Sullair donates pink air compressor to help ARA Foundation and breast cancer awareness

Oct. 17, 2021

Sullair, A Hitachi Group Co., Michigan City, Ind., is donating a one-of-a-kind, pink 185 Series Tier 4 Final portable air compressor to the ARA Foundation Online Auction — which began Oct. 14 and will run through Oct. 25.

In addition to raising funds for the ARA Foundation, Sullair will make a separate charitable donation to support breast cancer awareness and research, contributing 25 percent of the final auction price (up to $7,500) to Susan G. Komen® Chicago. The company also has had several distributors reach out who are interested in making additional donations.

“After learning about the Sullair Pink Compressor, Ed McMorrow, president of Peerless Energy Systems, an Omaha, Neb.-based authorized Sullair distributor, personally reached out to numerous other Sullair distributors encouraging them to team up and support our company’s efforts for Susan G. Komen Chicago. If Sullair achieves its auction goal of $30,000 (where we would donate $7,500 to Susan G. Komen Chicago), 10 of our distributors have pledged to donate an additional $10,000 (combined) to the efforts,” says Stephanie Roberts, director of communications, Sullair.

“Throughout this initiative, it has been really special to see the sense of community it has created with our employees, and now it has expanded beyond employees to our channel partners who also want to get involved,” she says.

To learn more about the special pink compressor or the full Sullair portable air compressor line, attendees of The ARA Show™ can stop by Sullair at Booth No. 749.

“Since our founding more than 55 years ago, Sullair has committed to giving back to our local communities,” said John Randall, president and CEO, 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 Oct. 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.

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