Leading stainless steel fabricator and contract manufacturer
"Knowing how to manufacture a part isn't enough. At Ace we recognize that your customer has the final word."
President Ace Metal Crafts
In 1960, sixteen sheet metal workers launched Ace Metal Crafts. The techniques they invented are now standards in stainless steel fabrication.
"Today we are teaching a new crop of engineers, welders, grinders and steel benders.
Here's what we believe...
In our business, there are two kinds of people; problem solvers and order takers. We hire the problem solvers.
If you want to get it right the first time, send us your engineers. And we'll send you ours.
We may be the only fabricator that teams welders with grinders. When people take ownership of their work, you get fewer mistakes.
Total cost of ownership is what really matters. We aren't the cheap guys; we save the customer money by getting it right the first time.
OEMs bring their toughest welding projects to Ace because they know our quality and service is second to none."
Jean Pitzo, Owner, Ace Metal Crafts
Our people know what the customer expects of Ace:
"Ace was our first outside vendor and now we work as their partner." — Ace customer
The customer sent us 30-page plans which we compressed down to a 5-page document. We cut their detailing by 60+ percent. Today they are one of our largest customers because:
Ace handpicks our engineers, welders, grinders and sales people.
We profile customer personalities and match them with you.
We monitor jobs constantly; customers always know what to expect.
We have the capacity when the customer needs it, running second shifts.
Our customers’ engineers are some of our biggest fans.
Ace Metal Crafts partners with high-growth and mature industries: food processing, packaging, environmental, pharmaceutical.
In our modern, 82,000 square foot plant, we serve as the manufacturing arm for our customers, with expert laser cutting, forming, rolling, welding, polishing, tube and pipe laser cutting, as well as mechanical assembly.
Ace is recognized for our structural weldment capabilities. We take your designs from concept to reality
Ace builds frames for a large consumer packaged goods brand. We had a big upswing in orders; one monster order required staggering delivery of the parts every 2+1/2 weeks plus an increase in output by more than 30%. Here’s how we did it:
"We are constantly automating—everything from laser cutting to finishing."
Keith Stout, VP Operations
"Sometimes the competition gets the business, but it often comes back to Ace to make it right."
Matt Lichter, Project Engineer
Ace has been a leader in custom metal fabrication since 1960. Nowhere else will you find such a concentration of engineering know-how, manufacturing skills and love of customer. People come to Ace and stay. We foster collaboration through value engineering. Our people take ownership of their jobs. Our work says it all:
"At Ace, we don’t just build to spec. We evaluate to see if it can be done better—faster, cheaper, higher quality outcome."
Kevin Bailey, VP Engineering
Process Planning and Value Engineering support production on the shop floor. Ace engineers are trained to know what it takes to fabricate a part.
We asked customers what lean means to them. Here’s what they had to say
Our onsite machining operation allows for end-to-end production—cuts time and cost of sending offsite; all part of our commitment to continuous improvement
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"At Ace, we work toward the customer’s need-it-by date. Jobs are monitored constantly. Customers meet everyone who will touch their project and we create detailed customer profiles. The focus is always on exceeding customer expectations."
Kevin Bailey, VP Engineering
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Welding teams meet daily and become experts in specific customer requirements
Ace’s welding cells are set up to allow for weldments up to 40 feet
Etching for weld prep, tab and slot design, and in line tapping capabilities reduce downstream processing
Reduced operations eliminate costly set ups and allow for single piece flow of weldments
Our tube laser’s advanced technology paired with value added engineering has resulted in lower costs to our customers.
3 press brakes with state of the art tooling keep production flowing.
Automation reduces set up time by eliminating material handling labor.
(2) 4000 Watt Mazak has the ability to cut ½ inch stainless steel
2 shifts dedicated to welding & grinding stainless steel to meet capacity demands.
Cells are organized in welding & grinding teams for efficient flow
Cell communication boards empower decisions on the shop floor
"To earn the lion’s share of our business,
a fabricator has to excel on three levels: price, quality and delivery. Ace does."
"Price alone is misleading; it’s really
about total cost of ownership."
"Ace does a great job of inspecting the
parts they produce. This cuts time and
cost for us."
"Their sales rep, senior engineer and president all made trips to our manufacturing facilities—this kind of engagement upfront is unusual and
we value that."
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Ace Metal Crafts
484 Thomas Drive
Bensenville, IL 60106
The coolest thing Ace does is continuously re-invest in people, technology and processes.Current
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