About Us

Over half a century of experience and innovation

1959

W.B. Mill and Leonard Lynch (pictured right) create Acme Dock Specialists to provide rail dock enclosures to the meat packing industry.

1960s

The federal highway system begins to grow and Acme Dock Specialists evolves to meet the truck-loading needs of its customers. From the beginning, Acme Dock Specialists has focused on products and services that maximize safety, improve productivity, and increase efficiency. Acme Dock Specialists is one of the first to promote permanent truck dock levelers and dock seals, helping to establish those products as benchmarks of loading dock safety and productivity.

1970s

The industry identifies a need to secure trailers to the loading dock to prevent injury and loss during loading and unloading. In 1978, Acme Dock Specialists establishes a supplier-partner relationship with Rite-Hite Corporation who is developing the Dok-Lok vehicle restraint. As customers become educated about the importance of dock safety, sales of Dok-Lok restraints grows and fuels the growth of Acme Dock Specialists into the 1980s.

1980s

High-speed fabric doors begin to replace slower conventional doors, and Acme Dock Specialists is well equipped to provide the knowledge and support customers need to make the most of this exciting new technology.

1990s

With customer service and satisfaction continuing to be its main objective, Acme Dock Specialists establishes an office in Springfield, Missouri in 1990. In 1995, a second branch is opened in Wichita, Kansas to service customers in central and western Kansas.

21st Century

With the recent addition of branch locations in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, Acme Dock Specialists operates in four states serving over 1,000 customers. Jeff Lynch, the third generation president of Acme Dock Specialists, believes that the key to ongoing success is simple:

“At Acme Dock Specialists, we have one overriding goal that guides every decision we make; to have completely satisfied customers every time!"

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ADS Clients Say It Best…

We’ve had no incidents of trailer/dock separation or near misses since Rite-Hite RHR600 restraints were installed. All of our material handlers are very satisfied with the restraints and feel much safer while loading/unloading vehicles. They appreciate the company’s investment for their safety.

Mike Vallinch
Bemis Company

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