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Featured Innovations on Display at WEFTEC 2018


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Come join us at WEFTEC 2018 in booth 7927 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1-3. Franklin Electric is providing a complimentary registration in conjunction with the show to all current and potential customers so you can see the latest and greatest the industry has to offer, including the following featured products in our booth:

The Inline 1100 SpecPAK™ Pressure Boosting System connects easily to nearly any commercial, industrial, or multi-residential plumbing configuration to provide an easy-to-size water pressure boosting solution. Contractors simply determine how much water is required to be boosted to the desired constant pressure output, and the system comes properly packaged. The pump itself, the Franklin Electric Inline 1100, is a quiet, all-in-one constant water pressure system that contains the pump, motor, and drive in a compact package. As water volume needs increase, the pump instantly accelerates to the proper speed to ensure the water pressure stays constant throughout the application.

The FPS PowerSewer® System is a flexible, service friendly, and efficient system for residential and commercial applications. The basin’s internal C-Channel assembly releases from the top of the unit, simplifying accessibility to and maintenance of its components. The updated tank design provides for easy access and replacement of all other internal components. The float tree is spring loaded and easily removable, with a lift handle to simplify pump removal. It features an isolated pump support that accommodates heavier pumps for expanded applications, and it is compatible with the entire line of Franklin Electric FPS 2 hp grinder pumps.

The Pioneer Pump® GT Series is a robust pumping solution for nearly any food processing, wastewater treatment, waste handling, chemical processing, or industrial application with high performance demands. Available in 3x3, 4x4, and 6x6 sizes, they feature a unique shaft design that permits maximum flow rates up to 2250 gpm at a maximum head of 250 feet with a solids handling capability of up to three inches. A unique suction spool increases the inlet diameter and alleviates abrasion wear on the pump, while its distinct cover combines both the fill access cover and flapper valve access cover in one to improve ease of use – making these pumps ideal for the toughest tasks, all within a standard footprint.

The Pioneer Pump® GL Series Pump Packages move large volumes of water in nearly any rugged industrial, municipal, agricultural, mining, dewatering, or rental application. These robust, diesel-driven pump packages feature a full range of high-head and high-flow pumps up to 575 horsepower, are available in 4x3, 4x4, 5x3, 6x3, 6x4, 6x6, 8x6, 8x8, 10x8, 12x8, and 12x12 pump sizes, and offer both solids handling up to 3.5 inches and clear liquids capability. All side panels down to the top of the skid are removable by hand without the need for additional tools, maximizing accessibility and serviceability. The patented, environmentally safe vac-assist priming system with PosiValveTM evacuates air faster to accelerate and simplify priming, while efficient tank sizes provide up to 30 hours of runtime at full load. Engineered for modularity, the GL Series is available in skid or trailer configurations with a variety of build options to fit each application, and is fully Tier IV ready with the flexibility to offer multiple engine options. 

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See It For Yourself: GL Series Modularity


These two GL Series trailer packages highlight the customizable value that a modular design brings to the table. No two pump applications are exactly the same. These two units have different engines, different control panels, different trailer options, and different pump ends. Yet both are built to order on the same GL2 platform using parts we keep in stock at all times.

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Complimentary WEFTEC 2018 Registration


The WEFTEC 2018 show floor opens October 1, and we would love to see you in Louisiana! Now, you can get in the doors free of charge. Franklin Electric is providing a complimentary registration in conjunction with the show to all current and potential customers so you can see the latest and greatest the industry has to offer, including the new Pioneer Pump® GT Series, FPS PowerSewer® System, and Inline 1100 SpecPAKTM. Follow these easy steps to sign up today:

  • Click here.  
  • Click “Register Now” in your VIP guest invite.
  • Click “Online Registration”.
  • Click “Attendee”.
  • If you have a username and password from a past year, enter it here. If not, go down and register a new account by clicking “Click here to register” on the 4th link below the login area.
  • From there, it will walk you through the information needed. Simply fill it out and receive a complimentary registration.
  • If needed, Franklin Electric’s free registration promo code is: EVITE1311.

Franklin Electric is in booth 7927. See you soon!

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The Finished Product: Pioneer Pump GX18


The finished product! A few months ago, we started teasing an awesome new product on our Facebook page and now our team is proud to say it’s ready to move some water…a lot of water!

We call it the Pioneer Pump® GX18. It can achieve a max flow up to 20,000 gpm and head up to 200 feet. A wide 20-inch inlet diameter and low suction centerline height, combined with expertly engineered impeller NPHSR, make this unit ideal for high static lift applications. Manufactured in Oregon, USA. Let us know what we can do for you!

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Mobile App Update: Pioneer Pump System Calculator Now Available From Google Play Store


PIC 2 Pioneer Pump System Calculator Now Available From Google Play StoredocxThe Pioneer Pump® System Calculator is now available from the Google Play® Store, in addition to the Apple App Store®, by searching for “Pioneer Pump”. Calculating system requirements has never been easier. The Pioneer Pump App allows users to enter the application details, flow rate, pipe type, size and length, etc. to determine total dynamic head, NPSHA, and losses. The app is easy to use onsite or remotely, saving the user time by selecting the right pump for the job based on actual conditions.

