May 2010 Vol. 65 No. 5


Thompson Pump Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Port Orange, FL, is now celebrating its 40th year of providing 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 Thompson founded Thompson Wellpoint & Rubber Co. 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., an industry pioneer, introduced the first self-priming, positive displacement, rotary lobe pump to the construction industry for pumping ground water through wellpoint systems. The company said Thompson quickly became the market leader as the rotary pump proved to be very efficient at wellpoint dewatering.

Today, Thompson Pump, led by Bill Thompson, president, operates sales, rental and service centers throughout the United States and utilizes more than 30 regional, national and international distributors in the US., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The company manufactures and provides pumps ranging in size from 2 inch to 18 inch, including wet and dry-prime trash pumps, utility trash pumps, sound attenuated models, diaphragm pumps, hydraulic submersible pumps, high-pressure pumps and wellpoint pumps as well as bypass systems, wellpoint systems and a complete line of accessories. 800.767.7310,

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