ACS Named as Inc. Magazine "Power Partner"

Air Compressor Services Receives Inc.’s Inaugural Power Partner Award

Roundup highlights B2B partners that support startups across all business functions and empower growth

Inc. Business Media today announced that Air Compressor Services (ACS) has received one of its inaugural Power Partner Awards, which honors B2B organizations across the globe that have proven track records supporting entrepreneurs and helping startups grow. The list recognizes 252 firms in logistics, security, health and human resources, financial planning, engineering, marketing and advertising, as well as other areas of business. 

All 252 companies received top marks from clients for being instrumental in helping leadership navigate the dynamic world of startups. These B2B partners support entrepreneurs across various facets of the business, including hiring, compliance, infrastructure development, cloud migration, fundraising, etc., allowing founders to focus on their core missions.  

“Trusted B2B partners provide guidance and expertise that founders rely on at various steps of their organization’s journey. Partners that possess a demonstrated ability to deliver quality support are at the core of entrepreneurship and help bring big ideas to life,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. Business media.  

“We aim to be a vital partner for every one of our customers, as one of the best and most essential vendors they choose to do business with,” said Air Compressor Services Founder Neal Shade. “We do this by offering customers a wide selection of parts and service for nearly every brand of compressor, while giving them the ability to reduce cost and gain expertise. We are humbled and excited to receive this recognition from Inc. that affirms we’re on the right track!” 

This announcement comes on the heels of ACS being named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America, South Carolina’s “50 Fastest Growing Companies,” and “Best Places to Work” in South Carolina. ACS was also recently recognized as a “Google Trusted Store.” 

Inc. partnered with leading global social and media intelligence platform Meltwater to develop a proprietary methodology that uses sentiment from online conversations about organizations and translates it into numerical scores. Companies were evaluated on commitment, reliability, trust, creativity, supportiveness, and other virtues that offer value to clients. Inc. also conducted surveys to gather client testimonials as part of the process. 

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About Air Compressor Services

Founded in 2012, Air Compressor Services (ACS) is the leading manufacturer and supplier of parts and services for all major air compressors. ACS distributes oil and lubricants as well as air compressor parts like oil filters, air filters, separators, and valves. It also services enterprise level industrial facilities with scheduled preventative maintenance as well as repairs and rebuilds of entire air compressor units. In 2024, ACS was recognized as America's #1 Place to Work in Manufacturing. ACS is also a two-time winner of three different awards for company and culture: the Inc. 5000 "Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (#3077)," "Best Places to Work in South Carolina (#4)," and "Fastest Growing Companies in South Carolina (#18)."