A.O. Smith acquires water treatment solutions provider

Freeman Staff

April 9, 2019

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 analytical services.

“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.