reduce the homeowner’s utility bills. The Cirrex is an all-in-one system, which simplifies specification and installation for the contractor.

Cirrex uses advanced solar thermal collectors, which can generate as much energy as traditional photovoltaic solar panels but at one-eighth the cost. Tank sizes range from 80 to 120 gallons—and a larger tank makes the system more energy efficient and cost-friendly. With a Solar Energy Factor of 2.5, the CIRREX system is ENERGY STAR® qualified and eligible for a federal tax credit of 30 percent of the entire installation cost.

Begley will be available to discuss Cirrex and other advances in energy-saving technology for the homeowner. Tradeshow guests can stop by the A. O. Smith booth, #708, on the morning of May 20 to talk with the star, take photos and receive an autograph. Members of the media should contact Malea Barron at (615) 519-7169 or to arrange an interview. The National Solar Conference (SOLAR 2010) is the longest-running educational event for solar energy professionals in the U.S. Sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society, this year’s conference takes place in Phoenix, Ariz., May 17-22. Visit www.ases.org for more information.

Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is North America’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation.  
 
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A. O. Smith Enters Strategic Agreement With Chromagen, A Solar Water Heating Solutions Manufacturer http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Enters-Strategic-Agreement-With-Chromagen,-A-Solar-Water-Heating-Solutions-Manufacturer/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Milwaukee, Wis. 2009-04-14 A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has entered into a strategic cooperative agreement with Chromagen, a leading global manufacturer of solar water heating solutions located in Sha’ar Ha’amakim, Israel, to develop advanced solar technology for water heating applications. Under th

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Derek Hollis 2009-12-07T22:55:58Z Milwaukee, Wis. 2009-04-14 A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has entered into a strategic cooperative agreement with Chromagen, a leading global manufacturer of solar water heating solutions located in Sha’ar Ha’amakim, Israel, to develop advanced solar technology for water heating applications.

Under the terms of the agreement, Chromagen will offer A. O. Smith exclusive marketing and distribution rights of its solar collectors for use in residential and commercial solar water heating systems in the United States and Canada. The two companies also agreed to work cooperatively to design, develop, and market energy-efficient solar products.

“Chromagen, a pioneer in solar water heating, offers a proven solar product line of consistently high quality, extensive technical capabilities, and a global presence in the rapidly expanding renewables market,” Ajita G. Rajendra, president of A. O. Smith Water Products Company, said in making the announcement. “As A. O. Smith expands its offering of high-efficiency water heating solutions, it is important we team up with the right strategic partners so that together, we can bring the best value to our customers in this rapidly changing market.”

On April 9, A. O. Smith Water Products Company announced one of the largest product launches in its 74-year history, with four new high-efficiency product lines including the Cirrex ™ solar water heating system for residential applications. The company plans to begin shipping Cirrex systems later in the second quarter.

Chromagen, with estimated 2009 sales of $50 million, has two manufacturing operations in Israel and distributes products in more than 35 countries worldwide. The company provides solar products designed for domestic use as well as complex central systems for commercial applications.

Chromagen solar collectors are certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) in the U. S., International Standard ISO 9806, and a number of other certifications worldwide.

The company was founded in 1962 and also owns Chromagen Spain, a leading supplier of solar water heating systems in that country.

A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2009 sales of $2.0 billion, is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America.  Milwaukee, Wis. (April 14, 2010) – A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has entered into a strategic cooperative agreement with Chromagen, a leading global manufacturer of solar water heating solutions located in Sha’ar Ha’amakim, Israel, to develop advanced solar technology for water heating applications. Under the terms of the agreement, Chromagen will offer A. O. Smith exclusive marketing and distribution rights of its solar collectors for use in residential and commercial solar water heating systems in the United States and Canada. The two companies also agreed to work cooperatively to design, develop, and market energy-efficient solar products. “Chromagen, a pioneer in solar water heating, offers a proven solar product line of consistently high quality, extensive technical capabilities, and a global presence in the rapidly expanding renewables market,” Ajita G. Rajendra, president of A. O. Smith Water Products Company, said in making the announcement. “As A. O. Smith expands its offering of high-efficiency water heating solutions, it is important we team up with the right strategic partners so that together, we can bring the best value to our customers in this rapidly changing market.” On April 9, A. O. Smith Water Products Company announced one of the largest product launches in its 74-year history, with four new high-efficiency product lines including the Cirrex ™ solar water heating system for residential applications. The company plans to begin shipping Cirrex systems later in the second quarter. Chromagen, with estimated 2009 sales of $50 million, has two manufacturing operations in Israel and distributes products in more than 35 countries worldwide. The company provides solar products designed for domestic use as well as complex central systems for commercial applications. Chromagen solar collectors are certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) in the U. S., International Standard ISO 9806, and a number of other certifications worldwide. The company was founded in 1962 and also owns Chromagen Spain, a leading supplier of solar water heating systems in that country. A. O. Smith Corporation, with 2009 sales of $2.0 billion, is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America.
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A. O. Smith Announces Sponsorship with Allied Technical Services to Provide Online Plumbing Spec System http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Announces-Sponsorship-with-Allied-Technical-Services-to-Provide-Online-Plumbing-Spec-System/?blogid=211 Ashland City, Tennessee 2009-10-05 A. O. Smith, a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, announced today an exclusive sponsorship with Allied Technical Services (ATS) for inclusion into its online plumbing specification information system, which allows en

