Acme Construction Metals will move from Kenosha to Racine

Firm built theme structures for Six Flags

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Structural and ornamental metal fabricating firm Acme Construction Metals plans to move from Kenosha to Racine to accommodate its ongoing growth.

The company, founded in 2004 by Jeffery Nelson, was operating in Kenosha but will move to a 102,500-square-foot facility at 1800 Clark St. in Racine. The building is currently occupied by six other small businesses.

Acme’s projects include theme structures for the Six Flags XFlight roller coaster, the Fischel Park band shell in Downers Grove, Illinois, custom railings and structural support projects.

“As our company has continued to grow, our space needs were greater than our current location could accommodate so we began to look for a larger facility.  The 1800 Clark Street property is perfect for our needs and it will provide us ample space to grow,” Nelson said, crediting Racine Mayor John Dickert and the Racine County Economic Development Corporation for helping Acme make the move.

“Racine is fortunate to be home to many different sized companies, similar to that of Wisconsin,” Dickert said. “Racine has a preponderance of first stage companies, those with 2-9 employees, just like Acme Construction Metals. The partnership that the city has with RCEDC facilitated this success, we welcome this company to Racine and look forward to more projects like this in the future.”

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Arthur Thomas
Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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