July 1, 2009: As of July 1, 2009, the Grimmer Schmidt portable compressors and utility units will fall under the responsibility of Atlas Copco Construction Equipment LLC, instead of Atlas Copco Hurricane.
At the same time, the Grimmer Schmidt brand of portable compressors and utility units will transition to the Chicago Pneumatic (CP) brand. Both brands have a strong reputation for manufacturing quality compressors that meet the specific needs of construction users. The CP compressors will be manufactured in both Franklin, Ind., and Rock Hill, S.C.
By merging the brands, Atlas Copco and its dealers will be able to offer a wider range of mobile and skid mounted compressors, supported by field sales, all under the CP brand. This will complement perfectly the offering of pneumatic, hand held hydraulic and boom mounted hydraulic CP tools.