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Palatek Corporation was originally organized in 1984 by H. Paul Laesch former VP of engineering for Sullair Corporation. The original intent was to lend expertise to other compressor manufactures that were in the oil flooded rotary screw air compressor business.
In 1988, Donald C. Hoodes, founder and former CEO of Sullair Corporation joined his former VP to launch a kit concept rotary screw air compressor package, however by 1990 it was deemed more feasible to enter into the manufacturing of a new simple high efficient line of rotary screw air compressor packages.
With the help of a few past cadre of his former company Don once again was in the compressor business and well on his way to doing it one more time, however fate had another plan and in 1994 Don passed away suddenly from a heart attack.  In need of additional capital it was decided to sell the company to GHS Corporation which took place in July of the same year.
In 1998, Sullivan Industries (a portable air compressor company) was also purchased by GHS Corporation which now gave the company both industrial electric and diesel driven air compressors. This combination of both electric and portable air compressors gave the company what it needed to compete in the market place and it was decided to trade name the two companies Sullivan-Palatek.
The company provides "state of the art" products with quality and value in mind and is marketed through an independent group of industrial and construction equipment distributors through out the world.