About ALM

We promise to increase your productivity

Our positioners will increase your operation’s productivity, profits, safety and ergonomics. 

Headquartered in our state-of-the-art, 24,000-square-foot facility in Rock Island, Illinois, ALM Positioners was founded by Douglas Grunnet with the dream of redefining how manufacturers assemble and weld by working faster, better and safer than with standard material handling equipment.

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Return on investment

ALM Positioners result in higher profits and productivity. They can boost your production throughput by an average of 30-40%.

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When needs change, so do our positioners. You can leverage your investment with re-deployable capital by adding onto your existing positioner and reconfiguring it into a programmable, automation ready or ready-to-integrate with a robot positioner.

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The days of dangerous rigging with cranes, slings and fork trucks are gone, and your operation just got a whole lot safer.

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Ongoing Support


Our customers trust us because we’re responsive, experienced and focused on solutions. You’ll get dedicated support and partnership from day one.

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Improved ergonomics and accessibility mean your employees are less fatigued and more focused on perfecting your quality and service.

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Our positioners can be tailored to the unique demands of your manufacturing challenges and engineered with versatility in case your needs change.

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Industries We Serve

Customers in a wide range of industries trust ALM Positioners. The reason? We combine highly effective intelligent positioners with a solution-driven customer experience rivaled by none.

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Our History

Founded in 1982, ALM Positioners has become the leader in combining highly effective intelligent positioners. Here’s how we did it…

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What customers are saying

“The lift units have definitely reduced handling time and the space needed for staging. They gave us the improved operator ergonomics and safety we wanted,”

Ernie Swafford – Caterpillar’s assembly systems technician

“The ALM weld positioner has made the rotating of large weldments so much more efficient and safer for our employees. With our ALM Positioner we can load, lift and rotate this weldment in less than 5 minutes, and they are back to welding with no peripheral downtime.  With the gains in productivity and throughput we just ordered 2 more ALM Positioners!”

Abe Fehr, President of Uni-Fab

“We’ve economized our space, increased our efficiency and increased our output since installing the lift in our system.”

Ed Burgess – Pioneer project manager

“I’d say, on a straight trailer, it has saved us 30% on our production time.”

Paul Zimmerman – Mertz’s Weld Shop Manager 

“We cut our fabrication time from 6,000 hours to 3,000 hours per boat.”

Jack Stephens, Owner, Chesapeake Yachts

“Everything went well,  ALM technician did an outstanding job. All the issues have been taking care of. Thanks again for all the support.”

Defense Manufacturer

“We have had the weld positioner in production for three weeks now the operators are very happy with the positioner, I want to thank you and the team for working with us in getting the right machine for our application.” 

Trailer Manufacturer

“The positioner is working extremely well a vast improvement to the production line. Thanks to you and your team for the support and the follow up.”

Boat Manufacturer