PENTAIR Awards Grand Prize in "Will It Grind" Contest!

December 21, 2011
DELAVAN, Wis. – December 21, 2011 — Will it Grind? That is the question Scott Milne was asked as he tossed a pair of blue jeans, zipper and all, into Pentair’s new, online virtual grinding machine. Featuring Pentair’s German-engineered Jung Pumpen® sewage Grinder pumps, the unique game employs a series of video clips showing the pump in action and allowing visitors to grind everything from toys to towels with the click of a mouse. As for the blue jeans Milne selected? The commercial pump quickly ground them up, ultimately sending Scott and his father Ronald off to Munich, Germany for the 2011 Oktoberfest celebration.
Milne Supply, a three generation family operation in Munster, Indiana has been in business since 1938. Scott Milne has been selling plumbing materials to residential and commercial markets alongside his father since he was 8 years old, giving him a wealth of grinder pump knowledge. “The #1 problem facing our customers definitely centers around untimely pump failure caused by roping, binding, and clogging from unusual consumer products entering the waste stream,” said Milne. “If a grinder pump can handle a full pair of blue jeans without missing a beat, that says a lot to me about the durability and reliability of the cutting mechanism.”
Jung Pumpen Commercial Grade Grinders
Based out of the city of Steinhagen, Jung Pumpen is the #1 pump brand in Germany. Pentair® purchased Jung Pumpen in 2006, introducing the new line of commercial sewage pumps into the US market in February of this year. The brand offers US plumbing contractors access to high-quality, commercial-grade features such as true continuous-duty rating, advanced dual-seal leak detection, and energy efficient air-cooled motors from 2 HP through 7.5 HP. “We are extremely excited to offer such a high-quality line of grinder and solids handling pumps to our customers,” said Marketing Manager Michael Betker, adding “It really is the ultimate grinding machine.” The complete line of Jung Pumpen grinders and sewage handling pumps can be found at
About Pentair, Inc.

Pentair ( is a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing innovative products and systems used worldwide in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair's Technical Products Group is a leader in the global enclosures and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing thermal management products and standard, modified, and custom enclosures that protect sensitive electronics and the people that use them. With 2010 revenues of $3 billion, Pentair employs approximately 15,000 people worldwide.


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