Gorman-Rupp Company 10-K 2009
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008
Commission file number 1-6747
THE GORMAN-RUPP COMPANY
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code (419) 755-1011
SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OF THE ACT:
SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(g) OF THE ACT: NONE
Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.
Yes o No þ
Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.
Yes o No þ
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months, and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes þ No o
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of Registrants knowledge, in the definitive proxy statement incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. þ
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer and smaller reporting company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o No þ
State the aggregate market value of the voting common equity held by non-affiliates of the Registrant. The aggregate market value is
computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was sold as of June 30, 2008. $478,458,998
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the Registrants classes of common stock as of March 1, 2009.
Common Shares, without par value16,707,535
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
Portions of the 2008 Annual Report to Shareholders incorporated by reference into Part II (Items 5-9B).
Portions of Notice of 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and related Proxy Statement incorporated by reference into Part III (Items 10-14).
The Exhibit Index is located at Page 18
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ITEM 1. BUSINESS
Registrant (Gorman-Rupp or the Company) designs, manufactures and sells pumps and related equipment (pump and motor controls) for use in water, wastewater, construction, industrial, petroleum, original equipment, agriculture, fire protection, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), military and other liquid-handling applications.
The principal products of the Company are pumps and fluid control products. The Company operates principally in one business segment, the manufacture and sale of pumps and related fluid control equipment. The following table sets forth, for the years 2006 through 2008, the total net sales, income before income taxes and total assets ($000 omitted) of the Company.
The Companys product line consists of pump models ranging in size from 1/4 to 144 and ranging in rated capacity from less than one gallon per minute to in excess of 750,000 gallons per minute. The types of pumps which the Company produces include self priming centrifugal, standard centrifugal, magnetic drive centrifugal, axial and mixed flow, rotary gear, diaphragm, bellows and oscillating.
The pumps have drives that range from 1/35 horsepower electric motors up to much larger electric motors or internal combustion engines. Many of the larger units comprise encased, fully integrated sewage pumping stations. In certain cases, units are designed for the inclusion of customer-supplied drives.
The Companys larger pumps are sold principally for use in the construction, industrial, sewage and waste handling fields; for boosting low residential water pressure; for pumping refined petroleum products, including the ground refueling of aircraft; for fluid control in heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) applications; and for various agricultural purposes. Additionally, pumps manufactured for fire protection are used for sprinkler systems, fire hydrants, stand pipes, fog systems and deluge systems at hotels, banks, factories, airports, schools, public buildings and hundreds of other facilities throughout the world. Pumps are also utilized for dewatering and flood control purposes.
Many of the Companys smallest pumps are sold to customers for incorporation into such products as food processing, chemical, photo processing, waste treatment, HVAC equipment, appliances, and for automated explosives detection systems in airports.
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Except for government and export sales, the Companys pumps are marketed in the United States and Canada through a network of about 1,000 distributors, through manufacturers representatives (for sales to many original equipment manufacturers), through third-party distributor catalogs, and by direct sales. The Company is continuously seeking alliances to further enhance marketing opportunities. Government sales are handled directly by the Company; and export sales are made primarily through foreign distributors and representatives. During 2008, 2007 and 2006, there were no shipments to any single customer that exceeded 10% of total net sales.
Over the last thirteen years, Gorman-Rupp has actively pursued international business opportunities by, among other efforts, opening facilities outside North America. In 1998, Patterson Pump Companys majority-owned subsidiary, Patterson Pump Ireland Limited, started the assembly of pumps in Ireland to better serve the European market. (In March 2002, Patterson Pump Company acquired the balance of the equity interest in Patterson Pump Ireland Limited.) In January 2002, the Mansfield Division opened a warehouse near Leeuwarden, The Netherlands to further enhance marketing opportunities in Europe. In April 2007, the Companys wholly owned subsidiary, The Gorman-Rupp International Company, purchased a 90% controlling equity interest in Wavo Pompen B.V. located in The Netherlands, which was subsequently renamed Gorman-Rupp Europe B.V. During 2006, the Company began shipping pumps from a leased warehouse in Bangkok, Thailand principally to its Asian customers. The Companys foreign operations do not involve material market risks due to their small size, both individually and collectively.
