Grundfos To Share Technological Expertise At Governor's Conference On The Future Of Water In Kansas
Manhattan, KS —A global leader in advanced pump solutions, Grundfos will lend its perspective to the second annual Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas Oct. 24 and 25 in Manhattan, Kan.
The conference will highlight the latest policy and research developments of water issues in the state, covering topics such as drought resiliency, the value of water and the challenges of meeting Kansas’ water needs.
Greg Towsley, director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs for Grundfos North America, will speak at the event, providing attendees with a detailed understanding of the applied technologies available for water and energy efficiency.
“Here in Kansas, we’re currently fortunate enough to have adequate amounts of inexpensive water and electricity,” Towsley said. “That won’t always be the case, however. In the future, Kansas will need to rely on innovations in water management technology to use its limited water resources more efficiently.”
On October 25, Towsley will address conference attendees in a technical session on irrigation and water management solutions that have been successfully applied in other regions, explaining how Kansas could use such technologies to maintain high quality water resources at low costs. He will also provide an overview of the water research currently in development.
A gold-sponsor, Grundfos will have an informational exhibition at the event where attendees can learn more about the company’s innovative and efficient products. On display will be Grundfos’ CUE variable frequency drive, which is designed to control pump speed in heating, pressure boosting, water treatment, commercial and industrial applications.
Grundfos has maintained a presence in Kansas since 2001, when it moved its U.S. sales headquarters to Olathe, a suburb of Kansas City. Today, the company employs more than 250 people in the state. In addition to sales, Grundfos Kansas City is home to a number of other corporate departments, including human resources, information systems, finance, customer service, product management, marketing, customer and employee training and the North American headquarters for research and development.
Grundfos Kansas City was ranked one of the “Top 100 Privately Held Companies in Kansas City” by Ingram’s Magazine in 2013. In 2012, the magazine also honored the facility as a “Best Company to Work for in Kansas City” for its unique workplace culture.
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 18,000 employees. In 2012, Grundfos reported net revenues totaling $4 billion.
This year, the company celebrates its 40th anniversary in the United States. 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 www.grundfos.us, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.