Aspen Compressor, LLC was formed on October 1, 2004 as a Kentucky corporation and is to be sited in the South Central part of the state. The company was formed as a subsidiary of Aspen Systems, Inc., to manufacture a family of microclimate size compressors for small refrigeration systems. Initially, Aspen Compressor will focus on military markets for small cooling systems, while later entering the more price sensitive industrial, commercial, and medical markets. The Department of Defense has for many years insisted on domestic suppliers for critical military components. Presently, there are only a handful of compressor companies remaining in the continental U.S.