About Southern Parts and Engineering Company

There are many companies that can supply you with compressor parts. There are variations in pricing and differences in stock. But what really sets companies apart is something less tangible than hardware. It’s knowledge, and that’s where Southern Parts and Engineering is alone…at the top of the class.

SPECO saves you time and money by supplying the parts you need, as fast as you need them. But our highly-trained staff adds even more. Because our service support experts have literally hundreds of years of experience between them, they not only take orders, they offer knowledge. No matter what your problem, they can guide you through it and offer a fast practical solution. That’s why, although the parts we supply may be comparable, the experience of doing business with Southern Parts & Engineering is truly a one-of-a-kind.

We’re the smart choice for air and gas compressor parts and service. With SPECO, your compressor will be at top performance. And because our  compressor parts come complete with knowledge, you’ll be working better, too.

John O’Connor (Southern Parts and Engineering Manager)

John entered the industrial world in 1978, going to work for John Crane Packing company in the mechanical seal group. Working in the seal repair department gave him an early gateway into the rotary equipment troubleshooting arena. Seals were broken down and a diagnosis performed base on the physical condition of the components. Chemical attack and wear patterns gave excellent indications of the operating conditions of various pumps, mixers and compressors.

Crane was a springboard to the outside sales world, and in 1982, John left to work as a field sales person for a Garlock distributorship, calling on all sorts of industries including power generation ( Southern Company / TVA / Duke Power etc. ) chemicals/ food processing and municipalities to name a few. Covering the Southeast for Garlock lead to a job offer from the Worthington pump group and John jumped into the centrifugal pump world as an outside sales rep again covering a majority of the Southeast with the same industries while becoming adept at pumping systems and practical applications.

While he was promoting Worthington pumps, an ex-Worthington compressor sales rep was starting a company that manufactured compressor parts, and John was invited to join his fledgling group. So, in 1987 John started his career in the compressed air world and became an integral part of what would become the parent company of Worthington Compressor Division. The company grew exponentially and John was able to learn and contribute much to its success.

So, today, some 30+ years later John stands at the ready to help with any compressor question and  compressed air system application issues.

Call and put him to the test….. allow him to help your business have the BEST compressed system and components available today. It’s how he rolls!!!

David Strickland  (Senior Sales Engineer)

David Strickland started in the Pump and Compressor business in 1979.  He has worked with Atlas Copco and Worthington rotary and reciprocating compressors; as well as Worthington pumps.  In 1987 David worked for Hollis and Company and Argo Industrial supporting Sullair Air Compressors and accessories along with Worthington Pumps. Dave has been with Southern Parts and Engineering for 24 years and is still going strong selling compressors, compressor parts and accessories.  Dave has a wealth of knowledge and is fully committed to meeting your needs while striving to exceed expectations.  Let him provide you with professional, value added services for your air/gas compressor parts.



Industrial Service Solutions emanates “forceful optimism.”

  • We are a team of self-confident associates who have can-do attitudes and always strive to anticipate, learn, and adapt but are not afraid to act.
  • We recognize and reward the behavioral traits of integrity, character, candor, humor, teamwork, and both individual and joint accountability.
  • ISS culture enables us to offer small-company competitiveness with large-company capabilities and process disciplines.

Small-company competitiveness:

  • Customer-centric biases committed to earning and retaining longstanding relationships of trust
  • High respect for every associate who wears our uniform regardless of title, position, or skillset
  • Quick response, low cost structures, and a personal commitment to delivery of high-quality service

Large-company capabilities:

  • Disciplined processes for associate recruiting, training development and safety best practices, and a comprehensive compensation and benefits plans for talent retention
  • Technical depth for equipment, service applications, and industry certifications; and reinvestment in competitive shops, machinery, and tools
  • A nationwide geographic footprint, a broad set of field, shop, and supply value propositions serving multiple industrial and commercial markets


While our ultimate Safety Goal is ZERO injuries and incidents, we strive for continual improvement in our health and safety performance. ISS is actively:

  • Expanding the awareness of safety and health management systems that address employee involvement in a safe workplace and improve occupational hazard recognition
  • Promoting a proactive culture directed at prevention of incidents with our employees empowered to execute “STOP WORK” authority
  • Developing effective working relationships with our customers, suppliers, and subcontractors that enhance the safety performance on our projects
  • Building cooperative working relationships with government and industry organizations to be in compliance with the applicable standards and regulations

Safety is our 1st operational KPI

About Industrial Service Solutions


  • To deliver a broad set of comprehensive “cost, quality, and speed” competitive service solutions for critical to process equipment across a diverse set of end-user markets.
  • To serve a wide variety of industries, such as power generation; oil and gas; pulp and paper; chemical and petrochemical; tire and rubber; metals and mining; water and waste water; and other industrial and commercial markets.
  • To offer application expertise in a wide variety of equipment, including valves and actuation; motors and generators; pumps; compressors and coolers; boilers and heat exchangers; mixers and extruders and many other types of industrial equipment.
  • To provide value propositions, such as onsite field services, regionally based shop services, and a broad range of supply services.
  • To serve customers nationwide and outside the U.S. to most customer requests.


Industrial Service Solutions can be your source for many industrial services, products, and information. Take a moment
to explore the other companies in the ISS family that are eager to serve you with unparalleled variety, expertise, and value.

Choose a service below to learn more about our capabilities and offerings. If you do not find what you’re looking for,
feel free to give us a call at 239.288.5230 or email sales@iss-na.com. We’re always here to help.

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