A. O. Smith
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (October 2012)|
|Traded as||NYSE: AOS|
|Founded||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 1904 (original incorporation)|
|Founder(s)||Arthur Oliver Smith|
|Headquarters||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA|
|Number of locations||24 worldwide|
|Employees||10,600 (As of 31 December 2011[update]):5|
A. O. Smith Corporation is a manufacturer of both residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. It is the largest manufacturer and marketer of water heaters in North America.:3 It also supplies water treatment products in the Asian market.:4
In the past, A. O. Smith has had numerous other product lines. Among them, it was the largest bomb maker in the United States by the end of World War I. Smith ranked 74th among United States corporations in the value of World War II military production contracts.
- "History Milestones". Milwaukee, Wisconsin: A. O. Smith. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
- 2011 Annual Report, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: A. O. Smith, March 2012, retrieved 2012-09-18
- "A. O. Smith in Russia". Retrieved 2013-08-28.
- Peck, Merton J. & Scherer, Frederic M. The Weapons Acquisition Process: An Economic Analysis (1962) Harvard Business School p.619