Thompson Pump Moves Into Panama City Facility

Port Orange, FL, July 15, 2009 --( Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc. announces the recent move of their Panama City branch operation to a larger facility at 5814 Merritt Brown Road.

The new facility with over 6200 total square feet and 1.5 acres will better accommodate the company’s growing customer needs for pump rentals, sales, parts and service.

The Panama City branch office, one of 20 Thompson Pump branches nationwide, covers a total of 49 area Counties; 13 in Florida, 11 in Alabama, and 25 in Georgia. Under the direction of Branch Manager, Jim Brown, and Salesmen, Daniel Raffield and Rick Waters, the branch provides a full line of Thompson Pump products for sale and rental along with the expertise to provide solutions for the toughest dewatering, bypass and special pumping applications.

“Our new facility reflects Thompson Pump’s commitment to a strong and growing presence in the Florida, Georgia, and Alabama markets,” said Johnny Britt, Thompson Pump Gulf Coast Regional Manager. “The move optimizes Thompson Pump’s ability to continue to deliver high-performance, superior quality pumps and accessories with maximum efficiency, quality, and precision.”

Thompson Pump is respected worldwide for its sophisticated heavy-duty lines of high quality pumps, ranging in size from 2 to 18 inches. Thompson Pump sells and rents their entire line of pumps to the areas of public works, municipalities, construction, agriculture, dewatering, mining, sewer/lift stations, and water/waste water. Types of pumps engineered include wet prime trash pumps; dry prime trash pumps with compressor-assisted or vacuum-assisted priming systems; sound attenuated pumps; utility trash pumps; diaphragm pumps; hydraulic power units with submersible pump ends; rotary, vacuum and piston wellpoint pumps and high pressure jet pumps. With these different types of pumps, as well as a full complement of accessory hoses and piping, Thompson can offer the proper pump and system for any application. In addition, Thompson provides engineering services and special applications consulting for complicated wellpoint, bypass or multiple pump systems; and offers thorough pump and dewatering education and training through its Pumpology® courses.

Thompson Pump, a family-owned company based in Port Orange, Fla., is a full-service manufacturer and provider of high quality pumps, pumping equipment and engineering expertise for the toughest dewatering, bypass and emergency pumping applications. Since 1970, Thompson Pump has assisted contractors worldwide with pump rental, sale, design, installation and operation. Thompson Pump operates sales, rental and service centers throughout the United States with 20 branches and depots. The company is also aligned with more than 30 distributors in the United States, Canada, and South America. Thompson Pump is a Blue Chip Enterprise Award winner and their products meet the requirements for certification as defined by the Contractors Pump Bureau. Thompson Pump holds numerous product patents along with the registered trademarks of Enviroprime®, Silent Knight®, and Arctic Knight®.

The company achieved ISO 9001 quality certification for their Port Orange manufacturing facility. Thompson Pump is one of only a very few pump companies to have obtained ISO 9001 certification. The globally recognized certification was granted following independent testing and assessment of the company’s quality management systems and manufacturing capabilities.

It is common to see Thompson’s pumps on some of the largest and most challenging projects in the world. Whether the job requires cleaning up an oil spill in Alaska, raising a submarine in the Atlantic, moving an east coast lighthouse, fighting western fires, controlling floods in the Midwest, handling an irrigation project in Africa or dealing with a tragic disaster in New York, Thompson Pump is there. For more information, call (800) 767-7310 or log onto

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Kirsten Petersen