Florida, US-based pump manufacturer and rental company Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co Inc is celebrating its 40th year in business. The company was founded in 1970 by George A Thompson, who formed Thompson Wellpoint & Rubber Co with his sons Bill and George Jr.
The business started by designing and building pump products, with a speciality in vacuum-assisted wellpoint pumps, high-pressure jet pumps and diaphragm pumps, initially servicing customers in Central Florida.
By 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", said the company.
Thompson Pump today operates sales, rental and service centres throughout the US and has more than 30 regional, national and international distributors in the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
"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."
The company serves customers in sectors including underground utilities, road building, heavy construction and remediation, as well as mining, industrial, municipalities, the military and other government agencies.
The company's range of pumps includes 2 inch to 18 inch pumps covering wet and dry-prime trash pumps, utility trash pumps, sound attenuated models, diaphragm pumps, hydraulic submersible pumps, high-pressure pumps and wellpoint pumps as well as bypass systems, wellpoint systems and a complete line of accessories.