ACKT Industries, a business rooted strongly in family and local talent, grew from W/Five Seismic with its beginnings in 1996. Starting out in the seismic drilling, welding and manufacturing fields, the company has evolved to fill a variety of niches that serve oilfield, trucking, construction and agricultural customers, and even the general homeowner.
“Locating in Spruce Grove is prime for us,” says Anthony Worbeck, Sales Director at ACKT. “We need to be centrally located in the province to reach our customers and move our products.” The company offers custom fabrication and welding, heavy equipment modifications and equipment rentals, parts and service.
From its shop and yard in Yellowhead Industrial Park, ACKT’s 6 full-time employees—a roster that increases to 30 to 40 in peak season—turn design into reality. “Our staff are important to us,” adds Anthony. “Their creativity and commitment contribute so much to our success.”
Cutting edge technology, such as a CNC (computer numerical control) plasma cutting table and press brake, allows ACKT’s passion for innovation and quality to come to life with the advanced ability to cut, bend and form stainless steel and aluminum into any solution their customers require. Limited only by imagination—which the ACKT team displays plenty of—they tackle jobs of any size and application, from small repairs and speciality one-time items to extensive builds.
Persistence to invent and build custom TerraGator buggies and Morooka rubber track carriers led the company to become a specialized Morooka dealer. They build and supply rental machines for a wide range of applications across Canada and the US, and as far away as Mexico, Cuba and Russia. Rubber track carrier rentals are configured to meet very specific needs, with water and fuel tanks, dumpers, pickers and flat decks.
The company has branched out to incorporate decorative metal art, signs, custom firepits, tool boxes, cabinets and more, and their signs and art can be seen highlighted around the community. “We love giving back to Spruce Grove,” says Anthony. “The sense of community is strong here, and so are the business-to-business relationships. When we expand our business further, it will be here.”