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Viva Las Vegas!

Finish Thompson is gearing up to host a group of 40 distribution partners at our Erie Pump Academy from October 2nd through the 4th, featuring fti-vegas-logocomprehensive classroom and hands-on training.  After a day of learning, attendees can relax and take in the gorgeous views of Lake Erie, browse the Erie Maritime Museum, and enjoy dinner out at some fantastic local restaurants.

If you missed out on the deadline for the Erie Pump Academy, make sure to keep our Las Vegas Global Conference on your agenda for April of 2017.  We’re looking forward to putting our signature products in the spotlight and presenting our partners with an in-depth look at our UC Series and FTI Air AODD pumps.

Introducing FTI Air

FTI AIR LogoFTI Air is a comprehensive line of AODD pumps designed and manufactured by Finish Thompson. We have been meticulous in our design and preparation with month after month of testing all components in Erie to verify suitability and long life, as well as extensive field-testing in a variety of real world applications. FTI Air will provide high quality, reliable products at a competitive price. Change is in the Air!


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Change is in the Air!

Not only is that true about the weather, but it is true about FTI Air. Since our release earlier in this year, we continue to be the change in the AODD market by constantly challenging  established manufacturers with our quality, delivery, customer service and of course competitive prices.

Why Choose FTI Air?

Large product offering – Eighteen models with more on the way!
Competitive pricing – Helps generate interest and secure orders.
Outstanding delivery – Outstanding price AND delivery, need we say more?!
Robust and reliable – Meticulous engineering & solid construction for long life.
Fewer parts – Improves reliability and simplifies maintenance.
Easy to maintain – No special tools required.
Lower noise levels – Can you hear me now?
Unparalleled service – FTI’s world class before-and-after sales & technical service…second to none!


Water, water everywhere!


For most people in the world today, water is not drinkable unless treated with chemicals.

Finish Thompson Pumps are used every day worldwide to pump water treatment chemicals.

What are these chemicals and what do they do?

Coagulants and flocculants – Help remove small, suspended particles by making them clump together forming larger particles that are easier to filter out. Aluminum sulfate, ferric chloride and polyaluminum chloride (PAC) are commonly used.

Neutralizing agents – Added to control the pH if required. Proper pH is important because it allows other chemicals to work more efficiently and helps control corrosion in the distribution system and customers plumbing. These include sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid.

Disinfectants – Kill pathogens (including bacteria and viruses) that may be in the water. Most drinking water systems are required to maintain a residual level of disinfectant in the distribution system to protect against new pathogen formation. Sodium hypochlorite (bleach) is one example of a commonly used disinfectant.

Corrosion inhibitors – Form a protective coating inside pipes in the distribution system and in customers’ homes to prevent lead from leaching into the drinking water, especially important in older communities. Orthophosphate is a common inhibitor used in drinking water supplies.

Flint Michigan’s water crisis was due to omitting orthophosphate in the treatment process.

Fluoride – Routinely added to drinking water (with the support of numerous dental associations) to improve the dental health of consumers. The fluoride provides three-way protection against the formation of cavities.  It promotes tooth remineralization.  The tooth mineral that is created during remineralization is harder than the original.  Fluoride inhibits bacteria’s ability to create acids.  The most common material used to fluoridate is a material called hydrofluosilicic acid.


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