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Franklin Electric marks 75 years of innovation

February 19, 2019  By Ground Water Canada

Fort Wayne, IN – Franklin Electric Co. celebrates 75 years in business in 2019.

Since E.J. (Ed) Schaefer and T.W. (Wayne) Kehoe founded Franklin Electric in 1944 in Bluffton, Ind., the company has grown from a small motor manufacturer into a leading international provider of systems and components for moving water and fuel, Franklin Electric said in a news release.

Franklin Electric produces and markets systems and components for the movement of water and fuel. It serves customers around the world in residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, municipal and fuelling applications.


Named after Benjamin Franklin, a pioneer in electrical engineering, Franklin Electric’s core is the world’s first reliable submersible electric motor for water systems, which has remained a staple of the water-well industry. The company continues to manufacture and distribute improved versions of the motor design around the world. It has also expanded its expertise to create pumps, electronics, related products and other solutions addressing modern industry challenges and serving its customers’ needs.

“We would like to recognize and thank all of our employees, customers, partners, and investors that have played a role in helping shape Franklin Electric into the company it is today,” said Gregg Sengstack, chairman and chief executive officer. “As we reflect on our past during this milestone, we find ourselves even more focused on our vision of being an indispensable partner to our customers.”

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