Hydroflo’s pumps, which come with investment cast steel impellers and ductile iron discharge heads, are used in agricultural irrigation, mining operations, municipal water systems and HVAC.
 
The pump company has a manufacturing plant in Fairview, and assembly and distribution facilities in Culver, Indiana; Marion, Arkansas; Grand Island, Nebraska; Brownfield, Texas; and Fresno, California. Hydroflo also has a sales and distribution facility in Panama Pacifico to serve its Latin American customers.
 
Hydroflo is a privately owned and operated company which was started by Brian Daschner in 1998. Daschner will remain CEO of the business under Taco ownership.
 
“We have been doing business with Hydroflo for a couple of years now, providing products to meet each others’ needs, and we saw a mutual opportunity through this acquisition to grow both Hydroflo and Taco,” said John Hazen White Jr, the owner of Taco. “It opens up whole new markets for Taco and allows us to invest in Hydroflo to boost its pump technology and increase its business in all the markets it serves.”
 
Taco, which makes hydronic-based equipment and systems, including pumps, for residential, commercial and institutional buildings, employs about 500 people at its facilities in Cranston, Rhode Island; and Fall River, Massachusetts in the US and in Milton, Ontario in Canada.