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Little Giant celebrates 75th anniversary

Little Giant, a Franklin Electric company, started out in 1941 when plumber RM “Doc” Wolfe found a solution to the quality challenges he faced with evaporative cooling pumps. The Little Giant Vaporizer was considered the first electric motor-driven submersible pump of its kind on the market.

Today Little Giant is a worldwide brand of plumbing, HVAC, dewatering, utility and other pumps. Little Giant was acquired by Franklin Electric in 2006.

“Little Giant products and people have been an important addition to the Franklin family,” said DeLancey Davis, Franklin Electric vice president and president of North America Water Systems. “Little Giant has provided a terrific base business in the wastewater, HVAC and outdoor living channels, and holds strong brand recognition with key areas of distribution in each of these markets.”

Little Giant’s wastewater product expertise includes sump, sewage, effluent, dewatering, condensate, magnetic drive, and utility pumps, as well as low pressure sewer systems. The Little Giant Outdoor Living product line include pumps and accessories for decorative water, hydroponics, aquarium, pool, and marine applications.