www.Pumps.org Website Re-Launched

Parsippany, NJ, October 24, 2006 - The Hydraulic Institute (HI) today announced the re-launch of the pump industry's popular website, www.Pumps.org.

Visitors may access an array of free downloads, reference materials, pump definitions, pump diagrams, information on upcoming events and news. An online Supplier Finder allows users to search for manufacturers by a variety of criteria including product description, brand name, or market. Prospective members can learn more about the Hydraulic Institute and the services it offers in the Membership section. A membership brochure and application forms are available for download. Additionally, visitors can now access HI's extensive library of PumpFAQs® - a series of question and answer articles on a wide variety of topics published as a service to pump users, contractors, distributors, reps and OEMs on subjects of common technical concern.

"With a wealth of pump and systems information, from ANSI/HI Pump Standards to guidebooks and educational resources to tips on saving energy," says Mary Silver, HI's Member Services and Technology Manager, "the newly-launched site fully supports the Institute's vision, 'to be a global authority on pumps and pumping systems.'"

Users can purchase ANSI/HI Pump Standards and Guidelines, books and educational materials at the newly designed e-Store, accessible from the home page at www.pumps.org or directly at estore.pumps.org. Users may browse the products by category or locate a publication through the e-Store search function. Orders may be placed online, using this secure site, or visitors may download forms to place orders by phone or fax.

Designed in conjuction with the HI family of websites, www.PumpSystemsMatter.org and www.PumpLearning.org, www.Pumps.org features an updated look and improved navigation to help visitors quickly find what they need. The file folder navigation is designed to facilitate transfer across the family of websites. Drop-down menus, breadcrumbs and left-side navigation let visitors see where they have been and where they want to go on the site. Also, www.Pumps.org includes a more advanced internal search engine to provide users with comprehensive access to site content.

The 89-year old Hydraulic Institute, the largest association of pump producers in North America, is a global authority on pumps and pumping systems. Information on the Hydraulic Institute, its services, standards, publications and meetings, can be found on the HI websites at www.Pumps.org and www.PumpLearning.org, and the new energy-savings and life cycle cost focused site, www.PumpSystemsMatter.org. Requests may also be faxed to (973) 267-9055 or mailed to: Hydraulic Institute, 9 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054. Prospective members of the Hydraulic Institute can now download copies of the membership brochure and application information from www.Pumps.org.

Adam Collyer
The Hydraulic Institute
9 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(973) 267-9700 x36



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