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Toys for Tots

Sullivan-Palatek is delighted to actively participate in the Toys for Tots charity initiative every Christmas. As a socially responsible company, we understand the importance of giving back to the community, especially during the festive season. Our dedicated team enthusiastically comes together to contribute toys and donations to this wonderful cause, ensuring that children from less fortunate backgrounds can experience the joy of receiving a gift during the holiday season. We firmly believe in the power of spreading happiness and making a positive impact on the lives of those in need, and partnering with Toys for Tots allows us to do exactly that. We are proud to be a part of this incredible initiative and look forward to continuing our support in the future.

Toys for Tots2024-01-03T15:22:10-06:00

Advancements in Energy Efficiency, Durability, and Simplicity

      Article and image from the December 2023 Edition of the Compressed Air Best Practice magazine Sullivan-Palatek’s enhanced its SP13 (40-60hp) oil-flooded rotary screw air compressors to enhance energy efficiency, durability, and simplicity. They are also developing a new SP11 model. “We’re undergoing a lot of product development, and we’ve made a tremendous improvement in market share with our portable products. The Kohler engines, low vibration and ease of towing, and dual pressure capabilities (100- 150psi) are features of most portable models,” said Bruce McFee, CEO. The Sullivan-Palatek plant is installing a new rotor grinder, expected to double capacity. Also, the Saylor Beall plant is adding a new crankshaft grinder. In addition, Bruce McFee presented Upcoming Department of Energy 2025 Regulation of Rotary Air Compressor Isentropic Efficiency in the New Technology EXPO Classroom. Pictured left to right: Horace Douglas, Bruce McFee, Grant Hebert, James Freligh, Josh Ward, Austin Wilkins and Dave Guth    

Advancements in Energy Efficiency, Durability, and Simplicity2024-01-23T12:03:22-06:00

Adding another Holroyd profile grinding machine

We are making preparations on the factory floor for the arrival of our second Holroyd machine. Recently, representatives from Sullivan-Palatek, namely Justin Dick, Mark Weiss, Scott Newcomb, and Rick Winkler, visited the renowned "Holroyd Precision Rotor Milling Machines" in Milnrow, United Kingdom. This company is globally recognized as the leader in manufacturing screw, thread milling, and grinding machines for precise helical components. By adding two Holroyd machines to our production line, we will be able to double the amount of time dedicated to airend production.   

Adding another Holroyd profile grinding machine2024-01-23T12:07:18-06:00

Bob Groendyke

We are thrilled to announce that Bob Groendyke has joined Sullivan-Palatek as our newest management team member. As you know, Sullivan-Palatek is a global leader in designing and manufacturing quality air compressors and related equipment. Robert's extensive experience in the industry will undoubtedly add value to our brand and enhance our commitment to providing exceptional products and services. Bob comes to us with more than 35 years of experience in the compressed air industry, and he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will complement our own. As Senior Product Marketing Manager, he will oversee our product lines' marketing strategies and activities. He will work with cross-functional teams to develop and execute plans that bring products to market and collaborate with external partners and stakeholders to build partnerships, alliances, and joint marketing initiatives to maximize product reach and revenue. Bob's unique blend of experience in operations, sales, and business development makes him an excellent fit for our team, and we are excited to see how his insight and leadership will help us to fulfill our mission of being the premier provider of compressed air solutions in the industry. We look forward to introducing Bob to you in [...]

Bob Groendyke2024-01-23T11:40:46-06:00

Advantages of buying from Authorized Distributors

Bruce McFee explains the advantages of buying from authorized distributors at the 2022 Association of Independent Compressor Distributors conference.

Advantages of buying from Authorized Distributors2024-01-23T12:13:35-06:00

Training Empowerment in Outside Sales at Sullivan-Palatek

As Director of Field Sales, I have been tasked with managing the outside regional sales managers for both portable and industrial products. Outside sales is a critical component of our strategic plan for growth providing us with the face-to-face contact with our direct customers necessary for building and maintaining our relationships. One of the foundation blocks of our value proposition separating us from other manufacturers in this industry is our commitment to our customers and this begins with our sales managers. Building a relationship with you begins with them understanding your business, always looking for ways that Sullivan-Palatek can help add value for you, or make your job easier even if in some small way. Earlier this year, we conducted the most intensive internal sales training in our company’s history broken into two groups, industrial and portable. The primary purpose for this training was to better define and enhance our value proposition for our customers and to then incorporate this into our day-to-day processes. During this training, the complex nature of our industry as well as the changes impressed on us by social issues such as the COVID 19 pandemic made us think about new ways we can work with [...]

Training Empowerment in Outside Sales at Sullivan-Palatek2024-01-23T12:15:55-06:00

How Compressor Distributors Bring Value to the End Customer

As a manufacturer, Sullivan-Palatek recognizes that compressed air systems can be complex. Therefore most of our rotary screw compressor sales to the industry go through a distributor. Some of the distributor’s duties include: Face to face contact with the end customer Product selection, including sizing and feature specification Integration of all components of the full compressed air system Setting operating parameters including pressure and modulation Installation and electrical connection Receiving products damage-free from trucking company Providing after-sale service and repairs Advocating after the sale issues with the manufacturer Customers that use a qualified distributor should expect to see better uptime, reduced energy costs, longer equipment life, and improved application results.

How Compressor Distributors Bring Value to the End Customer2024-01-23T12:16:36-06:00