Industry News - September 2020

Here's a quick roundup of recent industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.

Sewer Equipment announces new dealers

Sewer Equipment announced its newest full-line dealers: Brown Equipment Co. in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky and MSC Equipment in Virginia. Since 1968, Brown Equipment has been a knowledgeable resource for sales, parts and service in both the government and private sectors, focusing on street and sewer maintenance equipment. With a history dating back to 1934, the Municipal Sales Co., now MSC Equipment, operates a full-service center with in-stock parts and accessories in Oilville, Virginia.

ClearSpan offers cooperative purchasing

ClearSpan is a contract holder of Sourcewell and offers its municipal customers cooperative purchasing. With Sourcewell, municipalities work directly with ClearSpan through a simple purchase order process while satisfying all local and state procurement regulations. This allows local governments to get a structural solution quickly and when they need it most.

Thompson Pump celebrates 50th anniversary in 2020

Thompson Pump is celebrating its 50th anniversary in business in 2020. The company was founded in Port Orange, Florida, in 1970 by George A. Thompson and his sons Bill and George M. At the time of its inception, George A. had been working as an operating engineer in NASA’s Apollo program, Bill had just finished college and the younger George had recently completed high school. From its beginnings as a dewatering contractor, Thompson Pump soon turned its focus to making and selling the pumps they had been using as a subcontractor. The company now serves the pumping and dewatering needs of more than 6,000 national and international clients.

Mueller Water Products launches new international website

Mueller Water Products announced the launch of the Mueller International website, The website showcases a broad product and service portfolio with a friendly user experience, designed to meet the needs of the global market. Specifics include newly developed data sheets and detailed regional information about a wide range of solutions, including engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. 


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