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New Video - Vortex Series Pumps

03/15/2019

Vortex SeriesTM Pumps eliminate costly and disruptive downtime by passing through the most challenging solids using a recessed impeller. They are available in 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 sizes and cover flow rates up to 3,600 gpm and heads up to 150 feet. 

See how the all new Vortex Series is pioneering the way to reduce disruptive downtime and maximize value.

View the video. 

New Territory Manager: Shane Wright

03/12/2019

Franklin Electric proudly introduces Shane Wright as Territory Manager for the southeast Shane Wrightregion. Wright will oversee the sales and distribution of the Pioneer Pump® and FPS® product brands throughout the sales territory of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. 

Wright began his career in the pump industry as an Outside Sales Representative for Jack Tyler Engineering. Since then, Wright has gained a great deal of knowledge about the pump industry. At American Marsh, Wright worked his way up from an Inside Sales Representative to the Director of Sales and Marketing. Most recently Wright served as National Distribution Manager for Ruhrpumpen.

You can contact Shane at shane.wright@fele.com.   

New VP Of Sales – Ryan Johnson

03/06/2019

We proudly introduce Ryan Johnson as the new Vice President, Sales-US/Canada for the North America Water Systems Business Unit. Ryan will manage all aspects of sales activities for the US and Canada Markets, including the Pioneer Pump® brand.Franklin Electric Ryan Johnson

With over 20 years of experience with Regal Beloit and General Electric, Ryan possess a diverse background with expertise in Six Sigma, Operations, and in every aspect of the sales process, from direct field sales to sales management leadership. 

“Ryan brings a proven track record of building strategies and sales teams focused on providing its customers with clear, differentiating value,” states Don Kenney, President, North America Water Systems and Vice President of Franklin Electric. “He is an operationally driven customer advocate that brings a fresh perspective being previously outside of the company. He has Midwest values, and understands the importance of building and managing fair and mutually beneficial partnerships. I have no doubt that Ryan brings the innovative outlook needed to support our progressing efforts as an organization.”

Now Available: Vortex Series Pumps

02/25/2019

Franklin Electric is pleased to announce the launch of the Pioneer Pump® Vortex SeriesTM Pumps. Vortex Series Pumps offer a unique pumping solution that eliminate costly and disruptive downtime by passing through the most challenging solids using a recessed impeller. These pumps are ideally suited for waste handling, sludges, industrial effluent, chemical processing, and other applications where fluid conditioning, macerating, or mix-prevention are unnecessary. This is accomplished using vortex technology, which saves time and money in the most punishing applications by eliminating internal wetted parts, like wear plates and chopper blades, that would otherwise have to be monitored, adjusted, and replaced. Heavy-duty cast iron casing construction, an oversized stainless-steel shaft, and a leak-proof run dry mechanical seal ensure maximum reliability and uptime.Vortexpump Withoutlet

Product Features

  • Vortex Impeller: Recessed impeller passes challenging solids by avoiding direct contact
  • Discharge Check Valve: Elbow ball valve style with cast iron body avoids clogs from passed-through solids
  • Premium Component Construction: Impeller and casing are cast in ductile iron and shaft is corrosion-resistant 17-4 for maximum reliability
  • Priming System: Heavy-duty chamber with no-blow-by PosiValve and stainless steel float ball linkage; capable of 50 CFM air removal

A comprehensive range of electric and diesel packaging options are offered for fixed and portable installations and can be fitted with the industry-leading Pioneer Prime vac-assist system for suction lift applications. Vortex Series Pumps are available in 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 sizes and cover flow rates up to 3,600 gpm and heads up to 150 feet.

For more information on Pioneer Pump Vortex Series Pumps, click here.

In Case You Missed It: WWETT 2019 Post-Show Photo Gallery

02/24/2019

WWETT Photo 10 (1)The WWETT Show (Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport) is the largest annual U.S. trade show for wastewater and environmental service professionals. 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 here to see the show from our point of view, including our new Pioneer Pump® Vortex SeriesTM.

See the WWETT 2019 photo gallery.

Celebrating 75 Years of Moving Forward

02/08/2019

75 Years Social Media Graphic RectangleA lot has changed at Franklin Electric since E.J. (Ed) Schaefer and T.W. (Wayne) Kehoe founded the company in 1944 in Bluffton, Indiana. Since then, we have grown from a small motor manufacturing company into a leading global provider of systems and components for moving water and fuel, including the Pioneer Pump® brand. What hasn’t changed are the core values we all share. We remain focused on our customers and dedicated to delivering on our Key Factors for Success. 2019 will be a celebration of all we’ve accomplished in many places and for many customers around the world.

