ASBECO Receives 2018 Pacesetter Award

Atlanta Business Chronicle Recognizes a leader in the Materials Handling Industry as one of the cities fastest growing enterprises.

Updated: May 18, 2018 11:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Atlanta, GA: With over 25 years of success in the material handling industry, ASBECO happily announces its recognition by the Atlanta Business Chronicle to the 2018 Atlanta Pacesetter List. Only 100 privately held companies each year receive the prestigious nomination that honors Atlanta’s fastest growing enterprises in the 20-county metro area.

“We have grown ​5X over the past 6 years, and we are very proud to win this prestigious award.” said Jim Pierce, president of ASBECO. “We have been in business since 1985. We currently have 80 plus employees working for us. Just six years ago we had 5. W​e perform material handling installations for end customers such as Amazon FedEx, UPS, Walmart, among others.  Think of an empty warehouse. We install the conveyors, robots, racking, and sorters that turn that empty warehouse into an operating facility.”

When asked what the key factors have been that contribute to the company’s success, Jim explains that instilling “a sense of partnership with common goals” in his business relationships is what matters most. “We have instituted systems and processes such as ISO 9001 Certification, a custom Enterprise Resource Planning System, and a formal project management process to drive growth… but I think that the major reason for our success is the way we treat people; both our employees, suppliers and customers.”

Jim offers encouragement to small businesses trying to grow, stating “the best advice that I could give is hang in there during tough times. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. If you do the right thing, it will likely lead to success.​”


ASBECO is an industry leader in the realm of industrial equipment. We have performed electrical installation of complex motor and process controls for a variety of material handling systems such as assembly line conveyors, robot palletizers, high speed sortation systems and bottling machinery. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality work, on time, and on budget.

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About 2018 Pacesetter Awards

To qualify, a business must have been established in the first quarter of 2015 or earlier, experienced a two-year growth in sales of more than 50 percent, and garnered revenue between $1 million and $300 million in 2017. The list scales multiple industries, and companies are ranked by a growth index formula to assure fairness when considering businesses of various sizes.