Sullair, an industry leader in innovative compressed air solutions since 1965, announced it will donate a one-of-a-kind, pink 185 Series Tier 4 Final Portable Air Compressor to the ARA Foundation Charity Auction. Sullair will make a separate charitable donation to support breast cancer awareness and research, contributing 25% of the final auction price (up to $7,500) to Susan G. Komen® Chicago.
“Since our founding more than 55 years ago, Sullair has committed to giving back to our local communities,” said John Randall, President and CEO of Sullair. “By partnering with organizations like the ARA Foundation and Susan G. Komen Chicago, it is gratifying to know that our donation will help the ARA Foundation create additional opportunities for the rental industry and Susan G. Komen continue its mission of eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.”
On October 4, Sullair held a signing event at its Michigan City, Ind. campus. Employees signed a unit panel with notes of encouragement for those fighting breast cancer and memories in honor of those who lost.
Susan G. Komen is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization and offers comprehensive support and care to those affected by breast cancer. Each year, the national nonprofit unites millions of breast cancer survivors, thrivers and supporters throughout the country, provides access to key resources and funds efforts to cure the disease.
“We’re honored Sullair is partnering with our organization to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month and work to put an end to breast cancer,” said Beth White Carona, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen Chicago. “Each year, over 270,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer and over 40,000 lose their lives to the disease. Sullair’s generous contribution and incredible support will help us fund groundbreaking research, address critical needs and ensure everyone has access to the care and resources they deserve.”
The pink Sullair compressor, valued at $25,000, is powered by a 49 hp Perkins 404F-E22T diesel engine. The unit delivers 185 cfm of air at 100 psi and is the most popular Sullair compressor for rental companies. The 185 Series compressors are often used in applications such as construction, mining, landscaping, and more.
The pink canopy was developed in-house in the new Sullair Michigan City-based fabrication shop with pink powder coat paint donated by PPG. Sullair then cut, bent, powder-coated, assembled, and installed the pink canopy onto the compressor.
The ARA Foundation Charity Auction will be held online from October 14 – 25, 2021. Founded in 1976, The ARA Foundation is an educational resource for the industry. Throughout the years, the charitable organization has sponsored a scholarship program, disaster relief programs, a technical training grant program and young professional development.
The last ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception, held in 2019, raised $100,610 following 36 donations by exhibitors. Sullair donated a 185 Tier 4 Final portable compressor custom pained by Curly’s Inc., a premier bike and hot rod shop in Northwest Indiana. The unit raised $22,500. This year will mark the fourth year Sullair has participated in the auction.
Visit Sullair at The ARA Show 2021 (Booth #749) to learn more about the special pink compressor or the full Sullair portable air compressor line.
Read more coverage in the following publications:
La Porte County Herald Dispatch
Northwest Indiana Business Magazine
The Times of Northwest Indiana
ARA Rental Pulse