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Lochinvar FTXL™ boiler recognized in 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards

12/2/2014

Lochinvar FTXL Boiler 120 x 120 Lebanon, Tenn. – Lochinvar, LLC’s new FTXL™ Fire Tube Boiler is among the products recognized in the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition.

Gala event in Nanjing concludes company’s 140th anniversary celebration

11/25/2014

China 140th Celebration Cake 120 x 120 Photo Nanjing, China — The employees from the China Water Heating and Shanghai Water Treatment operations in Nanjing wrapped up this year’s 140th anniversary celebration in grand fashion with a spectacular outdoor event last week.

Milwaukee Business Journal honors Jim Stern in Top Corporate Counsel awards program Nov. 21

11/24/2014

Jim Stern and Award 120 x 120 Milwaukee, Wis. — A. O. Smith Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, James Stern, was honored by the Milwaukee Business Journal in the Best Corporate Counsel (Public Company) category at an awards ceremony at the Pfister Milwaukee on Nov. 21. The Milwaukee Business Journal solicited nominations over recent months, with winners being selected by a judges panel comprising attorneys from the Milwaukee area.

A. O. Smith Ashland City plant earns company sustainability award

11/19/2014

Chairmans Greenstar Award Image 120 x 120 Ashland City, Tenn.—A multiple-year effort to reduce electricity and natural gas consumption, conserve water, and increase material recycling culminated today as the A. O. Smith Corporation Ashland City, Tenn., plant earned the 2013 Chairman’s Green Star Award for resource conservation.

A. O. Smith to begin marketing water purifiers in Vietnam

11/14/2014

Vietnam Water Purification Photo 120 x 120 Milwaukee, Wis.—Global water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation this week announced plans to begin marketing reverse osmosis water purification products in Vietnam.

A. O. Smith, customer Knapp Supply, share more than birthday

11/12/2014

Knapp 140th Anniversary 120 x 120 A. O. Smith and Muncie, Ind., distributor Knapp Supply share a great deal in common besides being supplier/customer partners. The two companies both are part of the wholesale plumbing channel, A. O. Smith as a leading manufacturer of water heaters and Knapp Supply as a full service wholesale plumbing distributor. Both have strong family involvement.

A. O. Smith, DOE enter into cooperative agreement to evaluate commercial hot water, power generation system

10/30/2014

Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation has entered into a cooperative agreement with Department of Energy to evaluate micro combined heat and power (µCHP) generation equipment.

Nashville Business Journal recognizes Barb VanderMolen as a top financial executive for 2014

10/27/2014

Nashville, Tenn.--Barbara VanderMolen, vice president-finance for the A. O. Smith North American, India, Europe, and Export (NAIEE) business unit in Ashland City, Tenn., has been honored as the 2014 Chief Financial Officer of the Year in the Public Company, Divisional Financial Executive category by the Nashville Business Journal.

A. O. Smith reports higher earnings on 8.5 percent increase in sales

10/21/2014

Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith announced third quarter net earnings of $50.6 million or $0.56 per share on sales of $581.6 million.

A. O. Smith employees celebrate 140 years of integrity, innovation, and customer satisfaction

10/15/2014

140th Ice Sculpture Milwaukee, Wis. — It was a family affair last night, as members of the founding Smith family joined A. O. Smith employees and local officials to celebrate the corporation’s 140th anniversary.

A. O. Smith Corporation declares third quarter dividend

10/13/2014

Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.15 per share.

A. O. Smith's Jim Stern Joins NAM Board of Directors

10/8/2014

Jim Stern 120 x 120 Washington, D.C.– The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that James F. Stern, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of A. O. Smith Corporation, has been elected to the NAM Board of Directors. Stern will join the NAM Board to advance a robust, pro-growth manufacturing policy agenda.

A. O. Smith and PHCC Educational Foundation Award Scholarships

9/26/2014

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

Lochinvar announces expansion of world headquarters in Tennessee

9/24/2014

Lochinvar Logo 120 x 120 Lebanon, Tenn. — Lochinvar, LLC, announced a 74,000 square foot expansion of its headquarters in Lebanon, Tenn.

A. O. Smith water heater installed in Nashville for Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters

9/15/2014

Tree Masters 120 x 120 Ashland City, Tenn. — An A. O. Smith ProMax point of use water heater was recently installed in a treehouse for country music super star Brian Kelley.

