NEPA Alliance PTAC Assists Hydra-Tech Pumps with Government Contract


Whittco, Inc. doing business as Hydra-Tech Pumps, a veteran owned small business located in Nesquehoning, PA, was recently awarded a contract by the General Services Administration (GSA). The contract award allows Hydra-Tech Pumps to directly list their products on the GSA Schedule allowing government agencies to buy directly from Hydra-Tech Pumps instead of through a formal solicitation process. This is a true business development success story for the company and NEPA Alliance’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) team and a tremendous market opportunity for Hydra-Tech Pumps.

The NEPA Alliance PTAC staff worked closely with Hydra-Tech Pumps on their GSA application, and has been providing services to them since 2008. Congressman Matt Cartwright also assisted the company with this contract award.

Andy Falco, Vice president Manufacturing at Hydra-Tech Pumps, stated, “We appreciate the help we received from NEPA Alliance and Congressman Cartwright’s staff which created a good opportunity for Hydra-Tech.”

Since 1977, Hydra-Tech Pumps has pioneered the development of Hydraulic Drive Submersible Pumps, as well as the continued development of new products to keep pace with today’s changing market needs. Their pumps are designed to cover the widest range of applications in the construction, municipal, petro-chemical, mining, utilities, and marine industries.

Bob Morgan, Congressman Matt Cartwright’s District Director, on behalf of the Congressman congratulated Hydra-Tech on the GSA schedule Award.  “To be listed on the GSA schedule allows the company to enter new markets – a success for the 16 employees,” stated Morgan.

For more information on the NEPA Alliance PTAC programs and services, contact Frank A. Migneco, NEPA Alliance’s Government Procurement Manager, at 570-655-5581 or

The NEPA Alliance, a regional community and economic development agency, serves the seven counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania including Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill and Wayne. NEPA Alliance services include Business Financing, Government Contracting Assistance, International Trade Assistance, Non Profit Assistance, Transportation Planning, Research and Information, and Local Government Services. For more information about NEPA Alliance visit or call 866-758-1929.   “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”


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Pictured from left: Andy Falco, Hydra-Tech Pumps; Tiffany Tom, Hydra-Tech Pumps; Bill Richards, Senator John Yudichak’s Office; Marguerite Green, State Representative Doyle Heffley’s Office; Jeff Whittaker, Hydra-Tech Pumps; Bob Morgan, Congressman Matt Cartwright’s Office; Jeffrey Box, NEPA Alliance; Christine Mayernick, Manufacturer Resource Center; Karen Ostroskie, NEPA Alliance, and Frank Migneco, NEPA Alliance