Calgary, Alberta, - Sept. 1, 2009 (NYSE:IR) - The WorldSkills competition will be using 112 Ingersoll Rand air compressors during the 40th celebration of the competition scheduled for the week of Sept.1 in Calgary, Alberta. WorldSkills is a global skills, trades and technology competition that promotes excellence and the spirit of sportsmanship. More than 900 young men and women from 54 countries will be competing in 45 different skill categories including auto body repair, car painting, welding, construction, plumbing and computer numerical control (CNC) milling. The Ingersoll Rand air compressors, ranging from 2 to 30 horsepower, will provide the needed air to operate tools, spray paint, cut tubing, drive bolts and assemble steel structures.
"This was truly a team effort to work together to deliver, install and setup the compressors in record time for this event," said Don Rodriguez, Customer Care Account Specialist for Ingersoll Rand. "We appreciate the confidence that WorldSkills placed in us for this event and we were happy to deliver." The team working on the event included Air Force Compressed Air Systems, an Ingersoll Rand distributor in Calgary, as well as employees from Ingersoll Rand's Campbellsville, KY and Davidson, NC facilities.
After the competition, WorldSkills will donate all of the Ingersoll Rand compressors to the local high schools, trade schools and colleges. To learn more about the WorldSkills event, please visit http://www.worldskills2009.com/
Ingersoll Rand's Industrial Technologies Sector offers a broad array of air compressors, including oil-free centrifugal, rotary oil-free, rotary contact-cooled and small reciprocation as well as tools, pumps, material and fluid handling systems and environmentally friendly microturbines.
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