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Thompson Pump sells rental operations to United Rentals

“This transaction allows us to focus intently on developing and manufacturing the industry’s best pumps and accessories … and we are well-positioned for the next stage of our company’s evolution” said company president, Bill Thompson.

A new chapter in the life of an established company is beginning for Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. following the sale of their rental assets and related operations to the Fluid Solutions Group of industry leader United Rentals. Having divested itself from the direct rental business, Thompson Pump plans to invest in and grow its pump manufacturing operations - the core business that has made Thompson Pump an iconic brand in the industry. 

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Trench Boxes Create Safe Environment For Workers On Pipeline Project

Trench boxes provided by United Rentals Trench Safety were determined to be the optimal equipment solution (shown here on another project).

A high-profile infrastructure project of the Eastern Canada Refinery Access Initiative has proven to be a safe fit for the large-scale application of trench boxes. The Line 9B Reversal spans a 639-kilometre section of 762-mm (30- inch) pipe running from North Westover, Ontario, to Montreal, Quebec. The project received National Energy Board approval in March of this year.

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