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Southern PHC – December 2013

Southern PHC – December 2013

Green Spotlights/ A. O. Smith Announces Voltex 50-Gallon Heat Pump Water Heater

Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith launched their new Voltex 50-Gallon Heat Pump as the latest addition to their Voltex family of residential water heaters.

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Plumbing & Mechanical – December 2013

Plumbing & Mechanical – December 2013

Green Products/ Heat pump water heater

A. O. Smith launches its newest hybrid electric water heater, the Voltex 50-gal. heat pump as an extension of the existing Voltex line.

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Plumbing & Mechanical – November 2013

Plumbing & Mechanical – November 2013

Around the Industry/ New hires and promotions

A. O. Smith hired Stirling Boston as regional sales manager for the South Central region.

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PM Engineer – November 2013

PM Engineer – November 2013

New Products/ Commercial gas water heater

A. O. Smith’s high-efficiency Cyclone commercial gas water heater line is Energy Star-certified.

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Home Builder Executive – November 2013

Home Builder Executive – November 2013

Category Report/ The Future of Hybrid Water Heaters

New hybrid water heaters with the ability to operate at higher wattages in heat pump mode, in wider temperature ranges and at lower decibels offer home builders a key selling point.

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PM Engineer – October 2013

PM Engineer – October 2013

Going for the gold: A. O. Smith water heaters enhance the fan experience at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.

Almost 80,000 fans will file through Lambeau Field, the legendary home of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, during each regular season home game in 2013.

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Plumbing + HVAC: The Voice of Canada’s Mechanical Industry – October 2013

Plumbing + HVAC: The Voice of Canada’s Mechanical Industry – October 2013

Hot Water Heating/ Energy Star certified

A. O. Smith has announced that its high efficiency condensing Vertex residential gas water heaters are now Energy Star certified.

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Reeves Journal – October 2013

Reeves Journal – October 2013

When the Earth Shakes: Bracing for quakes with seismic products

Earthquake safety is a big deal.

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The Wholesaler- September 2013, part 2

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Appointments & Honors/ Congrats!

AHRI appointed John Lanier as COO of North American Technician Excellence (NATE).

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The Wholesaler- September 2013

Wholesaler 9-13 AOS Earns Sustainability Award

Industry News/ A. O. Smith plant earns sustainability award

A multiple-year initiative to reduce natural gas, electricity and water consumption culminated with employees of the A. O. Smith plant in McBee, S.C., receiving the 2012 Chairman’s Green Star Award.

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GreenBuilder Magazine- August 2013

Green Builder August 2013

Uncharted Territory: Against the best interests of many manufacturers, a lot of building science topics remain completely uninvestigated

During the many hours I spent this month re-organizing and clarifying notes from the latest meeting of the Dept. of Energy’s Building America experts…

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Contractor Magazine- July 2013

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Industry & Product News/ A. O. Smith Vertex 100 Gas Water Heater

The Vertex by A. O. Smith is a revolutionary residential gas-condensing water heater that combines an advanced internal heat exchanger with 100,000 Btuh input resulting in a state-of-the-art product.

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The Plumbing Advocate-Summer 2013

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Industry & Product News/ A. O. Smith ProMax Power VentWater Heater

Featuring a three-position rotating blower andventing lengths of up to 180-feet, A. O. Smith’s ProMax Power Vent water heaterprovides contractors with unparalleled installation flexibility andpossibilities.

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The Wholesaler- July 2013

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A. O. Smith Foundation donates to Army EmergencyRelief and Fisher House

ASHLAND CITY, TENN.- The A. O. Smith Foundationmade first-time donations to the Army Emergency Relief Fund (AER) and theFisher House, two organizations that provide support to soldiers and theirfamilies.

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Contractor Magazine- June 2013

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New efficiency standards for residential water heaters areon the horizon

In less than two years, new water heater energyefficiency standards will be in effect, starting in April 2015.

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The Wholesaler- May 2013, part 2

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A. O. Smith water heaters earn Energy Star certification

ASHLAND CITY, TENN.- A. O. Smith announced thatits high efficiency Vertex residential family of gas water heater is nowcertified by the EPA’s Energy Star program.

