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    A. O. Smith Donates Water Heaters To Boy Scouts’ Camp



    Ashland City, TN (Wednesday, 09 August 2006)

    A. O. Smith recently donated two ProStar® Tankless On-Demand Gas Water Heaters to the Yucca Council Boy Scouts, serving West Texas and Southern New Mexico, for use at one of their campsites.

    "A. O. Smith’s donation of these water heaters means so much to the Yucca Council," says Karen Edmonston, Council Training Chairperson, Yucca Council, BSA. "Our problem of having to replace conventional water heaters every other year has been solved. I’m sure our campers will be grateful for hot showers during their camping experience. There is no reason our sons cannot be clean at camp, except for the fact that they are boys," laughs Edmonston.

    The water heaters will be used for the first time during this month's Boy Scout Wood Badge Training. Approximately 70 adults will participate in the sessions, the highest level of training an adult volunteer can receive.

    The ProStar® Tankless Gas Water Heater series provides hot water on demand (three to six gallons per minute). These gas water heaters are perfect for add-on bathrooms, whirlpool tubs and small vacation homes, offering convenient mounting options and an optional remote control.

    “We are glad to donate our innovative products to help communities,” said David Chisolm, brand manager at A. O. Smith. “The Boy Scouts’ organization does tremendous work for our country’s youth, and this is just one way we can contribute to their mission.”

    A. O. Smith Corporation is a diversified manufacturer serving customers worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of residential and commercial water heating equipment in the industry. It is also one of North America’s largest manufacturers of electric motors, with an extensive line of hermetic, fractional horsepower, and integral horsepower motors for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. A. O. Smith employs approximately 19,500 people at facilities in the United States, Mexico, China, Canada, and Europe and reported 2005 sales of $1.69 billion.


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