Bradford White Corp., a manufacturer of water-heating equipment, announced that it has purchased Aero Environmental Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario. Aero Environmental is a Canadian manufacturer of oil-fired heating products for domestic and commercial applications. The acquisition of Aero follows Bradford White's recent purchase of the Niles Steel Tank Company of Niles, MI. Aero Environmental manufactures water heaters, storage tanks, swimming pool heaters, air handlers, oil burners and combination domestic hot water and space heating products for customers in the US, Canada and countries around the world.

In making the announcement, A. Robert Carnevale, president and CEO of Bradford White, stated, "Niles Steel Tank was just the beginning. With today's acquisition of Aero Environmental and success with some of our other 'irons in the fire,' tomorrow's Bradford White will be able to offer a line of proprietary and distinctive products available only through industry wholesalers and professional installers."

Aero Environmental will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Bradford White Corp. Ian Brooker has been appointed vice president general manager of the new subsidiary and Michael Brooker has been appointed vice president manufacturing.