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Atlanta Compressor Receives Patriotic Employer Award from U.S. Secretary of Defense

The U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense has awarded Atlanta Compressor, LLC, Hoschton, Georgia, its Patriotic Employer award for actions the company took in 2019 to support an employee and member of the Army National Guard deployed to the Middle East.

The award came as a surprise to Atlanta Compressor after it did what it felt was only the right thing to do when supporting Steven Holman and his family during Holman’s deployment, said Atlanta Compressor CEO Morty Hodge.

Steve Holman and family 

Back Left SSG Steve Holman, Back Right Gina Holman (wife), Front Left Garrett Homan (son), Front Right Jillian Holman (daughter)

 “We are humbled and honored beyond belief to receive this award even though it’s based on doing things we feel are the right thing to do for our employees and America’s brave service people,” said Hodge.

Holman is the Assistance Service Manager at Atlanta Compressor and serves in the Army Reserve as the 802d Ordnance Company, Rear Detachment NCOIC. When deployed to the Middle East in 2017, the team at Atlanta Compressor stepped up to support his family. Team members helped with projects around the house, such as fixing the home’s air-conditioning system. Additionally, Atlanta Compressor also helped in other ways. As an example, it took extra steps to ensure the family was covered with health insurance while Holman was away.

After returning to the United States, Holman nominated Atlanta Compressor for the award. The entire team at Atlanta Compressor was delighted and surprised to later receive the award, Hodge said.

“As a company we believe we take better care of our customers when we take care of our own. Helping out during Steven’s deployment was a chance to put this belief into practice,” he said. “Our thanks go out to Steven and we’re honored to have him on our team. Those who fight for our country  are heroes in the truest sense, acting selflessly to defend our nation and ideals.”


About Atlanta Compressor

Atlanta Compressor does more than sell and repair compressed air systems – we deliver “peace of mind” in an uncertain world. And that’s no accident. Today, Atlanta Compressor serves some of the biggest names in the manufacturing, automotive, and fabrication industries. Atlanta Compressor’s legendary service is provided by factory-certified techs scattered all over the state – so they can get to you fast no matter where you are. With years of experience behind everything we do, Atlanta Compressor delivers the equipment, service, and reliability that keeps Georgia businesses running at peak production. For more information,