air and exhaust air assemblies.
For the same manufacturer, ACS
later designed and constructed
a Class 4 to Class 8 heavy-duty
truck acoustic test facility that
included sound power, coefficient
of absorption, sound transmission
loss, and sound intensity measurement capabilities.
• Built a technical center for off-road
equipment manufacturer Gehl Co.
that includes a hemi anechoic
chamber, climate test room, dynamometer test room, setup areas,
component test areas, mechanical
space and a hydraulic tests lab.
Recently, ACS was among a group
of companies recognized as a top
U.S. supplier by Cummins at its 2014
U.S. Supplier Conference.
It’s worth noting that ACS was
able to satisfy those customers while
working around some limitations at
its Verona manufacturing site. At
Verona, for example, fabrications and
assemblies had to be moved through
the shop using a pair of forklifts. At
Middleton, a pair of overhead cranes
— one rated 3. 5 tons lift capacity, the
other 7.0 tons — add a significantly
increased level of efficiency.
“The building was designed with
input from users to allow us to increase
our capacity while improving our qual-
ity, safety, and efficiency,” said Matt
Thiel, ACS director of Systems and
Equipment. “We now have sufficient
space for clients, engineers, design-
ers, and project managers to work here
during the equipment build and factory
acceptance testing as necessary.”
Approximately 34,200 sq.ft. of the
new facility is dedicated to manufac-
turing, including 16,000 sq.ft. fabrica-
tion area, where cutting, welding and
assembly operations are carried out.
An additional 4900 sq.ft. is dedicated
to machining, while 3200 sq.ft. is used
for a UL-listed electrical and control
panel build shop. The new 14 ft. wide
x 26 ft. long by 14 ft. high paint booth
allows ACS to better manage the
scheduling and finish quality of large
components, as they can now be
A quality assurance and factory
acceptance test area covers 1600
sq.ft., while 11,000 sq.ft. is used for
shipping, receiving and raw material
storage. An additional 5800 sq.ft. of
office space is used primarily for
design, engineering and training.
“This facility has helped us improve
our material handling and product
fabrication capability,” Corkery said.
“In Verona, we were producing about
$15 million to $20 million of product
in about a 25,000 sq.ft. facility. We
are very proud to be moved into this
40,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility so
we can produce even more systems
and equipment for our growing client
base around the world.” dp
With two overhead cranes and the ability to store, develop, test and ship large fabricated sys-
tems, the new facility positions ACS for more growth as it marks 20 years in business this year.