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The Wholesaler- May 2013

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A. O. Smith to discontinue manufacturing in Fergus

FERGUS, ONT.- A. O. Smith Corporation willdiscontinue manufacturing operations at its Fergus, Ontario, residential waterheater facility.

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PHC News- May 2013

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A. O. Smith gas water heaters earn Energy Star

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn.-A. O. Smith announced thatits high efficiency Vertex residential family of gas water heaters is nowcertified by the EPA’s Energy Star program.

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The Wholesaler- April 2013, part 2

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Playing For Keeps - A. O. Smith-sponsored Gainey finding success on PGA Tour

Now that the PGA Tour season is in full swing,A. O. Smith is getting a lot of airtime, thanks to their sponsorship of risingstar Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey.

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The Wholesaler- April 2013

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Key Personnel News

Peter Martineau, elected Trustee of A. O. Smith/State Industries

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PHC News- April 2013

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PHC News’ 2013 Tankless Report

Company History: A. O. Smith produced its firstresidential water heater in 1939, establishing a tradition of innovation thatcontinues to this day. 

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Contracting Business - March 2013

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Tech Update: Commercial & Residential Hydronics  
A. O. Smith announces the launch of its new line of XP boilers and XP automatic circulating water heaters for large-volume commercial applications.

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Plumbing & Mechanical - March 2013

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North Mechanical Scores with Super Bowl Hotel  
It took two tries for Indianapolis to win the hosting gig for a Super Bowl.

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The Wholesaler - March 2013, part 3

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A. O. Smith Achieves Record Sales and Earnings for 2012  
Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation announced record sales of $1.94 billion and earnings of $162.6 million from continuing operations for 2012.

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The Wholesaler - March 2013, part 2

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A. O. Smith Annual Scholarship Accepting Apps  
A. O. Smith is now accepting applications for its 2013-2014 scholarship offering to all enrolled members of its Contractor Rewards and Professional Contractor Association (PCA) programs.
 

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The Wholesaler - March 2013

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Moving Up: A. O. Smith’s Carol Peters  
Carol Peters, production manager of A. O. Smith’s commercial water heater plant, was 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.

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Southern PHC - February/March 2013

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A. O. Smith Donation Helps Rebuild Joplin, Mo.  
Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith has donated 40 water heaters to the Joplin, Mo. Area Habitat for Humanity to be used in 40 Habitat homes benefitting the victims of the 2011 storms.

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The HVACR News - Feburary 25, 2013

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HVAC Briefs: A. O. Smith Corp.’s Carol Peters  
A. O. Smith Corp.’s Carol Peters, commercial water heater plant production manager in McBee, S.C., was named a winner of the Women in Manufacturing STEP award by The Manufacturing Institute (Washington), Deloitte (New York), University of Phoenix (Tempe, Ariz.), and the Society of Manufaturing Engineers (Dearborn, Mich.).

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North American Clean Energy - January 2013

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Solar Hot Water Distributor  
The Cirrex Solar water heating system is the latest advancement in solar water heating from A. O. Smith.

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PHC News - January 2013

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2013 Boiler & Water Heater Report  
Trends: We are seeing an increase in the demand for more energy efficient products. 

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Plumbing Engineer - January 2013

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Gas Water Heaters   
The A. O. Smith Cyclone Xi is a commercial gas water heater that combines an advanced internal helical coil heat exchanger and up to 500,000 Btu input for high-efficiency energy transfer.

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Reeves Journal - January 2013

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Tech Topic: Water Heaters, Experts Reveal What You’re Doing Wrong  
You think you know water heaters just because you’ve swapped out about 750,000 of them one-handed and blindfolded during your career?

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The Wholesaler - January 2013

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Industry News: A. O. Smith-sponsored Gainey Wins at Pebble Beach Tourney   
Former A. O. Smith employee and PGA Tour member Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey secured his second win on Nov. 18 at the Calloway Pebble Beach Invitational.

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Southern PHC – December 2012

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A. O. Smith Announces Two Executive Appointments
The A. O. Smith Corporation Board of Directors has announced Paul W. Jones will transition from chairman and chief executive officer to executive chairman of the corporation, effective Jan. 1, 2013, at which time, Ajita G. Rajendra will assume the role of president and chief executive officer. 

