A.O. Smith Acquires Water-Right

Water technology company A. O. Smith Corp. announced in April that it has acquired Water-Right Inc., a Wisconsin-based water treatment company, for $107 million. The acquisition includes all Water-Right subsidiaries, real estate, and sister company Mineral-Right Inc.

Family-owned Water-Right, based in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a water quality solutions provider with a line of residential and commercial products and systems for a variety of applications, including solutions for problem well water. Water-Right products are sold under the Evolve, WaterCare, Sanitizer Series, Impression Series, and CustomCare product brands.

Water-Right also has a retail facility, Water-Right Services, and a state-certified lab, Clean Water Testing LLC, specializing in water analytical services.

Kurt Gruett, Guy Gruett, and Greg Gruett will continue to lead the Water-Right businesses, while father and founder Glenn Gruett will continue to provide insight and business counsel. The Water-Right offices will remain based in Appleton, Wisconsin, and Mineral-Right will remain in Phillipsburg, Kansas.

Water-Right employs approximately 90 employees with annual sales of approximately $60 million.