Our Company

Skidmore has been building the highest-quality condensate return pumps, boiler feed systems, vacuum systems, and accessories since 1921. From custom designs to compact solutions—our skilled representatives are armed with the knowledge and expertise to assist you in the selection, design, installation and service of your pump system. They are backed by a highly skilled team of application specialists who will provide solutions to custom engineering questions or special building capabilities and are committed to developing the most energy efficient pump to fulfill your needs. Every pump that leaves our factory has been carefully crafted and tested against the strictest standards, ensuring you receive the highest-quality product possible.

Our Markets

From hospitals to universities, factories to skyscrapers—you can find Skidmore pumps in a variety of building types and a wide-range of markets.

Company Timeline


Company founded by Benjamin Skidmore in Chicago, IL.


Moved operations to Saint Joseph, MI.


Skidmore sold to 
Sta-Rite Industries.


Moved operations to Benton Harbor, MI.


Skidmore became 
part of Webster 
Electric Operations division of Sta-Rite.


Skidmore sold to 
Vent-Rite Valve Corporation.


Acquired MEPCO brand systems (renamed Vent-Rite in 2013).


Skidmore and Vent-Rite Valve celebrate 25 years together.


New product launch – Glycol Feed systems


New product 
launch – Condensate Neutralizers


New product launch – X-Pot all-in-one side-stream filter, magnetic filter and shot feeder.

The Swan Group

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the Swan Group comprises all of the businesses owned and operated by the Swan Family plus a portfolio of commercial real estate. These include Emerson Swan, Emerson Swan Canada, Flexcon Industries, Global Water Solutions, Skidmore Pump, Smiths Environmental Products US, Smiths Environmental Products UK, Vent-Rite Valve, Vent-Rite Pump and The Swan Realty Group. The businesses manufacturer and distribute heating, plumbing and water products globally. The Swan Group has manufacturing operations in Asia, North America and Europe, and sales offices throughout the world.

Learn more about The Swan Group at www.theswangroup.com.