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 December of 2006 controlling interest in Acme Cryogenics was sold to Gladstone Investment Corp. (NASDAQ –GAIN), the Senior Management Team of Acme, and Brant Point Partners.
There are currently three manufacturing operations, two in Allentown, PA and one outside of Atlanta, GA with Field Service locations in Allentown, PA, Atlanta, GA, Houston, TX, and Chicago, IL.
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