If you have questions concerning the Pioneer Pump System Calculator, please contact the Pioneer Pump Sales Team at 503.266.4115 or

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In Case You Missed It: WWETT 2018 Post-Show Photo Gallery


The WWETT Show (Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport) is the largest annual U.S. trade show for the wastewater industry. As expected, it provided a wide array of product innovations, industry education, and fun for attendees. Weren’t able to attend the show this year? No problem. Click below to see the show from our point of view.

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In Case You Missed It: World Ag 2018


After 50 years of existence, this continues to be one of the largest outdoor agricultural expositions. Yet again, many of our innovations were in attendance, including the rugged GS Centrifugal Pump.

Weren’t able to attend the show this year? No problem. View our Facebook page to see the show from our point of view. 

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2018 WWETT: Save Up To 70 Percent To See The Industry’s Latest Innovations


Franklin Electric and its legendary Pioneer Pump brand will yet again display multiple 260X400 V2pumping innovations at the 2018 WWETT Show, in Booth 2271, February 22-24.

Discounted Rate Details
As a valued exhibitor, we can offer two specific discounts through the show. Hurry, and you can save 50 percent on the Full Education Package (new price is $85) and 70 percent on an Expo Pass (new price is $15). Here’s how:

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  • Then register either through a social channel or via “Traditional Registration”
  • Enter your registration information
  • A promo code (XNV230) will automatically populate in the “Do you have a Promotional Code?” section
  • Continue with registration to get the abovementioned discounts

Show-Floor Innovations
WWETT is the largest annual U.S. trade show for the wastewater industry, so once you make it through the doors, you’ll have visual access to some of the most innovative and proven products available today. We’re proud to be part of that group. Here are just a couple of the innovations you can learn about in our booth:

  • GS Series Wet Prime Pumps – These rugged, yet cost-effective self-priming pumps are available in multiple sizes with maximum flow rates from 490 to 3450 gpm, a maximum head of 175 feet, and solids handling capabilities of up to 3 Pioneer Pump GS Seriesinches. They serve as a solution for new packages or as industry-compliant replacements when a durable pump is required to fulfill demanding job requirements. A double-lip seal with atmospheric drain provides additional bearing protection within the rotating assembly, while a removeable cover plate with convenient grip handle, and an oil-lubricated tungsten titanium carbide cartridge-type mechanical seal simplify maintenance.
  • GL Series Pump Packages – These robust diesel-driven pump packages are available in various 4x4 and 6x6 sizes, with maximum flow rates up to 3400 gpm, a maximum head of 200 feet, and solids handling capabilities of up to 3 inches. The GL Series is fully Tier IV ready and has the flexibility to offer multiple engine options. The show unit features our brand new GL2 sound-attenuated enclosure capable of reducing noise to less than 68 dB(A) at 7 meters. Engineered for modularity, GL Series units are available in skid or trailer configuration with a variety of build options to provide the necessary characteristics for your application.

For more info on the 2018 WWETT Show, click here.

2018 State of the Industry by Pumps & Systems – Featuring Steve Everton


Pump And Systems 2Hot off the press! A quote from our very own Steve Everton, Pioneer Pump President, was recently featured in the 2018 State of the Industry article written by Pumps & Systems magazine.

The article includes Steve and many other industry leaders discussing the pump marketplace to prepare you for a successful 2018.

Click here to read the article! 

Just Released: Pioneer Pump’s Customer Value Featured In Recent Industry Article


Pioneer Pump Business In FocusBusiness In Focus, an online publication that reaches more than 468,000 business leaders throughout North America, recently did a feature article on the history of the Pioneer Pump brand and the value it provides to customers. Below is the content from the article, along with a direct link to the entire issue.

Performance Through Innovation: Pioneer Pump, A Franklin Electric Brand

By Ryan Cartner, Business In Focus

Pioneer Pump, a leading Franklin Electric brand, offers its customers cutting-edge hydraulic pumping equipment for a wide range of applications. Manufactured with a foundation centered around innovation and quality, the brand has pushed the technology of hydraulic pump equipment forward and today offers the highest performing options in the market.

The applications for Pioneer Pump equipment are diverse. From mine dewatering and municipal wastewater treatment to running waterslides at major theme parks, Pioneer Pump products move water for many purposes. In the early days of the brand, the Gold Rush television program provided a great deal of exposure by using its pumps for dewatering applications. And, it still utilizes the Pioneer Pump product portfolio today. This year, during one of the worst hurricane seasons in recent memory, Pioneer Pump products were used to clear water from areas devastated by floods. Wherever there is a need to move water, Pioneer Pump offers the perfect solution.

The Pioneer Pump brand has built a reputation for quality and the reliability of highly-efficient pumping systems. With firm roots in small-town Canby, Oregon, Pioneer Pump has grown, in a relatively short time, into a global brand. The innovative engineering and high-quality craftsmanship of the products designed for the American market proved to be equally appealing in global markets as well.

