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Top Pump and Pumping Equipment Manufacturers in the U.S.

Posted by IndustrySelect on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Top 10 Pumps and Pumping Equipment Manufacturers in the United States


The unassuming pump may seem like a simple device, but it's the beating heart of countless industrial processes. From the colossal oil rigs extracting resources to the intricate water treatment facilities keeping our cities clean, pumps ensure the vital flow of fluids that power modern civilization. The United States boasts a robust pump and pumping equipment manufacturing industry, playing a critical role in supporting these crucial operations.

Today, we’re exploring some key facts and statistics surrounding this dynamic sector, delivering exclusive insights from MNI’s survey of the nation’s pump and pumping equipment manufacturers. We'll explore the landscape of US pump manufacturers, their geographic distribution, and their role in the global market and examine some of the top pump and pumping equipment manufacturers in the U.S.

Pumps and Pumping Equipment Manufacturers in the U.S.: Key Facts and Statistics

According to MNI, compiler and publisher of the industrial data that powers IndustrySelect, there are currently 989 industrial pump and pumping equipment manufacturers operating in the United States today. With a reported combined average sales of $28 billion, these powerful companies employ 45,501 workers in 2024—a nearly one percent increase over 2023.

The majority of these companies are located in the South, with 40% residing in this region. Another 28% are based in the Midwest, with a near-even split of the remainder in the Northeast and West, with 15% and 17% respectively.

Pump and pumping equipment manufacturers are major exporters, with 50% distributing their products internationally—running ahead of the average 29% of all manufacturers. A larger percentage also import raw materials at 21%, compared to 11% for all U.S. manufacturers.

Looking at the advanced criteria collected by MNI,

• 2% of pump and pumping equipment manufacturers are women-owned
• 1% are minority-owned
• 17% are publicly-owned

Top 10 Pump and Pumping Equipment Manufacturers

Top CompaniesCityState Number of Employees
Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Co.CheswickPA873
Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, LLCClaremoreOK800
Pentair Flow Technologies, LLCDelavanWI700
XylemMorton GroveIL650
GIW Industries, Inc.GrovetownGA520
Inliner Solutions, LLCOrleansIN500
ITT Goulds Pumps, Inc.Seneca FallsNY500
The Gorman-Rupp Co.MansfieldOH500
A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co.DubuqueIA475
Xylem, Inc.AuburnNY450

About the Top 10 Pump and Pumping Equipment Manufacturers

1. Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Co. (Cheswick, PA)

Curtiss-Wright was formed when the Wright brothers, the two leading US pioneers of aviation, and Glenn Curtiss combined forces in 1929. Over the next nine decades, Curtiss-Wright has acquired more than 60 companies and expanded from aerospace to virtually every industry imaginable. The Curtiss-Wright Flow Control division is based in Cheswick, PA and employs 873 people.

2. Baker Hughes (Claremore, OK)

Recently divested from Genera Electric, Baker Hughes operates in over 120 countries and focuses on all of the processes necessary to find, drill and acquire oil at both on- and offshore sites. The reliability of their products is so high that at one site, a horizontal pump ran nearly uninterrupted for 11 years. The 800 workers at the Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations division based in Claremore, OK manufacture electric submersible pumps. At the Baker Hughes branch in Tulsa, OK, 400 employees concentrate on oilfield calibration equipment.

3. Pentair Flow Technologies, LLC (Delavan, WI)

Balloons may not seem related to their core business today, but Pentair was founded by five people interested in high-altitude ballooning. Over the next 150 years, they slowly became a facility of 700 people in Delavan, WI. They moved from a focus on air to a focus on water and its treatment. With roughly 65% of their $3 billion in revenue coming from the United States and Canada, they service both residential and commercial customers with items ranging from pool pumps to pressure cleaning pumps to agricultural solutions and fire protection.

4. Xylem (Morton Grove, IL)

Xylem was originally part of ITT Corporation but was spun out in 2011. Overall, the company has revenues exceeding $5 billion and a net income of $330 million. Morton Grove, IL is home to one branch of 650 workers who manufacture centrifugal pumps. Over in Auburn, NY, another division of Xylem, which employs 450 people, produces residential water pumps.

5. GIW Industries (Grovetown, GA)

GIW Industries started as a machine and foundry shop and rapidly found its niche making slurry pumps for phosphate processors in Florida. This led them to become one of the industry-leading pump and pumping equipment manufacturers for pumps capable of handling abrasive fluids. The 415 employees of this Grovetown, GA company have many claims to fame, including the world’s largest slurry pump, which features a 92” diameter impeller and weighs 209,000 pounds.

6. Inliner Solutions, LLC (Orleans, IN)

Inliner Solutions specialize in complex construction projects, water management including flood control and wastewater management, mining, and energy production. The Orleans, IN branch employs 500 people and builds water well and water treatment pumps.

7. ITT Goulds Pump, Inc. (Seneca Falls, NY)

ITT Goulds Pumps, with a 500-strong workforce and a 920,000 sq ft facility, is a leading manufacturer of pumps for various markets, including industrial and municipal sectors.

8. The Gorman-Rupp Co. (Mansfield, OH)

In the middle of the Great Depression, two entrepreneurs got together to create a company that could serve as the market leader for pumps. Gorman-Rupp may have begun in a small barn in Mansfield, OH, but it has since grown into the vision its founders held. The company's 500 workers produce over 4,000 distinct models of pumps, occupy more than one million total square feet of manufacturing space and regularly have sales in excess of $400 million.

9. A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Co. (Dubuque, IA)

Born an orphan, Andrew Young McDonald took up a plumbing apprenticeship at the age of 14. Upon completion, he immigrated to America and set up a business in Dubuque, IA. About 165 years and 410 employees later, his work ethic and determination have helped to build one of the leading pump manufacturers in the United States. A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing's range of products covers various types of jet pumps, booster pumps, submersible pumps and effluent pumps.

10. Xylem, Inc. (Auburn, NY):

Xylem Inc., with 450 employees, is part of a global network providing advanced water solutions and services to address critical water challenges.

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