Thompson Pump employees celebrate 25 years of service

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Port Orange, FL, announces two 25-year employee anniversaries. Johnny Britt, Gulf Coast region manager, and Barry Nelder, sales representative, Goldsboro, N.C., have both served Thompson Pump in key positions over a quarter of a century...

PORT ORANGE, FL, June 5, 2006 -- Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Port Orange, FL, announces two 25-year employee anniversaries. Johnny Britt, Gulf Coast region manager, and Barry Nelder, sales representative, Goldsboro, N.C., have both served Thompson Pump in key positions over the years.

In 1981, Barry Nelder left a fellow competitor to join Thompson Pump as a salesperson. Barry served as a Sales Representative in West Palm Beach, Fla., and the tri-state area of Delmarva for four years, before moving to North Carolina in 1985. Barry received three Salesman of the Year honors in 1990, 1995 and 1998 during his 21 years in this location and currently serves over 100 customers in his Southeastern North Carolina territory.

According to Nelder, "It is the top quality products available when and where my customers need them that have allowed me to continually increase sales over my 25 years."

Johnny Britt began his career with Thompson Pump working in the yard in Florence, Miss., and was quickly promoted to Parts Clerk, then Service Mechanic, Head Mechanic, Service Manager, Operations Manager, and then General Manager. As General Manager, he earned Branch Manager of the Year honors in 1997. In 2002, Johnny was again promoted, this time to Gulf Coast Region Manager. He currently oversees four branch locations in Pensacola, Fla., Panama City, Fla., Baton Rouge, La., and Florence, Miss.

"Johnny is proof that hard work and dedication make for a successful career, "said Chris Thompson, VP, Branch Operations, Thompson Pump.

"I congratulate Barry Nelder and Johnny Britt on their 25th anniversary at Thompson Pump", said Bill Thompson, president, Thompson Pump. "Their consistent dedication to providing quality products and exemplary service to our customers are what make Thompson Pump the industry leader."

Thompson Pump is an industry leader in the development of high quality engine-powered portable pumps, ranging in size from 2"-18", for use in varied applications in the areas of public works, municipalities, construction, agriculture, dewatering, mining, sewer/lift stations, and water/wastewater. The company sells and rents their entire line of dewatering pumps including wet and dry prime trash pumps, sound attenuated models, diaphragm pumps, hydraulic submersible pumps, high pressure pumps and wellpoint pumps as well as bypass systems, wellpoint systems and a complete line of pumping accessories.

Thompson Pump (www.thompsonpump.com), a 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 contractors worldwide with pump rental, sale, design, installation and operation. Thompson Pump operates sales, rental and service centers throughout Florida and in Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The company also utilizes more than 30 regional, national and international distributors in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Thompson Pump is a Blue Chip Enterprise Award winner and their products meet the requirements for certification as defined by the Contractors Pump Bureau.

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