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November 30, 1999  by Manure Manager

Gorman-Rupp receives ISO certification
Officials with the Gorman-Rupp Company, a manufacturer of pumps and pumping-related equipment, recently announced the company’s Mansfield Division in Mansfield, Ohio, has achieved certification to ISO 14001:2004 for its environmental management system.

Certification to the internationally recognized standard demonstrates the company’s commitment to minimizing the impact of the company’s activities on the environment through use of best management practices, technological advances, promotion of environmental awareness and continual improvement.

The Gorman-Rupp Company, established in 1933, is a manufacturer of pumps and pumping systems for the municipal, water, wastewater, sewage, industrial, construction, and original equipment manufacturing markets.

ASABE revises safety standard for front-end loaders
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has completed a revision to the front-end loader safety standard.


The revised standard, ANSI/ASAE S355.4, Safety Practices for Agricultural Front-End Loaders, was revised to clarify normal operation and travel of the loader, loader arm position during transport, and travel locks. References for the document were also revised.

A copy of the document can be ordered by contacting ASABE headquarters directly at: ASABE members and those with site-license privileges to the ASABE online Technical Library – available at – can view an electronic copy of the standard.

Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute.


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