Acme Manufacturing Company is a collection of seven different divisions that supply various metal products to hardware stores, manufacturers, distributors and OEMs across the country. Organized in 1986, Acme has operated under current ownership since 1992 and currently employs over 200 people.
Previously known as The SteelWorks Corporation, the company changed its name to Acme Manufacturing Company in January of 2006. Originally, The SteelWorks Corporation was exclusively a manufacturer and distributor of metal shapes to do-it-yourselfers in the retail hardware trade.
Today, Acme also manufactures perforated angle and strut for the garage door industry through our GarageWorks Steel division, and lawn edging, stakes, staples and pins for the landscape industry through Coyote Landscape Products.
In 2001, Acme acquired Nostalgic Warehouse, a supplier of vintage-style door hardware to the “home restoration” market. As a complement to the restoration line, in 2005, Nostalgic Warehouse launched Grandeur Hardware, a high-end line of decorative door hardware targeted to the custom home builder.
In June of 2006, the company acquired Perfection Chain Products, a manufacturer and distributor of chain used in a variety of applications in the electrical, plumbing, trucking, store fixtures and swingset industries. Perfection Chain operates out of a 75,000 sq. ft. manufacturing/distribution facility in Cullman, Alabama.
In June of 2010 Acme formed All America Threaded Products (AATP) by combining the operations of five acquisitions made in the threaded products industry. AATP manufactures a wide variety of threaded products including threaded rod, studs, anchor bolts, u-bolts and threaded product “specials,” used for various applications in numerous industries. All America is headquartered in Denver, Colorado and has an additional 97,000 sq. ft. manufacturing/distribution facility in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
In February of 2016, Acme added a state-of-the-art plating line, giving the company in-house plating capability, as well as the ability to do outsourced plating for third party vendors.
Acme’s headquarters, administrative offices, and primary manufacturing and distribution facilities are located in a 160,000 sq. ft. facility at 4661 Monaco St. Denver, Colorado. Nostalgic Warehouse, including Grandeur, operates out of an adjacent facility at 4607 Monaco St. Denver, Colorado.
1986The SteelWorks Corporation is founded
The SteelWorks Corporation starts in Denver, Colorado as a manufacturer of metal shapes to the retail hardware and home improvement industry.
1992Current ownership takes over SteelWorks
The new owners ramp up production, rework operations, introduce revolutionary new merchandising racks and boost productivity 300% in one year, all while focusing on turnaround times and fill rates. Shipping times decrease 60% and fill rates jump from 93% to 99.9%. Retailers respond, sales jump 200% and SteelWorks works its way into big-box retailer Lowe's.
1994SteelWorks acquires BoltMaster, Inc. (RediBolt) of Chicago, IL
SteelWorks acquires Boltmaster, a manufacturer of threaded rod products and supplier to the nation’s largest hardware distributors.
2000Steelworks aquires EASE Aluminum
The company acquires EASE Aluminum, a Richmond, Virginia-based manufacturer of decorative aluminum sheets.
2001Nostalgic Warehouse is acquired
The company expands into decorative door hardware with the acquisition of Nostalgic Warehouse, a Dallas-based company that sells vintage-style door hardware reproductions to customers restoring old homes. The operations for Nostalgic Warehouse are moved to Denver, Colorado.
2005Grandeur by Nostalgic Warehouse is introduced
The company's decorative door knob portfolio grows with the addition of a new hardware line. Grandeur is introduced as easy-to-install premium door hardware aimed at the custom-built home market and is launched with vintage-inspired locksets.
2006Certain assets of The SteelWorks Corporation are sold
Cincinnati-based Hillman, a distributor of fasteners and other small hardware components, acquires certain assets of The SteelWorks Corporation, including the name. The door hardware divisions are not included in the sale to Hillman.
Acme Manufacturing Company is born
The remaining assets from SteelWorks are rolled into a new company, Acme Manufacturing Company, Inc.
GarageWorks Steel is introduced
Acme begins manufacturing and distributing parts specifically for the garage door industry including perforated angle, slotted angle and strut. Shortly after, the GarageWorks Steel division was introduced with a newly bolstered sales team and an increase in production and warehousing capabilities.
Acme acquires Perfection Chain Products
The company acquires Perfection Chain Products, an Alabama-based manufacturer of weldless chain used in a variety of applications in the electrical, plumbing, store fixture and swing set industries.
2007Acme acquires Boyd Manufacturing
Acme Manufacturing acquires Boyd Manufacturing, a local manufacturer of landscaping materials.
2010All America Threaded Products (AATProd) is introduced
In June of 2010, Acme forms All America Threaded Products by combining the operations of five acquisitions made in the threaded products industry, including Threaded Rod Company, Watson Metal Products, Lancaster Threaded Products, Rods Indiana and J&D Industrial Products.
2011Coyote Landscape Products is born
Acme revamps a small lawn edging division into Coyote Landscape Products, which quickly becomes a leading supplier of steel edging products to landscape professionals throughout North America.
2012Perfection Chain acquires Turner & Seymour, T&S Perfection is introduced
Perfection Chain acquires the assets and ongoing operations of The Turner & Seymour Manufacturing Company of Torrington, Connecticut. As a result of the acquisition, on March 1, 2013, the combined companies officially change their name to T&S Perfection Chain Products, Inc. T&S Perfection continues to work out of both Alabama and the old Turner & Seymour Facility in Torrington until all operations are moved to the Alabama location in 2013.
2016Grandeur by Nostalgic Warehouse is rebranded
Breaking away from the vintage-inspired parent brand Nostalgic Warehouse, Grandeur Hardware is reborn as its own brand of high-end traditional and transitional styles, with an industry-leading Lifetime Warranty. Grandeur moves into its own facility in Denver, next-door to Nostalgic Warehouse.
Acme installs high-end plating line
Acme acquires an adjacent building and installs a state-of-the-art plating line. This allows for in-house plating capability, as well as the ability to do outsourced plating for third party vendors.
T&S Perfection Acquires Hal-o Chain
The company acquires Hal-o Chain, a leading supplier of chain products to the retail and lighting industries. The acquisition broadens T&S Perfection’s offering of weldless and decorative chain products.
2017T&S Perfection rebrands as Perfection Chain Products
After additional acquisitions and increased product offerings and capabilities, the company returns to its old name with a new logo.
Perfection Chain Acquires Hodell-Natco Chain Division
Perfection Chain expands its engineered assembly capabilities with the acquisition of Cleveland-based Hodell-Natco’s Chain Division.
Supporting each of our divisions is a knowledgeable sales staff with over 400 years of combined industry experience. With a geographic reach stretching across North America, Acme’s sales teams go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. Always looking to enhance the customer experience, Acme strives to improve the way we do things through innovative uses of technology and new sales and marketing tools. Acme also has an internal marketing team that produces in-house photos, videos, websites, social media, and written content, while managing each division’s tradeshow schedule and advertising programs.