Awards recognize industrial operations for excellence in using pump technology

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SENECA FALLS, NY, Feb. 6, 2014 -- The third annual Heart of Industry Awards and Pulse of Industry Honor Roll nominations are now open. The awards recognize industrial operations for excellence in using pump technology to improve plant processing, satisfy customers and enhance modern ways of life.

The recognition programs were developed as part of Pump Appreciation Day -- a worldwide celebration of pumps as the heart of industry taking place Tuesday, April 8, sponsored by ITT Corporation's Goulds Pumps, PRO Services and Bornemann brands. Honors will go to companies or plants nominated by the companies' sales offices and distributors, with a limit of one award winner per office. Organizations using Goulds Pumps products and services are encouraged to contact their distributors to learn more.

Anyone in a pump-related industry has the opportunity to submit nominations for the Pulse of Industry Honor Roll. This individual recognition program is intended for people who want to commend co-workers and colleagues for their exceptional work in pump operations, maintenance or optimization. Nominators have the option to include a photo and a short story about the nominee. Criteria for being honored include:

  • Improving pump efficiency
  • Providing outstanding maintenance
  • Solving engineering or manufacturing challenges
  • Exceeding expectations and providing extra effort to keep pumps running
  • Advancing environmentally responsive practices
  • Exemplifying high-quality customer service

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 28. Following an internal review process, officials representing ITT's Goulds Pumps brand will add honorees' names to the Honor Roll at the Pump Appreciation Day website. Chosen nominees for the Heart of Industry Award and the Pulse of Industry Honor Roll will be notified by email and will also receive special recognition on Pump Appreciation Day. A brief online nomination form is available on the website.

See also: "Third annual World of Pumps Quiz launched".

About ITT and ITT Goulds Pumps

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for growing industrial end-markets in energy infrastructure, electronics, aerospace and transportation. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 30 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2012 revenues of $2.2 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com.

Goulds Pumps, a flagship brand of ITT, is the world’s leading manufacturer of pumps for a wide range of industrial markets — including chemical, mining, oil & gas, power generation, pulp and paper, and general industry. As the only manufacturer to make digital monitoring standard on every process pump, Goulds Pumps continues to lead the industry in both mechanical pump design and the adoption of smart technologies. For more information, visit www.gouldspumps.com.

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