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ACI Receives Several 2015 ControlTrends Awards Nominations!

ACI is extremely humbled to be nominated for several of the 2015 ControlTrends Awards! Since 2012, the Control Trends Awards have recognized those in the industry that have displayed exceptional achievements in technology, engineering, and technical support.

President, Troy Schwenn, has been nominated for ControlTrends Executive of the Year - Small Manufacturer and Sales Representative, Barry Gordon, has been nominated for Best Technical Support Person - Small Manufacturer! This is Barry's fourth straight year being nominated for this award!

'15 ACI Employee Golf Outing (Second Harvest)

Our 17th Annual Golf Outing and Second Harvest Food Bank campaign were a tremendous success! Each year, the ACI Golf Outing is an exciting opportunity for our employees to bond and enjoy each other’s company.

Troy and Chad Schwenn, along with Connor Meloy attended the Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Awards ceremony on May 14, as the prior year's award recipient for a medium-sized company.  This award celebrates the accomplishments and the impact that family-owned businesses have on our communities.  We were truly honored to have received the 2014 award and would like to congratulate the 2015 award recipients!  
Grand Awwards:
C.G. Schmidt, Milwaukee - Large-sized Company
Breuer Metal Craftsmen, Beaver Dam - Medium-sized Company 

ACI Receives 2014 CGNA Prefered Vendor of the Year Award!

We are honored to announce that ACI was awarded the CGNA 2014 Preferred Vendor of the Year Award at the CGNA Conference in Savannah, GA! The CGNA (Controls Group of North America) is a group of Distributors located throughout the United States and Canada. The award was voted on by all members of the group and reflects ACI's great customer service, accurate lead times, and quality products. Congrats to all ACI employees on this great award as well as the other CGNA 2014 award recipients:

Board of Director's Award: Broudy Precision

Preferred Vendor Award of Excellence: Testo, Inc.

The New Workaci.com is Here!

ACI is continuously striving to offer our customers top of the line resources. We listened to your feedback and suggestions and are thrilled to announce the launch of the new and improced workaci.com! Below, you will find useful information on the navigation and functionality of our new website. Please note that several functions of our website require an account to be established. Don't have a User Account? Please contact your ACI Sales Representative to get signed up (1-888-967-5224).

Ask Us About Webinar Meetings!

ACI makes every effort to connect with our customers on a regular and timely basis. However, we understand that onsite visits can often be difficult to schedule. Webinars offer a viable alternative in terms of a more customized and convenient interaction.

2015 Annual Cancer Research Fundraiser


On Friday, February 6, 2015, ACI held our annual bowling fundraiser to benefit cancer research. The event was an enormous success and a moving tribute to generosity in the face of hardship. The event will be used as a memorial to the passing of Mindy Schwenn. Her spirit and will power to fight this terrible disease will live on through all those involved.

ACI Awarded Best Technical Support Company by ControlTrends

On January 26, the 2014 Control Trends Awards were held in the Prairie Ballroom at the McCormick Hyatt Hotel in Chicago, IL. Marc Petock and Kimberly Brown co-hosted the standing room only awards ceremony that recognized those industry colleagues that have demonstrated major achievements in ControlTrends technology, engineering, and technical support.

2014 Control Trends Awards Nominations

The 2014 Control Trends Awards will be held on January 26th, 2015. Since 2012, the Control Trends Awards have recognized those in the industry that have displayed exceptional achievements in technology, engineering, and technical support.

Introducing ACI Job Kits

ACI's Job Kits include standard products that you may never even think to order -- until you need them! You never know what could happen while you're out on the job. Whether it be a blown fuse or an incorrect input, all of these products can help you out of a bind.

Each ACI Job Kit includes the following products, complete with a convenient carrying case:
*Power Supply
*Command Relay
*Current Switch
*Analog to Relay
*Analog Rescaling
*Thermistor Probe
*Mounting Plate

ACI Wins 2014 Wisconsin Family Business Award


We are incredibly honored to announce that we are the recipients of the 2014 Wisconsin Family Business Award! Last night, much to our astonishment, we were presented with the grand prize for a medium-sized company. To be nominated alongside some of Wisconsin’s most historic and successful family-owned businesses was truly humbling, and served as a manifestation of the culture we have worked so hard to create.

Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards


Quality Products by Quality People


Automation Components, Inc. has a great deal to be proud of. Our cutting-edge facilities, advanced technology, and high-quality products make us a leader in the HVAC industry. However, our most valuable asset is the outstanding group of people that make up the ACI staff.

Manufacturer of the Year Nomination


Employee of the Year 2014


This morning, ACI employees gathered to recognize our Frank Carruthers and Marion Winters Employee of the Year Award nominees. This award ceremony is held each year in honor of its namesakes. Frank and Marion touched many lives here at ACI. Their impact on the company was enormous, and their absence is felt daily. The Employee of the Year Award is a testament to their contribution.

2013 ControlTrends Awards


Yesterday, January 21, the 1st Inaugural ControlTrends Awards took place at New York City’s legendary BB King Club. The ceremony was an exciting opportunity to gather with our friends and associates, and to recognize our industry’s exceptional achievements in technology, engineering, and customer service. We were thrilled to be a part of this celebration.

American Made


In communicating with our customers and colleagues, we’ve learned that many of our industry professionals feel strongly in favor of purchasing American-made products. At ACI, we feel the same way. We are committed to manufacturing and sourcing locally. While our competition may import materials from overseas, we team up with companies in our own backyard.

Meshnet 900, Wireless Technology


Troy A. Schwenn, ACI President


2014 Bowling Fundraiser


On Friday, February 7, ACI will be holding our annual bowling event to benefit cancer research. Each year, we are heartened and inspired by the teamwork and giving spirit of our employees, vendors, and customers. The event serves as a truly moving tribute to generosity and positivity in the face of hardship.