A. O. Smith announces 2014 scholarship recipients

9/3/2014

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

A. O. Smith plant in Bangalore earns company’s highest safety honor

8/8/2014

Bangalore President's Safety Award Winners Bangalore, India--The A. O. Smith plant in Bangalore, India, has earned the 2013 Lloyd B. Smith President's Safety Award.

The Timken Company elects A. O. Smith CEO Ajita Rajendra to Board of Directors

8/5/2014

Ajita Rajendra North Canton, Ohio--The Timken Company has elected Ajita G. Rajendra to its Board of Directors for a term that expires at its May 2015 annual meeting.

A. O. Smith second quarter earnings increase significantly on record sales of $595 million; company upgrades 2014 and 2015 outlook

7/22/2014

Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation today announced second quarter net earnings of $57.3 million or $.63 per share on record sales of $595.4 million.

A. O. Smith Corporation declares quarterly cash dividend

7/7/2014

Milwaukee, Wis.— Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.15 per share on the company’s Common Stock and Class A Common Stock.

A. O. Smith to hold second quarter conference call on July 22

7/2/2014

Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation will release its second quarter financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, July 22, and has scheduled an investor conference call at 10:00 a.m. (EDT)

A. O. Smith Cyclone® Mxi elevates product innovation with new water heater design

6/30/2014

Cyclone Family 120x120 Ashland City, Tenn.—In its biggest product launch of the year, leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) is introducing its first modulating, high-efficiency commercial gas water heater, the Cyclone® Mxi.

A. O. Smith adds ‘space-aware’ tankless water heater

5/1/2014

Tankless Family Ashland City, Tenn.—A. O. Smith is expanding its line of high efficiency residential gas tankless water heaters with the compact 120,000 BTU/h condensing unit.

A. O. Smith reports record first quarter sales, China up 25 percent

4/22/2014

Milwaukee, Wis.—Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE-AOS) today announced first quarter net earnings of $46.7 million or $.51 per share on record first quarter sales of $552.2 million. Net earnings were $39.0 million or $.42 per share in the first quarter last year. Sales in the first quarter grew more than eight percent compared with the same period in 2013 primarily due to higher sales in China.

Perfect fit: A. O. Smith introduces Master-Fit ultra-low NOx commercial gas water heater

4/15/2014

new master fit low nox 120x120 Ashland City, Tenn.—A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) has introduced the Master-Fit ultra-low NOx commercial gas water heater, the shortest commercial water heater in its class.

A. O. Smith Corporation declares quarterly dividend

4/7/2014

Milwaukee, Wis.— Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.15 per share on the company’s Common Stock and Class A Common Stock.

A. O. Smith to hold first quarter conference call on April 22

4/2/2014

Milwaukee, Wis.— A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) will release its first quarter 2014 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, April 22, and has scheduled an investor conference call to follow at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

MAPI elects A. O. Smith CEO Ajita Rajendra to Board of Trustees

3/26/2014

Ajita Rajendra, CEO Arlington, Va.—The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), a leading business research and executive education organization, announced the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees.

A. O. Smith Expands Vertex™ High-Efficiency Line with Power Direct Vent 75-gallon Gas Water Heater

3/3/2014

Vertex Gas Water Heater 120 x 120 Ashland City, Tenn.—Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) 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.

A. O. Smith President and Chief Executive Officer Ajita Rajendra joins Alverno College Board of Trustees

2/27/2014

Ajita Rajendra Milwaukee, Wis.—Alverno College, a four-year independent Catholic liberal arts college in Milwaukee, has appointed Ajita G. Rajendra, president and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation, to its board of trustees.

A. O. Smith achieves record sales and earnings in 2013; announces 2014 guidance, increases 2015 aspirations

1/28/2014

Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith Corporation announced record sales of $2.15 billion and record earnings from continuing operations of $169.7 million or $1.83 per share.

A. O. Smith Corporation announces 25 percent dividend increase

1/28/2014

Milwaukee, Wis. — Directors of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) approved a 25 percent increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend to $.15 per share.

A. O. Smith to hold fourth quarter conference call on Jan. 28

1/6/2014

Milwaukee, Wis.—A. O. Smith will release its fourth quarter 2013 financial results before the market opens on Jan. 28 and has scheduled an investor conference call at 10:00 a.m. (EST)