With the addition of American Sock, FPS is able to provide the full range of construction dewatering services, from start to finish, including socking (a technique used to prevent water intrusion during excavation and construction), slurry pumping, bypass pumping, emergency response, and more. This allows FPS to meet the unique North Florida challenges such as low-lying terrain, coastal areas, and heavy rain and flooding which require effective dewatering and flood control solutions for construction, agriculture, and other industries.
“This move not only cements us as a leader in the pumping industry, but it ensures we are supplying even greater value to our customers — with more efficiency and faster project completion times, helping to cut down on costs,” said Jay Friemark, General Manager at FPS. “With FPS and Thompson Pump’s products, our customers know they are getting the best service, most experienced crews, more reliable equipment, and overall, the best value for their socking project.”
Thompson Pump provides multiple models of dewatering pumps with a focus on rotary and piston pumps, as well as vacuum-assisted models, for wellpoint and sock underdrain. All Thompson Pump products come with turnkey service from designing the system to installation, as well as maintenance of the system and pumps. As FPS expands with this acquisition, Thompson Pump will continue to impart expertise, education, and training to the FPS team and will make additional dewatering pumps, equipment, and accessories available.