Thompson Pump Marks 40 Years in Business
Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc., of Port Orange, Fla., is celebrating its 40th year providing innovative pumps and pumping 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, Thompson Pump president. "I credit this milestone to our unique ability to provide a higher-quality pump with skilled personnel to support the product.”
George A. Thompson founded Thompson Wellpoint & Rubber Company in 1970 with three employees including himself, and his sons, Bill and George Jr. George Sr. began inventing, patenting, and building pump products that earned him a reputation for innovation including vacuum-assisted wellpoint pumps, high-pressure jet pumps and diaphragm pumps to service customers throughout the Central Florida area. In 1973, George Sr., introduced the first self-priming, positive displacement, rotary lobe pump to the construction industry for pumping groundwater through wellpoint systems. .
Today, Thompson Pump, led by Bill Thompson, president, operates sales, rental and service centers throughout the United States and uses 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.