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Atlas Copco Compressors Joins the Charlotte Knights to ‘Swing for the Cure’


Annual Fundraising Event at Knights Stadium Benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research

Atlas Copco Compressors will join the Charlotte Knights for the fifth-consecutive year as the two help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation “Swing for the Cure” at the annual fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Charlotte Knights Stadium.

“It is certainly no coincidence that we have once again joined the Charlotte Knights and show our support for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and its mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes,” said Paul Humphreys, vice president of communications and branding for Atlas Copco Compressors, whose North American headquarters is located just a few miles from the Knights’ home in Fort Mill, S.C.

“This annual event has quickly become a favorite within the Atlas Copco Compressors community, as our employees and their families in the Charlotte area enjoy the opportunity to join each other outside of work and watch our hometown team,” Humphreys said.

Atlas Copco will host a company drawing to select one employee who will have the honor of throwing out the the first pitch of the game as the Knights, the Chicago White Sox Triple-A affiliate, face the Norfolk Tides, the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, at 7:15 p.m. A spectacular firework display will immediately follow the game’s final out.

This is the fifth consecutive year Atlas Copco has partnered with the Triple-A Charlotte Knights baseball team to help raise money and awareness for JDRF. A portion of ticket sales, as well as proceeds from an auction of game-worn jerseys signed by the Knights’ players will benefit the Charlotte (N.C.) Chapter of JDRF and diabetes research. 

In addition to supporting a worthy cause, the event provides Atlas Copco Compressors with a fun and enjoyable evening that also celebrates the company’s role in the community. Atlas Copco Compressors, which specializes in compressed air technology, quality air accessories and other productivity solutions while maintaining a focus on service and close attention to customers’ needs, has more than 300 employees at its facilities in Rock Hill, S.C., and Charlotte. The company is regularly recognized for its commitment to innovative and sustainable business practices in a variety of businesses and industries.
Industrial Air is a division within Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets oil-injected and oil-free air compressors, vacuum pumps, gas generators, air treatment solutions and compressor controls and monitoring under several brands. In addition to serving a wide variety of industries, dedicated solutions are also available for marine, railway and oil and gas customers. The division's focus and main drive is to further improve its customers' productivity. The divisional headquarters and main production center are located in Antwerp, Belgium.
Atlas Copco Compressors LLC is part of the Compressor Technique Business Area, and its headquarters are located in Rock Hill, S.C. The company manufactures, markets, and services oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors, air treatment equipment, and air management systems, including local manufacturing of select products. Our Regional headquarters are based in four strategic locations – Eastern (Springfield, Mass.), Central (Chicago), Southern (Houston) and Western (Freemont, Calif.). Each region has the full support of field-based sales and service teams and a network of authorized distributors all across the United States. The Atlas Copco Group is No. 10 among the Top 100 sustainable companies in the world and has been additionally recognized by Forbes, Thomson-Reuters and Newsweek, among others, for its commitment to innovation and sustainability. In each of the past five years, Atlas Copco Compressors has continually increased investments in new U.S. facilities with major manufacturing, production, and distribution facilities located in Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina.