• A.O. Smith’s (Milwaukee) Florence, Ky. plant received the 2011 Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety award. The award is A.O. Smith’s highest recognition of workplace safety.
• Uponor Inc. (Apple Valley, Minn.) hired Brent Noonan (left) as vice president of U.S. sales.
• WaterFurnace International Inc. (Fort Wayne, Ind.) achieved a 100 percent first-test pass rate on all of its 2011 Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) certification tests.
• Volcanic Heater Inc. (Alliance, Ohio) released a video depicting 100 years of company history.
• LSB Industries Inc. (Oklahoma City) announced it will close its chemical factory in El Dorado, Ark. following an explosion at the location.
• Nest Labs (Palo Alto, Calif.) is now shipping its Learning Thermostat throughout Canada.
• Fulton Cos. (Pulaski, N.Y.) received a Patriot award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The honor recognizes the company’s support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.
Publication date: 6/11/2012