Patterson Pump Gives Out $1,000 Bonuses Due to Tax Reform

Local manufacturer Patterson Pump has awarded every one of its full-time employee a one-time bonus of $1,000. Patterson Pump is a division of The Gorman-Rupp Company and that company has awarded this same bonus to all of its full time employees, in every division and in every location worldwide. As stated in a press release from the company, “This bonus is in recognition of the contributions made by all of our employees to the success of The Gorman-Rupp Company this year, as well as the financial benefit we received from the recent reduction in our U.S. corporate income tax rate. This special bonus is being paid in addition to any regular profit-sharing payment which may be paid later this year.”

“This bonus is recognition that our people make a difference and that they matter to the company. Our employees contribute to our profitability and they helped create these funds. We are able to do this because the funds are available and we want to share it with them our employees.”
-    Al Huber, General Manager Patterson Pump

"We are proud to call Patterson Pumps a Stephens County industry. We are thrilled to hear that they believe in giving back to their employees. We value them and it’s not hard to see the dedication to their own. They are an asset to this county and we appreciate everything they do for the workforce right here in our region.”
-    Michelle Grafton Ivester , Chairman Stephens County Commissioners

“Christmas is coming early for employees of Patterson Pump!  Thanks to cuts in the federal income tax rates and the hard work of its employees, the company is awarding $1000 to each employee.  We are proud to have such a great company in our community and thank them for rewarding their employees.”
-    David L. Austin, Litt. D., Mayor City of Toccoa

“I can’t think of a better use or investment of tax-savings such as this.  What a tribute and honor this is for their dedicated employees.  All of us at the Stephens County Development Authority applaud Patterson Pump (Gorman) for helping to make our county a great place to work.”
-    Brian Akin, Chairman Stephens County Development Authority

“America is great, Georgia is great, Toccoa-Stephens County is great and Patterson Pump is great.  Thank you for recognizing the value of each of your team with the tremendous $1,000 bonus you are giving to all of your full time employees!”
-    Bill Wheeler, Chairman, Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce

“We are grateful as The Chamber to partner with you, Patterson Pump. We appreciate your support as we work together to promote education, jobs, commerce and tourism in our community. Toccoa-Stephens County is a great place to do business and an even greater place to do life!
-    Julie Paysen, President, Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce

Patterson Pump is the second company in Stephens County to give out $1,000 bonuses. Earlier this year, local manufacturer CMC of Georgia also awarded full-time employees a $1,000 bonus.

Patterson Pump Company is one of the world's leading suppliers of quality pumps for the Fire, Municipal, Industrial, Flood Control, Plumbing, and HVAC Markets. Patterson offers an extensive line of products that serves customers World-Wide. They are a subsidiary of the Gorman-Rupp Company and are based in Toccoa, GA.

The Stephens County Development Authority is responsible for the recruitment of new businesses including industrial, manufacturing, distribution, corporate and regional headquarters and customer service centers as well as working with existing businesses and industries to ensure their continued success. It also provides support and assistance with all other types of economic development projects in both the City of Toccoa and Stephens County

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