McBee, South Carolina, is home to A. O. Smith’s Engineering and Manufacturing teams for our Commercial Water Heaters and Boilers, a category where we are the industry leader with over 50% market share. This plant has 450+ employees in a 800,000+ sq ft building. This location has earned the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award more times than any other plant in our organization and has received an Excellence in Safety Award from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce for the fifth consecutive year.
The material planning for our commercial water heaters and boilers involves over 7,000 SKUs and 12,000 purchased parts. Particular products can include components with more than 25 subcomponents, and products that have over 250 components in total.