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Aaric Pittman 2009-12-01T17:21:15Z Ashland City, Tennessee 2009-10-05

A. O. Smith, a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, announced today an exclusive sponsorship with Allied Technical Services (ATS) for inclusion into its online plumbing specification information system, which allows engineers to build plumbing specification systems, incorporating 3D software.

“What normally took designers days to create can now be accomplished in just a matter of hours with ATS,” stated A. O. Smith senior product manager, commercial, Matt Schulz. “This is an advanced tool and A. O. Smith is excited to be a sponsor, as innovative tools and technology are a part of our continued growth strategy.” The sponsorship provides engineers, architects and designers advanced software to design and specify plumbing systems faster and easier. By combining building information modeling (BIM) software renderings with Revit (.rfa) family files, users can efficiently download 3D combination files for design projects to match building specification requirements. With more than 5,000 combinations available and new files being developed for download, ATS is the largest source of combined nested Revit plumbing fixture information available.

Mechanical engineers can access the user-friendly program online via the ATS website, www.atsspec.net, where they can compile and review various product combination options complete with images, written specs, design details and Revit files; while maintaining a customized vision throughout their design, documentation and construction process.

“From boiler designs, high efficiency water heaters, renewables and more, ATS offers A. O. Smith an unlimited number of possibilities in design and innovation. It will be exciting to see what designers and engineers will be able to develop through the use of this new system,” said Schulz.

ATS has been serving the United States and Canada since 1969 and has over 7,000 users to date. They are the only no-cost plumbing specification information system in the North American marketplace. Sponsorship with ATS will only continue to further A.O. Smith’s vision of innovation and quality products, as it offers engineers a faster, easier and more accurate way of creating and developing the latest designs.

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幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Leads Next Phase in Commercial Water Heating Service http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Leads-Next-Phase-in-Commercial-Water-Heating-Service/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Ashland City, Tennessee 2009-10-26 The next phase in commercial water heating service is here. A. O. Smith announces the introduction of the iCOMM™ Elite remote monitoring system, another innovation from the industry leader in water heating. Combining advanced technologies in commercial water heating wit

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Derek Hollis 2009-12-01T16:55:02Z Ashland City, Tennessee 2009-10-26

The next phase in commercial water heating service is here. A. O. Smith announces the introduction of the iCOMM™ Elite remote monitoring system, another innovation from the industry leader in water heating.

Combining advanced technologies in commercial water heating with sophisticated web-based algorithms, the iCOMM Elite remote monitoring system enables A. O. Smith support staff to manage customers’ water heating systems. This solution can help customers minimize down time for repairs and reduce lost revenue caused by interruptions in hot water delivery, allowing them to focus on their businesses.

“With the iCOMM Elite system, our commercial customers can focus on their business at hand, confident that our solution will help prevent interruptions in service, which could translate into thousands of dollars saved,” said Matt Schulz, senior product manager for A. O. Smith Water Products Company.

The iCOMM Elite’s smart technologies include water heater performance data, instant leak detection/notification, fault alerts with optional e-mail reports, and virtual monitoring via a Web browser.

With 24/7/365 monitoring and dispatch service, inducing all parts, labor and tank replacement covered for three years, the iCOMM Elite system is an excellent solution for worry-free commercial water heater management.

A wide range of commercial water heating customers can benefit from iCOMM Elite system, whether it’s a small business, restaurant or a large organization such as a hospital or university. Regardless of location, the A. O. Smith iCOMM Elite support staff monitors their customers’ entire fleet of water heaters. iCOMM Elite provides customers with real-time information and alerts—ultimately giving the customer peace of mind.

The iCOMM Elite system is compatible with three A. O. Smith product lines, including the Cyclone® Xi Series gas water heaters, Custom Xi (DSE Models) Series industry-strength electric water heaters, and Gold Xi (DVE Models) Series standard electric water heaters. The solution can be added to any previously installed compatible water heater.

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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A. O. Smith Introduces New Line Of Tankless Gas Water Heaters http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Introduces-New-Line-Of-Tankless-Gas-Water-Heaters/?blogid=211 幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Ashland City, Tennessee 2009-11-01 Today A. O. Smith, the innovative leader in the water heating industry, announces its new line of tankless gas water heaters. The new line is an exciting addition to the company’s extensive product offering, giving it the most comprehensive range of water heating options

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Derek Hollis 2009-12-01T16:47:28Z Ashland City, Tennessee 2009-11-01

Today A. O. Smith, the innovative leader in the water heating industry, announces its new line of tankless gas water heaters. The new line is an exciting addition to the company’s extensive product offering, giving it the most comprehensive range of water heating options in the industry.

