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Atlas Copco hosts ribbon cutting for Covington, Georgia, service center expansion


The Atlas Copco service center in Covington, Ga., hosted a ribbon cutting and open house April 26 in celebration of a 9,000-square-foot expansion. The addition, which nearly doubles the previous work area, will increase workshop efficiency by separating compressor and generator refurbishment operations from smaller unit servicing and non-refurbishment jobs.

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Joey Parker, now Atlas Copco service operations manager for the U.S., was managing the Covington workshop two years ago when plans for expansion were first set in place. He indicated that the additional space would virtually eliminate disruption to refurbishment operations by separating it from non-refurbishment work, improving workplace efficiency.
Mike Calendar, current shop manager, said the expansion has allowed him to add team members, with some technicians designated as refurbishment specialists. Up to 10 large units can now undergo refurbishment simultaneously, while smaller unit refurbishment and non-refurbishment work will be performed in two separate bays.
Adrian Ridge, president of Atlas Copco Construction Technique’s Service division, traveled from the Belgium office to attend the grand opening. During the celebration, Ridge presented the center with the Atlas Copco Safety and Health Award for 5,050 consecutive working hours without a lost-time injury.
In further recognition of the achievement, Ridge awarded a check for $7,622 to the service center’s employees to donate to a charity of their choice. Employees chose Homes for Our Troops, which builds and donates houses to wounded veterans. The houses are customized for each veteran’s specific needs to provide them with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
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