A. O. Smith Corporation has a rich 140-year-old history of providing high quality and innovative products to its customers. In addition to residential and commercial water heaters, A. O. Smith also manufactures water filtration products. Mr. Paul Jones, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, A. O. Smith Corporation noted, “Over the last 15 years, the company has greatly expanded its presence in markets outside the United States, building upon longstanding operations in Europe and Canada. In the late 1990s, we began a sizable expansion into China which has proven to be very successful for us. Now, we are embarking on the next phase of global expansion with this exciting new facility in India. And while we are still very new in this country, we are excited about the potential growth it has to offer."