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Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. Inc.
www.thompsonpump.com /HQ: Port Orange, Fla. / Bill Thompson, chairman: "One of the
things that we're intent on not losing is our personal relationship with our customers."

South

Name-Brand Quality

thompson pump's connections with customers have helped it
succeed for more than four decades. by chris petersen

thompson pump says its family
leadership has helped it cultivate
strong relationships with
customers.

For more than 45 years, the name
Thompson has been synonymous
with high-quality, high-performance, portable pumps. Chairman
Bill Thompson says the company
continues to live up to the values
his father George A. Thompson instilled in it when it was founded in
1970 by George and his sons, Bill and
George Jr. Those values, along with
the tight-knit family culture within the company, continue to serve
as the foundation for Thompson
Pump's success.
Based in Port Orange, Fla.,
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Thompson Pump serves a very broad
customer base with a wide selection
of wet- and dry-priming pumps used
in numerous applications.
"We deal with underground utility contractors, building contractors and mechanical contractors,"
Thompson says. "We also provide
pumps and support services to municipalities and governmental entities, the military, mines, oil and
gas operations and plants like steel
mills and paper mills."
Despite the company's long history in the industry, Thompson Pump

remains a relatively smaller company when compared to some of the
large national manufacturers who
also occupy the pump market.
"I would consider Thompson
Pump to be a mid-sized company,
and in many cases we're competing against some very large behemoths," Thompson says.
In addition to its state-of-the-art
equipment, where Thompson Pump
sets itself apart from those larger
competitors is in the forward-thinking nature of its people and the
rapport it has cultivated with its


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