Service, Scales, & Service

When it comes to equipment, it just needs to work so you can. We pair companies with optimum solutions, calibrate them, certify them, and come right back if there’s a problem; 24/7/365.

With over 40 years of experience and in-house design, fabrication, integration, and maintenance, we keep things simple. Whether you’re wondering which lab scale is most practical or want load cells under a silo, we’ll deliver a solution you can count on.


Steve Wood, Service Manager

Our Mission

We make the world better by improving systems and the economy at large by extension.

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 troubleshooting, finding new solutions, and blank-slating industry practices.

We were drawn to the processing industry because of the nature of its technology, its people, and our love for building things. 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.

The Early Days

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. Branching out on your own always come with some apprehension, but thanks to the trust of our first customers and this legitimately weird city, it wasn’t long before A-1 needed a larger umbrella to handle the non-scale-related needs of our customers.

ABM is now the larger company, but to avoid confusion we’ve decided to keep the name A-1 around. So to our new and prospective customers who read all this, sorry for the confusion. And to all our long-time clients, thank you.

To the right is a photo album we used for presentations in 1742. It was unearthed during a spring cleaning expedition. It’s funny how much and little things change.