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A.O. Smith Corp. closing hot water heater factory in Fergus, Ont.Subscribe to RSS feed

FERGUS, Ont. - A.O. Smith Corp. is closing a hot water heater factory in Ontario as part of its plan to consolidate production in North America.

The move is expected to affect 350 workers.

"The water heater industry is extremely competitive and has been burdened with overcapacity for a number of years," said Kevin Wheeler, president and general manager of North American water heating in a release.

"In addition, we have been facing a challenging economic environment as a Canadian manufacturer." (more)