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A.O. Smith Corp. and Marquette University to hold Sept. 27 news conference to highlight national study results on water security threats and solutions

The study also comes weeks after the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.

By - Sep 23rd, 2016 11:21 am

MILWAUKEE — Just weeks after Mayor Tom Barrett urged the Milwaukee community to install water filters to protect against lead, the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, A.O. Smith Corporation and Marquette University will release a sector study that reveals challenges faced by water users in the manufacturing sector and discuss how it affects the Milwaukee region. The study also comes weeks after the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.

The report, Leverage: Water and Manufacturing (which will be released as part of this event) includes recommendations to meet increasing water demand and how to innovate in the areas of infrastructure, technology, investment and talent. This sector study will be shared with the United States President-elect.

Collaborating local and national corporations included: A.O. Smith Corp., Badger Meter, CNH Industrial, IBM, Johnson Controls, Inc., Kohler Co., MillerCoors, Quad/Graphics, Rockwell Automation, Rexnord Corp.ration, Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc.

Ajita G. Rajendra, chairman and chief executive officer A.O. Smith Corporation
Michael R. Lovell, president of Marquette University
William C. Bates, executive vice president, Council on Competitiveness

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