About Us

Our Mission

I.C.E. – Innovate. Collaborate. Expand.
At Acco our mission is to deliver innovative specialty material handling solutions in collaboration with our customers to expand our positive impact on the industrial world.

OUR PURPOSE

We help people move things. We increase productivity and safeguard lives in manufacturing, warehouse and plant operations by configuring specialized equipment that moves materials seamlessly.

OUR VALUES

Uncompromising
Quality

Our understanding and expertise in end use applications drives new business to our dealers.

Customer
Focus

We create customized solutions that solve the most complex customer challenges.

Unmatched
Responsiveness

We increase productivity and safeguard lives in manufacturing, warehouse and plant operations by configuring specialized equipment that moves materials seamlessly.

Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

HISTORY

1891
Elijah Nutting Founded Nutting Carts & Trailers

Elijah Nutting founded his company in 1891 after designing a tilt-style platform truck to fulfill the material handling needs of a fellow Minnesota businessman. Over 125 years later, Nutting’s company is still in motion and is a leader in high-quality custom-engineered material handling solutions.

1984
Relocated to Watertown, SD

In 1984, the original Nutting business moved from Minnesota to South Dakota. The operation continues to be housed in Watertown, in the far eastern region of the state.

2006
Acquired by Acco Material Handling Solutions

While Pennsylvania-based Acco is the legal company name of the material handling company, the Nutting name is still used on the material handling products. 

2013
KKR Private Equity purchases Acco Material Handling Solutions

The approximately $1 billion purchase of Crosby and Acco by KKR was announced in late 2013. Both companies specialize in the design, manufacture and marketing of accessories used in lifting and rigging.

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COMPANIES WE'VE WORKED WITH

As a leader in the material handling industry, Acco takes pride in manufacturing quality brands that offer one-of-a-kind solutions to meet the demands of today’s industrial world.