About A. O. Smith Corp.


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A. O. Smith Corporation 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, China, and India. 

The company was founded in 1874 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where today the company is headquartered. A. O. Smith employs approximately 11,400 men and women at operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Turkey, which has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. We also have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. 

As a global leader A. O. Smith and its employees pride themselves on applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company's goal is to be a leading global water technology company, and our focus is on building this platform through new product development, global expansion, strategic acquisitions and partnerships.

Global Operations

  • MILWAUKEE, WI
    World Headquarters and Corporate Technology Center

    ASHLAND CITY, TN
    Residential gas and electric water heaters

    LEBANON, TN
    Residential and commercial boilers, commercial water heaters

    FRANKLIN, TN
    Water heater components

    COOKEVILLE, TN
    Water heater components

    JOHNSON CITY, TN
    Residential and light commercial gas and electric water heaters

    FLORENCE, KY
    Porcelain enamel coatings and specialty glass 

    BANGALORE, INDIA
    Residential electric water heaters for the Indian market
  • CHARLOTTE, NC
    Pump tanks and pressure tanks

    MCBEE, SC
    Commercial gas and electric water heaters and copper tube boilers

    RENTON, WA
    Commercial gas and electric water heaters and hot water storage tanks

    STRATFORD, ONTARIO
    Pump tanks and pressure tanks for the U.S. and Canadian market

    JUAREZ, MEXICO
    Residential gas and electric water heaters and heat pump water heaters 

    NANJING, CHINA
    Reverse osmosis water purification and filtration products; residential and commercial gas and electric water heaters for the China market 

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY
    Design, development, assembly and installation of residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment systems for the Turkish market

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Financial Summary

2013 2012

 Sales*

$2.15 B$1.94 B
Non-GAAP Earnings* $191.2 mm   $145.1 mm  
Non-GAAP Earnings per Share* $2.06 $1.56
Dividends per Share** $0.46  $0.72
* Continuing operations only
**Note:  Accounts for 2 for 1 stock split and dividend increase