Red Jacket: A History of High Quality Performance
Pumps that wear the Red Jacket name have a reputation for excellence and engineered simplicity. It’s been that way since Michigan inventor Robert Lafferty developed the first Red Jacket product more than 125 years ago a double-action iron pump that used both the downward and upward thrusts of the handle to deliver water faster.
The spark of innovation that marked Red Jacket’s beginnings has burned brightly throughout the company’s history.
The WaterBear pump line which broke ground in 1981 with the use of engineered thermoplastics is more popular than ever with installers nation-wide. The addition of the Grizzly built upon this success and in 1999 Red Jacket introduced the Enduro, a stainless steel submersible pump to further cement their leadership in the water systems market.
Today, the Red Jacket Water Products brand is part of the family of pump products from Xylem, the world’s leading pump manufacturer. From its headquarters and factory in Auburn, New York, Red Jacket Water Products continues to manufacture and sell a full range of pumps that serve the water systems market. Its submersible, jet and centrifugal water pumps can be found in homes, farms, industries and municipalities around the world.
Now as part of Xylem, Red Jacket can utilize the corporation’s experience, expertise and resources and build upon past success by introducing new and innovative products into new and existing professional markets.
Customers know the Red Jacket name stands for the highest quality standards in the industry. Today, as it has been for more than a century, the Red Jacket logo is a symbol of proven performance, reliability and innovation.