Thompson Pump’s 2010 Pumpology® School

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc., held their 20th annual Pumpology® School April 21-23, at their corporate facilities in Port Orange, Fla.

Thompson Pump hosted more than 40 attendees from 15 states and three foreign countries.  The three-day workshop included training sessions for sales and service-oriented professionals on pumping fundamentals, dewatering and bypass applications, selecting the correct pumping equipment, designing, installing and maintaining pumping systems, troubleshooting, pump maintenance, and more.

Pumpology® School offers hands-on demonstrations and classroom training from industry experts. Upon completion of training and successfully passing a comprehensive examination, attendees are recognized as certified Pumpologists ® at an awards ceremony.

"Our Pumpology® School allows us to share our expertise about pumps and pumping systems and we raise the knowledge quotient across a wide spectrum of applications, markets and territories,” said Bill Thompson, Thompson Pump president. “The training is geared to address the requirements of engineers, sales representatives and operating technicians.”

Thompson Pump is respected worldwide for its sophisticated heavy-duty lines of high quality portable pumps, ranging in size from 2 to 18 inches and with capacities to 14,000 gallons-per-minute. 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; electric submersibles; 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. 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




Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group has announced that its FS Solutions center in Gonzales, La., will now stock parts for Federal Signal’s Guzzler brand of industrial vacuum loaders, as well as vacuum accessories. This is in addition to high performance parts and accessories for Federal Signal’s Jetstream brand of waterblasters and other makes and models of waterblasters already available at the center.

“The FS Solutions center in Gonzales provides industrial contractors with a wide variety of products and services, including the repairs, rentals, used equipment, parts and accessories and training required to run their equipment more profitably,” said Bryce Mulligan, rental manager for FS Solutions. “Vacuum truck operators in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast area can now get Guzzler OEM replacement parts, as well as consumable parts – like vacuum hose, GuzzlerGrip™ nozzles, filter bags, hose fittings, y-adapters and gaskets – at our Gonzales location.”

To help customers in the area with their waterblast and industrial vacuum loader needs, the Gonzales center is staffed by knowledgeable employees with significant industrial cleaning experience. Additional FS Solutions centers are located in Birmingham, Ala.; Long Beach, Calif.; Houston, Texas; Toledo, Ohio; and Streator, Ill.

Mulligan added that the Gonzales center provides after-hour services for customers conducting shutdown work. “When equipment downtime just isn’t an option, our industrial cleaning customers can count on FS Solutions,” he said.

All FS Solutions locations provide access to factory-trained, certified technicians and genuine OEM parts. “FS Solutions customers look to our sales staff and service training technicians for recommendations and solutions to the unique challenges of their particular applications,” Mulligan said. “Whether it’s a contractor looking for faster, more cost-effective ways to perform cleaning operations or a business that can benefit from application expertise, equipment evaluations or training, we’re providing solutions.”

With nearly 100 years of collective experience in industrial vacuum loading, sewer and catch basin cleaning, vacuum excavation and industrial high-pressure waterblasting, FS Solutions offers unsurpassed expertise and a unique breadth of product lines and trusted brands to meet the needs of industrial cleaning contractors and other industry professionals. For more information about products and services available from the FS Solutions centers or to find the nearest location, call 800/627-3171 ext. 298, or visit


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