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Atlas Copco Compressors Swing for a Cure


Atlas Copco Compressors Partners with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for “Swing to a Cure” Event at Charlotte Knights Stadium

Atlas Copco USA - Knights vs Durham Bulls, August 2 2008 - Swing for a Cure Night for JDRF
Atlas Copco Compressors sponsored the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Charlotte (N.C.) Chapter’s “Swing to a Cure,” a special event at the Triple-A Charlotte Knights Stadium that raised funds for JDRF through ticket sales and an auction of one-of-a-kind JDRF Blue Jerseys worn and autographed by the baseball players. 
“We are very pleased to be involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, who work tirelessly within the community for such a worthwhile cause,” said Paul Hense, president of Rock Hill, S.C.-based Atlas Copco Compressors LLC, which is located just a few miles from the Fort Mill, S.C. baseball stadium.

“This wonderful event at Knights Stadium raised awareness and money for JDRF and gave the community a fun evening out at the ball game,” Hense said.

Nearly 100 Atlas Copco employees attended the game to support JDRF, and the company held a drawing through which one employee won the honors of throwing out the first pitch of the game as the Knights, the Chicago White Sox Triple-A affiliate, took on the Durham Bulls. Atlas Copco Quality Engineer William Archuleta won the draw, and he tossed the ball to Knights’ catcher Paul Phillips.
In addition to supporting JDRF, the baseball game provided Atlas Copco Compressors with a unique way to celebrate its recent North American headquarters move to Rock Hill from Massachusetts. Atlas Copco Compressors, which provides stationary and portable air compressors, power generators and other productivity solutions with a focus on service and keeping close to their customers, has nearly 200 employees in South Carolina. There, the company innovates for superior productivity in applications such as manufacturing, construction, and the process industry worldwide.

The proceeds of the jersey auction and a portion of ticket sales for the night go towards research needed to cure diabetes.  Atlas Copco President Paul Hense was on field in his custom Charlotte Knights JDRF jersey to help present the check to the Charlotte Chapter of JDRF.

Atlas Copco is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions. The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental. In close cooperation with customers and business partners, and with 135 years of experience, Atlas Copco innovates for superior productivity. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Group’s global reach spans more than 160 markets. In 2007, Atlas Copco had 33,000 employees and revenues of BSEK 63 (BUSD 10.3). Learn more at

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area develops, manufactures, markets, and services oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors, portable air compressors, gas and process compressors, turbo expanders, electric power generators, air treatment equipment and air management systems. It also offers specialty rental services. It innovates for superior productivity in applications such as manufacturing, construction, and the process industry worldwide. Principal product development and main manufacturing units are in Antwerp, Belgium. More information is available on