As a result of this active pursuit of international business, approximately $103.2 million of 2008 sales were made to customers in over 100 countries outside the United States, as compared to $88.1 million in 2007 and $82.4 million in 2006. International sales represented 31%, 29% and 30% of total sales in 2008, 2007 and 2006, respectively. No sales made to customers in any one foreign country amounted to more than 5% of total sales during 2008; however in 2006, sales to customers in Kuwait represented 7% of total sales. The Company continues its efforts to penetrate international markets principally by its aggressive response to worldwide pumping needs.
Since the late 1990s, a number of consolidations have occurred within the highly competitive pump industry. As a consequence, numerous pump competitors now exist as subsidiaries, divisions or departments within larger corporations. Foreign sourced pumps have also increasingly penetrated into the Companys domestic markets.
Gorman-Rupp estimates that 80 other companies selling pumps and pump units compete in one or more of the lines of business and applications in which comparable products of the Company are utilized. Many pumps are specifically designed and engineered for a particular customers application. The Company believes that proper application, product performance, and quality of delivery and service are the principal methods of competition, and attributes its success to its continued emphasis in these areas.
PURCHASING AND PRODUCTION
Virtually all materials, supplies, components and accessories used by the Company in the fabrication of its products, including all castings (for which most patterns are made and owned by the Company), structural steel, bar stock, motors, solenoids, engines, seals, and plastic and elastomeric components are purchased
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by the Company from other suppliers and manufacturers. No purchases are made under long-term contracts and the Company is not dependent upon a single source for any materials, supplies, components or accessories which are of material importance to its business.
The Company purchases motors for its polypropylene bellows pumps and magnetic drive pumps from several alternative vendors, and motor components for its large submersible pumps from a limited number of suppliers. Small motor requirements are also currently sourced from alternative suppliers.
The other production operations of the Company consist of the machining of castings, the cutting, shaping and welding of bar stock and structural members, the manufacture of a few minor components, and the assembling, painting and testing of its products. Virtually all of the Companys products are tested prior to shipment.
As of December 31, 2008, the Company employed approximately 1,093 persons, of whom approximately 674 were hourly employees. The Company has no collective bargaining agreements, has never experienced a strike and considers its labor relations to be satisfactory.
Although the Company owns a number of patents, and several of them are important to its business, Gorman-Rupp believes that the business of the Company is not materially dependent upon any one or more patents. The Companys patents, trademarks and other intellectual property are adequate for its business purposes.
The backlog of orders at December 31, 2008 was valued at $107.8 million compared to $116.4 million at December 31, 2007. About 95% of the Companys backlog of unfilled orders is scheduled to be shipped during 2009, with the remainder during 2010.
The Company maintains a website accessible through its Internet address of www.gormanrupp.com. Gorman-Rupp makes available free of charge on or through www.gormanrupp.com its annual reports on Form 10-K, its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and its current reports on Form 8-K, and any amendments thereto, as soon as reasonably practicable after those reports (and any amendments) are electronically filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission). (As noted in Gorman-Rupps Annual Report to Shareholders, a paper copy of the Companys Form 10-K is also available free of charge upon written request to the Companys Corporate Secretary.) However, the information contained on the Companys website is not a part of this Form 10-K or any other report filed with or furnished to the Commission.
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ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
Market influences and cost pressures
The overall pump industry is cyclical in nature, and business activity is somewhat related to conditions in the durable goods and capital equipment markets. The Company cannot predict the timing or extent of future economic or market swings. Additionally, raw material and energy purchases are major drivers of costs in the manufacture of pumps, and these costs are highly unpredictable. While efforts are made to recoup higher production costs through increased prices, the future acceptability of such price increases by customers is not guaranteed due to the highly competitive market place.
