Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Opens Newest Branch Near Charleston, SC

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (March 23, 2006) – Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc. of Port
Orange, Fla., will host an open house celebration at their new Summerville, SC, branch, located
at 120 Jed Park Place, Thursday, April 6, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday, April 7, from 9 a.m.-
12 p.m. Thompson Pump will host area contracting companies, engineering firms, industrial
accounts, and municipalities with a catered BBQ lunch and facility tours.

Thompson Pump will not only open their new doors, but their wallets as well with a
drawing for a one-month FREE pump rental. The Thompson Pump Blue Crew will make an
appearance signing calendars and passing out their signature hard-hat stickers. Events
throughout the day include John Deere, Deutz, Lombardini, Perkins, Hatz and Isuzu engine
distributors educating attendees on their new Tier II and Tier III engines and Thompson Pump
corporate staff providing insight into unusual and unique applications; new products; sewer
bypass; and Field Preventive Maintenance and service.

The Summerville branch office, one of 19 Thompson Pump branches nationwide, serves
more than 200 customers in the South Carolina area. Under the direction of industry veteran,
Tim Creech, and Branch Manager, Mike Arnold, the branch provides a full line of Thompson
Pump products for sale or rental and the expertise to provide solutions for the toughest
dewatering, bypass and special pumping applications.

Thompson Pump is an industry leader in the development of high quality enginepowered
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.

Thompson Pump, a family-owned company based in Port Orange, Fla., is a full-service
manufacturer and provider of high quality pumps and pumping equipment. 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 also utilizes more than 30 regional, national
and international distributors in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Thompson Pump is a Blue Chip Enterprise Award winner and their products meet the
requirements for certification as defined by the Contractors Pump Bureau. For more information
or to RSVP to the open house, call (800) 767-7309 or log onto