Global pump manufacturer holds ceremony in Fresno, Calif., birthplace of its U.S. operations
Grundfos celebrated 40 years of operations in the U.S. with a ceremony at its facility in Fresno, Calif., and unveiled a commemorative sculpture by Danish artist Jorgen Pedersen.
Denmark-based Grundfos expanded to the U.S. in 1973. Since then, Grundfos USA has grown from one small office in Fresno to more than 1,300 employees in five major facilities nationwide.
Companies will sponsor technical webinars and e-learning courses on a variety of pump topics
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) entered a training partner agreement with Hydro Inc., a leader in pump mechanical upgrades, material advancement and performance testing with service centers worldwide, that allows both organizations to leverage high-quality, co-branded educational and training programs designed for pump end users, distributors and engineering consulting firms.
Robin Gledhill elected to the position of president and CEO
The Blue-White Industries board of directors and stockholders elected Robin Gledhill to the position of president and CEO.
Gledhill began his Blue-White career more than 40 years ago while still attending college.
He began his tenure in Blue-White’s metering pump division and eventually moved into the sales and marketing department, where he became the company's international sales manager. After many years of working closely with representatives and distributors, both on a domestic and international level, he was elected company president in 1997.
Falkirk Mining Co. won a John Deere XUV 825i Gator Camo Utility Vehicle
Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. Inc. announced the winner of the Gator Giveaway Sweepstakes. The grand prize of the sweepstakes is a John Deere XUV 825i Gator Camo Utility Vehicle with an estimated retail value of $13,500. The winner was the Falkirk Mining Co. located in Underwood, N.D. Jeremy Eckroth, an environmental specialist at the Falkirk Mining Co., submitted the winning entry.
Duncan Cooper will oversee and direct all operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico
Grundfos appointed Duncan Cooper as president and chief executive officer of the company’s North American region. Cooper succeeds Jes Munk Hansen, who leaves the company to pursue other interests after leading the region for the past five years.
The new branch features a larger office facility for Thompson Pump staff
Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. Inc., headquartered in Port Orange, Fla., recently moved its Atlanta Georgia Area Branch in Conyers, Ga., to a larger facility at 2394 Sigman Industrial Ct., in Conyers, Ga.
Grundfos exhibits Magna3 and Alpha high-efficiency, variable-speed circulators
Grundfos exhibited its high-efficiency, variable-speed circulators Magna3 and Alpha at ComforTech 2013, the national conference and product showcase for the ventilation, heating, air-conditioning, refrigerating, hydronics and plumbing industries, Sept. 18 to 20 in Philadelphia.
Chem-Feed engineered skid systems are efficient and lightweight. Units for single- or dual-metering pump configurations are constructed of 6061-T6 powder-coated welded aluminum. Additional features include a flow indicator; self-filling calibration cylinder; Plast-O-Matic ball valves, pressure relief valve and gauge guards; metal-free check; removable drip containment; and wall-mountable skids. Systems have a small footprint and feature a pressure relief valve, 5- to 100-psi setting range and 125-psi maximum system pressure.
Granco's rotary positive displacement ball pump is now featured on PumpScout.com
PumpScout announced its strategic partnership with Granco Pump. The company, based in California, manufacturers rotary positive displacement ball type pumps for applications in the petroleum, industrial, specialty chemical and food products industries.
Grundfos commemorates 40 years of U.S. operations, 90-year anniversary of Peerless Pump
Grundfos executives welcomed representatives from the offices of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana Congressman André Carson, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and other elected and community leaders in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Grundfos’ presence in the U.S., as well as the 90th anniversary of its Peerless Pump brand. The ceremony included the official opening and ribbon cutting of the company’s new welcome and customer center.