About Acme Manufacturing

A Singular Focus on Finishing

For four generations of Carlson family ownership, and almost 100 years of dedicated service worldwide, Acme Manufacturing Company has maintained a singular focus: to develop cost-effective systems and solutions to meet complex finishing needs.

Shown Right:
G.A. "Fritz" Carlson III - President (left)
Glen A. Carlson Jr. - Chairman (right)

An exporter of machinery since 1950, Acme was recognized for “excellence in advancing the United States’ Export Expansion Program” in 1991, when the company received the Presidential “E” award.

We service and support Acme equipment in the Americas, Europe and Asia.


Fritz-and-Glen-14 Generations of Carlson Family Ownership

Internal Capabilities and Resources

  • Complete process development laboratory
  • Mechanical Desktop and Autodesk Inventor Series design tools for machine/system design and verification
  • Acme Universal Finishing Heads designed and manufactured in-house
  • Level 4 servicing integrator for Fanuc Robotics
  • Fanuc Roboguide off-line programming software; certified reseller and user
  • Software development and controls engineering for PC-based open architecture operating systems
  • System assembly, wiring, integration and testing
  • Turnkey systems include gauging equipment and Integrated dust collection systems with duct work, filtration and mist collection
  • Service, training, documentation, and support; on-site programming services
  • Service parts support and complete preventive maintenance services
  • Certified ISO 9001: 2008
  • Retooling and refurbishment of all Acme equipment

Lab-1Research and Development Facility

ACME Mission Statement

Our mission is to expand and continually improve utilizing quality practices and employee involvement to manufacture surface finishing systems, for the production manufacturing industry, both in the domestic and international markets, that result in customer and employee satisfaction.

ACME Quality Statement

Acme's goal is to find a better way to "do it right the first time." Acme expects and demands only the best from our employees and our suppliers.

Acme strives to maximize our customers' productivity and quality at the lowest possible cost, which will result in greater profits for our customers. Continuous improvement of our products and services increases our customers' profits and ensures Acme's long-term success.

Communication is Acme's key to quality. Listening to our customers' needs and carefully communicating throughout our organization assures the consistent delivery of products that meet customer expectations.