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See below for a complete listing of our corporate news releases, including up-to-date information about Godwin Pumps and our product lines.

Xylem Opens Third Dewatering Solutions Location in Florida


BRIDGEPORT, NJ, US – (February 10, 2014) – Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, announces the opening of its newest dewatering solutions branch in Pompano Beach, FL.

Managed by current Florida branch manager, Mike Sturgill, the branch is located at 1201 NW 18th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33069. Sturgill can be reached at 813-244-7408.

The 12,000 sq. ft. facility is equipped with shop and office space, and sits on more than two acres. It is conveniently located between I-95 and the Florida Turnpike, 32 miles south of West Palm Beach and 30 miles north of Miami. "Finding the right building is always a challenge," said Sturgill. "But we knew Southeast Florida required a local presence from us to provide our customers with the service and support they've come to expect from the Godwin brand. We are now adding sales and support staff. We look forward to expanding in the area and providing our well-known 24/7 service."

The new location will be served by Sturgill as well as Florida regional manager, Todd Huffman, and a salesperson already experienced in the area. "The facility and space available to us now will be invaluable for meeting the requirements of larger projects quickly and efficiently," said Huffman.



Xylem appoints National Accounts Manager for its Godwin brand


Bridgeport, NJ, US – (October 24, 2013) – Xylem Dewatering Solutions, which represents Xylem's Godwin brand, announces the appointment of Gregg Leslie to the role of National Accounts Manager. Leslie will focus on National Accounts customers including government organizations and co-op services.

Michael Delzingaro, VP of Sales for Xylem Dewatering Solutions, said, "National Accounts are a strong focus for the Godwin brand. I expect that Leslie will enhance the program already in place and grow our business with these important customers."Leslie has been in the pumping industry for 18 years.

Leslie's experience in the industry has included responsibilities in sales, operations, marketing, and executive management. He was previously a Southeast Regional Manager for the Godwin brand. Said Leslie, "I am honored to be appointed to this role for Xylem, and look forward to serving our customers."

Godwin pumps on exhibit at WEFTEC 2013


Bridgeport, NJ, US – (October 2, 2013) – Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, will showcase its Godwin pumps and accessories at WEFTEC in Chicago, IL, October 7-9, 2013. Xylem is in booth #1443.

This is WEFTEC's 86th annual exhibition and conference. It is the biggest meeting in North America for water quality professionals, and the world's largest annual water quality exhibition. Xylem will exhibit Godwin Dri-Prime® pumps including an NC80 diesel pump and NC150 diesel pump with compressor clutch.

The Godwin Dri-Prime NC Series features automatic self-priming from dry to 28 feet without operator assistance and Flygt N-technology with a self-cleaning impeller. NC Series pumps deliver sustained high efficiency for lower energy costs and less unplanned downtime. They feature a Hard-Iron™ (60 HRC) impeller and insert ring and a dry-running high-pressure oil bath mechanical seal with abrasion-resistant silicon carbide faces. They are suitable for sewage and clean water applications.

The booth will also feature a Heidra hydraulic submersible 100NC pumpend and 150NC pumpend. Visit us in booth #1443. For more information on the show, go to For more information on Xylem's Godwin brand, visit




Xylem Dewatering Solutions Chesapeake, Virginia Branch Relocation


NORFOLK, VA, US – (July 22, 2013) – Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, announces the relocation of its Chesapeake, Virginia branch. This branch is part of Xylem Dewatering Solutions, featuring Godwin products and Flygt pumps for construction and mining.

After seven years at 925 Professional Place in Chesapeake, the branch has moved nine miles from our current location. We are now located at the following address:

1190 Harmony Rd
Norfolk VA 23502

The new branch phone number is (757) 490-1300. All cell phones will remain the same.

This new location will feature a larger office and shop with 17,500 combined square feet, to better accommodate our staff and serve our customer needs. The address is more centralized for the local work we perform.  Additionally, the location has a larger yard – at 5.5 acres – for storage of additional inventory to include pumps, HDPE pipe, and accessories.

Regional manager Jarrod Williamson said, "Our goal is to continue to offer the highest level of service to all our customers in Hampton Roads and its surrounding areas." Branch personnel will remain the same, and day-to-day interruptions were minimized during our move to this facility. We are fully operational and will be announcing an open house in the upcoming month to invite all our customers to celebrate our grand opening.

Xylem announces its newest Dewatering Solutions branch location


BRIDGEPORT, NJ, US – (April 26, 2013) – Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest Dewatering Solutions branch in Blountville, TN, managed by current Charlotte, NC branch manager, Adam Nichols.

