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 heaters and boilers, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America, China, India, Vietnam and Europe. 

    The company was founded in 1874 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where today the Company is headquartered. A. O. Smith employs over 12,000 individuals at operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Turkey. 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.

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    Global Operations

    • Milwaukee, WI (United States): World Headquarters and Lloyd R. Smith Corporate Technology Center
    • Appleton, WI (United States): residential, commercial scale water treatment systems for the North America, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Japan markets
    • Ashland City, TN (United States): residential gas and electric water heaters
    • Austin, TX (United States): residential water treatment products for the North American market
    • Banbury (Great Britain): boilers, water heaters, heat pumps, solar thermal and associated ancillary equipment
    • Bengaluru (India): residential electric water heaters for the Indian market
    • Bourges (France): boilers, water heaters, heat pumps, solar thermal and associated ancillary equipment
    • Charlotte, NC (United States): pump tanks and pressure tanks
    • Ciudad Juárez (Mexico): residential gas and electric water heaters and heat pump water heaters 
    • Cookeville, TN (United States): water heater components
    • Dubai (United Arab Emirates): wholesale and retail water heaters and water purifiers for the Middle East and Africa market
    • Fergus, ON (Canada): wholesale, retail and rental services
    • Florence, KY (United States): porcelain enamel coatings and specialty glass 
    • Franklin, TN (United States): water heater components
    • Groveport, OH (United States): water softener products for the North American market
    • Haltom City, TX (United States): residential water treatment products for the North American market
    • Hanoi (Vietnam): wholesale and retail water purifier and air purifier products for the Vietnamese market
    • Hong Kong (SAR of China): strategic planning, business development, and management services in the Asian region, direction of the China Investment Company in Nanjing, export sales in Asia as well as sales of air purifiers and water purifiers in Hong Kong and Macao
    • Istanbul (Turkey): residential, commercial and industrial water treatment systems for the Turkish market
    • Johnson City, TN (United States): residential and light commercial gas and electric water heaters
    • Knoxville, TN (United States): steel cut sheets for residential and commercial water heaters
    • Lebanon, TN (United States): residential and commercial boilers, commercial water heaters and storage tanks
    • McBee, SC (United States): commercial gas and electric water heaters and copper tube boilers
    • Montréal-Est, QC (Canada): electric, gas and oil-fired water heaters for the Canadian residential and commercial markets
    • Nanjing (China): reverse osmosis water purification and filtration products; residential and commercial gas and electric water heaters for the China market 
    • Phillipsburg, KS (United States): synthetic zeolites designed for water treatment, air filtration, odor removal and other unique applications
    • Pottstown, PA (United States): residential, commercial and light industrial products and systems, including point-of-entry water softeners, filters and ultrafiltration systems
    • Stratford, ON (Canada): pump tanks and pressure tanks for the U.S. and Canadian markets
    • Veldhoven (The Netherlands): commercial and residential gas and electric water heaters, solar water heaters and heat pumps, boilers, storage and indirect tanks for European and the Middle Eastern markets
    • West Palm Beach, FL (United States): water treatment equipment for residential, commercial, institutional and industrial use