PORT ORANGE, FL – Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Co., Inc., a full-service provider of high quality pumps, pumping equipment and engineering expertise, announces the winner of the Gator Giveaway Sweepstakes. The grand prize of the sweepstakes is a John Deere® XUV 825i Gator™ Camo Utility Vehicle with an estimated retail value of $13,500. The winner is the Falkirk Mining Company located in Underwood, North Dakota. The winning entry was submitted by Jeremy Eckroth, an Environmental Specialist at the Falkirk Mining Company.
The official drawing took place at 3:00pm on Wednesday September 4, 2013 at Thompson Pump corporate headquarters in Port Orange, Florida. The name was drawn at random out of a bucket of entries by the company’s attorney, Susanne McCabe of Bonus McCabe Law Firm while Thompson Pump and Flint Power Systems employees looked on. Eckroth submitted his entry at the MINExpo trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada in September of 2012 where the promotion was first launched. The public had the opportunity to enter the sweepstakes by visiting Thompson Pump’s booth at various trade shows throughout the country until September 1, 2013.
“This promotion was a great way for us to show our appreciation to the hard working people in the markets we serve,” said Bill Thompson, Thompson Pump president.
The prize was provided by Flint Power Systems, an authorized distributor of John Deere engines located in Albany, Georgia and serving the Southeast—including North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, eastern Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and the Caribbean. Brian Schneider, Vice President and General Manager at Flint Power Systems and Josh Learn, Territory Manager of North & Central Florida were in attendance for the drawing of the winner. John Deere is a worldwide leader in many industries, including off-highway diesel engines.
The Falkirk Mine is operated by the North American Coal Corporation. The mine delivers approximately seven million tons of coal per year to Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station.
For official sweepstakes rules please contact Thompson Pump.
About Thompson Pump
Thompson Pump is respected worldwide for its sophisticated heavy-duty lines of high quality, high performance pumps, ranging in size from 2 to 24 inches. Thompson Pump sells and rents their entire line of pumps in the areas of public works, construction, energy, agriculture, dewatering, mining, sewer/lift stations, and water/waste water. Types of pumps designed and manufactured by Thompson 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 heads; rotary, vacuum and piston wellpoint pumps and high pressure solids-handling pumps. With these different types of pumps, as well as a full complement of accessory hoses and piping, Thompson can supply the proper pump and system for almost any application. In addition, Thompson provides engineering services and special applications consulting for complicated wellpoint, bypass or multiple pump system projects; and offers thorough pump and dewatering education and training through its Pumpology® courses.
Thompson Pump, a 43-year old 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 clients worldwide with pump rentals, sales, service, repair, design, installation and operational support. Thompson Pump operates sales, rental and service centers throughout the United States with 21 branches and depots. The company is also aligned with more than 30 distributors in the United States, Canada, Latin America, China, Russia and Europe. 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 System®, Silent Knight®, Arctic Knight® and Pumpology®.
The company achieved ISO 9001-2008 quality certification for their Port Orange manufacturing facility. Thompson Pump is one of only a very few pump companies to have obtained ISO 9001-2008 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 or the Gulf of Mexico, dewatering a construction site for a nuclear power plant in Georgia, widening the Panama Canal, 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 www.thompsonpump.com.
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