A.O. Smith Corp. and Marquette University to hold Sept. 27 news conference to highlight national study results on water security threats and solutions

September 23, 2016

Marquette University logoMedia availability at A.O. Smith World Headquarters at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27(11270 West Park Place – Milwaukee, Wis. 53224).

Please RSVP to brian.dorrington@marquette.edu

Just weeks after Mayor Tom Barrett urged the Milwaukee community to install water filters to protect against lead, the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, A.O. Smith Corporation and Marquette University will release a sector study that reveals challenges faced by water users in the manufacturing sector and discuss how it affects the Milwaukee region. The study also comes weeks after the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.

The report, Leverage: Water and Manufacturing (which will be released as part of this event) includes recommendations to meet increasing water demand and how to innovate in the areas of infrastructure, technology, investment and talent. This sector study will be shared with the United States President-elect.

Collaborating local and nationAO Smith logoal corporations included: A.O. Smith Corp., Badger Meter, CNH Industrial, IBM, Johnson Controls, Inc., Kohler Co., MillerCoors, Quad/Graphics, Rockwell Automation, Rexnord Corporation, Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc.


Media availability at A.O. Smith World Headquarters at 9:30 a.m.:

Ajita G. Rajendra, chairman and chief executive officer A.O. Smith CorporationMichael R. Lovell, president of Marquette UniversityWilliam C. Bates, executive vice president, Council on Competitiveness