A Note from Our President Brian Sweeney
IN THE FLOW Crane Pumps & Systems Newsletter Q3 2019
Softball League: Then & Now •
Salvation Army Summer Feeding Program • •
Canada: New and Improved!
In the last week of September the Crane Pumps team attended WEFTEC 2019, the largest municipal wastewater trade show of its kind in North America. WEFTEC is attended by various companies that supply equipment to water and wastewater municipalities all over the world. As this year's event was held in Chicago, IL, several members of the team took the opportunity to visit the original Crane Co. site, located at the intersection of Canal and Fulton streets in downtown Chicago. It was at this site that RT Crane, at the age of 22, began his business on the 4th of July in 1855 manufacturing bronze fittings for locomotives. Over the following 55 years until his death in 1912, RT Crane grew that one-man operation manufacturing bronze fittings in a small wooden building in Chicago, into an industrial powerhouse comprised of 10,000 employees working in dozens of factories manufacturing a broad range of innovative, engineered products.
MARKETING UPDATE As we wrap up the third quarter, we would like to thank the channel partners, engineering firms, municipality supervisors and operators who visited the Barnes booth at WEFTEC 2019 in Chicago, IL and who attended our Sithe Chopper tailgate and Chicago White Sox game! Several new literature pieces were created in Q3 including: (3) new Sithe Chopper pump case studies, (1) Blade Grinder pump application flyer, and (1) Deming Chopper Food Processing & Farming flyer. The case studies can be found on our website www.cranepumps.com or through CP&S Connect on our marketing portal. Check out Crane Pumps on YouTube to see our latest video about the work we do in our local community with the help of the Crane Charitable Funds and the new Dairy and Farming chopping video.
New Case Studies •
New Castle, IN
Coal City, IL
Santa Ynez & Chumash Casino, CA
DOUBLE THE DEMOS IN 2020
WEFTEC Sithe Chopper Tailgate
With the success of our first Chopper trailer and live demonstrations throughout 2019, we are proud to announce the addition of a second Sithe Chopper trailer that will navigate through the US and Canada beginning in November 2019. Contact your local RSM for more information on the trailer schedule or to book a Sithe demonstration and trailer visit in your territory.
UPCOMING EVENTS OCTOBER •
11th NEIWPCC; Mystic, CT
30th VOWRA; Norfolk, VA
Pennsylvania, Massachusetts & Vermont
Trailer 1: Carolina & Florida Trailer 2: Oklahoma
Trailer 1: Carolina & Florida Trailer 2: Louisiana
Softball League: Then & Now In the early 1900s, the Deming Pump Company started a softball league outside of work hours. This was a tradition that continued for many years where fellow co-workers could unwind and show their competitive side during a weekly softball game. This year the Crane Pumps & Systems softball team kicked off their league season at the end of August. The team has been practicing and gearing up for a successful season. This annual softball league is a great opportunity to keep the Deming Pump Company tradition alive decades after the first Deming Pump team took the field.
CUSTOMER CORNER E Water Solutions, Inc. LOCATION: Redlands, California WHEN WERE YOU FOUNDED? "E-Water Solutions was founded June 4th, 2018 by individuals that all worked together at one time for another wholesale distribution company. That wholesale distribution company was purchased in 2017 by a publicly traded pump manufacturer that wanted to vertically integrate their own products through the purchase and enter the wholesale distribution markets. Since their founding, Crane Pumps & Systems recognized that E-Water Solutions would be a great channel partner due to the markets they operate in." INTERESTING FACTS? "Collectively E-Water Solutions, Inc. has a total combined experience of 120 years under one roof, providing our customers with an industry leading customer service experience that led to our tag line â€œA Revolution In Serviceâ€?. Our staff over this time period have sold, serviced, and even installed almost every type of fluid & material handling pump on the market."
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT JOYCE NEER HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH CRANE PUMPS & SYSTEMS? 41 Years WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PARTS OF YOUR JOB? "The friendships that have come from working with so many co-workers over the years. I enjoy finding solutions to the day-to-day issues that come up and have realized that I still learn something new every day." WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST IMPACTFUL CHANGES YOU’VE WITNESSED DURING YOUR TIME HERE? "The technology has changed so much. When I started working we had just gotten our first computer and we had one to share for the whole department, now there is so much information readily available with just typing a few keystrokes. Also the company has grown so much through acquisitions and new product design. I was privileged to visit and learn from Barnes, Weinman, & Deming before they were transitioned into Piqua." WHEN NOT AT WORK WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME? "I enjoy spending time with family, sewing quilts, working on crafts, and tracing my family history through genealogy."
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT TERRI HUMMEL HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH CRANE PUMPS & SYSTEMS? 43 Years WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PARTS OF YOUR JOB? "Some of my favorite parts of my job would be the many challenges and demands of the Material/Planner Scheduler position. It is always a feeling of accomplishment when everything falls into place to ship sales orders on time (or early) to satisfy our customer’s needs. I enjoy helping co-workers solve processes and inventory issues to keep things running smoothly." WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST IMPACTFUL CHANGES YOU’VE WITNESSED DURING YOUR TIME HERE? "The most impactful thing, of course, would be the computer. I remember when the first terminal was put in our office in Mansfield that 8 people shared! You could only look up information; everything else was manually coded and sent to data processing for key punching!" WHEN NOT AT WORK WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME? "I enjoy being with family, whether it’s just at home, or a vacation! Looking forward to watching our first newborn granddaughter grow, as well as our second grandchild that is on the way!"
Salvation Army Summer Feeding Program During this Summer season, Crane Pumps & Systems employees assisted the Piqua, Ohio chapter of the Salvation Army with their Summer Feeding Program. From the first full week after the school year ends until the last full week until school begins, the Salvation Army supplies warm meals to local children in need. Each day the Salvation Army serves lunches out of its main building in Piqua and drives the Canteen Food Truck to local parks and other stops to deliver warm, well-balanced meals to local children. Each Thursday during the Summer Feeding Program five Crane Pumps & Systems employees volunteer their time prepping food, loading the truck, traveling to local parks and serving the meals to children in need along with Salvation Army employees. On any given day the Salvation Army provides approximately 150-200 warm, well-balanced meals to children in Piqua, Ohio. Crane Pumps & Systems was also able to present a $10,000 monetary donation to the Salvation Army Summer Feeding Program through Crane's fund for Widows & Children. This money will assist the program in buying the food to supply the lunches for the children as well as funding supplies such as eating utensils and the food boxes each lunch is served in. Crane Pumps & Systems is proud to partner with such important and giving organizations like the Salvation Army.
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT Sithe Chopper Pump Crane Pumps & Systems is excited to announce the launch of the 8" & 10" Barnes Sithe submersible chopper pumps. With this product extension, Sithe chopper pumps are available from 3HP to 150HP in 3", 4", 6", 8" and 10" discharge sizes. With flows exceeding 4,800 g.p.m. and heads up to 140 ft., these large chopper pumps are the preferred pump of choice for tough solids handling applications including municipal sewage and storm water in high flow lift stations, master stations, plant intake, screenings transfer, sludge transfer and RAS & WAS. The 8" & 10" Sithe chopper pumps are equipped with patented open center cutting technology, heat treated stainless steel blades, field replaceable cutters, quick disconnect plug and play cord, optional high chrome impellers, and VFD compatible motor. Click HERE to see Sithe Chopper pumps in action. Sithe catalogs and pump selection tool are available in CP&S Connect. Learn more about Barnes' product portfolio and services on our website.
Crane Canada: New and Improved! Over the past few months, Crane Canada has implemented several changes in order to serve customers more efficiently and provide quality product in the most timely manner.
access to this data across sites and for all necessary Crane employees to more quickly provide service to our customers. These documents include buy reports, packing slips, general customer files and work orders.
We have been actively focused on the empowerment of our employees through extensive ERP training to educated office staff with tools to promptly respond to customer requests. We have implemented an ongoing project related to updating the view of information in our internal ERP system which included updating reorder points for inventory control, updating lead times with the most accurate data and aligning with the Piqua plant to allow us to hold to promise dates.
We have practiced and communicated a heightened focus on safety in the warehouse, shop and office. We have recently implemented 5S standards with more visual work spaces so as not to lose time looking for tools. We are in the midst of a plant and office renovation; painting and removing walls to open up space and create a more modern and welcoming atmosphere for our employees and customers.
Additionally, we have migrated several internal documents to electronic versions in order to allow
With specialized training and support from the Piqua team, we are excited to realize the positive impact these changes will have for our customers in Canada.
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