Named after Benjamin Franklin, a pioneer in electrical engineering, Franklin Electric’s core is the world’s first reliable submersible electric motor for water systems, which has remained a staple of the water well industry. 75 years later, we continue to manufacture and distribute improved versions of this unrivaled motor design all around the world, and have expanded our expertise to create innovative solutions, including pumps, electronics, and adjacent products, addressing modern industry challenges and serving our customers’ needs. With leading-edge hydraulic engineering, the Pioneer Pump brand has a reputation for being the highest performing centrifugal pumps on the market. Pioneer provides better flow, higher head, greater efficiency, and unparalleled service designed to meet your unique challenges.

“We would like to recognize and thank all of our employees, customers, partners, and investors that have played a role in helping shape Franklin Electric into the company it is today. As we reflect on our past during this milestone, we find ourselves even more focused on our vision of being an indispensable partner to our customers,” states Gregg Sengstack, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

For more information about Franklin Electric’s Pioneer Pump products, click here.

Official Rules - 2019 WWETT Show Customer Survey

02/08/2019

The Franklin Electric Prize Drawing Customer Survey
                       for 2019 WWETT Show

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE WILL NOT AFFECT OR IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

  1. SPONSOR and ADMINISTRATOR — The 2019 Franklin Electric Customer Survey Prize Drawing (the “Prize Drawing”) is sponsored by Franklin Electric Co., Inc., 9255 Coverdale Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809-9613 (“Sponsor”).
  2. ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES — Candidates eligible to have their names drawn in the Prize Drawing are certain customers of Sponsor located in the contiguous United States and in Canada as identified by Sponsor. The Prize Drawing is open only to those customers to whom this offer is addressed and who are 18 years of age or older. Sponsor shall contact customers by telephone or e-mail to inform them of the Prize Drawing. A customer wishing not to participate may inform the Sponsor at the time of the telephone call or in a reply e-mail to Sponsor. By participating in the Prize Drawing, customers shall be deemed candidates to this Prize Drawing (“Candidates”) and to have fully and unconditionally agreed and accepted these Official Rules. Employees, independent contractors, officers, directors of Sponsor, Constant Contact, Inc., affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and immediate family members of each are not eligible to participate in the Prize Drawing. The Prize Drawing is void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
  3. HOW TO ENTER — To enter, complete, by no later than March 9, 2019, the digital survey as sent by franklinwater@fele.com.
  4. ENTRY PERIOD: Entry for the Prize Drawing begins at 12:00 A.M. EST on February 24, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 P.M. EST on March 9, 2019 (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for the Prize Drawing.
  5. PRIZE DRAWING DATE: Potential winner in the Prize Drawing will be selected in a random drawing by Sponsor on March 11, from among all eligible entries received.
  6. PRIZE AWARDED — There will be one prize winner for a $200 Visa Gift Card. As may be necessary due to unavailability, the Sponsor may substitute prizes of equal value for a Prize. Prizes are not transferrable.
  7. ODDS OF WINNING — Odds of winning a Prize depend on the total number of Candidates and are estimated at 1:200.
  8. WINNER NOTIFICATION — Within thirty (30) days of the Drawing Date, Sponsor will call the provided phone numbers from the survey to notify potential winners (the “Notification Date”).
  9. ACCEPTANCE OF PRIZE, RELEASE & ADVERTISEMENT — Sponsor shall provide potential winner, who must execute and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, where permissible, a Publicity Release (the “Affidavit & Releases”). Sponsor must receive a potential winner’s executed Affidavit & Releases within thirty (30) days of the Notification Date. Failure to provide to Sponsor with receipt of Affidavit & Releases within 30 days will result in forfeiture of Prize in which case Sponsor will conduct a separate drawing to determine any alternative winner. In addition, potential winner from Canada must correctly answer a time-limited, skill-testing question in order to receive the prize. Prizes will be mailed to winner within 6-8 weeks from receipt by Sponsor of the executed Affidavit & Releases. Execution of the Affidavit & Releases and acceptance of a Prize constitutes the winner’s permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, likeness, and biographical information for February 18, 2019, 2018.
  10. TAXES & FEES — All taxes, fees, and surcharges for a Prize and all expenses not explicitly included in the description of the Prize shall be the sole responsibility of the respective winner.
  11. DISQUALIFICATION & FORFEITURE OF PRIZE — A potential winner shall be disqualified, and its Prize shall be forfeited if (i) the winner declines to accept the Prize, (ii) Sponsor is unable to accomplish winner notification within 10 days of the Drawing Date, or (iii) the winner fails to provide Sponsor with winner’s Affidavit & Releases within 30 days of the Notification Date. In the event of disqualification and forfeiture of a prize, Sponsor will conduct a separate drawing to determine any alternative winner.
  12. DISCLAIMER OF RESPONSIBILITY — Sponsor, Constant Contact, Inc., or their agents shall not be responsible for lost, late, undelivered or misdirected mail or e-mail. Sponsor and its agents shall not be responsible for computer software or hardware malfunctions or failures of any kind. Sponsor, Constant Contact, Inc., or their agents shall not be responsible for lost or unavailable computer, cable, or telephone network connections, or for failed, incomplete, or delayed computer or telephone transmissions of any kind, including those that result from any type of human error. Sponsor, Constant Contact, Inc., or their agents shall not be responsible for any damage to any computer used to participate in the Prize Drawing.
  13. GOVERNING LAW & REMEDIES — The Prize Drawing is void where prohibited. The laws of the United States and the State of Indiana, U.S.A., govern the Prize Drawing without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions thereof. Sponsor and Candidates agree that: (i) any judicial proceeding for disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of the Prize Drawing shall take place in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction with the State of Indiana; (ii) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket expenses incurred, including any costs deemed related to participation in the Prize Drawing, but in no event shall any damages include attorneys fees; and (iii) except for out-of-pocket expenses, under no circumstances shall a Candidate be entitled or permitted to obtain an award for punitive, incidental, or consequential damages or any other damages, and each Candidate hereby waives any and all rights to any such damages.
  14. PRIVACY — Submission of personal and contact information in connection with the Prize Drawing constitutes permission for Sponsor to add Candidate to Sponsor’s customer database and to contact Candidate for future promotions, events, and offers. Candidates may opt out of receiving such communications by contacting Sponsor.
  15. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS — If you have any questions or comments about the Prize Drawing, please contact Sponsor at the mailing address, telephone number, or e-mail address listed below:

