Graves County Economic Development and Universal Compressor Solutions LLC celebrate the expansion of their business with an 8,000 sq. ft. addition and the purchase of new CNC machinery. From their inception in 2014, Universal Compressor Solutions has specialized in the production and repair of aftermarket centrifugal air compressor parts.

Home to a dozen companies built around industrial air compressor parts repair and services, Graves County is known as the air compressor capital of the world. With decades of experience, Universal Compressor Solutions is well known in the industry for repairing impellers, pinions, diffusers, and a variety of other parts for large industrial air compressors.

“We are excited to announce the expansion of our manufacturing capabilities,” said Brian Davidson, one of the owners of Universal Compressor Solutions. “The new building will allow us to increase our production capacity and better serve our customers.”

Co-owner Todd Pearson echoed those sentiments, stressing the company’s focus on producing quality products in the shortest time frame possible. “We understand time is money for our customers, and we are adding more machinery and manpower to ensure we can continue to get our products out in a timely fashion as our business grows,” he said.

The air compressor industry took off in the early 2000’s after the closure of a local manufacturing plant created an opportunity for local experts to start their own businesses. From there a new era was formed and Graves County Kentucky quickly became a world-renowned hub for air compressor parts and repair. Businesses as far away as India and Japan know of Graves County Kentucky for the industry’s top notch customer service and craftsmanship.

“The air compressor industry has been a staple in Graves County and supports many high paying jobs. The skill and knowledge these individuals bring to our community are valuable to our youth and our existing workforce. Their $500,000 investment is a testament to the commitment the compressor industry has had and continues to have in Graves County. I am proud to support this expansion and the future of this industry in our community,” said Judge Executive Jesse Perry.

“Universal Compressor has played a significant role in the economic growth of Mayfield for over a decade. The announcement of this half a million-dollar investment to expand their equipment capabilities and to grow their facility in the community they have called home for over a decade is of vital importance in the continued growth and now rebuilding process, of Mayfield. We are excited as Universal Compressor continues to grow, and we are grateful for their presence here,” said Mayor Kathy O’Nan.

“Arriving in Graves County in 2021, I was amazed at the talent and knowledge the air compressor industry had developed here in Graves County. Partnering with the air compressor industry is critical to the success of our community and I commend Universal Compressor Solutions for their investment and expansion,” said Jason Lemle, President of Graves County Economic Development.

With a dozen other compressor focused businesses in Graves County, the past several years has created a boom for the niche industry in the community and created growth for the entire sector. The future of air compressor parts repair and services looks bright, and the future of the industry will be closely supported in the area as it always has been.

Universal Compressor Solutions LLC was formed in 2014 by Todd Pearson and Brian Davidson. The company specializes in the manufacture and repair of parts for industrial centrifugal air compressors at their 12,000 sq. ft. facility on Highway 45 in Graves County. They currently employ 13 people.

Graves County Economic Development began in 1981, becoming the driving force behind expansion and development opportunities in the community. It continues to foster strong relationships with existing businesses and attracts new industry to grow in Graves County. There are 40 industrial businesses in Graves County that employ 2,300 people in the community.