News | March 17, 2014

Grundfos Showcases Water, Wastewater Solutions At WATERCON 2014

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Global pump manufacturer to feature dependable, energy-efficient systems on expo floor and interactive demonstration trailer outside show venue

Downers Grove, IL - The 2014 WATERCON conference and exposition provides the backdrop for Illinois-based pump manufacturer Grundfos North America North America to showcase its state-of-the-art solutions designed to optimize the performance of municipal water and wastewater systems. Taking place March 17 to 19 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Ill., WATERCON is the Midwest’s largest water conference. 

Grundfos will highlight its SL products, a complete line of submersible wastewater pumps capable of handling unscreened sewage, effluent, process water and large volumes of surface water in municipal applications. Thanks to the availability of the S-Tube impeller, the SL allows for the free passage of large solids, rags and fibers up to four inches in size.

The exterior parking lot of the Crowne Plaza will feature Grundfos’ Hydro MPC BoosterpaQ trailer. The BoosterpaQ is a highly efficient pressure-boosting system for municipal water transfer and applications with variable flow requirements. Ideal for a wide array of applications including highly efficient municipal water transfer based on proportional pressure and various filter and screen backwash applications at treatment plants. Hydro MPC systems are designed to meet customers’ specific demands for capacity and control. Visitors to the trailer will be able to interact with the Hydro MPC BoosterpaQ firsthand to learn more about Grundfos’ dependable, energy-efficient solutions for pumping stations and networks.

“We have built a strong platform for growth in the North American market for water and wastewater pumping systems, based on our factory and solutions center in Aurora and a product portfolio ranging from 1.5 to 2000 horsepower pumps,” said Thomas Morrison, director of sales for Grundfos Water Utility. “We are now very excited to take our solutions to market not least in our home state.”

A global leader in advanced pump solutions, Grundfos has a strong presence in Illinois, an emerging and vital hub for the water industry, and throughout the Midwest. The company’s North American headquarters are located in Downers Grove, Ill., and an office, warehouse and manufacturing facility in Aurora, Ill., is devoted exclusively to the production, servicing and distribution of pumps and other equipment for the municipal wastewater market throughout North America and beyond. In addition, Grundfos’ Aurora facility is home to a Water Utility Competence Center and a new service center. The company also maintains facilities in the Midwest in Olathe, Kan., and Indianapolis. 

For more information, visit booths 1002 and 1003 at WATERCON or see our online media room.

ABOUT GRUNDFOS:

With an annual production of more than 16 million pumps, Grundfos is the global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology, specializing in circulator pumps for heating and air conditioning as well as centrifugal pumps for industrial applications, fire protection, water supply, wastewater and water treatment. In addition to pumps, Grundfos produces standard and submersible motors as well as state-of-the-art electronics for monitoring and controlling pumps. Since its inception in 1945, the company has flourished from one small factory in Bjerringbro, Denmark to a global corporation comprising more than 80 companies and over 18,500 employees. In 2013, Grundfos reported net revenues totaling $4 billion.

In North America, Grundfos employs more than 1,600 people – 1,300 in the U.S. alone – and is continually expanding its regional expertise. Grundfos North America maintains operations, sales and service facilities in Olathe, Kan.; Allentown, Pa.; Fresno, Calif.; Brookshire, Texas; Aurora, Ill.; and Indianapolis. In Canada, Grundfos has a sales facility in Oakville, Ontario, and in Mexico, the company operates a manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosí and sales offices in Monterrey and Mexico City.

High on the company’s corporate agenda is an active commitment to improving the environment. Grundfos contributes to global sustainability by pioneering technologies that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet. For more information, visit http://www.grundfos.us, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

SOURCE: Grundfos