The Gorman-Rupp Company designs, manufactures, and sells pumps and related fluid control equipment and systems worldwide. Its products include self priming centrifugal, standard centrifugal, magnetic drive centrifugal, axial and mixed flow, vertical turbine line shaft, submersible, high pressure booster, rotary gear, diaphragm, bellows, and oscillating pumps. The company sells its pumps primarily for use in the construction, industrial, water, and wastewater handling fields; for boosting low residential water pressure; for pumping refined petroleum products, including the ground refueling of aircraft; for fluid control in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) applications; for dewatering and flood control purposes; and for various agricultural purposes. It also provides pumps for fire protection, which have applications in sprinkler systems, fire hydrants, stand pipes, fog systems, and deluge systems at hotels, banks, factories, airports, schools, public buildings, and various other facilities. In addition, the company’s pumps are used in various products, such as food processing, chemical, photo processing, waste treatment, HVAC equipment, appliances, and solar heating systems, as well as for automated explosives detection systems in airports. It markets its products through a network of distributors, manufacturers’ representatives, third-party distributor catalogs, and direct sales. The Gorman-Rupp Company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Mansfield, Ohio.