About Us

About Us

Universal Pumping is staffed with industry professionals with 20-45 years experience with high pressure pumping systems. We represent only the “elite producers” in pump manufacturing: Britain’s EMS and Germany’s EMMERICH. Our engineering and manufacturing approach is conservative, and we do not use “guess work” in the design or sales of our pumping and filtration equipment. If we are not comfortable with your application, we will not offer you “just any solution”.

Designed for use under the toughest conditions, our EMS RAM and EMMERICH PUMPS are operating throughout the world in a wide range of applications. Our ram and piston pumps are highly efficient, require low energy and have some of the lowest maintenance cost of any pump on the market. Solutions for industry, manufacturing and municipalities include filter press feed pumps, sludge pumps, grit pumping, grit removal, classifiers and separation, de-sludging. Our pumps offer greater suction lift for dredging and pumping sewage, waste water, backwash and chemical slurry, grout or effluent.

At Universal Pumping, we vow to utilize all of our knowledge and resources to provide you, our valued customer, with the best equipment and services within our ability. We are centrally located in the metro Atlanta area.

Charlie Lovelace


Charlie has been working in the pumping and filtration industry since 1974 and his experience from having worked with the most knowledgeable German, English and American entrepreneurs in the industry has opened many doors of opportunity for us to grow. From his early days at Passavant to his years as President of R&B Filtration Systems to his current role as President here at Universal, Charlie has always demanded that we offer our customers the very best products and services available in the world.

David Chittick

Manager of Technical Sales and Services

After studying mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech, David started his career in the early 90’s as the Manager of Field Services with R&B Filtration Systems with duties including project engineering, overseeing filter press and pump installation, training, troubleshooting, and control system design and commissioning. David is currently our Manager of technical Sales and Services.

Perry Melton

Manager of Engineering Services

Perry has over 25 years of high pressure pump and filtering equipment experience. His extensive background of equipment design, manufacturing, and project management provides us with the cohesiveness necessary to work multi-year contracts which often occur on large projects.

Candace Mollyhorn

General Office and Accounting Manager

Candace has been with us since Jan. 2003. She handles General Office duties and responsibilities like answering the phone, sending faxes and greeting guests in the office. She is our Accounting manager and handles all of our Bookkeeping, Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Invoicing, Reconciling and Purchase Ordering. In addition, she handles our quotes and proposals.


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Core Values


Quality Products

We are proud to offer only the highest quality products in their “field”.


Long Term Philosophy

The basis of our selection of products is long life expectancy. Our equipment has the reputation of high quality and long life.


Work Ethic

Our staff is experienced and hard working. We don’t employ non-qualified personnel. The company is privately owned which allows us to select the right person for the task at hand.


Customer Support

You the customer are why we are still here. We are “tuned in” to your needs in our industry and we vigorously attack our work to support what we sell.