MILWAUKEE — Water technology
company A. O. Smith Corp. announced it has acquired Water-Right,
Inc., a Wisconsin-based water treatment company, for $107 million in
cash, subject to customary adjustments.
Based in Appleton and family-owned, Water-Right, Inc. is a
water-quality solutions provider with a complete line of residential
and commercial products and systems for a wide variety of
applications, including solutions for problem well water.
The acquisition includes all Water-Right subsidiaries, real estate
and sister company Mineral-Right, Inc.
In addition to its advanced and innovative product solutions,
Water-Right also has a retail facility, Water-Right Services, and a
state-certified lab, Clean Water Testing LLCT, specializing in water
“The acquisition of Water-Right squarely supports A. O. Smith’s
growth trajectory in water treatment and enables A. O. Smith to
expand beyond its strong presence in the direct-to-consumer and
retail spaces with Water-Right’s capabilities in the wholesale and
independent water quality dealer channels,” said Kevin J. Wheeler,
president and CEO, in a statement.