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MANSFIELD -- The Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSE: GRC) will continue to conduct business at all of its locations within the State of Ohio because it is an “Essential Business” pursuant to the Director’s Stay-at-Home Order issued by the State of Ohio in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Stay-at-Home Order went into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 23, until 11:59 p.m. on April 6.

"During this period, protecting the health and safety of our workforce, customers and suppliers remains most important to us," noted a statement from corporate secretary Brigette A. Burnell. "The company intends to continue operating its manufacturing facilities in the State of Ohio while complying with all applicable laws and will be following the recommendations and guidelines of both our local and State government and the Centers for Disease Control."

About The Gorman-Rupp Company

Founded in 1933, The Gorman-Rupp Company is a leading designer, manufacturer and international marketer of pumps and pump systems for use in diverse water, wastewater, construction, dewatering, industrial, petroleum, original equipment, agriculture, fire protection, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), military and other liquid-handling applications.

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