ACS named to list of top design-build firms

ACS has been named one of The Top 100 Design-Build firms as well as one of The Top 400 Contractors due in part to its growth in the U.S and around the world.

As evidence of its continued growth, ACS claimed the #74 spot on ENR's list of The Top 100 Design-Build firms. ACS also came in at number 310 of The Top 400 Contractors. ENR (Engineering News Record) performs annual surveys to rank companies engaged in general contracting, specialty contracting, engineering, architecture, planning and studies. The rankings are based on annual revenue at home and abroad, and are divided into specific market categories.

ACS is a worldwide single-source provider of fully integrated facility and equipment solutions, serving the international engine- and vehicle-testing market. The company specializes in the comprehensive design, construction, integration and commissioning of complex industrial, R&D and manufacturing facilities. Headquartered in Madison, WI, ACS has offices in China and England, and a regional office in South Carolina.

According to Jim Corkery, President of ACS, the company’s growth over the last few years is largely attributable to its integrated project delivery model (IPD) combined with its focus on technologies for product development, production testing and emissions regulations in the Engine and Vehicle Test market. He explains that the IPD approach leverages the company’s core competences to create a single source for project responsibility and tactical execution, which is most conducive to designing and building a comprehensive testing system that is economical and fully integrated into a client’s facility. 

ACS has experience with development and production test facilities for emissions, altitude, environmental, acoustics and vibration, and single-cell test processes, for markets including on-highway, agriculture, construction equipment, locomotive, marine and stationary applications.

Corkery states, “At ACS we consider ourselves fortunate to be trusted to design, fabricate and construct many significant projects around the world. We are a company who values long term relationships and commitments and we appreciate the opportunity to partner with our clients to assure they can meet market and regulatory requirements around the world.”