At the first Hydraulic Institute (HI) meeting held in Chicago in 1917, 16 small pump manufacturers set the future for the Institute.   While some company names changed and others merged to create new businesses since then, the core pump technologies are still going strong, supplemented with new pumping engineering advancements.

As HI celebrates its 100th anniversary, let’s take a look at the 16 original members and their core pumping equipment and markets.