Duluth, MN: On January 16, 2014, GPM, Inc. (GPM) held an open house for the Company's new sales, service and repair location in Apple Valley, MN. GPM is an international original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of submersible and horizontal slurry pumps and represents many of the finest global manufacturers that supply pumps, seals, power generation and materials handling equipment, cooling towers and gearboxes.Nearly 50 employees, customers and guests attended the open house and toured the pump servicing and repair center where inspection, machining, fabricating, balancing and warranty work are performed. The new facility houses customer and sales support, applications engineering, pump service, repair and maintenance and equipment machining.
Increased demand for GPM's products and services in the mining and minerals, oil and gas, steel, power generation, and paper pulp industries contributed to the Company's decision to expand into the Twin Cities market. "Upward economic trends, specifically pertaining to natural resources exploration, and proximity to customers provided the business case for our expansion into the Twin Cities market," stated Rob West, GPM CEO. "GPM has been the leader in slurry pump manufacturing nationally for over 35 years. In addition, we represent world-class industrial products and solutions for minerals, paper and pulp, power, refining and chemical industries. We are confident we will continue to expand our national and global presence well into the future," continued West.
The Minneapolis office will be the sixth GPM location throughout the country. The Company is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota with additional offices in Billings, Montana, Bismarck, North Dakota and Chesapeake and Cleveland, Ohio.