Northern Colorado Project

A Cornell distributor is installing several Cornell 8NHTA pumps in Northern Colorado. They are preparing for a start-up of water pipeline feeding a hydraulic fracking field.

Download our water transfer pumps brochure for more information about these pumps.

Summer Food Trucks at Cornell

The first Friday in June brought out the inaugural Summer food truck for Cornell Pump!

An exciting employee benefit, the food trucks are part of Portland’s food scene; with a reputation of inventive and approachable cuisine, served quickly.

If you’d like to enjoy Korean BBQ tacos, mac and cheese sandwiches, authentic German sausages, or any of the more than dozen food truck delicacies Cornell employees will enjoy over the summer, consider joining the Cornell team.

Cornell Pump has numerous positions open*, due to our increased business output. Whether you are a software engineer, electrical design engineer, or journey level machinist, you can join the Cornell Team. We also have numerous sales positions open.  Visit our employment page for more information.


  • Electrical design engineer
  • Software design engineer
  • Test engineer


  • CNC repair and maintenance technician
  • Machinist journey level


  • Mid-West/North East Territory Manager
  • Sales development representative
  • Sales manager

If interested, we encourage you to apply, as well as share with friends and colleagues in the manufacturing sector. At Cornell, our employees enjoy excellent benefits and a culture of community, teamwork, and growth. We offer the advantages of an international company, with a small-company feel.


Memorial Day 2019

Cornell Pump will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019, in observation of Memorial Day

We honor the memory of service members, as well as their families, who sacrificed to protect the freedoms we enjoy.

We will re-open at 7:00 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

Cornell’s Ron Aceto presents at CWEA conference

Cornell Pump’s Municipal Market Manager, Ron Aceto, presented two sessions today at the California Water Environment Association Show. First class, on Pump Assembly / Disassembly had a standing room crowd of over 125 attendees, and the next session kept nearly the same number to hear about impeller design.

We will also be showing with our distributor Tekdraulics, in booth #317, where we’ll feature our cutaway 4415T pump used in the assembly session in our booth.

Come by and register for a North face jacket giveaway.

Here is a post about French Fries.

Did you know every one of a famous fast food restaurant’s French fries goes through a Cornell pump? From sorting the potatoes through hydro-transport to flash cooking in hot oil, the fries are at their tasty best in part because of Cornell.

Our line of food processing/ hot oil pumps allows products such as eggs, salmon smelt, peas, carrots, –obviously potatoes—and much more to be moved with far less damage than a traditional convey belt, and then be fried if necessary. 

And our line of self-priming pumps are ideal for waste water extraction from the plant. 

Plus, we provide refrigeration pumps to keep the raw vegetables cool before processing, and the food fresh after its been through the plant. 

Think of Cornell next time you bite into crispy fries, and even the ketchup to dip them.

Duane Hargis Retires

Great Lakes Regional Manager, Duane Hargis, retires from Cornell Pump today. Duane joined Cornell Pump in May of 2007, and has spent 12 years focused on municipal, industrial, mining, and rental accounts.

With more than 40 years in the technical and equipment sales, Duane remarked he “saved the best for last.” We’re glad he enjoyed his career at Cornell Pump, and we will miss him. We’re sure he’ll enjoy his retirement; playing golfing, visiting family, making and listening to music, and travelling South whenever he can.  Wishing all the best to Duane, and his wife, Brenda.

DXB Pump & Power Articles in International Mining

Cornell Pump congratulates our distributor, DXB Pump and Power, on getting two articles in the March 2019 edition of International Mining.

Focusing on  a new line of packages designed for open pit mining, and DXB’s Stage V EU emission compliant pump sets (all featuring Cornell Pump wet ends), the articles talk about DXBs capabilities in fulfilling customer demands.

We appreciate DXB’s efforts, and look forward to success they will have with these and other products.

Cornell won’t make a fool of you!

It would be an April Fools’ Joke if Cornell Pump announced a centrifugal pump with 100’ feet of suction lift, no NPSH required, and head of 2000’. An impossibility.

However, we do have some great performers that could test your credulity:

Heads to 800’ (244m) in a single stage: MX series

Working pressures up to 600 PSI (4,137kPA) : SM Series

Efficiency of 89%: RB series

We promise-it is true; and Cornell won’t make a fool of you for using the most robust and efficiency pumps in the industry.

Steve Perry, P.E. retires

Steve Perry, PE is a Product Engineer with Cornell Pump who is retiring on March 28, 2019. He joined Cornell Pump 31 years ago and has seen the engineering department grow and change tremendously in three decades; from a group of five to over 20 engineers and drafts people. Perry has been involved in many of the new innovative products engineered by Cornell Pump, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of Cornell’s offerings.

A fixture at Pump School for decades, Perry enjoys imparting hydraulic fluids knowledge to students and end-users. He consistently organized groups of young students to tour Cornell and learn about engineering opportunities.

He will spend time watching is alma mater’s (Oregon State University) baseball team, hiking, folk dancing, and spending time with his wife.

We really want to show you a picture of Steve as ISO man, a character he concocted when he was working to first get Cornell Pump ISO certified in the early 1990’s. Steve wisely seems to have destroyed all photographic evidence of him in tights and cape…

We wish Steve the best in his retirement. He will be missed!


Today is National Agriculture Day

Today, March 14, 2019, The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) hosts the 46th anniversary of National Agriculture Day. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life.”

Cornell Pump’s first pumps were irrigation pumps used in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley, and agricultural pumping, including dewatering, irrigation, and manure handling remain strong markets for Cornell Pump today.

We support National Agriculture Day, and the goals that every American:

  • Understand how food and fiber products are produced
    · Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products
    · Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy
    · Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry

Visit for more information on National Ag Day 2019.