Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, has acquired Tennessee-based IDG Compressor. The transaction will help expand the company’s Air Technologies® reach into southern markets.

IDG Compressor, with locations in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville and remote operations in parts of Kentucky and Georgia, is a full-service distributor of Quincy Compressor products and repair services. Until this acquisition, IDG Compressor had been a part of what is now the Sonepar/Vallen Distribution network since 2001.

The company will become a division of Air Technologies®, a compressed air system equipment and service provider that is part of the OTC family of companies. Air Technologies® pioneered DirectAIR®, the fourth-utility concept of compressed air and is the largest independent compressor distributor in North America.

“IDG is an outstanding addition to the Air Technologies® and OTC family,” Ohio Transmission Corporation President and CEO Philip Derrow said, in a statement. “The associates of IDG are committed to continuing to build the presence of the Quincy brand throughout their markets and Quincy is an important partner for OTC. Together we will deliver even better service to our customers.”

IDG Compressor will continue to operate under the same name and with current local management, including Tim Huber, region manager, to lead the team.

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 47 locations throughout the South and the Midwest and Northeast regions, along with 14 service shops. The addition of IDG Compressor’s 16 associates brings Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to about 1,100 employees.