Family ownership of common equity
A substantial percentage of the Companys Common Shares is held by various members of the Gorman and Rupp families and their affiliates. These family holdings do not typically trade; therefore, the Common Shares, in part because of these circumstances, generally have a history of relatively thin trading experiences on the NYSE Alternext (formerly American Stock Exchange).
ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
The Company has not received any written comments from the Commission staff regarding its periodic or current reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 within 180 days before the end of its fiscal year to which this Form10-K relates.
ITEM 2. PROPERTIES
All of the production operations of the Company are conducted at its plants located in Mansfield and Bellville, Ohio; Toccoa, Georgia; Royersford, Pennsylvania; St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada; County Westmeath, Ireland; and Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. All of these properties, except the plants in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands and County Westmeath, Ireland are owned in fee without any material encumbrance. The Company similarly owns a facility in Sparks, Nevada comprising a training center and warehouse, and a former production plant in Oklahoma now used for warehousing and office space. In addition, the Company leases warehouse facilities in Toccoa, Georgia, Bangkok, Thailand and Culemborg, The Netherlands to house pumps and pump parts. The Companys various production facilities and warehouses are described below in more detail.
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Gorman-Rupp considers its plants, machinery and equipment to be well maintained, in good operating condition and adequate for the present uses and business requirements of the Company.
ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
Numerous business entities in the pump and fluid handling industries, as well as a multitude of companies in many other industries, continue to be targeted in a series of lawsuits in several jurisdictions by various individuals seeking redress to claimed injury as a result of the entities alleged use of asbestos in their products. The Company and two of its subsidiaries remain drawn into this mass-scaled litigation, typically as one of hundreds of co-defendants in a particular proceeding. (The vast majority of these cases
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are against Patterson Pump Company.) The allegations in the lawsuits involving the Company and/or its subsidiaries are vague, general and speculative, and most cases have not advanced beyond the early stage of discovery. In certain situations, the plaintiffs have voluntarily dismissed the Company and/or its subsidiaries from some of the lawsuits after the plaintiffs have acknowledged that there is no basis for their claims. In other situations, the Company and/or its subsidiaries have been dismissed from some of the lawsuits as a result of court rulings in favor of motions to dismiss and/or motions for summary judgment. In twenty-five cases, the Company and/or its subsidiaries have entered into nominal economic settlements recommended and paid for by insurers, coupled with dismissal of the lawsuits. Insurers of the Company have engaged legal counsel to represent the Company and its subsidiaries and to protect their interests.
In addition, the Company and/or its subsidiaries are parties in a small number of legal proceedings arising out of the ordinary course of business. Management does not currently believe that these proceedings, or the industry-wide asbestos litigation, will materially impact the Companys results of operations, liquidity or financial condition.
ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
During the fourth quarter of the fiscal year covered by this Form 10-K, no matter was submitted to a vote of the Companys shareholders, through the solicitation of proxies or otherwise.
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT
Pursuant to General Instruction G(3), the information regarding executive officers called for by Item 401 of Regulation S-K and by Item 10 of this Form 10-K is set forth below.
