History

In 1888, inventor Charles Lee Cook founded the C. Lee Cook company. The company was the producer of the first metallic packing used on piston rods for locomotives and steamships.

In 1955, C. Lee Cook became one of the founding companies of Dover Corporation. Fred Durham, a metallurgist who joined C. Lee Cook in 1923 to develop a more durable metal composite and who bought the company in 1928, became the first CEO of Dover Corporation.

Today’s Cook Compression was formed in 2007 from four previously independent operating companies owned by Dover Corporation: C. Lee Cook; Cook Valve (formerly Cook Manley and Compressor Valve Engineering/CVE); Compressor Components Incorporated (CCI), and American Industrial Components.

In 2009, Cook Compression acquired Mechanical Field Services, LP, a provider of repair, maintenance and overhaul services for reciprocating and rotating equipment.

Today, Cook Compression continues the legacy of invention and firsts, and is dedicated to leveraging industry-leading engineering, manufacturing and service to give you the best possible compressor and engine reliability.

A Heritage of Innovation

1888
Cook introduces first floating seal in steam engines

1955
Cook becomes part of Dover Corporation

 

1984
Cook creates Static-Pac® Shutdown Seal

Static Pac Seal

1999
MOPPET® compressor valve introduced

Moppet valve

1999
Cook develops Vortex Cooling™ technology for packing cases

2001
Cook creates BTUU low-leak packing rings

 

Solid Ring Technology

2005
RTV Oil Wiper Packing designed as oil wiping/gas sealing solution

2009
Cook acquires Mechanical Field Services, LP

 

Cook Mechanical Field Services

2012
Cook opens China manufacturing operation in Suzhou

2010
Cook develops TruTech™ line of advanced materials

TruTech Engineered Materials

2013
Cook opens Abu Dhabi service center

2015
Cook introduces Ring Damped Valve

Ring Damped Valve