2015 News Archive


A. O. Smith wins Best Employer series awards in China

12/29/2015

China Best Employer Award Nanjing, China-A. O Smith’s operations in China recently won a series of awards organized by Kanzhun.com, a leading human resources web site in China.

The Water Council, UW-Milwaukee participate in White House roundtable on water innovation

12/18/2015

Water Council Logo Milwaukee, WI – After his return from Washington, D.C, The Water Council announced that its president and CEO, Dean Amhaus, participated in the opening “Technology as a Solution” panel for a roundtable at the White House focused on water innovation that was held on December 15th. David E J Garman PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor Water Technology R&D, Founding Dean School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee also attended the invite-only roundtable.

A. O. Smith Veldhoven plant earns company sustainability award for reducing energy consumption and emissions

12/17/2015

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

APCOM’s Franklin plant breaks ground on major new addition

12/11/2015

Ajita Rajendra Franklin Groundbreaking Franklin, Tenn.—APCOM’s flagship Franklin, Tenn., plant broke ground today for a 57,750 square foot addition, increasing the size of the facility by more than 40 percent.

President of A. O. Smith-China honored at China Gold Chip Awards Ceremony

11/25/2015

Wei Ding Thumbnail Nanjing, China — Wei Ding, president of A. O. Smith-China, was awarded the “Meritorious Figure of China Household Appliance in 30 years” during the recent 2015 Summit and Gold Chip Awards Ceremony.

A. O. Smith and Marquette University to lead water solution initiative

11/20/2015

Marquette University Logo Milwaukee, Wisc. – Marquette University and A. O. Smith Corporation have agreed to lead a top-level national initiative aimed at ensuring the continued global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. Focusing on water and manufacturing, the initiative will develop a sector study that includes evaluating the use and re-use of water, the energy-water nexus, identifying water-use related risk and highlighting new technologies for water use efficiency, in addition to exploring policies for water-manufacturing and energy across the United States.

A. O. Smith honors Veteran employees on Veteran’s Day

11/10/2015

Veterans Day Coins One million men and women are expected to transition out of the military and into the civilian workforce over the next four years, according to Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit dedicated to finding jobs for veterans. Veterans bring a special set of skills and experiences to everything that they do. Because of this, A. O. Smith is planning to recognize veterans at its facilities all over the nation on Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day.

A. O. Smith Xpert™ App Recommends Right Water Heater

11/5/2015

Xpert App Thumbnail Ashland City, Tenn.— 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.

A. O. Smith Launches Consumer Financing Program

10/23/2015

AO Smith Logo 120 x 240 Ashland City, Tenn. – 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 reports record third quarter earnings

10/21/2015

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.—Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced record third quarter net earnings of $73.6 million or $0.82 per share compared with $50.6 million or $0.56 per share last year. Third quarter 2014 earnings included after-tax non-operating pension costs of $2.9 million or $.03 per share.

A. O. Smith Foundation honors long-time community partners at 60th anniversary event

10/15/2015

Foundation Anniversary Thumbnail Milwaukee, Wisc.—The A. O. Smith Foundation celebrated its diamond anniversary this week by recognizing four community partners that have been associated with A. O. Smith for a combined total of 265 years.

A. O. Smith parts facility holds Manufacturing Day for high school students

10/14/2015

MFG Day Thumbnail Franklin, Tenn.—A. O. Smith’s main parts facility, APCOM, in Franklin, Tennessee recently hosted Williamson County’s Fairview High School students on Manufacturing Day, October 2, 2015. Manufacturing Day is an event that is being promoted throughout the country to highlight careers in manufacturing.

A. O. Smith Corporation declares quarterly dividend

10/12/2015

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.-Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.19 per share.

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

10/2/2015

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation will release its third quarter 2015 financial results before the market opens on Oct. 21 and has scheduled an investor conference call at 10:00 a.m. (EDT)

A. O. Smith, PHCC Educational Foundation Award Scholarships

9/22/2015

Scholarships Icon Ashland City, Tenn. – A. O. Smith has announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies.

A. O. Smith Corporation announces 2015 merit scholarship recipients

9/4/2015

Scholarships Icon Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation today announced the recipients of company-sponsored merit scholarships. The 25 recipients are students in the United States, China, Mexico, and the Netherlands.

Mike Grace golf tournament returns for its 33rd year

9/1/2015

Mike Grace Golf Tournament Thumbnail Franklin, Tenn.—The Mike Grace golf tournament, hosted by A. O. Smith's parts division, APCOM, will be held on Sept. 14 at the Forrest Crossing Golf Course in Franklin, Tenn. All proceeds will directly support the Mike Grace Scholarship Fund, which helps graduating high school seniors continue on to pursue higher education.

A. O. Smith Veldhoven facility co-sponsors ladies cycling team

8/26/2015

Veldhoven Cycling Team Thumbnail Veldhoven, The Netherlands — In June 2015 Amsterdam was named the second-most bike friendly city in the world by Wired magazine. In fact, the entire country is known for their avid cyclists. With so many people who bike daily, those who chose to do it professionally are highly regarded.

A. O. Smith Florence plant breaks ground on expansion

8/25/2015

Florence Groundbreaking 120 x 120 Florence, Ky. — A. O. Smith’s Protective Coatings plant in Florence, Ky., recently broke ground on its first expansion since opening the facility in 1984.

