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Grundfos Appoints New Vice President of Finance

Grundfos Pumps Corporation has appointed Anthony Sellers as Vice President of Finance for the company’s Americas region. He will be responsible for all financial activities for North and South America and will report directly to president and CEO Duncan Cooper.

Walk for Water Event Helps Grundfos Raise Awareness of Global Water Crisis

Roughly 175 Grundfos employees joined family, friends and corporate partners in its annual Walk for Water event held in Kansas City, Mo., and Aurora, Ill. The initiative was designed to raise awareness about the global water crisis and to raise funds for safe, sustainable water solutions in developing countries.

Grundfos Strengthens Municipal Water Utility Business with Two Appointments

Grundfos today bolstered its American municipal water utility business with the appointments of Thomas Morrison as Vice President, Service, and Rob Montenegro as Vice President, Municipal Sales.

New Grundfos PACOpaQ Offers Fully-integrated, Intelligent HVAC Packaged System

The Grundfos PACOpaQ® is a fully-integrated and compact HVAC packaged pumping system designed for chilled and hot water distribution, condenser water, geothermal loop, district heating and cooling, and many other water-based systems.

Grundfos Uses WEFTEC 2015 to Highlight Chicago-Area Manufacturing Center and Local Production of S-Line of Wastewater Pumps

The Grundfos S-Line of energy-efficient wastewater pumps are now locally assembled at the company’s Illinois-based Water Utility Competency Center, alongside other Grundfos brands, such as Yeomans®, Morris®, Chicago® and Sewer Chewer®.

Grundfos Heat Exchangers Offer Highest Heat-Transfer Rates for Commercial HVAC Applications

Grundfos offers a full range of gasketed and brazed heat exchangers that are ideal for commercial HVAC applications.

Compact Grundfos CMBE Booster Pump Monitors and Maintains Constant Discharge Pressure, Saves Energy

The Grundfos CMBE booster pump is a compact, constant pressure system for water supply and boosting in domestic and light commercial applications.

Grundfos Appoints Jonathan Hamp-Adams as Managing Director

Grundfos Pumps Corporation has elevated Jonathan Hamp-Adams to the newly created position of Managing Director for the company’s Commercial Building Systems (CBS) unit.

Grundfos SL Submersible Wastewater Pumps Offer Unmatched Durability, Efficiency and Serviceability

The Grundfos line of SL submersible wastewater pumps are designed to handle raw, unscreened sewage, effluent, large volumes of surface water and process water in municipal, utility and industrial applications. The solids-handing pump series, in motor ranges from 1.5 to 15 horsepower (HP), is available in two types of impellers.

New Grundfos COMFORT PM Recirculating Pump Uses AUTOADAPT to Cut Residential Energy Costs up to 85%

The new Grundfos COMFORT PM AUTO® range of residential circulating pumps set the standard for intelligent and energy-efficient hot water recirculation through its AUTOADAPT function, which learns the household’s consumption patterns and then adapts to it.

New Grundfos LCSE Integrated Pump Motor, Drive and Control Ideal For New Commercial HVAC/R Applications and Retrofits

The Grundfos line of LCSE split-coupled end suction pumps with integrated motor, drive and control feature the MLE variable speed motor in ranges from 3 to 30 horsepower (HP) in 3500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 3 to 25 HP in 1800 RPM.

Grundfos Appoints Bill Crooks as Customer Service Director

Bill Crooks has joined Grundfos Pumps Corporation as Customer Service Center Director responsible for overseeing customer service and applications engineering teams at the company’s Olathe, Kansas facility.

New Graphical Controller Helps Grundfos Hydro MPC BoosterpaQ Meet Fluctuating Demand

The Grundfos Hydro MPC BoosterpaQ® is a fully-integrated and compact pressure-boosting system that offers multiple configurations – with up to six pumps in parallel – to accommodate water supply systems, as well as industrial and irrigation applications.



Grundfos Pumping Systems Attain Listing for Drinking Water Safety

Global pump manufacturer strengthens commitment to quality, public safety by assuring early compliance with 2014 requirements for lead content in U.S. pumping systems.

Grundfos North America has received a significant drinking water safety listing for all pumping systems in its standard product range. The listing, NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Annex G (NSF372 - 0.25%Pb), means all components and materials used in Grundfos’ pumping systems achieve health standards for drinking water safety.

President of Grundfos North America Speaks at Congressional Forum

Denmark’s reduction of water and energy consumption seen as model for boosting economic investment and combating climate change in U.S.

Jes Munk Hansen, president of Grundfos North America, recently joined Pia Olsen Dyhr, Danish minister for trade and investment, at a congressional forum in Washington, D.C., to discuss how Grundfos’ home country, Denmark, is meeting the economic, environmental and energy challenges of the coming decades and how the United States can apply these lessons.

