IRES Milwaukee Wins Two Military Contracts

Sat June 17, 2006 - Midwest Edition

The Ingersoll Rand Equipment & Services branch in Milwaukee, WI, recently signed contracts with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army.

The U.S. Air Force has awarded two air compressor contracts worth $15 million to Ingersoll Rand Equipment & Services Milwaukee. Ingersoll Rand will supply spare parts for the air compressors.

“These contracts are the result of a total team effort, and we are pleased to have been selected as the U.S. Air Force supplier of models 135, 250, and 675 portable air compressors,” said Joe Fleischman, government sales manager for Ingersoll Rand Equipment & Services Milwaukee.

“These air compressors will be used in a variety of ground support functions at U.S. air bases and foreign military locations worldwide and it is anticipated that deliveries will made through the year 2010,” said Fleischman.

“Reports from the field indicate that our personnel are very pleased with the Ingersoll Rand air compressors,” said Matthew Wright of the U.S. Air Force procuring office. “Whenever we needed help with units in the past, Ingersoll Rand was there immediately.”

The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) awarded a contract to rebuild 11 Ingersoll Rand portable air compressor units.

The U.S. Army contract also includes furnishing new pneumatic construction tools and padlocks.

First deployed in the mid-1980s, more than 1,100 Ingersoll Rand portable air compressors are still in use today by U.S. Army TACOM personnel in multiple combat operations around the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan.