Over a century of battling flood waters officially came to an end at Gardner Denver in Quincy Thursday.

Company and city officials gathered at the Gardner Denver facility on Gardner Expressway to dedicate a new $1.65 million dollar flood wall.

Gardner Denver first came to Quincy in 1901. Sandbagging and other flood fighting efforts have been a way of life at Gardner Denver ever since, with the worst of the flooding coming as far back as 1927.

The flood wall actually went up last winter, and was in place when the Mississippi rose to nearly nine feet over flood stage in July.