Your Strongest Partner for Expansion Control Systems

Proudly offering customized solutions, engineering expertise, one-to-one customer service to all of your expansion control needs.

Watson Bowman Acme at a Glance

We are the only Expansion Control Company servicing the Bridge and Highway, Architectural, and Parking and Stadium structures markets, offering the broadest range of products and services in the construction industry. Our key to success is providing innovative, performance-based, quality products and engineered solutions.

Vision Statement

Watson Bowman Acme Corp. will be the recognized leader of expansion control products and solutions in North America with a worldwide commitment to Expansion Control for civil and architectural structures. We will be a reliable supplier of expansion joints and related products to the Construction and Industrial markets we serve. Based on a culture of fairness and responsible care, we will create real value for all our stakeholders.

Watson Bowman Acme Corp. is located in Amherst, New York. We have 120+ dedicated employees working to service our customers throughout North America. The facility houses all of our business activities allowing for seamless and coordinated operations to support the very demanding array of our customers’ needs. For more than 60 years WBA has developed and manufactured products for some of the world’s most unique and complex projects. While our core focus has been in the area of expansion control for civil structures, our technical expertise has developed to be much farther reaching. Today we have expanded beyond our core products and offer specialty products and services to not only the bridge and highway market, but also the parking and stadium, and architectural structures markets.

Our reputation has been built upon our leading engineering expertise, incomparable logistics, and our focused customer service throughout the project life cycle. Our brand and our products enjoy global recognition. Providing customized solutions for the construction industry has always been our forte. Our expertise in expansion control systems design has offered us the opportunity to design and build expansion control systems for the most demanding of projects.

We have a fully qualified engineering staff of professional engineers and designers backed by strong relationships with national testing labs and universities. Our professional operations team employs the principles of lean manufacturing, and enterprise resource planning tools, all supported by our formal ISO 9001-2008 and AISC quality management systems.  Complimenting these are our marketing and sales, and customer service teams consisting of experienced, technical people trained to work with you to select and develop the right solution to your project’s expansion control requirements. These resources of expertise are available to all of our customers.