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Company reflects on achievements
Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc., a manufacturer and provider of pumps, pumping equipment and engineering expertise, is celebrating its 40th year providing pumps and pumping solutions.
Over the past 40 years Thompson Pump has grown in the portable pump industry and has offered pumps and dewatering methods for the dewatering and bypass pumping landscape. The company said it is poised for another 40 years of innovation, delivering new pump-related solutions.
"I am proud to celebrate this landmark achievement as it is a record of accomplishment that represents our resilience in an ever-changing industry," said Bill Thompson, president. "I credit this milestone to our unique ability to provide a higher quality pump with skilled personnel to support the product.”
Thompson founded Thompson Wellpoint & Rubber Co. in 1970 with three employees including himself and his sons, Bill and George, Jr. Thompson began inventing, patenting and building pump products, including vacuum-assisted wellpoint pumps, high-pressure jet pumps and diaphragm pumps to service customers throughout the Central Florida area.
In 1973, Thompson introduced a self-priming, positive displacement, rotary lobe pump to the construction industry for pumping groundwater through wellpoint systems.
Today, Thompson Pump operates sales, rental and service centers throughout the United States and utilizes more than 30 regional, national and international distributors in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The company serves the pumping, dewatering and bypass needs of more than 3,000 national and international customers including underground utilities, road building, heavy construction and remediation; as well as mining, industrial and agricultural operations; municipalities; the military; and other government agencies.