Our Heritage & Future

AK Industrial Contractors, Inc. was incorporated in 1981 in Searcy, Arkansas U.S. to provide contracting services to companies looking for an Expert Team of professionals that could provide a turn-key approach to plant relocation projects and handle their assets as if they were their own. AK became a nationwide name in the industry and saw the era of the manufacturing plants moving to Mexico, we took advantage of the convenience of having a location there.

In 1998, AK opened its first branch in Monterrey, Mexico as AK Contratistas Industriales Mexico SA de CV to take advantage of the business that would be generated by the NAFTA treaty between Mexico, Canada and the U.S. That decision has proved worthy as AK has helped customers move “South of the Border” in a quick, efficient and safe way.

AK has earned the respect and built relationships with top manufacturers, demonstrating a reputation for fair and ethical service. Thirty-five years later, the staff has over 170 combined years of specialized experience in Plant Relocations and Equipment Installation and is continuously training and growing to best serve their client’s needs.

Our Team


Mike Arnett

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Mike Swindle
General Manager

Rocky George

Rocky George
Vice President of Food Processing

Natalie Arnett McCoy Team Photo

Natalie Arnett McCoy
Chief Operations Officer


Myra Spence
Operations Manager

Renee Miller Team Photo

Renee Miller
Corporate Controller


Adrien Kearney

Chris Hettman Team Photo

Chris Hettman