Cornell Company Picnic, 2019

Cornell employees enjoyed a great family picnic on Saturday, August 3rd at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).  More than 200 attendees enjoy the picnic, raffle prizes, great weather, and all that OMSI had in store for families. The highlight was The Science Behind PIXAR, which delved into how PIXAR generates all their wonderful animated characters using science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts.

Everyone enjoyed the camaraderie and getting better acquainted with co-workers’ families.

Pump-Flo Update

Cornell Pump employs Pump-Flo as a pump selection software tool that allows registered users to select and compare pumps for applications. The program is free, and only requires that the user register in order to access this valuable information.

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, Cornell Pump updated the desktop version of Pump-Flo with new pump curves. If you use the desktop version, please download the update installer from the Cornell website.

If you use the web-based version of Pump Flo, the program is updated automatically for you. The desktop version can be used offline, in situations such as airplanes without Wi-Fi, but it requires a download onto the user’s computer, and periodic updates to the data when new information is added.

Thousands of Cornell Pump’s distributors and end-users work with Pump Flo frequently, to make the right selection for their application. Learn more at

Happy 4th of July from Cornell Pump

Cornell Pump Closed on Thursday, July 4th

Limited Operations on Friday, July 5th

Cornell Pump will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4th. We wish all our employees, distributors, end users, and friends a safe and happy holiday.

Our factory will be closed on Friday, July 5.  However, we will have limited staffing on that day, in order to respond to emergency requests.

We’ll be back to regular hours on Monday, July 8, 2019.

Cornell eCatalog Now Boasts Offline Functionality

Cornell Pump’s eCatalog allows end users, distributors, engineers, and others to look up pump curves and dimension prints on pump models. This useful resource is accessed from our website hundreds of times a week.

Now, the eCatalog can be used without internet connectivity. The catalog can be downloaded to a laptop computer, and accessed in the air, in remote areas, or anywhere else an internet connection is not available.

To use the offline version, The catalog must be synchronized with a computer. The offline catalog is recommended for use with Google Chrome (for best compatibility).  Go to the eCatalog, and press the ‘sync offline’ button on the upper right hand side of the screen. The files will download onto the computer.


Depending on internet speed and the number of drawings and curves in the catalog, synchronization times will vary. Typically, synchronization times will range between 2 and 5 minutes. The website must be kept open during synchronization, and the eCatalog is fully functional during this time. A progress bar will display the current synchronization progress.

When synchronization is complete, an alert will be displayed to the user indicating that the synchronization was successful. After this message is displayed, the website will be ready for offline use, without an internet connection.

Make it an App

The eCatalog can be made into a desktop application after the synchronization process.

  • Open the Chrome menu by clicking the ellipsis (three vertical dots) in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Click “Install Cornell Pump eCatalog…” from the dropdown menu.
  • Click “Install” in the resulting dialog.
  • This will install the eCatalog as an application, with a shortcut on the user’s desktop.
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The eCatalog does not have to be used offline; it will still function perfectly well online, on numerous platforms such as Apple IOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and others.

Cornell Pump Celebrates World Refrigeration Day

Cornell Pump has been integral to refrigeration systems with our CB series of pumps since the 1950’s. More recently, our Arctic King series of hermetic refrigeration pumps have been industry favorites. As such,  we are proud to celebrate the first annual World Refrigeration Day.

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) — Europe’s independent intergovernmental science and technology based organization which promotes knowledge of refrigeration — spearheaded the development of this, the first World Refrigeration Day.

The day is designed to point out how refrigeration makes life better for every person, as well as the massive economic impact refrigeration makes. A PDF white paper is available to from IIR on how refrigeration makes the world a better place every day.



A Week of Food Trucks at Cornell

Cornell Pump Company is starting a week of food trucks at the factory, as a thank you to all employees for working extra hard at the end of Q2!

Today’s food truck makes meals with a mission.  Mission Bar-B-Que not only serves tasty barbecue, but also helps men, women, and children from the devastating effects of homelessness, hunger, addiction, and abuse.  All proceeds from Mission Bar-B-Que support the work of Portland Rescue Mission.

Cornell employees enjoyed some hot and sweet brisket and pulled pork, all the while helping the homeless in Portland.  We look forward to pizza, sliders, and more deliciousness throughout the week.

If you’d like to join the Cornell Pump team, see our employment page. You might not be hired in time for BBQ this week, but you’re sure to enjoy food trucks in the future!

Cornell Presents at Water Works School 2019

Cornell Pump is pleased that once again, the Pacific Northwest Session of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) had us present the pump basics section at the Water Works School 2019. Held at Clackamas Community College, Water Week had over 150 participants, who were able to take a wide variety of classes related to potable and waste water.

Cornell presented on topics such as:

  • Pump Terminology
  • Reading a Pump Curve
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • NPSH A/R
  • Pump Installation and Maintenance

And our local municipal distributor, Pump Tech, spoke about Variable Frequency Drives.

If you missed this opportunity, you can learn about these topics and much more at our annual Pump School in September! This year we’ll celebrating our 70th anniversary of Pump School, and are presenting at a different, exciting venue in downtown Portland, the Benson Hotel. Get all the details about pump school, or register online (event sells out every year).

Summer Food Trucks at Cornell

The first Friday in June brought out the inaugural Summer food truck for Cornell Pump!

An exciting employee benefit, the food trucks are part of Portland’s food scene; with a reputation of inventive and approachable cuisine, served quickly.

If you’d like to enjoy Korean BBQ tacos, mac and cheese sandwiches, authentic German sausages, or any of the more than dozen food truck delicacies Cornell employees will enjoy over the summer, consider joining the Cornell team.

Cornell Pump has numerous positions open*, due to our increased business output. Whether you are a software engineer, electrical design engineer, or journey level machinist, you can join the Cornell Team. We also have numerous sales positions open.  Visit our employment page for more information.


  • Electrical design engineer
  • Software design engineer
  • Test engineer


  • CNC repair and maintenance technician
  • Machinist journey level


  • Mid-West/North East Territory Manager
  • Sales development representative
  • Sales manager

If interested, we encourage you to apply, as well as share with friends and colleagues in the manufacturing sector. At Cornell, our employees enjoy excellent benefits and a culture of community, teamwork, and growth. We offer the advantages of an international company, with a small-company feel.


Memorial Day 2019

Cornell Pump will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019, in observation of Memorial Day

We honor the memory of service members, as well as their families, who sacrificed to protect the freedoms we enjoy.

We will re-open at 7:00 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.