March - Viking Pump, Inc. Tour

SME 186’s monthly meeting will be a plant tour at Viking Pump. The facility we will tour is located in Industrial Park in Cedar Falls. Viking Pump was founded in 1870 on a unique pump principal invented by a Danish emigrant Jens Nielsen. Currently they have two facilities, one near downtown Cedar Falls and another located on Viking Road. Over the time, they have expanded the new facility at Viking Road into 405,000 square feet manufacturing area which includes Iron foundry, component manufacturing and assembly operations. This would be an excellent opportunity to observe manufacturing of rotary gear pumps. Please mark your calendar and register to attend this event.

Viking Pump provides precision-engineered pumps and systems that move high value and critical liquids and solids. Our highly engineered equipment precisely handles applications where corrosive, abrasive, viscous, extreme temperature and many other challenging liquids are created and used. Our core capabilities support worldwide growth in the process industries, particularly the infrastructure-related markets in alternative fuels, chemical processing, and water treatment. Operations strategically located around the globe work to develop the right applied solution to meet customer specifications, anywhere in the world.

Date – Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tour Location – Viking Pump, 711 Viking Road, Cedar Falls, IA

Dinner Location – Cedar Falls Brown Bottle Restaurant, 1111 Center St., Cedar Falls, IA

Tour Instructions – Enter gate marked Plant #2, park in main parking lot, and go to Door #3 Manufacturing General (east side of the plant). Safety Glasses are required.


5:00 – 6:00 pm – Tour of Viking Pump

6:00 – 6:15 pm – Travel to Cedar Falls Brown Bottle Restaurant

6:15 – 6:45 pm – Social

6:45 – 7:30 pm – Dinner

7:30 – 7:45 pm – Chapter Business

Click on the below link or paste it into a web browser for directions to the meeting and dinner locations:,+Cedar+Falls,+IA+50613+(Viking+Pump)&daddr=1111+Center+St,+Cedar+Falls,+IA+50613+(Brown+Bottle)&hl=en&geocode=%3BFeY0iQId2k99-g&mra=ls&sll=42.51524,-92.45439&sspn=0.087433,0.168915&ie=UTF8&ll=42.515132,-92.441196&spn=0.087433,0.168915&z=13

Dinner Costs

Members – $20

Students – $10

Non-Members – $25

(Attending only the tour is free.)

We encourage Spouses, Friends, and Significant Others to attend.

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