ITT Corporation’s Goulds Pumps, PRO Services and Bornemann brands observed the fourth-annual Pump Appreciation Day on April 14, a global event held to raise awareness of the value of pumps to modern manufacturing and products, and honor those that make them possible.
ITT announced the 2015 Heart of Industry and Pulse of Industry Award recipients. Seven organizations were presented with the Heart of Industry Award, recognizing companies whose operational excellence and use of pump technology advance plant processing, customer service and overall way of life through improved reliability and efficiency, and lower cost of ownership. Eight people were also named to the Pulse of Industry Honor Roll, an individual recognition program to commend pump professionals for their exceptional work in pump operations, maintenance or process optimization.
The event also focuses on the most vital pump—the human heart. For the second year, ITT’s Goulds Pumps brand will host a heart walk at its worldwide manufacturing locations to promote heart-healthy behavior and raise money to support it. The company will host the PumpStrong Heart Walk on Seabury S. Gould’s birthday, August 8. Inventor of the cast iron water pump, Gould was born August 8, 1812, and he, his son, grandson and great grandson led the company. All proceeds from the walk will go to the international Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Program. The ECC Program promotes training and adoption of proper cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) methods.
An online World of Pumps Quiz, which tests participants’ knowledge of the pump industry and its products, attracted more than 8,800 unique visitors from 117 countries in the months leading up to Pump Appreciation Day.
For more information, visit: www.pumpappreciationday.com