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Open House Celebration with ACS and The Carey Group

Iconica joined ACS in celebrating their 20 year business anniversary along with the opening of their new 40,000 sf Manufacturing Facility at 3119 Deming Way in Middleton, WI. Jim Corkery, President of ACS, welcomed community and company executives including Tim Carey, representing the developer, The Carey Group, and Jim Pientka, representing the architect and contractor, Iconica.

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ACS is a supplier of custom facility and equipment solutions to the engine and vehicle test market with global clients including industry leaders such as Caterpillar, Cummins, Daimler, GE, John Deere, Navistar and MTU America.  Locally, ACS supports Cummins in Stoughton, Harley Davidson in Wauwatosa, and Fairbanks-Morse in Beloit.

“Our clients give us some tough problems to solve,” said Jim Corkery, President of ACS. “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.

Iconica collaborated closely with ACS staff in designing the facility. “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,” explained Matt Thiel, Director of Systems and Equipment for ACS.

This year also marks the 20 year anniversary of ACS. During that time ACS has grown to 150 employees – twenty of whom work in the new facility. One hundred-thirty others work at the corporate headquarters in Madison, two regional offices in the US, job sites throughout the US, and in offices and jobsites in England and China. “We are very proud to be moved into this 40,000 square foot manufacturing facility so that we can produce even more systems and equipment for our growing client base around the world,” concluded Corkery.

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