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U.S. Senator Shelby Tours Rheem Water Heating Manufacturing Facility

Visit part of statewide jobs and industry tour

Montgomery, Ala. — Feb. 26, 2014 – Atlanta-based Rheem, a manufacturer of heating, cooling, water heating and pool/spa heating products for both residential and commercial applications and commercial refrigeration equipment, recently welcomed U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) to its Montgomery manufacturing facility as part of the senator’s statewide jobs and industry tour.

On January 23, Sen. Shelby visited Rheem to tour the company’s water heating manufacturing facilities and talk about the ways federal policies impact job creation.

“We were pleased to welcome Senator Shelby to Rheem, and appreciate him taking the time to learn more about our company and our contributions to economic growth in Alabama,” said Karen Meyers, corporate director of government relations, Rheem. “Sen. Shelby is an advocate for job creation, and we appreciate his support of federal policies that foster economic growth.”

“Senator Shelby’s visit provided an important opportunity for Rheem employees to welcome and engage in dialogue with a champion for Alabama job creation in the Congress,” said Peter Reynolds, vice president and general manager, Rheem Water Heating Division. “We were delighted the senator visited our facility to learn more about our industry-leading manufacturing operations and to have conversations with his constituents, our dedicated employees, in a manner that will inform and support his work on vital policies in Washington.”

About Rheem (www.rheem.com)

Rheem is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta and U.S. operations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana, North Carolina, Texas and Utah. In its 89th year of operation, the company is a global manufacturer of residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar and hybrid heat pump water heaters; controls, swimming pool and spa heaters; commercial boilers; commercial refrigeration equipment; and also offers whole-home standby generators and indoor air-purification products. The company’s premium brands include Rheem, Raypak, Ruud and Richmond, as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell, Witt, ColdZone and Kramer, which are part of the company’s Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG) division. Rheem products have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality.

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