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Aaron Equipment Company, Inc. Gets Latest Revved-Up, Custom-Built Bike from Orange County Choppers

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BENSENVILLE, Ill., Sept. 23, 2008 - The newest custom bike has been unveiled from Orange County Choppers, the star bike builders of TLC's hit show American Chopper. The bike was created for Aaron Equipment Company, Inc., headquartered in Bensenville, Ill. near Chicago. Aaron is an international buyer, seller and trader of used and reconditioned process equipment. The chopper will be featured on an upcoming episode of American Chopper, airing at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.

Teaming up with Orange County Choppers' famous Teutul family -- Paul Sr. and sons Paul Jr. and Mikey -- came as a natural fit for Aaron Equipment Company, Inc., since both companies develop innovative solutions for their customers, and both are family-run.

"Everyone at Aaron is passionate about what we do, just like everyone at Orange County Choppers. That's one of the main reasons we wanted to build a bike with them," said Michael Cohen, one of the owners of Aaron Equipment Company, Inc. The design and build process, along with the unveiling of the Aaron bike will be in the TV program.

The Teutuls drew inspiration for the chopper by visiting Aaron's massive North American headquarters, which has more than 30 acres of used and reconditioned process equipment. Everything from centrifuges and heat exchangers to mixers, plastic extruders, and tanks is available, making up one of the largest inventories of process equipment in the industry.

"Customers often come in and tell us 'I feel like a kid in a candy store,'" said Cohen. The chopper's custom appearance includes a gas tank designed to look like a pressure vessel, and equipment-inspired looks for the exhaust, spokes, and other bike components. The bright blue and orange of Aaron's logo make up the color scheme.

"We're constantly innovating to be the best resource for our customers, just as the Teutuls focus on cutting-edge designs that get to the souls of their customers," said Cohen.

Aaron Equipment Company, Inc. provides customers in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, plastics, chemical, and other industries with quality process equipment and dependable service.