Azco

AZCO has been successfully providing industrial construction and fabrication services since 1949.

We’ve expanded our business from four individuals, in 1949, who saw a need for quality mechanical contractors in central Wisconsin, to a nationwide provider of heavy industrial construction and fabrication services with offices in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Colorado.

Our name was inspired by providing construction services from “A” to “Z” and that central theme is at the heart of our integrated approach to every project. Self-performing the majority of our work means minimizing the number of subcontractors required, the risk of substandard workmanship, and scheduling conflicts that interfere with a project’s timing and budget.

Today, AZCO is a 100% ESOP company employing over 130 individuals in central Wisconsin, and over 500 experienced union craftsmen nationwide.

Scroll through our timeline below to see the evolution of AZCO.

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1953

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1976

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1985

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1998

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Founded as the A to Z Company

AZCO started business in 1949 with four individuals who identified a need for quality mechanical contractors in central Wisconsin initially serving the pulp and paper industry the region is known for.

Metal Fabrication

AZCO, in response to a large industrial ventilation project, establishes its first metal fabrication facility.

Completed expansion to their pipe fabrication facility

The shop expansion which could easily be seen from Highway 41

AZCO acquired Hennes Erecting Company

AZCO bought Hennes Erecting Company, an established machinery moving, millwright, and crane services company in Milwaukee

AZCO was purchased by the employees of the company

The shares of the company were bought from the retiring President and largest shareholder and distributed among the employees of the company

AZCO became a 100% ESOP

As an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, AZCO provides their workforce with an ownership interest in the company based on the length of time they have worked for the company, providing additional shares every year based on valuation.

AZCO was named as one of the Top 20 Power Contractors in the U.S.

Engineering News-Record named AZCO one of the top 20 Power Contractors in the United States

AZCO was named as one of the Top 20 Power Contractors in the U.S.

Engineering News-Record named AZCO one of the top 20 Power Contractors in the United States

AZCO Worked 5 Million Hours without a Lost Time Incident

An impeccable safety record is one of the most important goals a company can aspire to and AZCO's behavioral based Zero Injury Program begins at the executive management level. Attributing to this outstanding achievement includes a heavy emphasis on employee orientation, site specific pre-job safety analysis, and daily pre-task planning.

AZCO Celebrates their 65th Anniversary in Industrial Construction

Since opening its doors in 1949, AZCO became an integral part of the community, constructing, fabricating, and providing mechanical contracting for some of the most iconic landmarks across the Fox Cities (such as Kimberly Clark Corporation) and constructing award winning projects across the United States.

AZCO added another 12,000 square feet to Fabrication Shop

The expansion provided room for a new heat treat furnace, additional welding stations, and improved production capacity to meet an increased demand in production

AZCO moved its Corporate Offices to Appleton, Wisconsin into the former Institute of Paper Chemistry

The move provided the space needed for more employees. AZCO has hired more than 50 new direct-hire employees between the corporate office, fabrication office and the safety department.

AZCO added an electrical and instrumentation division to provide comprehensive, self-performed solutions for your E&I needs

Signatory to the IBEW, 80+ years of collective E&I experience, 10+ years working with AZCO projects and personnel, member of NECA - National Electrical Contractors Association


Year

1949

Founded as the A to Z Company

AZCO started business in 1949 with four individuals who identified a need for quality mechanical contractors in central Wisconsin initially serving the pulp and paper industry the region is known for.


Year

1953

Metal Fabrication

AZCO, in response to a large industrial ventilation project, establishes its first metal fabrication facility.


Year

1976

Completed expansion to their pipe fabrication facility

The shop expansion which could easily be seen from Highway 41


Year

1985

AZCO acquired Hennes Erecting Company

AZCO bought Hennes Erecting Company, an established machinery moving, millwright, and crane services company in Milwaukee


Year

1998

AZCO was purchased by the employees of the company

The shares of the company were bought from the retiring President and largest shareholder and distributed among the employees of the company


Year

2005

AZCO became a 100% ESOP

As an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, AZCO provides their workforce with an ownership interest in the company based on the length of time they have worked for the company, providing additional shares every year based on valuation.


Year

2006

AZCO was named as one of the Top 20 Power Contractors in the U.S.

Engineering News-Record named AZCO one of the top 20 Power Contractors in the United States


Year

2007

AZCO was named as one of the Top 20 Power Contractors in the U.S.

Engineering News-Record named AZCO one of the top 20 Power Contractors in the United States


Year

2009

AZCO Worked 5 Million Hours without a Lost Time Incident

An impeccable safety record is one of the most important goals a company can aspire to and AZCO's behavioral based Zero Injury Program begins at the executive management level. Attributing to this outstanding achievement includes a heavy emphasis on employee orientation, site specific pre-job safety analysis, and daily pre-task planning.


Year

2014

AZCO Celebrates their 65th Anniversary in Industrial Construction

Since opening its doors in 1949, AZCO became an integral part of the community, constructing, fabricating, and providing mechanical contracting for some of the most iconic landmarks across the Fox Cities (such as Kimberly Clark Corporation) and constructing award winning projects across the United States.


Year

2014

AZCO added another 12,000 square feet to Fabrication Shop

The expansion provided room for a new heat treat furnace, additional welding stations, and improved production capacity to meet an increased demand in production


Year

2016

AZCO moved its Corporate Offices to Appleton, Wisconsin into the former Institute of Paper Chemistry

The move provided the space needed for more employees. AZCO has hired more than 50 new direct-hire employees between the corporate office, fabrication office and the safety department.


Year

2019

AZCO added an electrical and instrumentation division to provide comprehensive, self-performed solutions for your E&I needs

Signatory to the IBEW, 80+ years of collective E&I experience, 10+ years working with AZCO projects and personnel, member of NECA - National Electrical Contractors Association