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Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company celebrates 50 years


June 9, 2020
By Crane & Hoist Canada report

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Port Orange, Flor. – Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company is celebrating its Golden Anniversary in business in 2020. The company is already looking ahead to the next 50 years as it continues to manufacture heavy-duty portable diesel-powered bypass and dewatering pumps.

Thompson Pump’s says its product inventions and innovations positively changed the dewatering and bypass pumping landscape. By improving existing products and designs, developing new products to change how portable pumping is done, implementing techniques to speed up the lowering of ground water, and working with companies to develop new piping products to make sewer bypass and hydraulic fracturing easier, more economical and more efficient, Thompson Pump has made a significant impact in the industry.

Photo courtesy of Thompson Pumps

Bill Thompson, Chairman of Thompson Pump, says his company’s lasting effects can be seen in a great many places.

“Seldom can I go far, especially in the Southeast, without recognizing a project of some sort – a bridge, a highway, a high-rise building, a hospital, a school, a housing development, a mine, a refinery, a wastewater treatment plant or an electric power generating plant for which we supplied pumps, expertise and operational support,” he said.

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Thompson attributes the company’s success to the family and the company’s long-time employees – they are Thompson Pumps’ most treasured assets.

“In our Logistics Center, we have a wall dedicated to displaying the photos of team members who have been with us for at least 25 years, some over 40 years. I refer to it as our Wall of Honour,” Thompson said. “This longevity symbolizes the high value our family places on the fine people who have supported our company in many different capacities for a very long time. Their contributions to our success cannot be overstated.”

As for the next 50 years, Thompson says the company is refocusing on the design, development and manufacturing of new products.

Photo courtesy of Thompson Pumps