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    A. O. Smith Partners With Habitat For Humanity



    Ashland City, TN (Tuesday, 20 May 2008)

    A. O. Smith has donated 78 water heaters as part of its partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The water heaters were donated as part of an initiative of providing decent and affordable housing for low-income families of the Gulf Coast region.

    This year’s May 11-16 Gulf Coast project marks the 25th anniversary of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

     “The support we’ve received for this year’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project will serve as a catalyst for increasing the work being done in the Gulf Coast by bringing hope, stability and housing solutions to our local communities,” noted Chris Monforton, president and chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. “Our sponsors’ gifts, whether monetary or material, help us build houses and empower families.”

    “A. O. Smith was privileged to be a part of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Week this year,” said Ajita Rajendra, president, A. O. Smith Water Products Company. “The ability to donate 78 water heaters to the deserving families of the Gulf Coast region was an honor and something we, as a company, strongly believe in.”

    About Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast:

    Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast (HFHMGC) serves Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties. Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, HFHMGC has completed and started construction on 170 homes. HFHMGC believes every family deserves a place they can call home, and as such they are committed to providing the Mississippi Gulf Coast with clean, safe and affordable houses. While eradication of poverty housing is a challenge in all locations, it is particularly challenging in the light of the devastating storm damage in the area. For more information on HFHMGC and how to volunteer or donate, go to www.hfhmgc.org.

    About Habitat for Humanity International:

    Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.

    About A. O. Smith:

    Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., A. O. Smith Water Products Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters and hydronic 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.


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