“Innovation comes naturally for A. O. Smith,” says David Chisolm, brand manager for A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “We want to give our consumers choices, whether it’s high- efficiency, solar or tankless. Consumers have asked for more water heating options to meet their lifestyles. Our new tankless line is just an extension of the excellent and innovative products we already offer.”

The new comprehensive line of tankless water heaters offers a wide range of products including condensing models with higher efficiencies and heavy-duty commercial models. All models offer improved flow rates for increased hot water delivery. On top of excellent performance and high efficiency ratings, the tankless units also offer optional remote temperature controllers and a full line of accessories.

“Our tankless product line provides water heating solutions for a variety of applications. Consumers want options that meet their specific water heating needs, and the new tankless line does just that,” says Chisolm.

All residential tankless models are ENERGY STAR® qualified and come with a 12-year limited warranty. Several new tankless models also qualify for the federal tax credit up to $1,500. Units must be installed by December 31, 2010, to receive the rebate.

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company:
幸运飞艇燕子计划软件Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers.

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A. O. Smith Awards Allied Technical Services, Inc. The Great Spec Race Winner with Apple iPad™ at 2010 American Society of Plumbing Engineers Trade Show http://m2zx76.cn/About-Us/Press-Releases/A--O--Smith-Awards-Allied-Technical-Services-Inc--The-Great-Spec-Race-Winner-with-Apple-iPad-at-2010-American-Society-of-Plumbing-Engineers-Trade-Show/?blogid=211 A. O. Smith sponsored Allied Technical Services, Inc. (ATS) and The Great Spec Race – ASPE Edition contest during the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) show in Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 1 and 2. A. O. Smith awarded the winner

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Derek Hollis 2009-12-01T15:40:04Z Ashland City, Tennessee 2009-11-22

A. O. Smith sponsored Allied Technical Services, Inc. (ATS) and The Great Spec Race – ASPE Edition contest during the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) show in Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 1 and 2. A. O. Smith awarded the winner, Koriey Dixon of Redding Linden Burr, Inc. (RLB), with an Apple iPad™.

As part of ATS’ The Great Spec Race campaign, the company held a live edition at its booth during the ASPE show, challenging designers and engineers to be the fastest to accurately build and submit one of three test projects using its software for a chance to win an Apple iPad courtesy of ATS’ sponsors. ATS is the leading provider of online plumbing specification software for engineers, architects and interior designers.

Dixon, a plumbing and mechanical gas designer for Redding Linden Burr, Inc. (RLB), a Houston, Texas–based full service mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering firm, received the A. O. Smith branded Apple iPad as one of the winners in the competition. Dixon finished in two minutes, 25 seconds with 100 percent accuracy in the commercial office building category.

“For 40 years, A. O. Smith has been an exhibiting supporter of ASPE, and this year’s show had another great turnout,” said Matt Schulz, senior product manager, commercial products for A. O. Smith. “Being a sponsor of ATS’ The Great Spec Race during ASPE added to the trade show excitement and further generated great exposure for the A. O. Smith brand, demonstrating our continued commitment to innovation.”

ATS’ The Great Spec Race – ASPE Edition in Philadelphia helped generate exposure for ATS’ sponsors and exposure for ATS design programs, having received 125 contest entries and more than 100 engineers and designers that signed up for an ATS Spec account.

Additionally, A. O. Smith showcased five industry-leading products and services at its booth including its VF Series commercial gas boilers, Cyclone® Xi commercial gas water heaters, Gold Xi Series commercial electric water heaters, new commercial electric heat pump water heaters, and A. O. Smith’s new iCOMM™ Elite remote monitoring system, the next phase in interactive remote monitoring for commercial water heating technology. The three commercial water heaters and the commercial boiler feature advanced space-saving designs, improved energy efficiencies, and user-friendly controls.

ATS is the only no-cost plumbing specification information system provided to all mechanical consulting engineers, architects and interior designers in North America. The company’s advanced software allows users to create customized plumbing specification documents faster and easier than ever before. ATS technology utilizes building information modeling (BIM) software renderings with Revit (.rfa) family files, housing more than 5,700 nested combinations available for download for more efficient and accurate spec build-outs.

In October 2010, A. O. Smith teamed up with ATS as an exclusive sponsor for inclusion into the company’s online plumbing specification information system. The sponsorship provides A. O. Smith with numerous options in product design and innovation.

iPadTM is a trademark of Apple Inc. and Apple is not a participant or sponsor of The Great Spec Race.

About A. O. Smith Water Products Company:
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit m2zx76.cn.

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