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Thompson Pump Celebrates 40th Anniversary

April 5, 2010
Port Orange, Fla.-based Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., a full-service manufacturer and provider of pumps, pumping equipment and engineering expertise, is celebrating its 40th year providing pumps and pumping solutions.

Port Orange, Fla.-based Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., a full-service manufacturer and provider of pumps, pumping equipment and engineering expertise, is celebrating its 40th year providing pumps and pumping solutions.

Over the past 40 years Thompson Pump has grown to be a global leader in the portable pump industry and is responsible for pioneering pumps and dewatering methods that have permanently changed the dewatering and bypass pumping landscape.

“I am proud to celebrate this landmark achievement as it is a record of accomplishment that represents our resilience in an ever-changing industry,” said Bill Thompson, Thompson Pump president. “I credit this milestone to our unique ability to provide a higher-quality pump with skilled personnel to support the product.”

George Thompson founded Thompson Wellpoint & Rubber Company in 1970 with three employees including himself, and his sons, Bill and George Jr. George Sr. began inventing, patenting, and building pump products that earned him a reputation for innovation including vacuum-assisted wellpoint pumps, high-pressure jet pumps and diaphragm pumps to service customers throughout the Central Florida area. In 1973, George Sr. introduced the first self-priming, positive displacement, rotary lobe pump to the construction industry for pumping ground water through wellpoint systems. Thompson quickly became the market leader as the rotary pump proved to be very efficient at wellpoint dewatering.

Today, Thompson Pump operates sales, rental and service centers throughout the United States and utilizes more than 30 regional, national and international distributors in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visit www.thompsonpump.com.