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The Wholesaler – December 2012

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A. O. Smith Reports Higher Sales Earnings From Continuing Operations
Water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation reported third quarter earnings from continuing operations of $37.0 million or $.79 per share on a 12.2% increase in revenue. 

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Plumbing Engineer – November 2012

PE Nov Q4

A. O. Smith Donates Water Heaters to Help Rebuild Joplin
In May 2011, tornados ravaged Joplin, Mo., kicking 161,destroying one-third of the city and affecting 7,000 households.

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PM Engineer – November 2012

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Solar Thermal Products
The Solar Gas Backup from A. O. Smith blends all the features of the Cyclone high-efficiency gas water heater with a storage tank optimized for solar thermal applications or its commercial heat pump water heater.

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The Wholesaler – November 2012

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A. O. Smith Helps Rebuild Joplin
In May 2011, tornados ravaged Joplin, Mo., kicking 161,destroying one-third of the city and affecting 7,000 households.

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Plumbing Engineer - October 2012

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APCOM Earns Award for Energy Conservation
APCOM Inc.’s Cookeville plant is proof that, by taking advantage of community resources, even a small facility can achieve big improvements – and big energy savings. 

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Plumbing Engineer – October 2012

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ASPE Report – A. O. Smith Solar Gas Backup
This innovative hybrid technology blends the features of the Cyclone high-efficiency gas water heater with a storage tank optimized for solar thermal applications.

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Southern PHC – October 2012

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Cookeville, Tenn. Plant Earns Award for Energy Conservation
APCOM Inc.’s Cookeville, TN, plant is proof that by taking advantage of community resources, even a small facility can achieve big improvements—and big energy savings.

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The Wholesaler - October 2012

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APCOM Plant Earns Award for Energy Conservation
APCOM Inc.’s Cookeville plant is proof that, by taking advantage of community resources, even a small facility can achieve big improvements—and big energy savings.

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The Wholesaler - October 2012, part 2

Wholesaler Murray Supply Q4

Murray Supply Hosts A. O. Smith Counter Days
Murray Supply Company held A. O. Smith High Efficiency Revolution Tour counter days, with the assistance of Rep South, at the Raleigh branch, Winston-Salem branch and the Charlotte branch this spring.

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Golf Digest - September 2012

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2 Gloves 1 Mind
I worked on the line for A. O. Smith for the better part of five years, wrapping insulation around hot-water heaters.

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The HVACR News - September 2012

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A. O. Smith Shares Green Star Award
Last year, the Cookeville plant – with help from the local Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, and the Tennessee Valley Authority – identified opportunities to significantly reduce electricity consumption as well as natural gas and water usage in the 54,500-square-foot facility.

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The Wholesaler - September 2012

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A. O. Smith Announces 2012 Scholarship Recipients
A. O. Smith has announced the Professional Contractor Association (PCA) scholarship recipients for the 2012-13 academic school year.

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The Wholesaler - September 2012, part 2

Wholesaler Sept Q3

Product News – Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater
Voltex® is the latest advancement in electric water heating.

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Handy - August/September 2012

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DIY Dilemmas Solved
Our natural-gas water heater can’t keep up with our limited demands.

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PM Engineer - August 2012

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Uncommon Growth
For restaurateurs Helen and Michael Cameron, going green was always in their plans.

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Reeves Journal - August 2012

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A. O. Smith Bestows Scholarships
A. O. Smith is going to see to it 10 college students won’t have to worry about running out of ramen noodles during the 2012-2013 year.

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PHC News - August 2012

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A. O. Smith Rewards Hardworking Students with PCA Scholarships
Leading water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith has announced the Professional Contractor Association (PCA) scholarship recipients for the 2012-13 school year.

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Reeves Journal - July 2012

Reeves July Q3

The Technology of Heat Pump Water Heaters
Heat pump water heaters combine heat pump technology with traditional electric heater elements.

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The Wholesaler - July 2012

Wholesaler July Q3

A. O. Smith Employees Recognized for Consistent Approach to Safety
Consistency is a virtue for most businesses, especially when it comes to quality and customer service.

