FALLS, NY--(Marketwire - November 20, 2011) - ITT
Goulds Pumps today announced a worldwide effort to celebrate pumps as the
"heart of industry." Various festivities and observations --
including efforts to support heart health and recognize people who keep pumps
running -- will culminate on Pump Appreciation Day, April 10, 2012.
"Most people are unaware of the impact pumps have on everyday life, but
industrial pumps are the unsung heroes of manufacturing -- without them,
factories can''t function," said Robert J. Pagano Jr., president of the ITT
Industrial Process business, which includes ITT Goulds Pumps. "Pumps are
really the heart of industry, essential to making basic materials like paper,
plastic and steel, and to powering our life with gas and electric. Pump
Appreciation Day will support a good cause, while educating the public about
the importance of pumps and recognizing the people who design, install, operate
and maintain them."
Pagano said that the company will soon announce new details to encourage
participation in the day. Plans include:
"Without a heart, life stops, and without an
industrial pump, manufacturing stops," Pagano said. "ITT Goulds Pumps
is launching this global effort to promote healthy operation in both
and employee recognition events by ITT Goulds Pumps, its distributors and
for the international Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Program, which
is supported by the American Heart Association and its global partners.
ITT Goulds Pumps will donate money and hold events for the program, which
teaches first aid, including the recommended method for hands-only CPR.
The company already has launched the World of Pumps Quiz (www.worldofpumpsquiz.com <http://ctt.marketwire.com/?release=824120&id=1016386&type=1&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.worldofpumpsquiz.com%2f>
), which challenges its customers to answer industry-related questions and
pledges donations to the ECC Program for every correct answer. Between now
and April 10, additional efforts will contribute to this initiative for
fundraising and awareness.
fact sheets and educational materials highlighting the role of pumps in
modern life and in specific industries.