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A timeline of historical events that have contributed to the success of Beckwith and Kuffel.

This year we're celebrating our 40th anniversary!

We love what we do, and we're always looking for qualified people who share our values!  Please check out our Employment Opportunities page for current job openings. 
Location: Seattle WA

Job Title: Inside Applications Sales

OPERATION: Beckwith & Kuffel, Inc. is a leading professional distribution company providing products & services to a variety of industries.

PRODUCTS: Industrial pumps, compressors and blowers manufactured by some of the best known names in American Industry.

CUSTOMERS: Aerospace, Forest Products, Marine, Chemical, Food Processing, Seafood, General Industrial, Municipal, Military and Government.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications of the Inside Applications Sales Person include, but are not limited to:
  • Technical or Engineering degree (preferred) or 3-5 years equivalent industry experience.
  • Knowledge of industrial equipment, other fluid (compressible and non-compressible) handling equipment, service and repair of industrial equipment
  • Able to work independently to achieve targeted results
  • Well organized & self-motivated
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills
  • Effective negotiating skills
  • Project management experience and team work skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • A desire to assume a Territory Manager Position in two to four years
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities of the Inside Applications Sales Person include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide customer service, sales & technical support to outside sales force & customers
  • Promote & encourage “Profit Management” to ensure a profitable future for the company
  • Understand & implement policy to achieve both customer & company goals
  • Work closely with Sales, Service Dept. & Vendors to facilitate the sales effort & meet customer requirements
  • Aid in the design and development of equipment, systems, and redesign of existing systems
  • Use the Company Customer Relationship Management System (MS Dynamics CRM) to full advantage
  • Facilitate prompt remedy of customer technical problems, complaints, and failures
Beckwith & Kuffel, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

CASE STUDY: Colman Pool


Built in 1941 to replace an unheated tidal pool, Colman Pool is a warm saltwater pool constructed of reinforced concrete and tile. Water for the 500,000 gallon pool comes from Puget Sound, delivered to its heating tank by one 20-hp pump and one 40-hp pump from the three twelve-feet deep wells located on the beach. The water is maintained at a temperature of 84 to 85 degrees by automatic gas-fired boilers.


Challenge: In early January 2019, Seattle Parks presented Beckwith & Kuffel, Inc. with a challenge to furnish two new pump skids and extensive piping modifications under a very tight window. Colman Pool’s Opening Day: Saturday May 11, 2019.



Our Solution: We partnered with a good mechanical contractor to meet the demands of a saltwater system, by using special materials designed to accommodate the saltwater. The application required CD4MCu material for construction of the pumps, which is a duplex stainless steel. CD4MCu is stronger than regular cast iron or standard stainless steel, and provides significantly better chloride stress cracking resistance with greater corrosive resistance.

Location: West Seattle, Washington

Timeline: 4 months

Saltwater provides a challenge for pumping systems. The special materials we provided are proven to be resistant to the corrosive and erosive nature of the salt, silt, and minerals that saltwater contains. With these upgrades, the pumping system should be running smoothly for decades. Most importantly, local families, and kids of all ages, will enjoy recreational swimming activities this summer at Colman Pool, and for summers yet to come.


With capabilities to operate horizontal, vertical and submersible pumps in our own test facility, we can offer performance testing or troubleshooting for difficult applications and many end-user or engineering requirements.

We are excited to announce that Andy Dixon is leading Beckwith & Kuffel’s endeavors in the Alaska Territory. Andy has prepared for this position by training in pump applications, blower packages, and compressed air systems in our Seattle office. His background includes various roles in the rotating equipment world, where he served as Shop Foreman and Inside Salesperson. Andy will increase B&K’s responsiveness and presence as we support the oil and gas, mining, seafood, government, and military sectors in Alaska.

WILDEN EZ-Install Diaphragms Reduce Downtime, Lower Costs. The Wilden line of EZ-Install Diaphragms is an advancement in diaphragm technology that:

  1. Reduces production downtime
  2. Lowers annual operating costs
  3. Increases ease of maintenance and installation

The EZ-Install Diaphragm's unique convolute shape makes switching diaphragms easier and much safer than conventional units.  They also give you optimal performance and maximum mean time between repair (MTBR). The choice is EZ.

