Thompson Pump Announces 2006 Office Management Award Recipients


PORT ORANGE, Fla. (November 1, 2006) – Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc., held their annual Office Operations Workshop and awards ceremony October 25-27, at their corporate office in Port Orange, Fla. More than 20 key office personnel attended from 19 branch locations across the United States. The three-day workshop included training sessions on standard operating procedures, human resources, product introduction, intercompany billing, credit operations and accounts receivable, accounts payable, vehicle fleet management, warranty issues, new pump sales and customer service. 

<br><br>Thompson Office Management award recipients include Kathy Jackson, Jacksonville office manager, chosen as Office Manager of the Year, Connie Packard, Fort Myers office manager, awarded Best Customer Service, Jasmine Yeager, Kansas City, KS, office administrator, awarded Best Operational Skills and Nichelle McGirt, Savannah, GA, office assistant, chosen as Rookie of the Year. Jackson, a four-year Thompson Pump veteran, received top honors for her outstanding thoroughness and organization. 

<br><br>“Each branch has placed the best individuals in their highest capabilities, allowing them to succeed,” said Kelly Seliga, controller. “Their work is appreciated more than words can ever describe.” 

<br><br>Thompson Pump also recognized the years of outstanding and excellent service that Kathy Coor, Goldsboro, NC, office manager, and Kathy Ward, Jackson, MS, office manager/gulf region coordinator have provided by setting the bar for the rest of the branch office staff. Each has received the award in the past; we have given this award out to others to give everyone a shot at winning it. 

<br><br>“Both Kathy’s could each easily be awarded with the Office Manager of the Year award each and every year,” said Seliga. 

Thompson Pump is an industry leader in the development of high quality engine-powered portable pumps, ranging in size from 2”-18”, for use in varied applications in the areas of public works, municipalities, construction, agriculture, dewatering, mining, sewer/lift stations, and water/waste water. The company sells and rents their entire line of dewatering pumps including wet and dry prime 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 pumping accessories. 

<br><br>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 Florida and in Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New England, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The company is also aligned with more than 30 regional, national and international distributors in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. <br><br>Thompson Pump is a Blue Chip Enterprise Award winner and their 

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