GSW, Inc. of Oakville, ON, has purchased American Water Heater Co. from Australian company Southcorp.

Issue: 5/02

GSW, Inc. of Oakville, ON, a manufacturer of water heaters, pumps and building products, has purchased American Water Heater Co. from Southcorp, an Australian company that has divested its holdings in water heater manufacturing companies.

American Water Heater Co., with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities in Johnson City, TN, manufactures water heaters featuring the Flame Guard Safety System and Energy Smart electric water heaters.

Andrew Ferrier, president and CEO of GSW, Inc., said the two companies would continue to be run as separate businesses.