Located at 2020 Highway 75 in Blountville, TN, this branch will serve southwest Virginia through Knoxville, TN. The branch phone number is (423) 544-9464. One-half mile from Tri-Cities Regional Airport, the branch is easily accessible from I-26 and I-81.

Said Xylem Dewatering Solutions' southeast regional manager, Jarrod Williamson, "This area has been a growth target for Xylem for a number of years. We have had strong support in the region from our Charlotte, NC location, but are now ready to give it more direct attention. Our focus in the area will be diverse, but will include industrial work, municipal opportunities, utility and general contractors, heavy highway constructors, and work in the aggregate market."

Branch manager Adam Nichols has been with the company since 2006. He began as an Operations Manager, and has been branch manager of the Charlotte location for almost three years. Said Nichols, "I used to cover this region as a salesperson, so I am familiar with the area. We are excited to expand our footprint in the industrial and mining markets, and eager to provide more attention to eastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia."

The facility has a 15,000-square-foot shop and 3,000 square feet of office space, three dock and nine drive-in doors, and three acres of paved yard space.

Xylem to exhibit Godwin and Flygt pumps at the Pumper and Cleaner Show


BRIDGEPORT, NJ, US – (February 20, 2013) – Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, will showcase its Godwin CD and NC series Dri-Prime pumps, as well as Flygt electric submersible pumps, in Booth #2316.

Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo happens February 25-28, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. Pumper is the world's largest annual trade show for environmental service professional. Xylem is displaying a Godwin CD150M Dri-Prime pump with clutch compressor, Godwin NC100 non-clog Dri-Prime pump, Godwin HL80M high-head Dri-Prime pump, and Flygt electric submersible pumps from our 2600 dewatering series and 2700 stainless series.

The brand-new Godwin 150NC non-clog Heidra hydraulic submersible pump will also be on display. The pump features unique patented Flygt N-technology with an innovative self-cleaning impeller, to reduce fuel costs and unplanned maintenance costs. The impeller design allows for superior handling of stringy sewage and sustained high efficiency. The 150NC Heidra pump offers flows to 1,700 GPM and discharge heads to 180 feet.

Visit us in Booth #2316. For more details on the show, visit For more information on Xylem's Dewatering Solutions, go to

Xylem will exhibit at the SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit


BRIDGEPORT, NJ, US – (February 21, 2013) – Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, will exhibit at the SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, February 24-27, 2013 in Denver, CO, in Booth #718.The show, produced by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, is focused on the mining industry and its people.

Xylem will exhibit Flygt electric submersible pumps including the 2750 MSHA-approved stainless submersible pump, 2640 MSHA-approved dewatering pump, 58HP 2201 MSHA-approved pump, and 5150 slurry pump.Xylem is also exhibiting a Godwin HL150M stainless diesel-driven Dri-Prime Pump, a high-head centrifugal pump.

The HL150M offers flows to 1650 GPM and discharge heads to 490 feet. In addition to all pumps in the Dri-Prime line of pumps, it primes and re-primes from dry to 28 feet of suction lift. Its stainless materials of construction are ideal for mining applications where chemicals may be present in high or low pH applications.

Visit us in Booth #718. For more information on Xylem's Dewatering Solutions, go to  .



Xylem Still Sending Relief and Donations to Areas Hit by Hurricane Sandy


Bridgeport, NJ, US – (December 18, 2012) – Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, distributed much-needed supplies to Hurricane Sandy victims in Northern New Jersey.

Two Xylem sales representatives, Mark Michael and Pat Witts, worked tirelessly around the clock with the rest of Godwin's Northeast branches to ensure pumps were delivered to affected cities up and down the east coast to help relieve flooded areas so families had hope to resume to some type of normalcy.

In addition to working around the clock dispatching, delivering, setting up, and servicing our pumps, employees responded to Mark and Pat's call for donations to purchase much-needed supplies for local Northern New Jersey residents.

To date, our employees in the US and UK donated $9,545.00 USD, prior to Xylem's double match initiative. Xylem joined the American Red Cross to provide emergency funds, and Xylem activated a double match for employee contributions. Total employee contributions were last tallied at $22,800 for a total donation through Xylem of $68,500.

Said Anne Denny, CFO of Xylem's dewatering solutions business, said, "Mark and Pat, two of the youngest sales representatives in our New Jersey region, have donated their time after their workday was over to purchase supplies from the donations received and load their trucks. They drove to North Jersey the following day to distribute the supplies and help local branch personnel. Mark and Pat have gone above and beyond as representatives of Godwin."

