Ace World Companies

United States
  • Booth: 1803

We have the solution to all of your material handling needs.

For over 30 years Ace World Companies has designed and manufactured overhead cranes and hoists for the steel industry, serving both mills and service centers. We engineer material handling solutions for all hot metal applications, including ladle, charging, scrap and billet handling. We also specialize in rotating coil stackers, transfer cars and automated systems. Our overhead cranes and systems are maximizing steel production in facilities throughout the United States and abroad.


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  • Electric overhead traveling (EOT) crane and wire rope hoist manufacturer Ace World Companies has opened its third facility—in Clinton, Tennessee.

    The company, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a specialist in the design and manufacturing of lifting solutions for some of North America’s most demanding applications. Its equipment is widely installed in steel mills, power plants, ship-building and aerospace facilities, to name just a few.

    In 2010 it opened a second facility in Knoxville, Tennessee, to increase crane building capacity. Two years ago, a dedicated panel shop was also opened in Pewaukee, in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

    The Fort Worth site, which opened two years after the formation of the company (1987), is approx. 80,000 sq. ft. and serves as a manufacturing facility for its engineered wire rope hoists, trolleys, bridge cranes and end trucks. Ace opened the slightly smaller, 49,000 sq. ft. location in Knoxville to expand overhead crane manufacturing capacity. However, this operation will move 30 minutes up the road to the sprawling 180,000 sq. ft. Clinton factory this month (March), to facilitate manufacturing of larger cranes and increase annual production. Ace is currently building cranes at both locations but will cease all activity in Knoxville.

    Kevin Beavers, executive vice president at Ace, who will oversee production in Clinton said: “We will primarily be focused on the fabrication of the bridge and the full assembly of the overhead cranes, including completion of the factory acceptance test with the customer before shipment. It will not change what happens in Fort Worth. We have ruled out expansion of other existing facilities at this time.”

    Relocation to Clinton is expected to result in a doubling of the company’s workforce. Currently, 50 people work in Fort Worth and eight at the satellite facility in Pewaukee; 13 workers will ensure production begins in earnest at the latest site having made the transition from Knoxville. Steel mills and the aerospace sector will be the primary drivers of business in the immediate term, although Ace remains active in a myriad of heavy-duty marketplaces.

    Beavers revealed that the new, 45-acre property was originally purchased by a company that relocated itself. 60,000 sq. ft. of the property was demolished and a taller building was constructed, complete with high-capacity overhead cranes, a 280-ft. girder table and automated gantry welder.

    He added: “This is an exciting new dawn for the company. Inevitably, we, like many others, have been negatively impacted by the pandemic but RFQs [request for quotations] are picking up and enhanced manufacturing capacity will help us respond to that demand with world-class production capability and reduced lead times.”


  • Overhead Cranes
    50-Ton Shipping Cranes. Each crane is equipped with (2) hoists. Each hoist has a capacity of 25-Tons. These cranes are being used in the steel industry and are equipped with magnets to move steel plates....

  • Ace World Companies manufactures overhead bridge cranes ranging in capacities from 5 tons to 500 tons or more and in spans to meet your needs. We have been in business for over 30 years and have manufacturing facilities in both Fort Worth Texas, and Clinton Tennessee.  Our line of cranes includes Single Girder Top Running Cranes, Single Girder Under Running Cranes, and Double Girder Top Running Cranes.  From simple to some of the most sophisticated equipment in use today, we design and manufacture all types of cranes for all types of applications.
  • Wire Rope Hoists
    Electric Wire Rope Hoists - Low Headroom or Built-up, we have a hoist to fit your needs....

  • Our hoists are engineered to be the most reliable and cost-effective solution for our customers. We consider both your short and long-term needs before we identify design criteria and engineer a solution for your industrial wire rope hoist need.  As a result, every crane component we design must meet the critical issues of quality, durability, and furthermore ease of maintenance to be considered reliable. Our Terminator electric wire rope hoists are low headroom and are manufactured in Fort Worth Texas.   This heavy-duty industrial hoist is available in capacities of 5 – 40 tons.  Several lifts and speeds are available.

  • Gantry Cranes
    Double Legged Gantry Crane used to load steel coils onto a rail car for shipment....

  • As a leading gantry crane manufacturer, we can develop a custom gantry crane solution that meets your needs–be it a semi-gantry crane or a double leg gantry crane.  Our years of industrial crane design expertise and manufacturing experience ensure that your crane will be of the highest quality and will be a sound investment for years to come.
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