About Us

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Wood Equipment Company is an authorized distributor for a wide variety of industry leaders in the pump, filtration, mixing, motor, and control fields. Our environmentally friendly and energy efficient facility is centrally located to ensure quick response to our customers anywhere across the state.

Serving Virginia’s industrial, commercial, and municipal markets has earned us application experience across a wide and diverse spectrum of application challenges. WEC is proud to serve Virginia’s industries including: Pulp and Paper, Packaging, Food, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Mining, Explosives, Rubber, Fuel and Oil, Research, Government and Military, Agriculture, Water and Wastewater.

History

The foundation for what would become Wood Equipment Company began in 1945 when Tom O’Neill opened O’Neill Pump and Engineering, a manufacturers’ representative for a number of pump manufacturers, in Richmond, Virginia.

With Mr. O’Neill’s retirement in 1965, Wyatt Wood, who joined the company in 1949 as its third employee, became President and changed the company's name to Wood Equipment Company (WEC) to better reflect the diversity of products and services being offered.

Today, Wood Equipment Company continues its pursuit of excellence as an authorized distributor for a wide variety of industry leaders in the pump, filtration, mixing, motor, and control fields. Our long history has earned us application experience across a diverse spectrum in the industrial, municipal, and commercial market groups.[

Original Location Old Richfood Rd in Richmond, VA
Original Location Old Richfood Rd in Richmond, VA

Awards and Certifications

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WEC has consistently been identified as a leader in the pumping and filtration field year after year.

As manufacturers’ representatives with a team of factory trained and certified service technicians, the hard work and dedication to customer satisfaction combined with the drive to serve the community has led to recognition from across the industry:

  • 2006 - 2022 President's Award – Viking Pump
  • 2006 - 2022 President's Award – Sulzer Pump
  • 2006 - 2022 Sales Award – Aurora Pump
  • 2006 - 2022 Service Technician Training Certification – Viking Pump
  • 2006 - 2022 Service Technician Training Certification – Netzsch Pump