Global pump manufacturer features energy-efficient systems on expo floor
The 2014 Watercon conference and exposition provided the backdrop for Illinois-based pump manufacturer Grundfos North America to showcase its solutions designed to optimize the performance of municipal water and wastewater systems. Taking place March 17 to 19 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Ill., Watercon is the Midwest’s largest water conference.
The U2001 and N2001 are ideal for transferring water, cutting fluids and oils, antifreeze, acids, bases and food products. The pumps are constructed of NBR, EPDM, CR, FKM and plastics, and are offered in 7.93-gpm and 15.9-gpm models. They are dry self-priming from a depth of 3 meters; pre-filling is required for suction depths greater than 3 meters. They feature an easy maintenance design for cleaning and servicing work.
The company will host its “60th Anniversary Sweepstakes,” awarding one winner a Ford F150 pickup
Nelsen Corp. has been providing customer service and water treatment equipment for more than 60 years. With locations in Ohio, Arizona, Texas and Florida, the company has a broad inventory and the ability to customize products for both commercial and residential customers.
Grundfos' Ecademy offers training for the U.S. pump market
Grundfos launched Ecademy, an online training platform for professionals in the pump industry, at the 2014 International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in New York.
e-HM Stainless Steel Series horizontal multistage pumps are up to 30% more efficient than similar pumps and offer a broad hydraulic range. Constructed of AISI 316 stainless steel, the series offers six models, as well as a one-piece or sleeve design, and has a maximum flow rate of 127 gpm. The pumps have a balanced impeller and a 20% thicker stainless steel pump body, and are suitable for a variety of configurations across a range of industrial applications.
New branch location will better accommodate growing customer needs
Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. Inc., headquartered in Port Orange, Fla., moved its Baltimore-Washington Branch in Jessup, Md., to a larger facility at 711 Pittman Rd., in Baltimore.
Pilot program provides financial incentives for commercial & residential installations of the chosen pumps
Grundfos’ Alpha and Magna pumps have been designated to participate in Efficiency Vermont’s High-Performance Circulator Pump Program. The program promotes the installation of high efficiency pumps in Vermont homes and businesses.
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.