2013 News Archive


A. O. Smith’s Paul Jones named executive of the year by Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee

12/16/2013

Paul W. Jones Milwaukee, Wis.—Called “a driving force behind the success of A. O. Smith and the Water Council,” Executive Chairman Paul W. Jones has been named the Executive of the Year by the Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee.

Paul Jones to retire as executive chairman of A. O. Smith Corporation; Ajita Rajendra named chairman, president, and chief executive officer

12/9/2013

Ajita Rajendra and Paul Jones Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) announced today that Executive Chairman Paul W. Jones has decided to retire following the company’s Annual Shareholders Meeting in April 2014.

Paul Jones named entrepreneur of the year

11/18/2013

Paul Jones with EY Award Milwaukee, Wisc. — 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.

A. O. Smith introduces newest addition to Voltex® family of water heaters

11/14/2013

Voltex Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater 120 x 120 Ashland City, Tenn. – Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith 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.

A. O. Smith and PHCC Educational Foundation award college scholarships

11/5/2013

Falls Church, Va. – A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) has announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling-related studies.

A. O. Smith to join the S&P MidCap 400

10/31/2013

Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has been selected to join the S&P MidCap 400, effective after the close of trading Nov. 4.

A. O. Smith announces recipients of company-sponsored scholarships

10/25/2013

Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation today announced a total of 18 students from the United States, Mexico, Canada, and China who are recipients of 2013 company-sponsored merit scholarships.

A. O. Smith reports higher earnings on 16 percent increase in sales; raises 2013 outlook

10/21/2013

Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced third quarter net earnings of $46.2 million or $0.50 per share compared with $37.0 million or $.40 per share last year.

A. O. Smith Corporation declares quarterly dividend

10/10/2013

Milwaukee, Wis.— Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) on Oct. 9 declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.12 per share on Common Stock and Class A Common Stock. The dividend is payable on Nov. 15 to shareholders of record Oct. 31.

A. O. Smith to hold third quarter conference call on Oct. 21

10/4/2013

Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) will release its third quarter 2013 financial results before the market opens on Monday, Oct. 21, and has scheduled an investor conference call to follow at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

A. O. Smith chairman makes donation to Global Water Center

9/16/2013

Milwaukee, Wis.—The board room at Milwaukee’s newly opened Global Water Center has been named the Paul and Pat Jones Board Room following a personal donation made by A. O. Smith Executive Chairman Paul Jones and his wife, Patricia.

Veldhoven first European plant to earn A. O. Smith safety award

9/6/2013

Veldhoven Plant 120 x 120 Veldhoven, the Netherlands—A. O. Smith’s water heater plant in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, made history today, becoming the company’s first European facility to earn the L. B. Smith President’s Safety Award.

A. O. Smith water heater plant in McBee earns sustainability award

8/7/2013

Chairman's Green Star Award McBee, S.C.—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.

A. O. Smith reports increased earnings on record sales in second quarter; increases 2013 outlook and 2015 aspirations

7/24/2013

Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced second quarter net earnings of $42.1 million or $0.45 per share on record sales of $549.1 million.

A. O. Smith announces 2013 Contractor scholarship recipients

7/22/2013

Ashland City, Tenn.– Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) has announced the Contractor Scholarship recipients for the 2013-14 academic school year.

A. O. Smith Corporation declares quarterly dividend

7/8/2013

Milwaukee, Wis.— Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.12 per share on Common Stock and Class A Common Stock. The dividend is payable on Aug. 15 to shareholders of record July 31.

A. O. Smith to hold second quarter conference call on July 24

7/1/2013

Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) will release its second quarter 2013 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, July 24, and has scheduled an investor conference call to follow at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

A. O. Smith Chairman Paul Jones named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Midwest

6/28/2013

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

State Water Heaters heats up Riverfront Park with Nashville Dancin’ sponsorship

6/10/2013

State Water Heaters Logo Ashland City, Tenn.--State Water Heaters (www.statewaterheaters.com), has helped revive a Music City tradition with its sponsorship of the summer concert series, “Nashville Dancin’ Presented by Dollar General.”

A. O. Smith Cyclone® Water Heater Among First Commercial Units to Earn ENERGY STAR® Certification

5/23/2013

Cyclone Family 120x120 Ashland City, Tenn. – A long time partner of the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program, leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) has announced that its high efficiency Cyclone® commercial gas water heater line is now ENERGY STAR certified.

A. O. Smith Chairman Paul Jones named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Midwest finalist

5/20/2013

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

A. O. Smith Foundation presents first-time donations to Army Emergency Relief and Fisher House at Ft. Campbell

5/13/2013

A. O. Smith Foundation Logo Ashland City, Tenn.—The A. O. Smith Foundation recently made first-time donations to the Army Emergency Relief Fund and the Fisher House, two organizations providing support to soldiers and their families.

A. O. Smith donates RMB 2 million for quake relief in Ya’an, Sichuan

4/25/2013

Nanjing, China—A. O. Smith (China) Water Heater Co., Ltd. announced today that the company donated RMB 2 million in both and relief materials to the earthquake-stricken area in Ya’an, Sichuan.

A. O. Smith reports record first quarter sales, increases 2013 outlook

4/23/2013

Milwaukee, Wis.—Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) today announced first quarter net earnings of $39.0 million or $.84 per share on record sales of $509.6 million.

A. O. Smith announces 20 percent dividend increase; two-for-one stock split

4/15/2013

Milwaukee, Wis. — The A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) Board of Directors today approved a 20 percent increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend to $.24 per share.

A. O. Smith Vertex™ gas water heaters earn ENERGY STAR® certification

4/10/2013

Vertex Gas Water Heater 120 x 120 Ashland City, Tenn.– Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) announced that its high efficiency Vertex™ residential family of gas water heaters is now certified by the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program.

A. O. Smith announces it will discontinue manufacturing in Fergus

4/3/2013

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

A. O. Smith to hold first quarter conference call on April 23

4/2/2013

Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) will release its first quarter 2013 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, April 23, and has scheduled an investor conference call to follow at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

Lochinvar's Neil Rolph earns distinguished service award from AHRI

2/19/2013

Neil Rolph earns distinguished service award from AHRI Award pictured with A. O. Smith Corp. CEO, Ajita Rajendra. Lebanon, Tenn.—Lochinvar,® LLC today announced that Neil Rolph, vice president of engineering, received the 2013 Richard C. Schulze Distinguished Service Award presented by the Air-conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). The Richard C. Schulze Award is presented in recognition of distinguished service and commitment to AHRI and the industry’s goals and objectives. Rolph received the award from 2012 AHRI Chairman Ajita Rajendra, president and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith.

A. O. Smith announces annual scholarship for students related to plumbing industry

2/7/2013

Ashland City, Tenn. – Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) 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 www.aospca.com.

Carol Peters, A. O. Smith production manager, recognized with Women in Manufacturing STEP Award

2/5/2013

Carol Peters Milwaukee, Wis.—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.

A. O. Smith continuing operations achieve record sales and earnings for 2012 driven by acquisition and organic growth

1/24/2013

Milwaukee, Wis.—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.

A. O. Smith Corporation declares quarterly dividend

1/15/2013

Milwaukee, Wis.— Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.20 per share on Common Stock and Class A Common Stock. The dividend is payable on Feb. 15 to shareholders of record Jan. 31.

A. O. Smith to hold fourth quarter conference call on January 24

1/3/2013

Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2012 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, Jan. 24, and has scheduled an investor conference call to follow at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).