Industrial Utility Efficiency    

Sullair and CompressAir Host Incentive Program Event and Tour for NWIBRT

CompressAir and the Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable’s (NWIBRT) Business Development & Marketing committee held the group’s first event detailing a NIPSCO incentive program. The NIPSCO Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentive Program and Plant Tour was held for over 30 NWIBRT members and featured presentations from Sullair and Lockheed Martin. The attendees ranged from end user plant engineers to mechanical and electrical contractors.

“The collaborative effort of NWIBRT, Sullair, Lockheed Martin and CompressAir to educate and bring value to the bottom line of both owners and contractors was outstanding,” said Andrea Pearman, Executive Director of NWIBRT.



Erick Dickey, Sullair Air Systems Expert and Andrea Pearman, NWIBRT Executive Director


Sullair hosted the Incentive Program event in the auditorium and closed the day with a tour of the Michigan City Plant and facility. DOE AIRMaster+ Certified Kent VanSickle and Hal Rinkel, along with Eric Dickey of Sullair, presented on Air Auditing and the Sullair LogAir data logging system. They covered the costs associated with compressed air and the resources Sullair has available through their distribution network to assist end users in measuring current systems and identifying efficiency opportunities.



Kent Van Sickle, Sullair Regional Sales Manager, Andrew Crowl, CompressAir President, Hal Rinkel, Sullair Product Manager, Eric Dickey, Sullair Air Systems Expert  (left to right). 


Carl W. Andre and Byran Zicherl, of Lockheed Martin, presented NIPSCO’s current Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentive Program and the rebate application process.  Current incentives range from compressed air, HVAC, lighting, and more. They also covered how to become or connect with a Trade Ally partner to assist in finding and incorporating the measures for bids and current end user projects.


About CompressAir

CompressAir is the authorized distributor for Sullair in the Northern Indiana and Southern Chicagoland areas. They are also a NWIBRT member as well as a Lockheed Martin and ComEd Trade Ally. CompressAir has become a leader in the industry by providing a wide variety of options to help customers reduce operating costs and increase efficiency with their compressed air system. For more information please visit



NIPSCO’s commercial, industrial and non-profit energy efficiency programs are administered by Lockheed Martin, a third-party implementation specialist that helps businesses save energy. For more information on NIPSCO’s Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program, please visit



NWIBRT is the largest association of owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in Northwest Indiana.  For more information please visit