Thompson Pump expands its distribution in the central United States with a new partnership, a distributor’s agreement with multi-location Kirby-Smith Machinery. Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Co. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty, diesel-powered bypass and dewatering pumps.
Kirby-Smith, based in Oklahoma City with 12 branches is a leading distributor of heavy construction equipment in the central U.S., and will be selling, servicing and renting Thompson Pump’s products throughout Oklahoma and North and West Texas within markets like governmental sales, oil & gas, construction, mining and industrial. In this region, terrain and geography can be tricky. Thompson Pump’s more than 50 years of experience in manufacturing pumps and operating its own rental branch locations has helped it to build heavy-duty, portable pumps that hold up to the rigors of the area.
Combined with Kirby-Smith’s service in the territory for more than 40 years, Thompson Pump’s national sales manager Pat Broderick says this partnership is a natural fit.
“We are very excited about this partnership as it brings Thompson Pump’s products and name recognition to a region with plenty of competitors,” said Broderick. “Kirby-Smith is one of the premier equipment dealers in the central U.S. and the continuity of products and services it provides to this market is key to our growth in the area.”
“Partnering with a company like Thompson Pump, which is known throughout the industries for its reliability, support and value, allows us to expand our reach and connect with customers in an entirely new way,” said Kirby-Smith’s Sam Schneider, general manager, industrial equipment.
Kirby-Smith is a full-service dealer serving the construction, mining and industrial markets since 1983. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company has branch locations strategically located in Tulsa and McAlester, Okla., Kansas City, St. Louis, Dallas, Fort Worth, Abilene, Amarillo, Odessa, Lubbock, and Waco, Texas. Kirby-Smith Machinery is No. 18 on the RER 100.