Little Giant Pump Co.: A Historical Perspective
Literature of the time tells us the Vaporizer Pump was a small, low-pressure, high-volume pump that could be used wherever recirculation was a problem. It was “completely sealed in oil and hermetically sealed.” Applications included “recirculation of water for evaporative coolers; circulations of water in minnow tanks; circulation of water in home garden pools and fountains; circulation of light coolant oils for machine tools; laboratory uses and many other widely varied applications.”
By 1953, the company had moved from its original location at 5101 North Classen to more expansive facilities, comprising a total of 11,000 sq ft. Output was expected to be 25,000 units.
In 2000, Little Giant took another step in the solution of wastewater problems by acquiring Interon, developers of a state-of-the-art low-pressure sewer system. Interon has developed a “total solution” for addressing collection and treatment issues that have plagued the wastewater industry.
Little Giant Pump Company products are sold through plumbing, hvac, and industrial distribution; home improvement; and other outlets internationally. Commercial, residential, industrial, and agricultural customers can also view products at the company’s website, www.LittleGiantPump.com, where they can study the company’s entire line, specify products, and receive interactive guidance in designing water gardens and sizing sewage systems.
Sullivan is national sales manager for Little Giant Pump Company.
Publication date: 06/03/2002