1984 - Started as Palatek Corporation Concept to supply engineering services to existing air compressor companies.
1988 - Former CEO of Sullair Corp. Don Hoodes, joins the company. Concept to supply the market with a kit compressor to be assembled in the field.
1990 - Other former key Sullair employees join the company. Concept to launch a new line of high efficient rotary screw air compressors.
1991 - The "Ultimate Performance Rotary Screw Air Compressor" is introduced.
1994 - Don Hoodes suddenly passes away and the company is sold to GHS Corporation owner of Saylor-Beal Manufacturing, a piston compressor manufacture.
1998 - GHS Corporation purchases Sullivan Industries, previously JOY Manufacturing Portable Air Compressor Division.
1998 - Sullivan-Palatek formed as a trade name for both the electric and portable compressor companies.
2004 - Sullivan-Palatek continues with innovative designs, new variable speed drive compressors VFD and continues to offer more air at higher pressures than competitive machines. The "Ultimate Performance Rotary Screw Air Compressor" is available in sizes 5-1800 cfm, both electric and diesel drive. Sullivan-Palatek also offers a complete line of accessory items such as air dryers, filters and remediation clean up systems.
2007 - Sullivan-Palatek purchased 33 acres along U.S. 20 in Michigan City, Indiana to build their new headquarters. They will be merging the electric industrial air compressor division with their diesel driven portable air compressor division in a 160,000 square-foot state of the art manufacturing facility. Completion date is scheduled for October 2008.
2008 - In November, equipment and personnel start moving in the new facility.
2010 - Sullivan-Palatek has completed the merge of the two divisions into the new facility in Michigan City, Indiana. This strategic move has enabled us to produce all of our inventory, portable and industrial compressors, as well as our air ends, in one location.