Cornell Pump School in Cordele, GA

Cornell Pump is hosting a pump school in Cordele, Georgia for agricultural, industrial, and rental end users and distributors.

More than 60 attendees are learning hydraulics, installation and care, pump maintenance and more over two days.

If you are interested in learning about pump hydraulics, consider attending Cornell’s upcoming annual Pump School, held in Portland, Oregon on September 15 &16, 2020. Learn more.

Regional Pump School for the Southeast

Cornell Pump will be holding a two-day regional pump school in Georgia on Tuesday, January 28th and Wednesday, January 29th.

Held at Lake Blackshear Resort, the school will feature basic hydraulics on Tuesday and on site pump rebuild on Wednesday.

Hours are 8 am to 5 pm Tuesday, and 8am to noon on Wednesday.

Meant to incorporate much of what is taught at our annual pump school in Portland, the school is a great opportunity to learn more about hydraulics, pump curves, NPSH, and pump selection — plus have in-person time with a pump technician for rebuild and maintenance questions.

Registration is only $50 and includes lunch on Tuesday plus course materials.

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Staying at The gorgeous and historic Lake Blackshear Resort is encouraged. At only $99 a night (plus $15 resort fee), the hotel is a convenient and inexpensive choice. Please reserve using the group code # 349961.

Happy New Year!

Cornell Pump will be closed Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

We’ll reopen on Thursday, January 2, regular business hours.

Cornell Regional Schools

Cornell Pump is happy to be partnering with our distributor Gierlich-Mitchell on two pump schools in Northern California. Yesterday, we were in Union City, and today(12/18/19), we are in Sacramento for wastewater-centric training. We’ll be training more than 120 operators and engineers through the events.

If you’re interested in Cornell training, we will be hosting our annual Pump School in September 2020 in downtown Portland and at the Cornell factory. Learn more about Pump School, and register for the event online today.

Cornell Gets in the Holiday Spirit

The last two weekends, Cornell Pump has had some great holiday events! On Saturday the 7th, we had Santa day, where more than 70 children of Cornell employees got to talk with Santa, get a special present they had requested, get their picture taken, plus have a scrumptious holiday breakfast.

Cornell employees enjoyed their annual holiday party on Saturday, December 14th. Every attendee received a gift, there were raffle prizes, and awards. Everyone had a great time, with good food, lively company, and fond camaraderie for all we have accomplished in 2019.

If you’d like to join the Cornell Pump team, we have a few openings; maybe 2020 can be a great year with you and Cornell!  See our employment page for details.

Cornell is busy at two trade shows this week.

The Irrigation Association show is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada. We’re in Booth I-526, and are promoting our Cyclone  Vertical Turbine series and the Cornell  Co-Pilot pump monitoring system.

We’re also at the American Exploration and Mining Assocation show in Reno, Nevada. Booth #336. We are promoting mine dewatering pumps at this show.

Happy Thanksgiving from Cornell Pump Company

Our factory and office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28th, 2019. We hope that you have a wonderful holiday and look forward to serving our customers when we are open again on Monday, December 2nd.

Cornell Celebrates Thanksgiving 2019

Cornell Pump employees sat down together to celebrate Thanksgiving 2019 on Thursday November 21. All enjoyed Southern BBQ, including smoked beef brisket, BBQ’ed chicken, and pulled pork heaped on plates along with BBQ beans, coleslaw, and finished up with pecan and pumpkin pies. We’re thankful to work for an industry-leading company, thankful for great distributors and customers, and thankful we can all pull together every day to make the best centrifugal pumps in the world. We’ll be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, 2019, in order to celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends and families.

At the meeting, new employees (more than 10 hired in the last quarter) were introduced. If you’d like to be part of Cornell Pump, please look at our employment information.  We continue to expand, and are looking for talented and motivated employees across many disciplines.

We hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

World Toilet Day 2019

Cornell Pump started in Portland, Oregon in 1946. This weekend, residents of our fair Rose City, were treated to a giant ‘poo’ emoji in Pioneer Square, as a reminder of World Toilet Day on Tuesday, November 19.  An official United Nation’s observance day, World Toilet Day is a held to encourage all people to have access to clean, reliable sanitation by 2030.

At more than 30 feet tall, the emoji holds an immersive theater that explains the need for proper sanitation around the world and how a reliable toilet, hooked to well-functioning sewage and waste water systems, are vital for human health and happiness. And every visitor to take the tour generates a $2 donation to fund safe sanitation.

Cornell Pump has been manufacturing high-quality municipal pumps since the 1950’s. Learn more about our reliable and innovative designs, many of which are used in safe sanitation systems around the world.

Read more about the Giant Poo emoji in Portland, described as an amusement ride, on Portland Local News Station KOIN’s website.

Learn more about World Toilet Day 2019.

And, if you are wondering, after the emoji is flushed from Pioneer Square, Cornell Pump’s hometown will be setting up the 35th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, held the day after Thanksgiving.

Thank You, Veterans!

Cornell Pump Company is thankful for our Veteran’s contributions to our country and our community. May they always know respect, honor, and gratitude.

Veterans Day facts

  • Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day and was declared a holiday in honor of World War I Veterans in 1938
  • Veterans Day is on November 11th because that was the day that fighting ended in World War I (The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month)
  • Veterans Day was expanded to honor all veterans in 1954