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PHC News - June 2012

PHC June Q2

Tankless Water Heating Catching Second Wind
In the wake of the most severe economic downturn since the 1930’s, the tankless water heater industry struggled along with most other manufacturers as potential customers retreated from purchases of products they saw as “boutique” items.

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PHC News - June 2012, part 2

PHC June Q2

A. O. Smith Commits to Major Sponsorship with PHCC
A. O. Smith, along with its family of wholesale water heater brands – A. O. Smith, State, American, and Takagi – has signed on as a major sponsor of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association (PHCC).

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Remodeling - June 2012

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Home Performance – Think Tank
By creating a pressurized environment in the combustion chamber, the air intake system in the Effex high-efficiency gas water heater extracts additional heat from exhaust gas as it passes through the unit.

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Contractor - June 2012

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Installing Value
Heating water costs money.

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PHC News - May 2012

PHC May Q2

A. O. Smith Executive Honored by the PSDA
Long-time industry veteran M. Jay Harms, western region vice president of sales for A. O. Smith, has received the Pioneer Award from the Pacific Southwest Distributors Association (PSDA).

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Supply House Times - May 2012

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WinWholesale Honors 2011 Vendors of the Year
WinWholesale has named A. O. Smith Corporation, Southwark Metal Mfg. Co and Vitaulic as the 2011 Vendors of the Year in plumbing, HVAC and industrial categories, respectively.

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Plumber Engineer - May 2012

PE May Q2

A. O. Smith Executive Honored by PSDA
Industry veteran M. Jay Harms, western region vice president of sales for A. O. Smith has received the Pioneer Award from the Pacific Southwest Distributors Association (PSDA).

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The Wholesaler - May 2012

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WinWholesale names Vendors of the Year
WinWholesale has named A. O. Smith Corporation, Southwark Metal Mfg. Co and Vitaulic as the 2011 Vendors of the Year in plumbing, HVAC and industrial categories, respectively.

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The Wholesaler - May 2012, part 2

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People on the Move
A. O. Smith President and CEO Ajita Rajendra was named 2012 chairman of the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

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The Wholesaler - May 2012, part 3

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A. O. Smith Exhibits at Pella Special Events
A. O. Smith took additional steps to support and educate plumbing contractors and other industry professionals this year through its participation in THE PRO EXPO presented by Pella events.

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Reeves Journal - April 2012

Reeves April Q2

All About Water Heating
In 1889, Norwegian engineer Edwin Ruud first developed the automatic water heater for the American market.

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Plumbing & Mechanical - April 2012

PM April Q3

Winning GOLD with solar
Harrisonburg, Va.-based Easter Mennonite University, a small Christian university with 1,500 students (of which about half are Mennonite), has the distinction of having the first residence hall in the state to achieve LEED Gold certification – one of only 33 across the country.

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Plumbing & Mechanical - April 2012, part 2

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Trends in Solar Water Heating
Nearly 75% of Americans responding to a Gotham Research Group poll last summer agreed that the solar water heating industry will produce jobs and help the American economy.

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Plumbing & Mechanical - April 2012, part 3

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Green Products
A. O. Smith now includes remote controls and/or power cords with every residential thankless water heater purchase.

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Supply House Times - April 2012

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Top Products of 2011
A. O. Smith has expanded its Cirrex line of solar thermal water heaters, now offered in 16 packaged systems.

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Supply House Times - April 2012, part 2

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Product Preview: Tankless Water Heater Components
A. O. Smith’s tankless product line will now include remote controllers and/or power cords with every residential tankless water heater purchase.

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The Wholesaler - April 2012

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Product News: Tankless Water Heater Accessories
Indoor residential tankless units now include a remote controller and power cord for easy installation.

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The Wholesaler - April 2012, part 2

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A. O. Smith MMV a hit at IBS
Water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith was among 800 exhibitors at the 2012 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando recently, which drew more than 50,000 attendees.

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Southern PHC - April/May 2012

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A. O. Smith Launches New Line of Commercial Boilers
A. O. Smith has announced the launch of its new line of XP Boilers and XP Automatic Circulating Water Heaters for large-volume commercial applications.