Grundfos Centralizes North American Municipal Waste Water Business Near Chicago

World’s largest pump producer enhances its national manufacturing presence in Illinois, launching new “competency center” focused solely on waste water market.

Grundfos today celebrated the official launch of a new business-development “competency center,” serving all of North America and devoted exclusively to the municipal waste water market. Located approximately 40 miles west of Chicago, the center is housed in the 105,000-square-foot, pump-manufacturing facility of the former Yeomans Chicago Corporation (YCC), which Grundfos acquired in December 2008.



Grundfos Pumps to Halve Water Consumption For Irrigation at Fresno Facility During 2011

Grundfos Pumps Corporation today announced that it will voluntarily cut in half the amount of potable water used to irrigate its 27-acre campus here during 2011, with plans to eliminate the practice entirely by the end of 2012. As a result, the global pumps and pumping systems manufacturer will save roughly 3 million gallons (11,300 cubic meters) of potable water during 2011 - enough to fill four Olympic‐sized swimming pools. In 2013, the facility plans for all campus irrigation to be supplied by reclaimed water.

Grundfos Pumps Day of Values: 17,000 People In 1,200 Workshops Worldwide, Discussing 6 Revitalized Values

The world’s largest manufacturer of pumps and pump technology has since its founding in 1945 focused on values and has never finished a year in the red. Despite the financial crisis, Grundfos Pumps has become even stronger, with huge investments in research and development and no debt. These values unite Grundfos and make the company something special. These values are at the core of the Grundfos identity. On Monday, June 20, the entire organization worldwide will participate in a daylong, “What Unites Us” event that will begin the process of working with a new set of revitalized Grundfos values.

Grundfos Furnishes Energy-Saving Pump System for New LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.

When soccer fans and concert goers enter the new, state-of-the-art LIVESTRONG Sporting Park for their events, one aspect of the park will not be on their minds - whether or not the plumbing is working properly. Nor will it worry Michelle Land of U.S. Engineering Company.

Grundfos Pumps unveils the MAGNA™ 32-100

The new MAGNA variable-speed wet rotor circulator from Grundfos is powerful, reliable, intelligent, and energy-efficient. The MAGNA with its permanent magnet motor design reduces power consumption by 50% or more. The unique patented AUTOADAPT™ feature controls pump performance automatically within defined performance range, ensuring lowest possible energy consumption without sacrificing comfort. It’s easy to install, simple to operate, and an excellent choice for replacement applications. With these features and more, MAGNA is the smart choice for optimized pump efficiency.



Grundfos Hydronic Heating Zone Valves Feature Removable, In-Line Actuators For Easier Installation and Servicing

High gear ratio transmission delivers quieter valve operation, while durable forged brass valve and corrosion-resistant components ensure long life.

Grundfos “Pumps on Tour” Hosts Local Industrial Trade For Fun Day at the Ballpark on Chicago’s South Side

Fully equipped and well-appointed traveling educational vehicle rolls into Chicago with games, giveaways, and free baseball tickets, as well as practical information and hands-on training in the latest commercial and industrial pump technologies from Grundfos.

Grundfos 2010 “Pumps on Tour” Truck Begins its 48-City Journey

Fully equipped and well-appointed traveling educational vehicle will offer the contractor and engineer practical information and hands-on training in the latest technologies for residential, commercial and industrial pumps from Grundfos.

Grundfos Launches ‘Thinking Buildings Universe’: Complete Online Resource for Pump Products and Applications

Designed for specifiers, installers and distributors, new web site collects the worldwide knowledge and information assets of Grundfos into ‘a single point of quick-reference’ for commercial and industrial buildings and their pumping systems.



Grundfos “Impossible Tour” Revs Along with Stop At Orange County Choppers’ LEED Silver Facility

Traveling educational vehicle visits New York headquarters of Discovery Channel’s custom-bike builders, offering contractor and engineer visitors information and hands-on training in the latest technologies for residential, commercial and industrial pumps.

Grundfos “Impossible Tour” Concludes Journey across America With 14-City Northeast Swing during October and November

Fully equipped and well-appointed traveling educational vehicle offers New England and Middle Atlantic contractor and engineer visitors information and hands-on training in the latest technologies for residential, commercial and industrial pumps from Grundfos.

Grundfos ALPHA Pump Unveiled at Historic Air Hanger

More than 200 sales reps, employees and other business partners attend special event to introduce ALPHA circulator at the Kansas City Aviation History Museum.The new ALPHA from Grundfos Pumps is an energy-optimized, 115-volt circulator features a permanent magnet motor design that will cut power consumption by a minimum of 50%, as compared with other circulators in its class.

Grundfos Pumps Unveils ALPHA, a New Generation of Circulators, With Power-Consumption Savings of up to 80% or more

Making its North American debut, ALPHA from Grundfos Pumps will cut power consumption by a minimum of 50% for hydronic heating applications in residential and light-commercial applications, as compared with other circulators in its class.


