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Grand Prize Winner of Ingersoll-Rand “Win-a-Chopper” Contest to Drive Away with a Motorcycle from Orange County Choppers



ANNANDALE, N.J. — Ingersoll-Rand’s Productivity Solutions unit, a leading supplier of tools and technologies for the automotive and motorcycle industries, has launched its “Win A Chopper” contest, through which one lucky grand prize winner can drive away with a custom-built motorcycle designed by Orange County Choppers (as seen on the Discovery Channel).

From now untill September 26, 2005, participants can log on to for complete rules and submit their application information, and detail in a 100-word or less essay, “Why I Couldn’t Do Without My Ingersoll-Rand Tools.” Contestants can also submit their applications by mail to “Ingersoll-Rand Win A Chopper Essay Contest,” 502 East Locust, Des Moines, Iowa 50309.

Each month, one winner will be selected to receive three of IR’s latest automotive tools. The monthly winners will then be eligible for the grand prize: a titanium-themed Ingersoll-Rand chopper (valued at $75,000). The second place contestant will win “The Ultimate IR Garage,” which consists of $5,000 worth of IR tools and equipment.

“ We are excited to show our appreciation for all professional mechanics and hobbyists who rely on Ingersoll-Rand tools and have helped make IR one of the most widely used and trusted brand of tools and equipment," said Leif Selstad, director of worldwide marketing for IR Vehicle Service Solutions. "The team at Orange Country Choppers did a fantastic job with the design of our Ingersoll-Rand titanium-themed motorcycle and their work symbolizes the integrity and innovation that we at IR have always incorporated into our tools.”

Ingersoll-Rand’s “Win-a-Chopper” contest is open to all legal residents of the United States (except Puerto Rico and U.S. territories and possessions) and Canada (except Quebec), 21 years of age and over as of the date of entry, who have a valid driver’s license. Internet entrants must have an Internet service provider prior to the date of entry. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest. Ingersoll-Rand employees are not eligible.

Along with its comprehensive line of automotive tools, IR’s Productivity Solutions unit manufactures and markets a broad range of industrial and lubrication equipment, ergonomically advanced material handling equipment, as well as power units, fluid handling products, and cutting and adhesive dispensing systems, under the Ingersoll-Rand, ARO and Zimmerman brand names.

For more information on IR products and solutions, contact: Ingersoll-Rand’s Productivity Solutions unit, 1467 Route 31 South, P.O. Box 970, Annandale, NJ 08801; phone: 908-238-7000; fax: 908-238-7901; or visit


IR is a leading innovation and solutions provider for the major global markets of Security and Safety, Climate Control, Industrial Productivity and Infrastructure. The company’s diverse product portfolio encompasses such leading industrial and commercial brands as Schlage locks and security solutions; Thermo King transport temperature control equipment; Hussmann commercial and retail refrigeration equipment; Bobcat compact equipment; Club Car golf cars and utility vehicles; PowerWorks microturbines; and Ingersoll-Rand industrial and construction equipment. In addition, IR offers products and services under many more premium brands for customers in industrial and commercial markets. Further information on IR can be found on the company’s Web site at


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