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Godwin Pumps rushes pumps to help clean up after Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene hammered New Jersey last month, Godwin Pumps was at the ready -- fast tracking the delivery of 350 Dri-Prime pumps from eight of its East Coast branches. The pumps helped cities and businesses with their flood relief efforts, including controlling water levels at Citizen's Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.

The pump company's focus was on "keeping customers above water," said Grant Salstrom, Godwin's chief operating officer. “So much so that we skipped painting the pumps our signature orange color in an effort to get them where they needed to be before they were needed. I’m sure the Phillies didn’t care if it wasn’t orange, as long as the bullpen stayed dry.”

The company also rented out dozens of portable diesel generators. Salstrom said he's proud of his employees and their efforts to respond quickly in the aftermath of the hurricane.

“It’s one thing to say you’re an emergency response company. It’s another thing to take the calls, build the pumps load, deliver and set equipment up at all hours of the night, in all sorts of conditions," he said.

Godwin has home offices on two continents, 32 rental branches in the U.S. and more than 400 pump distributors all over the world. The company keeps a fleet of 6,000 portable pumps and 3,200 pieces of equipment to use in construction on dewatering, mining, drinking water supply and water/wastewater bypasses. It manufactures, rents and sells all its products, including the self-priming pumps and accessories for immediate rental or sale.

Source: Godwin Pumps