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Sullivan-Palatek Celebrates Its 25/35 Anniversary

This year marks a major milestone for the Sullivan-Palatek family, celebrating its 25/35 Anniversary, an exciting time for all who are currently working and those past employees who have worked to make the company the success that it is today. What does 25/35 mean? Ask anyone from Sullivan-Palatek, and they are beyond excited to share what it means to them and the entire compressed air industry. 

Sullivan Palatek 25th

Thirty-five years ago, the landscape of compressor manufacturing in Michigan City, Indiana was drastically changing forever. Several employees had left compressor giant, Sullair, at the same time and started companies like Vanair Manufacturing, Boss Industries, and Dekker Vacuum Company, which are all thriving companies headquartered in Michigan City to this day. One of those individuals that left was former Sullair President Donald Hoodes, one of the original founders of Sullair. Following his departure, Mr. Hoodes and former Sullair employee, Paul Laesch, were looking to start their own compressor manufacturing company, and so Palatek was born (Palatek derived from the name Paul Laesch Technologies).

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Sullivan-Palatek boasts an incredible manufacturing facility and more than 185 employees

Ten years later, in July, Palatek was purchased by GHS Corporation. Under GHS Corporation, Palatek continued to grow and looked to expand its product offerings and manufacture their own air ends. In 1998 GHS Corporation purchased Sullivan Industries, a New Hampshire company with a long legacy of building diesel powered portable air compressors. That year would be the beginning of Sullivan-Palatek, and the start of a journey that would lead to incredible growth and diversification. Today Sullivan-Palatek boasts an incredible manufacturing facility, more than 185 employees, a booming oem air end division, the one of the widest ranges of industrial electric and portable diesel air compressors in the industry.


About Sullivan-Palatek

Sullivan-Palatek Inc., a leader in innovation and design, offers the industry's widest range of electric and portable rotary screw air compressors. From it’s beginning in 1984, Sullivan-Palatek has grown from providing engineering services to existing clients, to a company that manufactures the most rugged and reliable machinery available in the market. Assembled in the USA, Sullivan-Palatek machines are as tough as the people that build them.  For more information visit