Since the historic flooding that impacted its Ashland City, Tenn., facility,A. O. Smithrecently opened a temporary distribution center in Nashville last week to warehouse and ship residential and commercial water heater orders to its U. S. customers. The distribution center will serve customers until its finished goods warehouse is completely cleaned up and ready.

“We remain focused on satisfying our water heater customers,” saidAjita G. Rajendra, president of A. O. Smith Water Products Co.  “By [temporarily] transferring Ashland City’s production to our other plants, we are confident we will be able to meet our customers’ needs.”

Electric power has been partially restored to the 1.5 million-sq.-ft. facility, and the plant has reopened one assembly line that is producing residential electric water heaters to meet customer demands.

“The team in Ashland City has done a remarkable job and is making tremendous progress in the clean-up effort,” Rajendra said. 

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