ACME Tools Corporate Headquarters

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Starting with an initial prototype and developing into dozens of projects, JLG has proudly spent the last three decades growing alongside ACME Tools. When the retail giant had stretched their current office facilities to the max, they called on JLG to help them prepare for their future – by creating a headquarters that would attract top talent, increase efficiency of current employees, and bring all their corporate activities under one comfortable roof. JLG’s solution remodeled an existing warehouse that was no longer necessary for ACME’s operations – expanding and branding the exterior to revitalize the north end of Washington Street, providing ample green space, and creating a prominent “red” entrance that didn’t exist before. Existing exhaust skylights for the warehouse were reused to bring natural daylighting into the new open office area, while training facilities and conference rooms feature the modern ACME style of industrial materials complimented by soft wood. This impactful renovation efficiently consolidated ACME’s corporate offices and provided a foundation for talent growth through distinct, modern branding and comprehensive training amenities – tools built for the next generation of ACME.

Awards & Certifications

  • 2007 – AIA North Dakota: Honor Award
  • 2001 – AIA North Dakota: Design Award
  • 2001 – Chamber City: Beautification Award

Completion Date


"Everybody wants to have a nice place to come to work. To offer that to our employees is going to give us a competitive advantage is recruiting and retaining employees.”
– Steve Kuhlman, President, ACME Electric