It was originally created in 1998 by Jerry Turner and three co-founders, who are all industry experts with a combined sixty-five years of experience in the hydraulic pumps business. Each member of the team specialized in a different area, giving the brand a strong foundation to build on. There was a hydraulic engineer, a sales expert, and a purchaser with key contacts that would help Pioneer Pump gain an early foothold in the marketplace.

The brand made inroads with some impactful, successful companies early on – some of most notable being a contract secured with Service Pump & Compressor Inc. and another with National Pump & Compressor, which was eventually acquired by United Rentals, now the largest equipment rental company in the world. Having created these partnerships is a testament to the brand’s ability to meet the needs of industry leaders.

Many Pioneer Pump customers are rental companies that own and rent out large fleets of equipment. They choose Pioneer Pump because its products operate so efficiently and reliably that fleet companies quickly see the return on their investment. This allowed the brand to expand its distribution to go beyond fleet customers into many other sectors, including municipal wastewater treatment, heavy industrial, food processing, rare earth mineral mining, agriculture, steel, pulp and paper, and many more.

By 2004, its rising success got the attention of Franklin Electric, which was prompted to make a minority investment in it. Franklin Electric saw great potential in this partnership and in 2014, Pioneer Pump became a wholly-owned subsidiary. Franklin Electric decided to retain the Pioneer Pump brand identity, and today, it operates as Pioneer Pump, a Franklin Electric brand.

Fifteen years ago, Pioneer Pump began to expand by starting an operation that packaged and sold pumps in the United Kingdom. Soon after that, a similar operation was started in South Africa, and in 2013, another was opened in Australia. In total, the brand is manufactured in four facilities and three rental depots across the globe. This effort to expand its global footprint has been highly successful, and now a significant portion of Pioneer Pump revenue comes from outside the continental United States. 

“When I was looking for a job eight years ago,” says Dan Kaplan, operations manager at Pioneer Pump, “it was important to me to find a company that was family oriented and that created a product that you could tangibly feel pride in the workmanship.” For Kaplan, the Pioneer Pump brand exemplified these qualities.

The employees are a tight-knit group of hard-working people who care deeply about the quality of the product they create, and who are all dedicated to the brand’s success. To encourage this culture of collaboration, Pioneer Pump is structured to be flat. The leadership makes every effort to be accessible, and everyone is made aware of nearly everything that happens within Franklin Electric related to the brand. It is a very open system, and that fosters integrity, shared responsibility, and company-wide pride in results. 

“Anytime there’s an acquisition, there’s some anxiety,” says Kaplan. “What I quickly learned was that Franklin Electric and Pioneer Pump had a lot in common in terms of their work culture. People are empowered to make decisions; they’re rewarded when they come to the table with solutions.” We have found much success in the absence of the typical micromanaging leadership that is all too common in markets as competitive as this.

One of the key ways that Pioneer Pump sets itself apart from its competition is by offering a complete package approach. Many competitors provide only the pump end, which can only operate when it is connected to a driver that can turn the shaft that powers the hydraulic mechanism. Those who procure pumps will buy the pump and then have to buy a driver and pay someone to package the system. Pioneer offers complete diesel engine and electric motor packages, eliminating the need for customers to deal with a complex supply chain of multiple companies to get equipment working. They can provide Pioneer Pump a set of specifications, and it will engineer a full solution customized to suit their unique requirements.

However, it is truly the quality of the product that has brought the Pioneer Pump brand success. The relationship with Franklin Electric gives it access to high-quality variable-frequency drives and control panels, making everything from the motor or engine to the pump end and the control system available from one entity.

Pioneer Pump products are globally recognized for superior hydraulics. One of the largest pumps offered is used in the municipal sewage bypass market and can pump millions of gallons of sewage a day. Pioneer Pump’s hydraulic engineering team has designed a fourteen-inch pump that outperforms many eighteen-inch pumps, and that is just one example of the innovation it brings to the marketplace.

These fourteen-inch pump ends are often branded by resellers as eighteen-inch pump ends because they operate with the same power as the eighteen-inch variety, and competing fourteen-inch pumps generally cannot manage the load required in the kind of application for which these pumps are designed. These efficiency gains help to reduce emissions and save customers fuel and energy costs.

From its genesis as a supplier to fleet rental outfits, Pioneer Pump has expanded into a variety of marketplaces with efficient and innovative technologies. With origins in the rental market, the brand excels at offering rugged equipment capable of withstanding less than ideal conditions in the field. With this, it has been able to penetrate challenging industries where pumps designed for stationary purposes do not fit. The superior hydraulic performance allows Pioneer Pump customers to operate more efficiently, with lower emissions, and at a lower cost.

“When we have operational meetings,” says Kaplan, “we work hard to not lose sight of the fact that we’re all pulling on the same rope, and at the end of that rope is a customer who is depending on us.”

Click here to view the article in the December/January issue of Business In Focus.