John Kita named CFO of the Year by the Milwaukee Business Journal

8/24/2015

John Kita 120 x 120 Milwaukee, Wis. —A. O. Smith Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, John Kita is being recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as their 2015 CFO of the Year in the Publicly Held Companies category.

A. O. Smith Teacher Grants awarded to Cheatham County teachers

8/19/2015

Cheatham Cty Chamber Logo Ashland City, Tenn. - A. O. Smith and the Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce presented teacher grants at the Cheatham County School District’s County Wide Kickoff.

Indian Institute of Technology names CEO Rajendra distinguished alumnus for 2015

8/18/2015

Ajita-Rajendra-120x120 Milwaukee, Wisc.—The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras has announced A. O. Smith Chairman and CEO, Ajita Rajendra, has received a Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2015.

Increase savings with A. O. Smith’s next generation Voltex

8/14/2015

Voltex Hybrid Electric Water Heater 120 x 120 Ashland City, TN – Water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith 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.

A. O. Smith plant in Florence earns company safety recognition

8/5/2015

2014 PSA Florence Thumbnail Florence, Ky.—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.

A. O. Smith reports record earnings on strong global sales growth; raises full year EPS guidance over 10 percent

7/23/2015

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.—Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced record second quarter net earnings of $71.1 million or $.79 per share on record second quarter sales of $653.5 million. Net earnings in the quarter ended June 30, 2014, were $57.3 million or $.63 per share, which included after-tax non-operating pension costs of $3.0 million or $.03 per share.

A. O. Smith Corporation declares quarterly dividend

7/13/2015

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.— Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.19 per share on the company’s Common Stock and Class A Common Stock.

A. O. Smith to hold second quarter conference call on July 23

7/1/2015

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) will release its second quarter 2015 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, July 23, and has scheduled an investor conference call to follow at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

Foundation Supports Cheatham County School District’s Literacy Program

6/9/2015

Jeff Bennett and Roger Smith Ashland City, Tenn. — The Cheatham County School District recently received a donation from the A. O. Smith Foundation for the district’s balanced literacy program.

A. O. Smith names new Managing Director for Indian operation

5/13/2015

Parag Kulkarni thumbnail Bangalore, India—Global water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation has named Parag Kulkarni as Managing Director of its A. O. Smith Water Products Pvt. Ltd. operations in Bangalore.

Foundation named Charter Member of 1973 Society at Wisconsin Lutheran College

5/7/2015

Foundation Logo Thumbnail Milwaukee, Wis. — Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) recently established the 1973 Society to recognize the extraordinary support from supporters who have given $50,000 or more to support WLC’s mission since founding the college. Since 1989 the A. O. Smith Foundation has supported the WLC.

A. O. Smith reports record first quarter sales, strong growth in net earnings

4/24/2015

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.—Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced record first quarter net earnings of $58.4 million or $.65 per share on record first quarter sales of $618.5 million.

A. O. Smith’s Jayne MacKenzie named Centre Wellington 2015 Citizen of the Year

4/17/2015

Jayne MacKenzie Fergus, ON —Jayne MacKenzie, an employee at A. O. Smith’s facility in Fergus, Ontario, Canada, is Centre Wellington’s 2015 Citizen of the Year. The announcement was made earlier this week, and MacKenzie will be honored at a special ceremony on May 14 in Fergus.

A. O. Smith declares first quarter 2015 quarterly dividend

4/13/2015

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.—Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.19 per share.

A. O. Smith to hold first quarter conference call on April 24

4/2/2015

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

saveONenergy RETROFIT PROGRAM helps Fergus operation reduce energy costs

3/27/2015

Fergus Facility Thumbnail Fergus, ON—A check presentation event was held March 20 by Centre Wellington (CW) Hydro at A. O. Smith Enterprises Ltd. headquarters and distribution facility in Fergus to showcase how the saveONenergy RETROFIT PROGRAM makes it possible for commercial organizations to install and benefit from newer, more energy-efficient solutions that will help businesses operate more efficiently and improve their bottom line.

Business Journal names Anza D’Antonio in their 40 under 40 list

2/20/2015

Anza D'Antonio Milwaukee, Wis. —Through her passion of serving the Greater Milwaukee community, raising a family, and having great pride in her professional role and company, it is no surprise Assistant General Counsel, Anza D’ Antonio, has made the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list for 2015.

2015 marks the A. O. Smith Foundation’s diamond anniversary

2/14/2015

Foundation Logo Thumbnail Milwaukee, Wis.—In celebration of 60 years of community service, the A. O. Smith Foundation is marking 2015 as the diamond jubilee. The foundation has provided over $37 million in financial support to worthwhile community organizations, institutions, and programs since 1955.

A. O. Smith’s Neeraj Gupta appointed director of Water Quality Association-India

2/13/2015

Dr Gupta Thumbnail Bangalore, India—Dr. Neeraj Gupta, head-engineering of A. O. Smith India Water Products Private Limited has been appointed as a director on the board of Water Quality Association-India.

A. O. Smith achieves solid earnings growth on record 2014 sales

1/27/2015

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced record sales of $2.36 billion and net earnings of $207.8 million, or $2.28 per share, for 2014 compared with $169.7 million, or $1.83 per share the previous year.

A. O. Smith Corporation announces 27 percent dividend increase

1/26/2015

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.— Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today approved a 27 percent increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend to $.19 per share.

A. O. Smith to hold fourth quarter conference call on January 27

1/9/2015

AOS NYSE Logo Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) will release its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, Jan. 27, and has scheduled an investor conference call to follow at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).