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    A. O. Smith Commits to Major Sponsorship with PHCC

    Falls Church, VA (Monday, 21 May 2012)

    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). The company’s commitment will help fund vital education, training, research and scholarship programs for PHCC, the PHCC Educational Foundation and PHCC’s Quality Service Contractors. 

    A. O. Smith’s contribution will assist programs like the Oct. 3-5 CONNECT 2012 conference; the PHCC Educational Foundation’s Plumbing Apprentice Contest; the Skills USA Plumbing Contest; online communications; the Invest in Your Future campaign; PHCC chapter education programs; and other strategic projects. 

    As the Official Education Sponsor of QSC, A. O. Smith will provide many of the tools and resources used to supply contractor education to QSC members throughout the year as well as at bi-annual Power Meetings. The company contribution also funds bi-weekly tech training, human resources consulting and other online resources for contractor members. 

    “A. O. Smith is delighted to support these vital programs that advance the professionalism of the industry,” said Jeff Storie, senior manager, contractor & consumer marketing for A. O. Smith Water Heaters. “We share the commitment of PHCC, the Educational Foundation and QSC to effectively train and educate those in our industry today, as well as the workforce of tomorrow.” 

    About A. O. Smith Water Products Company: 

    Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. A. O. Smith offers contractors an additional competitive advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and field supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by more than 70 years of research and innovation. For more information, visit

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