The American Chain Company (ACCO), was established as the Weed Chain Tire Grip Company in 1904 and became the American Chain Company in 1912. Through the years, ACCO built a strong foundation in the overhead lifting and marine chain and fitting markets. The ACCO brand name and product still has a strong presence in those markets today.

A new chapter to the ACCO story was created when the Peerless Industrial Group purchased ACCO in July of 2006. The same high quality product that has been synonymous with the ACCO brand name since 1904 continues to be manufactured today along with all of the products from the PEERLESS INDUSTRIAL GROUP.