AK Industrial Contractors, Inc.

Turnkey Plant Relocation and Equipment Installation Experts

Our craftsmen deliver projects on time and on budget.

We Relocate It All

We make moving your assets to your new location easy.

AK Industrial Contractors can move your production equipment across town or across the world. With a team of experts, we plan and execute projects seamlessly.

Every project is unique, so we take the time to account for the details of your project. Rest assured that your project is in good hands.

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Leading Industry Experts

We are a leading rigging and relocation company with years of experience in global turn-key projects for industrial facilities.

Over 350 Projects To Date

With years of industry experience, we’ve served customers in more than 350 major turn-key projects throughout the United States and other countries around the world!

What our clients say:

“From October of 2021 through April of 2022, it was my good fortune to work with Jay Sorrows and his team from AK Industrial Contractors. As a project manager for the Michelin Tire Company of North America, I have worked with dozens of install companies in different states and in Mexico. AK Industrial Contractors was one of the best by far. Their management was completely flexible during some difficult travel restrictions due to Covid. Their teams were well trained and even instructed our new maintenance teams.

We had zero safety incidents with their crews throughout several months that included weekend and night shift work. Their management communicated with our different managers constantly so we knew the status and what to anticipate on the many jobs that we had assigned them. Their advice was sound for helping make decisions about different machinery start-ups. AK Industrial Contractors directly contributed to our success in bringing an older plant back into production within 6 months. I would highly recommend them to any North American company.”

– Project Manager, Michelin Tire Company of North America

“Your people on site in Asheboro understood the importance of a successful move and all phases were completed on schedule. The relationship of our two companies
and the people involved met or exceeded all of our expectations. Thanks again for helping make a difficult relocation successful.”

– Manager, Adv. Mfg. Support, Black & Decker; Asheboro, North Carolina

“Your team was extremely professional and diligent in getting the job done correctly and quickly. I especially appreciate you beating the schedule for having all of the machines available for production in Lexington. I also want to commend AKIC on its ability to coordinate the move of all the other equipment we sent to the different Cooper Power Tools locations. All of the equipment arrived safely and in a timely manner. Please thank your organization for a job well done. I look forward to working with you and your team in the future.”

– Manager, Lean Manufacturing; Cooper Power Tools; Lexington, South Carolina

“The relocating of our entire manufacturing facility from Paris, Illinois to Ruston, Louisiana was done in a most professional manner. There was never any dispute between your team and ours and the work was completed in less time than was originally agreed upon. We highly recommend your company.”

– Vice President-Manufacturing & Engineering,
UNC Home Products; Ruston, Louisiana

“Your commitment to on-time performance including three shifts on most days, as well as to accurate cost estimating and cost management was exceptional, especially under our circumstances of confidentiality and scope of work. The timeline was short and the project was complex, yet AKIC did an outstanding job. I’m glad you were part of the team.”

– President, The DeVilbiss Company; Toledo, Ohio

“It was a long and complicated project with several rescheduling requirements, but AKIC was always extremely flexible and easy to work with. I have been most impressed with their work ethic- they just work hard to do what has to be done, whenever and whatever it takes. AKIC can be trusted to do the job efficiently, fairly and professionally…and that’s the highest praise I can offer.”

– Senior Staff Engineer, Maverick Tube Corporation; Blytheville, Arkansas

“Cotta had put a tremendous amount of time and resources into planning our move since its success or failure could easily result in unrecoverable damages to the company. Part of our planning was a rigorous selection process that led us to AKIC. In spite of the worst possible weather and high stress levels, their professionalism and cool headed attitude prevailed. They were a pleasure to work with and did what it took to get the job done. In spite of the terrible weather and other difficult circumstances, the move was completed on time and budget. I would not hesitate from using or recommending AKIC.”

– Vice President Engineering and Operations, Cotta Transmission Co.; Beloit, WI

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Safety Professionals

We are members of ISN, established in 2001 as a global leader for contractor & supplier management. Supporting more then 500 hiring clients in capital intensive industries, ISN helps merge more than 60,000 contractors with operations in more than 85 countries.

AK’s membership in ISN makes it easy for your professionals to obtain our safety policies and procedures, insurance limits, and licensing qualifications in a single location.

With a grading system from A to F, AK has enjoyed an A rating with most of our clients and prospects.

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