Thompson Pump Obtains ISO 9001:2000 Quality Certification

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (July 5, 2007) – Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc., a full-service manufacturer and provider of pumps, pumping equipment and engineering expertise, has achieved ISO 9001:2000 quality certification for their Port Orange manufacturing facility.

Thompson Pump is one of only a very few pump companies to have obtained ISO 9001:2000 certification. The globally recognized certification was granted following independent testing and assessment of the company’s quality management systems and manufacturing capabilities. ISO 9001:2000 recognizes companies that meet strict criteria for manufacturing standards. The ISO 9001:2000 certification is considered the highest standard for quality assurance. To achieve certification, companies must have a comprehensive quality management system that addresses all areas of its operation.

“Through total employee involvement, Thompson Pump’s systems, procedures, documentation and manufacturing are all aligned to provide the highest quality products and services to our customers,” said Bill Thompson, President, Thompson Pump & Manufacturing. “This recognition communicates to our customers, worldwide, that they are working with an organization that prides itself in incorporating the very best practices and processes in the industry to consistently meet or exceed their needs. Customer satisfaction has always been a foundation of our corporate values and our highest priority. Achieving ISO 9001:2000 certification is further evidence of the unwavering commitment Thompson Pump has made toward providing customers with products and services in which they can have complete confidence when performing pumping applications, today and in the future ”

Thompson Pump’s VP of Engineering, Dale Conway added, “Our long-standing commitment to total quality improvement principles has been woven into the corporate fabric of Thompson Pump since our beginnings. Obtaining certification is a glowing validation of our dedication to continuous improvement in everything we do and assuring the highest quality products and services in the industry. Thompson Pump has consistently demonstrated a high level of commitment to innovation in product design and to achieving superior product quality. The company’s management and staff have successfully used ISO 9001:2000 standards to drive continuous improvement in all activities, from design through production to delivery and service.”

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.

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. 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, call (800) 767-7310 or log onto