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Xylem readies for continued dewatering growth, breaks ground on Godwin pumps manufacturing facility expansion


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2012-- Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has broken ground on a 10,000-square-foot extension of its manufacturing facility in Bridgeport, New Jersey to support continuing growth in the dewatering segment. The Bridgeport facility is a manufacturing plant for Godwin pumps, a leading global brand of automatic self-priming portable pumps used in the growing markets for drainage pump rental, services and sales for the global industrial, construction, mining, municipal, oil and gas segments.

The additional capacity will be used to meet growing demand for Godwin pumps, including the new Godwin Dri-Prime NC Series introduced in November 2011. The Godwin Dri-Prime NC Series is the first portable, diesel-driven dewatering pump to include the Flygt N-technology which delivers clog-free hydraulics and enables sustained high-efficiency pumping.

"We continued to see excellent growth in 2011, expanding both our pump rental and sales business considerably. To keep up with demand in 2012 and beyond, we are adding shop space at the main manufacturing facility in Bridgeport,” said Michel Bakhos, head of Xylem’s Dewatering Solutions business. “Growing our product offering and increasing manufacturing capabilities is essential in ensuring unequaled customer support and service. “

The building extension is expected to be completed during 2012.

About Godwin

Godwin, a Xylem brand, is the world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic self-priming pumps, hydraulic submersibles and related intelligent control systems. Known for reliability and a close-to-customer approach to business, Godwin is committed to delivering pumping solutions for fast-paced emergency situations, temporary rental or permanent installations. Under the Godwin banner, customers have access to a complete range of products and solutions for moving water, wastewater, and industrial fluids. Product development and manufacturing of Godwin products is based in the United Kingdom. For more information on Godwin products, please visit

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2010 annual revenues of $3.2 billion and 12,000 employees worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at

Source: Xylem Inc.

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