Founded as Acme Screw Machine Products in 1969 as a general machine shop providing machining services to industries in Northeastern USA, the company started serving the industrial gas industry by manufacturing cryogenic liquid transfer fittings. Recognition of the potential of the industry and its need for independent manufacturers led the owner, Rod Fink, to rename the company Acme Cryogenics. This would better reflect the industry it served and the opportunity to provide products upstream and downstream of the CGA Liquid Transfer Connection. Through acquisitions and partnerships beginning with hose and valve manufacturers, the company quickly outgrew its original location.
In 1984 Acme relocated to a much larger facility and continued to add capabilities and products including Vacuum Insulated Piping, CGA Fittings, Cryogenic Storage and Tank Rehab, Column and Cold Box Fabrication, and Field Service Engineers. With the acquisition of the “Engineered Systems and Manufacturing Center” from Air Products and Chemicals in 1993, Acme entered the warm side of the industrial gas industry with the design and manufacturing capabilities for hundreds of gas distribution and control systems, expert cryogenic systems and medical gas systems.
In 1996, Acme introduced the Acme model CV Cryogenic Globe Valve. Then in 2001, Acme acquired a competitor, Quality Cryogenics Inc., and consolidated Vacuum Insulated Pipe manufacturing in Jasper, Georgia. Shortly thereafter, in 2003, they acquired the CVI Valve line from Chart Industries.
In April of 2016 controlling interest in Acme was sold to Graham Partners. Previously, Acme was acquired by Gladstone Investment Corp. (NASDAQ –GAIN), the Senior Management Team of Acme, and Brant Point Partners in 2006.
Acme acquired Midwest Cryogenics in June of 2015. Midwest Cryogenics is located in the small town of Lonsdale, Minnesota.
In September of 2015, Acme completed a 7500 Sq. Ft. addition onto its Allentown location that now houses their helium container and hydrogen tank repair.
Acme aquired Northeast Services in October of 2016 and has two locations in New Jersey and Florida.
There are currently three manufacturing operations, in Allentown, PA, Atlanta, GA, and Lonsdale, MN and seven Field Service locations in Allentown, PA; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Chicago, IL; Lonsdale, MN; South Plainfield, NJ; and Port St. Lucie, FL.
Since its inception in 1969, Acme has worked to make a positive contribution toward the advancement of the industrial gas industry and to improve the cryogenic and gas equipment marketplace.
- Member, Compressed Gas Association (CGA)
- Member, International Oxygen Manufacturer’s Association (IOMA)
- Member, Cryogenic Society of America (CSA)
- Member, Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA)
- Member, Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative Inc. (IWDC)
- Member, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce