May 11, 2011

Hydroflo Pumps Opens First International Assembly Facility

Company also opened new facility in Nebraska

Hydroflo Pumps USA Inc. unveiled its first international assembly facility in David, Panama, and another domestic assembly facility in Grand Island, Neb. The plants will assemble and distribute Hydroflo’s entire line of vertical and submersible turbines, including the company’s newest zero-lead pump. These are the company’s sixth and seventh facilities.

"Hydroflo has earned a great reputation in the pump industry in a relatively short time," said Brian Daschner, president of Hydroflo Pumps. "These new facilities will have the same production capabilities as the rest of the Hydroflo sites, so our output will dramatically increase. Additionally, with our first international facility, our distribution lines will travel more efficiently to Central and South America."

The international facility in David, which will be fully functional later this year, will have an agreement with the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá. Students from the university will be able to gain experience assembling products first-hand under the supervision of instructors and Hydroflo employees.

"We feel it is important to give back to the communities where we have Hydroflo locations," Daschner said. "We will be helping these students get real-world experience, so they will be prepared to go out in the world and thrive in a competitive industry."