We are excited to announce that B&K is now the distributor for ITT Bornemann twin screw pumps throughout the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. ITT Bornemann Pumps is a leading global provider of highly engineered pumps and systems for the oil and gas industry, as well as the industrial, food and pharmaceutical sectors. 

Twin screw pumps are self-priming, double-ended positive displacement pumps with external timing gears and bearings. They are available in over 80 sizes, and their design eliminates all metal-to-metal contact within the pump.

Some advantages of ITT Bornemann twin screw pumps:

Bornemann twin screw pump• Wide range of applications
• Self-priming
• Pumped capacity proportional to speed
• Compact construction
• Direct drive without speed-reducer possible
• Change of pumping direction - simple
• Pumping elements - simple to replace
• Easy maintenance
• High viscosities possible
• Low pulsations
• Low noise level
• Dry running possible
• Constant flow on varying pressures and volumes
• Very good suction performance up to NPSH 1 - 1,5 m/3 - 5 feet
• Engineered 2-piece shaft and screw construction
• They can handle any non-homogeneous fluid, including:
    o Seawater
    o Bitumen
    o Molasses
    o Lime
    o Acid
    o Caustic solution
    o Hydrocarbon

We look forward to offering these high-quality, cost-effective pumps and systems with our customers. This opportunity helps us carry out our mission to be the best provider of lowest total cost solutions.

LIQUIFLO meets the demanding needs of the chemical industry. Liquiflo specializes in the design and manufacture of high-alloy and gear pumps for the chemical processing industry. They offer corrosion and wear resistant materials, enabling them to engineer pumps capable of handling some of the most difficult and challenging chemical applications. These include:

  • Acids
  • Caustics
  • Corrosive salts
  • Solvents
  • Polymers
  • Hot or cold liquids
  • Highly viscous materials
  • Extremely thin solutions
  • Hazardous liquids
  • Other difficult chemicals

Beckwith & Kuffel has partnered with DESMI as the Pacific NW distributor for pumps and ballast water systems.

DESMI Ocean Guard A/S has developed and type approved RayCleanTM   ballast water treatment system.

DOG RayCleanRayCleanTM  is designed to provide  performance that meets the IMO and USCG requirements in all typical operational conditions, and at the lowest total cost of ownership. It employs highly efficient low pressure UV lamps with exceptionally long lifetime and low power consumption.

RayCleanTM  is tested and approved for use in all salinities and water temperatures, and approved for operation in dirty water with very low UV-Transmission.
The operation of the system is fully automatic and can be completely integrated into existing ship automation systems.

RayCleanTM  can be delivered in modules for easy integration into existing vessels with very limited available space, or be delivered skidmounted for easy and compact installation on newbuilds and retrofits where the required space is available.

Effective May 22, 2017, Seth Short became Beckwith & Kuffel's Eastern Washington Territory Manager. Seth has been with us since Jan 2, 2017. Seth has extensive experience in the rotating equipment world in Alaska and most recently was a partner at the Pro-Seal Service Group. He has designed and built numerous seal support systems and pump packages, ran the Alaska operations for the Pro-Seal Group, and has some experience with compressed air systems.
NW Food Processors Association 2017 Food Show in Portland  We made lots of new friends at the NW Food Processors Association Show in Portland in January! The show had a record turnout, and we got to talk to some great people about their food processing needs and special applications. From seafood, to agriculture, to winemaking, our area's diverse resources demand innovative and creative solutions. It was exciting to share the latest in design and technology with the folks who stopped by.
Bobby Thompson was named Oregon Territory Manager at Beckwith & Kuffel, effective March 1, 2017. Bobby joined B&K in 2016. He came to us from Arctic Slope Regional Corporation in Alaska, where he performed high pressure field pumping operations. Bobby is a welcome addition to our B&K family!
Congratulations to Tim Wright, our new River Counties Territory Manager. River Counties includes counties in both Washington and Oregon located along the border between the two states. Tim came to us from an electric motor distributor, where he started in the warehouse and worked his way up into inside sales. His extensive experience with industrial motors and customer service are a good fit with our B&K mission to consistently provide superior quality service to our customers. We are glad to have Tim on board!