Franklin Electric Co., Inc.
9255 Coverdale Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46809-9613
United States of America
Telephone: 1-405-440-1341
E-mail: ckulscar@fele.com


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2019 WWETT: New Vortex Series Headlines Innovative Showcase

02/07/2019

Franklin Electric will display multiple pumping innovations at the 2019 WWETT Show in Booth 1435, February 21-23. WWETT (Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport) is the largest annual U.S. trade show for wastewater and environmental service professionals, so once you’re through the doors, you’ll have visual access to some of the most innovative and proven products available today. Here are some of the featured innovations that will be in our booth.Vortexpump Withoutlet

  • New Pioneer Pump® Vortex Series™ Pumps – They eliminate costly and disruptive downtime by passing through the most challenging solids using a recessed impeller. These pumps are ideally suited for waste handling, sludges, industrial effluent, chemical processing, and other applications where fluid conditioning, macerating, or mix-prevention are unnecessary. This is accomplished using vortex technology, which saves time and money in the most punishing applications by eliminating internal wetted parts, like wear plates and chopper blades that would otherwise have to be monitored, adjusted, and replaced. Heavy-duty cast iron casing construction, an oversized stainless-steel shaft, and a leak-proof run dry mechanical seal ensure maximum reliability and uptime. A comprehensive range of electric and diesel packaging options are offered for fixed and portable installations and can be fitted with the industry-leading Pioneer Prime vac-assist system for suction lift applications. Vortex Series Pumps are available in 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 sizes and cover flow rates up to 3,600 gpm and heads up to 150 feet. The Vortex Series is pioneering the way to reducing disruptive downtime and maximizing value.
  • Pioneer Pump GS Series – A durable, cost-effective pumping solution for applications with high performance demands. These robust pumps are available in 3x3, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, and 10x10 sizes, with maximum flow rates up to 3450 gpm, a maximum head of 175 feet, and solids handling capabilities of up to 3 inches. Offered assembled as part of a full pumping package or as a standalone pump, the GS Series provides industry consistency in parts interchangeability and pump footprint when compared to other manufacturer models, making it an ideal solution for most retrofit installations.
  • Pioneer Pump GT Series – A robust pumping solution for nearly any food processing, wastewater treatment, waste handling, chemical processing, or industrial application with high performance demands. Now available in 3x3 and 4x4 sizes in addition to the 6x6 sizes, this product family features a robust 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. The case inlet diameter is uniquely designed to alleviate abrasive wear on the pump and a unique cover design combines both the fill and flapper valve access cover into one part to improve ease of use – making these pumps ideal for the toughest tasks, all within a standard footprint.

For more information on the 2019 WWETT Show, click here.

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

12/11/2018

The groundwater industry’s signature event returned to Las Vegas, Nevada, this year with great attendee participation. With incredible educational sessions, enthusiastic attendees, and impressive exhibits, this is the place to be if you’re in the business.

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

 NGWA Trade Show 2018

Now Available: Robust GT Series Product Family

11/15/2018

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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. Now available in 3x3 and 4x4 sizes in addition to the 6x6 sizes, this product family features a robust 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. The case inlet diameter is uniquely designed to alleviate abrasive wear on the pump and a unique cover design combines both the fill and flapper valve access cover into one part to improve ease of use – making these pumps ideal for the toughest tasks, all within a standard footprint.

Product Features

  • Rugged cast iron casing and ductile-iron impellers for added strength and dependability 
  • Highly reliable and corrosion-resistant 17-4 stainless steel shaft
  • Double-lip seal with atmospheric drain for additional bearing protection within the rotating assembly 
  • Cartridge-type SC/TC (silicon carbide/tungsten carbide) mechanical seal for simple installation and ease of maintenance

Learn more