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April 2011 Pumpology® School

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc., held their 21st annual Pumpology® School April 27-29, at their corporate facilities in Port Orange, Fla.

Thompson Pump hosted more than 45 attendees from 16 states and two foreign countries.  The three-day workshop included training sessions for sales and service-oriented professionals on pumping fundamentals, dewatering and bypass applications, selecting the correct pumping equipment, designing, installing and maintaining pumping systems, troubleshooting, pump maintenance, and more.

Pumpology® School offers hands-on demonstrations and classroom training from industry experts. Upon completion of training and successfully passing a comprehensive examination, attendees are recognized as certified Pumpologists® at an awards ceremony.

“Pumpology® School serves as a launching pad to help us form and continually develop lasting relationships with individuals and companies involved in a common industry,” said Bill Thompson, Thompson Pump President. “We enjoy bringing people together and furthering proactive education with the Thompson Pump team’s combined knowledge and experience in pumping systems throughout multiple applications, markets, and territories. Our education provides students the tools to synthesize concepts into everyday functionality, integrating pumping fundamentals as a guideline for further expansion and elaboration of not only themselves but their company.”

Thompson Pump is respected worldwide for its sophisticated heavy-duty lines of high quality portable pumps, ranging in size from 2 to 18 inches and with capacities to 14,000 gallons-per-minute. Thompson Pump sells and rents their entire line of pumps to the areas of public works, municipalities, construction, agriculture, dewatering, mining, sewer/lift stations, and water/waste water. Types of pumps engineered include wet prime trash pumps; dry prime trash pumps with compressor-assisted or vacuum-assisted priming systems; sound attenuated pumps; utility trash pumps; diaphragm pumps; hydraulic power units with submersible pump ends; electric submersibles; rotary, vacuum and piston wellpoint pumps and high pressure jet pumps. With these different types of pumps, as well as a full complement of accessory hoses and piping, Thompson can offer the proper pump and system for any application.  In addition, Thompson provides engineering services and special applications consulting for complicated wellpoint, bypass or multiple pump systems; and offers thorough pump and dewatering education and training through its Pumpology® courses.

Thompson Pump, a family-owned company based in Port Orange, Fla., is a full-service manufacturer and provider of high quality pumps, pumping equipment and engineering expertise for the toughest dewatering, bypass and emergency pumping applications.  Since 1970, Thompson Pump has assisted contractors worldwide with pump rental, sale, design, installation and operation.  Thompson Pump operates sales, rental and service centers throughout the United States with 20 branches. The company is also aligned with more than 30 distributors in the United States, Canada, and South America.  Thompson Pump is a Blue Chip Enterprise Award winner and their products meet the requirements for certification as defined by the Contractors Pump Bureau. Thompson Pump holds numerous product patents along with the registered trademarks of Enviroprime System®, Silent Knight®, and Arctic Knight®.

The company achieved ISO 9001 quality certification for their Port Orange manufacturing facility. Thompson Pump is one of only a very few pump companies to have obtained ISO 9001 certification. The globally recognized certification was granted following independent testing and assessment of the company’s quality management systems and manufacturing capabilities.

It is common to see Thompson’s pumps on some of the largest and most challenging projects in the world. Whether the job requires cleaning up an oil spill in Alaska, raising a submarine in the Atlantic, moving an east coast lighthouse, fighting western fires, controlling floods in the Midwest, handling an irrigation project in Africa or dealing with a tragic disaster in New York, Thompson Pump is there.


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