Except as noted, each of the above-named officers has held his or her executive position with the Company for the past five years. Mr. J. C. Gorman served as the Companys President from 1964 until 1989, and as Chief Executive Officer from 1964 until 1996. (He has served as a Director of the Company continuously since 1946.) Mr. J. S. Gorman was elected President and Chief Executive Officer effective May 1, 1998, after having served as Senior Vice President since 1996. Mr. J. S. Gorman also held the position of General Manager of the Mansfield Division from 1989 through 2005. He served as Assistant General Manager from 1986 to 1988; and he held the office of Corporate Secretary from 1982 to 1990. (He has served as a Director of the Company continuously since 1989.) Mr. Kirkendall was elected Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary in 2003. He was elected Senior Vice President and Assistant Corporate Secretary in 2002; and he served as Vice President Corporate Development from 1999 to 2002, Corporate Secretary from 1990 to 2002 and Assistant Treasurer from 1982 to 1999. Mr. Knabel joined the Company in 2008. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Arthur Middleton Capital Holdings from 2003 to 2008, which manufactures and distributes over-the-counter nutraceuticals and performs direct marketing. Mr. Danuloff was elected Vice President and Chief Information Officer in 2005. He previously served as Vice President Information Technology from 1991 to 2005, after having served as Director of Information Services from 1981 to 1991. Ms. Sovine was elected Treasurer in 2001. She served as Assistant Treasurer from 1999 to 2001 and prior to 1999 held a variety of financial management positions within the Company. Mr. Emmens joined the Company as Corporate Counsel in 1997, and was elected as Corporate Secretary in 2002. He served as Assistant Corporate Secretary from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Wilkins joined the Company in 1990 and most recently
(beginning in 2002 ) served as Corporate Director of Human Resources. Mr. Pittenger joined the Company in 1993 and most recently (beginning in 2005) served as Corporate Controller, and prior to 2005 held a variety of financial management positions within the Company. Mr. J. S. Gorman is the son of Mr. J. C. Gorman. Mr. Christopher H. Lake, a Director of the Company, is the son of Dr. Peter B. Lake, also a Director. There are no other family relationships among any of the Executive Officers and Directors of the Company.
ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANTS COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES
Attention is directed to the section Ranges of Stock Prices and the data immediately below pertaining to the shareholder information reported by the Transfer Agent and Registrar on page 58 in the Companys 2008 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by this reference.
Attention is also directed to the section Shareholder Return Performance Presentation on page 58 in the Companys 2008 annual report to shareholders, which is incorporated herein by this reference.
The Company did not repurchase any of its Common Shares during the fourth quarter of the period covered by this Form 10-K.
The Company sold 2,000 unregistered common shares during 2008 which was previously disclosed in the quarterly report Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2008.
ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
Attention is directed to the section Eleven Year Summary of Selected Financial Data on pages 54 and 55 in the Companys 2008 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is incorporated herein by this reference.
ITEM 7. MANAGEMENTS DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Attention is directed to the section Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations on pages 46 51, and to the Safe Harbor Statement on page 59, in the Companys 2008 Annual Report to Shareholders, which are incorporated herein by this reference.
ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
Attention is directed to the section Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations on pages 46 51, and to the Safe Harbor Statement on page 59, in the Companys 2008 Annual Report to Shareholders, which are incorporated herein by this reference. The Companys foreign operations do not involve material market risks due to their small size, both individually and collectively. As indicated in paragraph 8 on page 48 referenced above, the Company has no material market risk exposures required to be reported by Item 305 of Regulation S-K.
ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
Attention is directed to the Companys consolidated financial statements, the notes thereto and the report of the independent registered public accounting firm thereon on pages 30 45, and to the section Summary of Quarterly Results of Operations on pages 54 and 55, in the Companys 2008 Annual Report to Shareholders, which are incorporated herein by this reference.
ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
The Company has not changed its independent public accountants and there have been no reportable disagreements with such accountants regarding accounting principles or practices or financial disclosure matters.
ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
The Company maintains a set of disclosure controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms. An evaluation was carried out under the supervision and with the participation of the Companys Management, including the principal executive officer and the principal financial officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Companys disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report on Form 10-K. Based on that evaluation, the principal executive officer and the principal financial officer have concluded that the Companys disclosure controls and procedures maintained effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2008.
Managements Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
There were no material weaknesses identified at any Division or Subsidiary of the Company during 2008. The 2008 Report of Management on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and the related Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm on Internal Control over Financial Reporting are incorporated herein by this reference from pages 52 and 53 of the Companys 2008 Annual Report to Shareholders.
