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Introducing FE Select: Your NEW Pump Selection Tool


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Pioneer Pump®, a Franklin Electric brand,
is continually looking for ways to provide easier and more convenient tools, knowledge, and resources necessary for your success.

To better serve you and your business, we are pleased to announce the launch of FE Select, Franklin Electric's primary pump selection software for distributors and contractors.

This online tool walks users through the process from start to finish, requiring only the basic application data, such as flow and total dynamic head demands, to size many water systems. The software properly matches the components necessary for the desired application and then offers links to related information and product documentation. 

FE Select offers the following features to users:

  • 24/7 accessibility to sizing and selecting Pioneer Pump products and additional Franklin Electric product series
  • Product selection based on listings or application criteria
  • Multi-speed pump and motor performance curves including synchronous and variable speed


Cover Art _FE Select Webinar _Pioneer (1)How to get started with FE Select:



New features and services will continue to launch on FE Select for Pioneer Pump products in the future, including configuring and pricing. Alongside FE Select, Pump-Flo will continue to be available to users for the next six months. However, we encourage you to start using FE Select now and take full advantage of the new features and extended capabilities it offers!

Unlocking Your Pump's Potential in Mining Applications


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In the mining industry, pump efficiency and reliability are essential for profitable operations. With so many application needs – including general dewatering, slurry and tailings removal, source and process water, truck washing, and dust suppression – how can you maximize your pumps’ performance? While most of the mining industry relies on diesel-driven pump packages, portable electric-driven pumps are emerging as another popular choice – one that offers application versatility, as well as performance and return on investment (ROI) benefits compared to diesel. 

Read our recent article in Pumps & Systems Magazine to learn the differences between electric and disel-driven pump packages - and how to use each to optimize performance in mining applications. 

New Territory Manager: Aaron Jackson


Franklin Electric proudly introduces Aaron Jackson as Territory Manager for the south central region of North America.

Aaron’s responsibilities will include the development of sales and distribution coverage for all of Franklin Electric’s product lines in the industrial and wastewater markets of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.  Aaron has extensive experience in the pump industry working with pump manufactures to establish and grow sales through distribution and direct outlets.

Prior to joining Franklin Electric, Aaron served in various sales, applications, and management roles with Xylem – Flygt Pumps, Pierce Pump, Hugh Cunningham Inc., and most recently as Regional Sales Manager for Ebara Pump.

You can contact Aaron at (469) 307-0076 or

New Case Study: Diesel-Driven Skid Packages


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Sanitary sewage overflows during high precipitation events cause environmental concerns and health risks, in addition to being costly and difficult to clean up.

Read our latest case study to learn how our Pioneer Pump® Diesel-Driven Skid Packages provided a reliable, cost-effective solution for a retirement community that was having infiltration and inflow issues with their sewage collection system.

Read and download the case study by clicking here.

New Territory Manager: Mike Retter


Franklin Electric proudly introduces Mike Retter as Territory Manager for the southeast region of North America.

Mike’s responsibilities will be the development of sales and distribution for all of Franklin Electric’s product lines in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Mike has extensive experience in the pump industry working with pump manufacturers in various sales and management roles with Gorman Rupp Pump Company and ITT Corp / Xylem / Flygt and most recently as Regional Sales Manager for Environment One Corporation.

You can contact Mike at (830) 230-7649 or

New Case Study: Vortex Series™ Pumps


Eliminate Costly and Disruptive Downtime with Vortex Series™ Pumps

Pump failures cost time and money. Our Vortex Series™ pumps eliminate costly and disruptive downtime, making sure our products aren't what slows you down. Read our latest case study to see how the Vortex Series was part of an industry-leading solution for a multinational food corporation.

With our Vortex Series pumps, you can:

  • Reduce Costly Downtime
  • Avoid Premature Seal & Rotating Assembly Failure
  • Eliminate Maintenance for Internal Parts
  • Extend Overall Pump Life Expectancy


Read & download the case study by clicking here

Now Available: Pioneer Pump HWR Series


64S17Pioneer Pump® HWR Series Wear-Resistant Pumps provide resilience against abrasive materials to maintain peak performance longer in demanding light slurry, manure, fly ash, and mining applications. Available in maximum flows of 4875 gpm at a maximum head of 625 feet, it passes solids up to three inches in diameter and offers longer maintenance cycles and lower overall cost of ownership via its rugged design.  

The Rugged, Flexible & Profitable Option

  • Durable Materials of Construction: Manufactured with high-chrome white iron to maximize wear resistance against destructive abrasives.  
  • Added Peace of Mind: Oversized bearing shafts and cassette seals and thick casting walls resist unnecessary wear to allow for maximum pumping uptime. 
  • Simplified Serviceability: Axial-style wear ring design allows for external adjustment, eliminating downtime associated with removing or replacing liners. 
  • Continuous Pumping: Engineered to provide continuous operation for agitating liquid manure, which is more profitable than skimming.
  • Application Flexibility: Available in packaged configurations designed and assembled by Franklin Electric to offer various priming, hybrid, and other mechanical options to meet nearly any application need.

Now Available: Pioneer Pump Training Resources


Pioneer Training ResourcesThe Pioneer Pump® Training Resources webpage is your new tool to maximize pump knowledge and save time and money through proper pump selection. Series 1, Introduction to Pumps, is now live, featuring five instructional videos about multiple topics to help you make the right choice. We will continue to update this page with new content, so be sure to check back often.  

Training Resources Webpage

Series 1 – Introduction to Pumps

These instructional videos provide simple explanations regarding the core concepts used to design, select, and size the right pump. In this series, you'll benefit from the following topics:

Watch the Full Series Now

The Franklin Electric Prize Drawing for 2019 WEFTEC Voice of Customer


The Franklin Electric Prize Drawing for 2019 WEFTEC Voice of Customer







  1. SPONSOR — The 2019 Franklin Electric Customer Survey Prize Drawing (the “Prize Drawing”) is sponsored by Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (the “Sponsor”).
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  3. PROMOTIONAL PERIOD — The Promotion will take place September 23 – October 11, 2019 (the “Promotional Period”).
  4. 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, 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.
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New Video - Vortex Series Pumps


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.