Acme Suspensions Acquires Pac Racing Shocks

Aviation company strengthens strategic partnership, expands into off-road market

October 2019 Powersport News

Charlotte, NC – Acme Suspension, a leading manufacturer of 100 percent USA-made suspension upgrades for various aircraft and specializing in bush and STOL planes, has announced its acquisition of Pac Racing Shocks, a USA manufacturer of complete suspension kits for the off-road market including Polaris, RZRs and Yamaha side-by-sides.

Pac Racing also private label manufactures for off-road suppliers. Under the acquisition, Pac Racing Shocks will now operate as Acme Suspensions.

“Acquiring Pac Racing Shocks and bringing the company in with our Acme family is extremely exciting,” Matt McSwain, president and CEO of Acme, said. “The most encouraging aspect of this acquisition is keeping the team together.”

Pac Racing’s history spans more than 100 years as a family-owned company. Acme and Pac Racing formed a strategic manufacturing partnership four years ago whereby Pac Racing’s facility assists in manufacturing Acme components and products.

"We value our relationship with Pac Racing,” continued McSwain. “Their manufacturing partnership allowed us at Acme to become even more efficient in creating our products. Together, the combined knowledge and expertise from both companies will allow us to further develop cutting-edge products for military, aviation and off-road customers. At the forefront, we are proud to be an entirely Made in the USA product company.”

For existing customers of Pac Racing Shocks, McSwain assures that it is of paramount importance that all services remain available to customers at the highest level.

“We want to ensure that the same customer experience is in place,” McSwain said. “The combination of both companies is meant to increase all of our customers’ experiences.”

Pac Racing Shocks’ operations has moved to its new location, 137 Knob Hill Rd., Mooresville, NC. The East Coast shock specialist services a wide array of vehicles in several motorsports disciplines including street cars, stock cars, drag cars, open wheel, late model, ATV, UTV, motorcycle, off-road recreational vehicles and off-road racing.

Shock services include upgrades, rebuilding, re-valving, bump spring stack rating, complete dyno service and destruction testing. 

For inquiries on Pac Racing products and services, contact Acme (704) 496-9022 or

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