Service, Scales, & Service

No one wants to worry about their equipment.

When it comes to equipment like scales, you just want it work so you can. We fit companies with the right set-up and get their scales calibrated, certified, registered, and we show up if there’s a problem. 24/7, 365.

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Our Mission

We aim to support humanity’s potential by improving systems and the economy at large.

Most people who change the world aren’t trying to; they develop their skills, go with their gut, and do their best right now. We feel like we’re best at solving old problems, exposing new capabilities, and refining best practices.

We were drawn to the processing industry because of the nature of its technology, its people, and our innate compulsion to make things run smoothly. And this translates to our business strategy.

We work with people we’re friends with and we’re friends with people we work with.
We trust first, leave last, and always put solutions over ego.
We never let a client down. Ever.

We keep it light, get it right, and keep our eyes on the big picture because true satisfaction comes from doing what’s important. And this leads us to our list of favorite things: Hard sleep, good beer, and bathing in the tears of your competition.

Our Beginning

About 30 years ago on a cloudy but warm winter day, we went to the Secretary of State’s office to register, by paper, our first company. It wasn’t the safest thing to do considering we were also just starting our families, but we’ll always be glad we did it. Thanks to the trust of our first customers and a weird city, it wasn’t long before A-1 necessitated a partner company to handle the non-scale-related needs of our clients.

Now, being the larger of the companies and bearing a more inclusive name, it makes sense to scratch A-1 from the placard and press on as ABM Equipment. But we can’t quite bring ourselves to do that. For better or worse we’ve decided to just keep the A-1 name around and continue doing things how we always have. So to our new and prospective supporters who read this far, we’re sorry for the confusion. And to all our long-time clients and this strange city, thank you.