Business Briefs: Thompson Pump Supports Haiti Relief Efforts

Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. Inc., a full-service manufacturer and provider of pumps, pumping equipment and engineering expertise, is aiding disaster relief efforts in Haiti with company-wide monetary donations and supplies.

The pumps are being made available to the U.S. government and its aid agencies, which are aiding in the relief effort on the Caribbean island.

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The contribution to the aid effort follows a series of other Thompson Pump donations in recent years to other parts of the world hit by natural disasters, including the 2005 Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast, when more than 50 pumps and a team of responders were sent from the company’s headquarters in Port Orange, Fla.

“Thompson Pump joins the world in prayer for those affected by the devastation in Haiti,” said Thompson Pump president Bill Thompson. “We are saddened by the significant devastation to individuals, residences, businesses and entire communities.”

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Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. Inc. mobilizes its Emergency Response Team (ERT) to provide pumping equipment, supplies and manpower to areas devastated by disasters. Thompson Pump is a 40-year veteran in disaster relief having facilitated cleanup efforts with the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the World Trade Center collapse, several flooded areas in the Midwest and hurricane-damaged areas in the Southeast.

Just this year, the ERT has called on all 20 company-wide branch locations and several distributors and dealers to provide pumps, equipment, and manpower. Its dedication to emergency response is one of the reasons Thompson Pump has locations along the Gulf and Florida coasts of the United States.

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