See us and wind up happy

Re­built Pumps and Mo­tors Ltd. mark­ing 15 years in busi­ness

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

“Our staff is knowl­edge­able and well-versed. And I guess

that’s where we stand out.”

and ser­vice team.

Ma­jor and mi­nor play­ers in the fish­ing in­dus­try, along with mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and many lo­cal elec­tri­cal and me­chan­i­cal con­tract­ing com­pa­nies, have come to de­pend on the top-notch prod­ucts and ser­vices at RPM.

The com­pany even of­fers a 24hour emer­gency ser­vice, since mal­func­tions in a seafood pro­cess­ing plant or on board a fish­ing ves­sel can be very costly in terms of pro­duc­tion and lost rev­enues.

And RPM car­ries a sub­stan­tial in­ven­tory of mo­tors and pumps to en­sure there are no de­lays in get­ting the job done.

There’s also no job too large or too small for the five-mem­ber team RPM.

It’s the rea­son why lead­ing com­pa­nies such as Quin­lan Broth­ers, Ocean Choice In­ter­na­tional, Barry Group and Clear­wa­ter Fine Foods have long placed their trust in the peo­ple at RPM.

Seafood pro­cess­ing plants have be­come in­creas­ingly au­to­mated, and when that equip­ment breaks down, com­pa­nies can’t af­ford to set­tle for any­thing less than ex­pert, re­li­able and timely ser­vice.

“That’s why we’ve man­aged to stay in busi­ness,” said Bishop. “We don’t take any­thing for granted, and we never will.”

But as it did two decades ago, changes are afoot in the fish­ing in­dus­try. Sev­eral seafood pro­cess­ing plants around the prov­ince have closed, and more are likely. Some of those plants were ma­jor cus­tomers for RPM.

Bishop sees this as both a con­cern and an op­por­tu­nity. He’s al­ready ey­ing new mar­kets for his busi­ness.

“The fish­ery has treated us well. Now the chal­lenge is to di­ver­sify,” said Bishop. “We are al­ready look­ing for prospec­tive new cus­tomers, es­pe­cially in the St. John’s area, where we see great po­ten­tial.”

Bishop added that the sup­port of many of his sup­pli­ers have played a ma­jor role in the suc­cess of RPM, and he sees that con­tin­u­ing well into the fu­ture.

He’s also grate­ful for the ef­forts of his em­ploy­ees.

“The dif­fer­ence in RPM and some other re­tail­ers is we have a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence in trou­ble-shoot­ing. Oth­ers may have the prod­uct on the shelf, but don’t pro­vide the ser­vice in the event some­thing later goes wrong.

“Our staff is knowl­edge­able and well-versed. And I guess that’s where we stand out.”

Mem­bers of the team at Re­built Pumps and Mo­tors Ltd. in Car­bon­ear in­clude, from left, Sean Bishop (owner), Duane Ge­orge, Robert Clarke, Jerry Pike and Ch­eryl Rowe.

Sean Bishop es­tab­lished Re­built Pumps and Mo­tors Ltd. in Car­bon­ear 15 years ago.

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