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    Ed Begley Jr. to Promote A. O. Smith Vertex at PHCC Industry Trade Show

    Ashland City, TN (Wednesday, 22 April 2009)

    A. O. Smith will welcome Ed Begley Jr., star of the television series Living With Ed, at the 34th Annual Southern California Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Tradeshow in Long Beach, Calif., on May 16. Begley is widely respected as one of the first “green” actors in Hollywood, pursuing sustainable living and energy efficiency since 1970.

    Begley will be at the A. O. Smith booth (#135) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. promoting A. O. Smith’s Vertex™ water heater line. After having one installed in his home, Begley knows first-hand the benefits of the high-efficiency Vertex model from A. O. Smith.

    The Vertex product line is the result of A. O. Smith’s partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate the development of higher efficiency residential water heaters. Employing a coiled heat exchanger for more effective combustion, the Vertex delivers a large volume of hot water at an impressive thermal efficiency of up to 96 percent.

    The Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) of the Greater Los Angeles Area is hosting the tradeshow, which will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center. Visitors are encouraged to attend educational -moreseminars taking place throughout the day, as well as the PHCC-California Apprenticeship Contest from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information on the tradeshow, registration information or a list of exhibitors, visit

    About PHCC National Association: PHCC has been an advocate for plumbing, heating and cooling contractors since 1883. As the oldest trade organization in the construction industry, approximately 4,000 business owners employing 72,000 technician members nationwide put their faith in the association’s efforts to lobby local, state and federal government, provide forums for networking and educational programs, and to deliver the highest quality of products and services.

    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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