AK Industrial Contractors is a non-union, full-service company, providing our own in-house craftsmen.

We specialize in complete turn-key plant relocations and machinery installations to include electrical, mechanical, millwright and rigging.Over the past years AK Industrial Contractors have performed major turn-key projects throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia.

We have prepared and shipped hundreds of container loads to Europe, South America and the Orient and worked with American, Canadian, German, French, Japanese and Swedish technicians installing new machinery.

We excel in performing fast track projects and our customers always find AK to be extremely competitive in terms of price.

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AK Industrial Contractors, Inc. was incorporated in 1981 in Searcy, Arkansas U.S. to provide contracting services to companies looking for an expert team of professionals that could provide a turn-key approach to plant relocation projects and handle their assets as if they were their own.

AK owners-a colorAK bearing the name of its owners, Mr. Mike Arnett & Mr. Butch Keith, as its logo along with its stated business purpose INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTORS after gaining extensive experience with other companies in rigging, equipment and machinery handling and transportation.

In 1998 AK opened its 1st branch in Monterrey, Mexico as AK Contratistas Industriales Mexico S.A. de C.V. to take advantage of the business that would be generated by the NAFTA treaty between Mexico, Canada and the U.S. That decision has proved worthy as AK has helped customers move “South of the Border” in a quick, efficient and safe way.


Monterrey branches in Mexico are fully staffed with experienced professionals that can meet your relocation or installation needs with equipment to handle your most demanding project, giving the same quality service in Mexico that you would get in the United States.

AK Industrial Contractors has the unique position of being not only one of the leading companies in the U.S. in the Plant Relocations and Equipment Installation market but is also becoming the leader in Mexico.


Vision: “To become the premier industrial mover in the world”

Mission: AK Industrial Contractors strives to be among the top industrial movers in the world, always looking for ways to expand its capabilities in the global market. Customer service is an integral part of AK’s success, and will be encouraged in all departments.

AK acknowledges the importance of having good people as part of its team, and it is committed to promote and encourage personal growth.

Finally, AK is committed to profitability in order to reach our goals and maintain the aggressive position in order to promote our people, upgrade equipment, and facilities.”

We work hard to assure the safety of both your personnel and ours by providing safety plans that fit the needs of your project and facilities.

safetyAK has received awards from customers for our safety procedure program and safety record on the job. We maintain a full-time safety staff who survey job sites for safety verification and conduct regular safety classes for all personnel; such as confined space and forklift and crane certification training.

Our supervisor’s duties and responsibilities include self-inspection techniques, job safety analysis, hazard recognition and employee training. Emphasis is placed on empowering all employees to have a role in safety and health efforts. AK has developed an experienced staff of electricians, millwrights, riggers, pipe fitters and mechanical specialists to make certain your plant relocation project will be a “no hassle” event. The staff has over 170 combined years of specialized experience in this industry and is continuously trained to improve their skills and safety habits to make sure the customer’s projects run smoothly. We are proud of the company’s safety record, as AK has not had one major personal injury accident while conducting this complicated business of relocating client’s assets.

Sin-título-1The Certificate of Insurance supplies our customers proof of Insurance coverage with effective dates, policy numbers & breakdown of coverage’s for each job being conducted.

Because we recognize that your plant or equipment move represents one of the most critical undertakings you will ever make is the main reason we are proudly members of associations that encourages us to recognize AK’s responsibilities to our customer.

It is our desire to enter into every project as partners: sharing information; insights and experience; and working together to prevent as many unknowns and contingencies as possible. We are dedicated to deliver excellence.

scraSince 1959, Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) has helped its 1,100 members in 43 countries attain the highest standard for quality and safety – through meetings publications services, and staff Members engage in a variety of activities including:

Machinery Moving and Erecting, Crane and Equipment Rental, Heavy Lifting, Rigging, Millwrighting, Oil Field Equipment Hauling, Plant Maintenance, Steel Hauling, Oversize/Overweight Transportation & Military Material Movement.

SC&RA is committed to providing the unique information and any other lawful activities members need to safely, legally and profitably transport, lift and erect oversize and overweight items.

chamberSince 1917, AMCHAM its dedicated to the representation, promotion, and development of business interests between Mexico and the United States. American Chamber/Mexico is the largest and oldest American Chamber of Commerce outside of the United States, serving the business community in the promotion of trade and commerce.

For more than 80 years, American Chamber/Mexico has served its members as:

  • A promoter of business and trade between Mexico and the United States.
  • An influential voice in the development of policy.
  • A trustworthy source of business information.
  • A promoter of social responsibility in the community.

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