Global Processing

International Celebration to Recognize Pumps as the "Heart of Industry"

November 21, 2011

SENECA 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:

  • Customer and employee recognition events by ITT Goulds Pumps, its distributors and customers.
  • Donations 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 ( <> ), 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.
  • Timelines, fact sheets and educational materials highlighting the role of pumps in modern life and in specific industries.
"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 areas."