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Delivering Blueprints for American History

Ace Business Systems, Inc. was founded in September 1933 by Arthur Scialla, Sr. Some people may not know the name, but they’ll know one of the first projects he worked on: The Lincoln Tunnel.

Opened in 1937, the first tube of the Lincoln Tunnel took three years and cost $85 million (about $1.5 billion in today’s dollars) to complete. Construction workers dug underneath the Hudson River for 1.5 miles, installing hundreds of iron rings that weighed 21 tons each to keep the tunnel from collapsing.

Arthur Scialla and Ace Business Systems (then called Ace Reproduction Service) played an essential role in this massive, historic project. Mr. Scialla had the responsibility of providing the blueprints for the Lincoln Tunnel’s planning and construction. In order to deliver these important documents to the people who needed them, he would be lowered by cable into the hole at the construction site. In a very real sense, Arthur Scialla was on the ground floor of the building of the Tunnel, which hundreds of thousands of people now use every single day.

Ace’s contribution to American history didn’t stop there. During World War II, the U.S. government classified our company as vital to defense. We provided blueprints to Wright Aeronautical Co., which built planes for the war effort.

For more than 80 years, Ace has provided outstanding service, always making deadlines and helping customers get their jobs done. We’re proud of this tradition, and we carry it on today.

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