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THE SEVEN SENTINELS: Massive New Grundfos Pumps Protect Community on the Flood-Prone Ohio RiverOptimizing Domestic Water Pressure Boosting System Cuts Energy Use by an average of 86% at Seattle Office Building

Six-foot-diameter, 1,250 HP vertical mixed flow line shaft pumps power to a new $20M flood control station for Louisville, KY

There are times and places where pump reliability can be life or death. That’s certainly true for Louisville, Kentucky, a city with 1.2 million people that is located at the widest and deepest point of the flood-prone Ohio River. The city is haunted by memories of a 1937 flood that put 70 percent of the community underwater, causing $250 million in damage ($3.3 billion in today’s dollars) and leaving nine dead in the state of Kentucky. This wasn’t a one-time occurrence: there have been several major floods since then.

Communities Turn to Grundfos Wastewater Pumps To Put an End to Clogged Lift Stations; Cut Maintenance Costs

Wastewater managers know too well that clogged pumps are not only an inconvenience, but also a threat to an entire wastewater transport system.

Optimizing Domestic Water Pressure Boosting System Cuts Energy Use by an average of 86% at Seattle Office Building

Commercial Developer Martin Selig Real Estate upgrades the domestic pressure boosting pumps in three buildings; procures significant utility incentives and energy savings

Confronted by a failing domestic water booster pump at one of the downtown commercial properties managed by Martin Selig Real Estate, Chief Engineer Phil Boyd began searching for options to repair the existing tri-plex boosting pump system.

Municipality Consolidates and Upgrades Water Supply Pumping System

Advanced Grundfos integrated pumping system pays for itself by efficiently matching municipal water pressure with demand

Between 1990 and 2010, the city of Cottonwood, Ariz., located in the state’s second fastest growing county, nearly doubled its population. This growth put significant strain on the community’s aging and disjointed water delivery systems, which served a customer base of 30,000.

Pump-Retrofit Project Cuts Electrical Consumption in Half, Projected to Deliver One-Year Payback for Vermont Motel

Kevin Amyot had serious qualms last spring when contractor Ed Friedrich first proposed a major pump-retrofit project at the Sunset Motor Inn, one of the properties Amyot manages for the H. A. Manosh Corporation in Morrisville. Friedrich’s $13,000 estimate called for the replacement of 18 fixed-speed circulating pumps in the heating system at the Sunset with 10 circulators from the Grundfos Pumps Corporation.

Efficient Domestic Water Pressure Boosting System Cut Energy Use by 90% for New Jersey Apartment Complex

Advanced Grundfos Pumping System Pays For Itself in Two Years by Efficiently Matching Building Water Pressure with Demand

Veteran New York plumbing contractor Evan Samouhos was so confident in the potential energy savings offered by a new domestic water booster pump system that he fronted the purchase himself.

Circulator Pumps With ECM Technology Next Trend In Intelligent Hydronics Design

Over the last five years, circulators used for hydronic and radiant heating systems have become more energy-efficient thanks to ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor) technology. The intelligent speed control these circulators provide is drastically reducing energy use without sacrificing performance.

Connecticut Wholesaler Test-drives New Energy-saving Circulator in His Own Home Before Promoting it to His Contractor-customers

After reducing pumping power consumption from 640 to 112 Watts, or 83%, during winter of 2009-2010, T.J. Hunt now confidently recommends Grundfos ALPHA to hydronic installers.

When it comes to bringing new products to their contractor-customers for the first time, plumbing and heating wholesalers tend to tread very carefully.

Airport Car Wash Project Uses Variable-Speed ECM Circulators To Save Maintenance Costs and Reduce Power Consumption

Mechanical contractor works with engineer and general contractor to shift spec from 39 fixed-speed pumps to 19 ECM variable-speed models at Gallatin Field Airport Car Wash, cutting power consumption without undercutting system longevity and performance.

Once the bids are submitted and the contracts awarded on a commercial project, it is not unusual for many of the specifications and perhaps even the mechanical-system designs themselves to undergo varying degrees of revision by one or more of the principals involved.

New Generation of Circulator Pumps Spurs Dramatic Energy Savings for Off-Grid, Solar Home

Homeowner Michael Sperry replaced a conventional circulator in his radiant heating system with a new Grundfos ALPHA™, cutting power consumption from 186 watts to 19 watts with no sacrifice in comfort. After all, “we are accustomed to keeping our thermostat at 76°F during the coldest months,” he explains.

Homeowner Michael Sperry replaced a conventional circulator in his radiant heating system with a new Grundfos ALPHA™, cutting power consumption from 186 watts to 19 watts with no sacrifice in comfort. After all, "we are accustomed to keeping our thermostat at 76°F during the coldest months," he explains.


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