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Reflecting on Milestones for the 50th Anniversary of the Rheem Montgomery Plant

December 16, 2021
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Fifty years ago, in October 1971, Rheem® broke ground on a 200,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Montgomery, Alabama to produce water heaters for households in the Southeastern United States. Since opening in 1972, the plant has undergone two major expansions and now ships both residential and commercial water heating systems to households and businesses across North America. Rheem has grown to be the largest manufacturer of water heaters worldwide with the Montgomery plant shipping to Canada,

Department of Energy Policy Enforcement – Electric Storage Water Heaters

December 14, 2021
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EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022 – Impacted Products Update

Department of Energy Policy Enforcement – Electric Tank Water Heaters

Effective January 1, 2022, electric tank water heaters with inputs less than or equal to 12kW will:

– require their efficiency be rated in terms of Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) and

– meet applicable NAECA III consumer (residential) efficiency requirements.

This will result in changes to our residential and commercial electric tank water heater offerings.

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