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Atlas Copco acquires Quarry and Contractor Equipment & Supply Company Inc.


Denver, Colorado, August 1, 2007: Atlas Copco Construction Mining Technique USA LLC has acquired Quarry and Contractor Equipment & Supply Company Inc., based in Baltimore, MD. It is a family-owned company with 17 employees. The main reason that Atlas Copco is making this acquisition is to have a stronger combined presence in this growing region.

Quarry and Contractor has been a distributor of Atlas Copco surface drilling products, 
construction and demolition tools and portable compressors since 2002. The company has many years of experience in the drilling supply business and is very focused on customer service and support. Its office in Baltimore will become an important regional company store which will be responsible for the sales and service of the full range of Atlas Copco construction and mining equipment in its assigned territory in the growing Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Delaware region. It will be managed by Jason Blais, currently Atlas Copco’s Area Sales Manager. The current main owner and General Manager, Bob Kountz will stay on with the company as an employee.
“The area around Washington DChas experienced exceptional growth in the last 10 years and
Quarry and Contractor has shown steady growth and has built up a very strong market position in this area through solid customer relations and excellent product support. Atlas Copco is excited about the opportunity to build on this solid platform with additional products and services thus further strengthening our support to our customers,”  says Torbjorn Redaelli, President and General Manager, Atlas Copco Construction Mining Technique USA.
“Our aim is that customers shall be offered a second-to-none level of aftersales support and service.  We believe that our own excellent surface mining products and aftersales structure, combined with Q&C’s knowledge and expertise in this region, will give customers access to a wider range of Atlas Copco products and replacement parts, direct from the manufacturer, and a high standard of aftermarket support,” says Jason Blais, Area Sales Manager.