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Plumber Engineer - March 2012

PE Mar Q2

A. O. Smith Launches Mobile Application
A. O. Smith has launched the A. O. Smith Warranty Check App, a unique mobile phone application for the Apple iPhone® and Google Android™ phone developed exclusively for A. O. Smith brand water heaters.

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PHC News - March 2012

PHC News Q1 March

A. O. Smith Sponsors PGA Golfer
A. O. Smith has renewed its sponsorship with PGA Tour Professional Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey through 2012. 

 

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The Wholesaler - March 2012

Wholesaler Q1 March

A. O Smith Sponsors PGA Tour Pro
A. O. Smith has renewed its sponsorship of PGA Tour professional Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey through 2012.

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The Wholesaler - March 2012, part 2

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A. O. Smith featured in BUILDER Concept Home 
A. O. Smith products are featured in the 14th annual BUILDER Concept Home series, which debuted in February at the 2012 International Builder's Show in Orlando.

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The Wholesaler - March 2012, part 3

Wholesaler Q1 March

A. O. Smith Launches Mobile Application
The A. O. Smith Warranty Check app is a unique mobile phone application developed exclusively for A. O. Smith brand water heaters. 

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SI Golf - March 2012

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Fighting for a First
I’ve been called Mittens, Gloves, Two Gloves, lots of things with two. The Two Gloves nickname, I think everyone knows, came from playing baseball and from my father. 

 

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Plumbing Engineer - February 2012

PE Feb Q2

Former A. O. Smith CEO Thomas Dolan Dies at Age 84
Thomas I. Dolan, who served as chairman and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation from 1984 until 1989, died on Dec. 25 at the age of 84.

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Plumbing Engineer - February 2012, part 2

PE Feb Q2

2012 Boiler and Water Heater Forecast
Plumbing Engineer offers its Boiler & Water Heater Report, where boiler manufacturers are candid about their company, products and the boiler market forecast.

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The Wholesaler - February 2012

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Former A. O. Smith CEO Thomas Dolan
Thomas I. Dolan, who served as chairman and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation from 1984 until 1989, died on Dec. 25 at the age of 84.

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The Wholesaler - February 2012, part 2

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People in the News
President and COO Ajita G. Rajendra has been elected to A. O. Smith Corporation’s board of directors.

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Consumer Reports - February 2012

Consumer Reports Q1

Builders’ Show: New Advances in Water Heaters
Traditional water heaters supply hot water when you want it but don’t typically represent the latest in energy efficiency. 

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Nashville Business Journal - February 2012

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A. O. Smith’s Ashland City Chief Takes Reins at Top  
Ajita Rajendra took over as president and chiefoperating officer at A. O. Smith Corp. during what has been a major turning point for the company.    

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Home: American Life - Winter Edition

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Help Your Home Last a Lifetime
Whether you’re using a tank-type, tankless, or hybrid, water heaters require easy annual maintenance to remain at top efficiency. 

 

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Plumber Engineer - January 2012, part 2

PE JAN Q2

A. O. Smith Johnson City Plant Earns LEED Certification
A long-term, comprehensive approach to efficiency andsustainability culminated with A. O. Smith’s manufacturing facility in Johnson City, Tenn., earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification. 

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Plumber Engineer - January 2012

PE JAN Q2

Rajendra elected to A. O. Smith Board of Directors
A. O. Smith Corporation announced that President and Chief Operating Officer Ajita G. Rajendra has been elected to the company’s board of directors.

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PHC News - January 2012

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Former A. O. Smith CEO Thomas Dolan Dies
Thomas I. Dolan, who served as chairman and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation from 1984 until 1989, died on Dec. 25 at the age of 84.

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PHC News - January 2012, part 2

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Boiler & Water Heater Report
A. O. Smith offers a comprehensive line of conventional and condensing tankless water heaters. 

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Southern PHC - January 2012

Southern PHC Q1

A. O. Smith Adds Condensing Tankless Water Heating Line
A. O. Smith has announced the expansion of its already extensive offering of tankless water heaters. 

 

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Builder - January 2012

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A. O. Smith – Your Quality Solution, No Matter theApplication
The 2012 Brand Use Study leader in quality, A.O. Smith is the premier source for any water heating application. 

 

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