Cornell Pump Company

Cornell Pump Company commemorates 65th anniversary year; name employee service awards


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Clackamas, Oregon -- Cornell Pump Company started in 1946 through the innovation and determination of five founders. Today, Cornell awards our outstanding employees with service awards for making 2011 the highest grossing sales year in our history.

Cornell Pump Company began producing quality, innovative pumps in April of 1946. Cornell Pump is paying tribute to our history with a special tribute section on our blog, as well as presenting service awards for 2011.

The awards will be presented by Robert Ray, Cornell Pump president at the quarterly meeting. “We emphasize Efficient by Design as our tagline,” said Ray. “These Cornell employees epitomize that efficiency, as well as great customer care and professionalism. Congratulations to them for their outstanding achievement.”

Ray also commemorates Cornell Pump’s milestone, “Our current success is built on a strong foundation of innovation, efficiency and excellence. As we end our 65th anniversary year, we appreciate and celebrate all we’ve done as a company, and we look forward to continuing our work as a preeminent centrifugal pump manufacturer, strong partner to our distributors, and an innovative American manufacturer.”

Honored will be:

Eric Holtan, Application Engineer Customer Service Award – Inside Sales

Steve Perry, Product Engineer Customer Service Award – Engineering

Larry McVicker, Master Scheduler Customer Service Award – Operations

David Haskins, SW Regional Manager Regional Manager of the Year

Duane Hargis, NE Regional Manager “Go Getter” Salesperson Award

Cornell Pump Company started in 1946 when five co-workers at Pacific Pump Company formed their own company. Originally specializing in creating pump systems and servicing various manufacturers’ pumps, Cornell became familiar with what was causing most pump operational failures.

Using that knowledge, in 1949 they set out to design Rain-O-Flow irrigation pumps to address irrigation specific issues, and incorporate features and benefits that solved recurring problems that had been observed when repairing other irrigation pumps.

From there, Cornell has grown over the last 65 years into one of the most innovative, efficient, and effective pumps manufacturers in the world.

Cornell originated many innovations in pump design including, Cycloseal® and Redi-Prime® . The Cycloseal® design, with its unique deflector vanes, works with the impeller backvanes to create a cyclo-action. This action removes solids and abrasive material from the seal area while purging air and gas pockets – extending seal life and eliminating any need for venting or water flush. Cycloseal ® extends the life of seals up to three times as long as compared with a standard seal.

The Redi-Prime® fully automated priming and re-priming system allows rapid, unattended priming of pumps. The system can handle large-sized solids, while the valve eliminates any liquid carry over—leading to an environmental-friendly installation.

You can learn more about Cornell’s history in the About Us section of our website (Click here).

Comments, congratulations, and anecdotes about Cornell Pump and or 65th anniversary can be left on our blog (Click here).

Cornell Pump Company appreciates our customers, distributors, and employees for making the first 65 years memorable and rewarding. We promise to work hard and be Efficient by Design to celebrate another 65 years of building great products and quality pump solutions.

About Cornell Pump Company

Cornell Pump Company, is a Clackamas, Oregon based company that provides premium quality, efficient centrifugal pumps for industrial, agricultural, mining and municipal applications. Since 1946, Cornell Pump has engineered products to be rugged, durable, and dependable— efficient by design. Cornell pumps are found in products and applications around the world. Cornell Pump is a subsidiary of Roper Industries, a diversified growth company that is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. For more information on Cornell, please call (503) 653-0330, or visit

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