ACS this April celebrated 20 years in business along with the opening of its new 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at 3119 Deming Way in Middleton, Wis.
Jim Corkery, president of ACS, welcomed community and company executives including Tim Carey, representing the new facility’s developer The Carey Group, and Jim Pientka, representing architect and contractor Iconica, which also worked on the company’s new building.
ACS is a supplier of custom facility and equipment products for the engine- and vehicle-test market. The new facility allows ACS to better serve the company’s global clients, including companies such as Caterpillar, Cummins, Daimler, GE, John Deere, Navistar and MTU America.
“Our clients give us some tough problems to solve,” said Corkery. “They value our ability to meet their needs and schedule for custom equipment by managing all phases of engineering design, manufacturing, factory acceptance testing and site installation and commissioning.”
With full machining and sheet metal fabrication capabilities and a UL-listed electrical and control panel build shop, ACS produces mechanical, fluid and control systems used in engine and vehicle testing.
“The building was designed with input from users to allow us to increase our capacity while improving our quality, safety, and efficiency. We now have sufficient space for clients, engineers, designers, and project managers to work here during the equipment build and factory acceptance testing as necessary,” said Matt Thiel, director of systems and equipment.
This year also marks the 20-year anniversary of ACS. During that time ACS has grown to 150 employees, 20 of whom work in the new facility. A total of 130 others work at the corporate headquarters in Madison, two regional offices in the United States, job sites throughout the United States and in offices and job sites in England and China.