IN BUSINESS FOR ALMOST TWO CENTURIES
Cooper’s roots date back to 1833 when Charles and Elias Cooper opened a small foundry in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. First producing cast-iron farm equipment, the brothers later began manufacturing steam traction engines and horizontal gas compressors. In 1869, the Cooper Company became one of the first licensed producers of the revolutionary Corliss steam engine, a cornerstone of the Industrial Age. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the company grew to become an important supplier of industrial power and compression equipment with such brands as AJAX, Cooper-Bessemer, Enterprise, and Superior. Today, Cooper builds and services a broad line of gas compression equipment used in oil and gas production, field gas processing, boosting, transmission, and other industrial applications worldwide.