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
There were no other changes in the Companys disclosure controls and procedures that occurred during the most recent fiscal year that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Companys internal control over financial reporting. Subsequent to the date of the evaluation, there have been no significant changes in the Companys disclosure controls and procedures that could significantly affect the Companys internal control over financial reporting.
ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION
The Company has no information required to be disclosed in a report on Form 8-K during the fourth quarter of the year covered by this report on Form 10-K that has not otherwise been reported on a Form 8-K.
ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
With respect to Directors, attention is directed to the sections Election of Directors, Board of Directors and Directors Committees and Audit Review Committee Report in the Companys definitive Notice of 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and related Proxy Statement (filed pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this Form 10-K), which are incorporated herein by this reference.
With respect to executive officers, attention is directed to Part I of this Form 10-K.
The Company has adopted a Code of Ethics that applies to its President and Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer (as well as to all employees, officers and Directors). The Code of Ethics is set forth as an exhibit to this Form 10-K. In addition, the Code of Ethics is posted on the Companys website accessible through its Internet address of www.gormanrupp.com (under the heading Investor Relations and the sub-heading Corporate Governance).
ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
Attention is directed to the sections Board of Directors and Directors Committees, Executive Compensation, Compensation Discussion and Analysis, Pension Benefits and Compensation Committee Report in the Companys definitive Notice of 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and related Proxy Statement (filed pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this Form 10-K), which are incorporated herein by this reference.
ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS
Attention is directed to the sections Principal Shareholders, Election of Directors and Shareholdings by Named Executive Officers in the Companys definitive Notice of 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and related Proxy Statement (filed pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this Form 10-K), which are incorporated herein by this reference.
On May 22, 1997, the Companys Board of Directors adopted a Non-Employee Directors Compensation Plan. This Plan became effective without shareholder approval and constitutes the Companys only equity compensation plan. The Plan provides (originally through 2006) for share compensation for regular services performed by each of the Companys non-employee Directors. In addition to cash compensation, non-employee Directors receive an automatic award of 500 Common Shares (from the Companys
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treasury) on each July 1. On July 27, 2006, the Companys Board of Directors adopted a resolution extending the Non-Employee Directors Compensation plan for an additional term until the earlier of (i) May 21, 2017, (ii) at such time as all of the Companys Common Shares authorized for award under the Plan and registered under Form S-8 Registration Statement No. 333-30159 shall have been awarded and issued, (iii) at such time as the Company deregisters any Common Shares not issued under the foregoing Registration Statement, or (iv) at such time as the Plan is terminated by action of the Board of Directors. The number of Common Shares which may be awarded under the Plan cannot exceed 50,000, subject to certain conditions (e.g. stock splits, stock dividends).
As of December 31, 2008, 34,000 Common Shares had been issued to non-employee Directors and 38,085 Common Shares remained available for future issuance. (6,875 Common Shares were added as a result of the 5 for 4 stock split effective September 10, 2004; 7,093 Common Shares were added as a result of the 5 for 4 stock split effective December 8, 2006; and 8,117 Common Shares were added as a result of the 5 for 4 stock split effective December 10, 2007). No options, warrants or rights are available for issuance under the Plan. Attention is directed to the section Board of Directors and Directors Committees in the Companys definitive Notice of 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and related Proxy Statement (filed pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this Form 10-K), which is incorporated herein by this reference.
EQUITY COMPENSATION PLAN INFORMATION
ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE
Attention is directed to the section Board of Directors and Directors Committees in the Companys definitive Notice of 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and related Proxy Statement (filed pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this Form 10-K), which is incorporated herein by this reference.
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ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE CONTINUED
The Company has no relationships or transactions required to be reported by Item 404 of Regulation
ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES
Attention is directed to the section Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm in the Companys definitive Notice of 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and related Proxy Statement (filed pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this Form 10-K), which is incorporated herein by this reference.
ITEM 15. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES
The following documents are filed as part of this report:
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the date indicated.
March 5, 2009
ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K
THE GORMAN-RUPP COMPANY
For the Year Ended December 31, 2008