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  • WELCOME!  Mike Michaud Headshot

    When planning for our centennial began in 2014 one of the first orders of business was to define the goals of the celebration.  Many ideas were offered but an overarching theme emerged - that this anniversary was about much more than the Hydraulic Institute.  It’s about our industry, the people who work in it, the innovations that have and will propel it forward, and the worldwide community who depend, often without knowing it, on pumping equipment to support their daily lives.

    I invite you to celebrate with us through this site where we will share some of the special commemorative pieces we have developed, including our anniversary video, “The Hidden World of Pumps.”  Explore our interactive timeline of pump industry history, learn more about HI’s initiatives to educate and attract talent to our industry, and view the poster we have produced to promote the importance of pumps in society.  This site is designed to inform you about the pump industry, recognize the wonderful philanthropic work of our member companies, meet some of the many volunteers who engage in the work of the Institute, and connect you to this vital industry.  Join us as we celebrate this historic milestone.

    Michael Michaud, Executive Director

    Click below to view the 100th Anniversary video

    100th Annivrsary Video

    Click to explore our interactive timeline of pump industry history

    Interactive Timeline Image

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