Xylem acquires Heartland Pump, strengthening company's dewatering solutions portfolio in the United States


White Plains, N.Y.– October 26, 2012 – Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, announced today that it has acquired privately held Heartland Pump Rental and Sales, Inc. The actual terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Heartland Pump, headquartered in Carterville, Illinois, has been a strong business partner with Godwin in dewatering pump rental, services and systems design since 1995; Godwin is part of the Xylem portfolio.

"We've identified dewatering as a strategic growth market for us, building on our existing capabilities in emergency water removal, bypass, drainage and industrial applications," said Gretchen McClain, President and Chief Executive Officer of Xylem.  "This acquisition supports our strategy by expanding our footprint in an important region of the United States."

Xylem's dewatering solutions business is a world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic self-priming pumps and submersible electric pumps, sold under the Godwin and Flygt brand names. The Xylem offering includes pumps, accessories and services to meet customer needs during fast-paced emergencies, rental or permanent installations.

"Heartland Pump has been a trusted channel partner of Godwin products and services for more than 17 years," said Grant Salstrom, Managing Director of Xylem Dewatering Solutions. "We're pleased to welcome them into the Xylem family, working with them to strengthen our network to help our customers solve their most challenging dewatering problems."

Heartland Pump employs approximately 100 people, with branches in Evansville, Indiana, Horn Lake, Mississippi, and Nashville, Tennessee.

Godwin, a Xylem brand, supports Hurricane Isaac Relief Efforts


Bridgeport, NJ, US – (September 18, 2012) – Godwin, a Xylem brand, continues to support emergency relief efforts through the south after Hurricane Isaac.

In the same areas hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, parishes throughout New Orleans and Baton Rouge were experiencing flooding and power outages from Hurricane Isaac. Pump stations were being used at length because of the outages, and needed backup. Godwin, in conjunction with distributor Better Pumps & Solutions, deployed a total of 167 pumps.

Godwin deployed six-inch pumps from branches in Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, Jacksonville, FL, Lakeland, FL, Atlanta, GA, Bridgeport, NJ, and Evanston, WY. Godwin Midwest District Manager Rob Lamm traveled to Louisiana to assist Better Pumps & Solutions and work with contractors.

John Bienvenu of Better Pumps & Solutions said, "There were five coastal parishes, among others, affected by Hurricane Isaac. Some have had recent levee improvements that helped prevent flooding. Others, in lower lying areas, experienced greater floods. Those not greatly affected by flooding still suffered large power outages."

Better Pumps & Solutions has locations in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and were at the forefront of hurricane relief in the area.

In Mississippi, flooding wasn't too dramatic during the storm, but the remnants of Hurricane Isaac still caused problems for local communities. Godwin Eastern District Manager Will Buddin started receiving calls on Saturday before Labor Day that the Percy Quin dam and levee were in jeopardy. Officials wanted to build an emergency spillway. The dam level needed to drop to reduce the threat of cracking, and also in order to begin work on the emergency spillway.

Said Buddin, "The dam is fed by Lake Tangipahoa, which we estimated to be a 700-900-acre lake. That's a lot of water that would go downstream toward Louisiana." Buddin boarded a plane early Labor Day morning to assist distributor Hydra Service with coordination efforts, calculations, and recommendations for the contractors on-site.

Five 12-inch DPC300 Godwin Dri-Prime pumps and four 8-inch CD225M Dri-Prime pumps were deployed from Hydra Service. " Everyone was working to get the area under control as quickly as possible with contractors and the Army Corp of Engineers."

The level dropped successfully in two days, and now work has begun to install the emergency spillway. This will prevent such emergencies in the future. The spillway will regulate excess flow in an emergency or torrential downpour and take pressure off the dam.

About Godwin
Godwin, a Xylem brand, maintains a fleet of over 5,000 portable rental pumps and 3,200 pieces of related equipment for use in dewatering in construction, mining and quarrying; in drinking water supply; and in wastewater bypasses in municipal, industrial and environmental markets. The Godwin Dri-Prime® pump line features fully automatic self-priming to 28 feet, dry-running and solids handling capabilities, and is complemented by a wide range and variety of Heidra® hydraulic submersible pumps, Flygt electric submersible pumps for construction and mine dewatering, and Wet-Prime gasoline-powered pumps. Godwin also offers customized sales and service training.

About Xylem
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide. 

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at

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