SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — ITT Goulds Pumps today announced a worldwide effort to celebrate pumps as the "heart of industry," according to a press release.
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."