Are you ready for a weekend with the top flooring industry gurus? Then come to Las Vegas, Nevada to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. It is proudly hosting their annual Surfaces convention. Accu-Cut will have our cutting machines on display and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Once again the tax season is upon us and Accu-cut is happy to offer some relief when it comes to buying a new or used carpet cutting machine. Section 179 of the IRS Tax Code provides some real relief to small businesses purchasing carpet cutting machines. This code was created to encourage small businesses to buy the equipment they need to thrive and be successful.
Not even the Covid-19 Pandemic could keep Brockie International, parent company of Accu-Cut, from celebrating thirty years in business.
The company’s growth has continued since its 25th anniversary. “In the past five years, we have grown quite a lot. We opened an office in Dalton in 2018. We have added 10 people to the team and sales are up about 30 percent overall in the last five years,” reported Trevor Brockie, vice president of Accu-Cut, a supplier of carpet cutting machinery. “Orders have picked up and Accu-Cut is now making six or eight machines at a time,” Trevor Brockie said.
“We have been selected as the supplier of cutting equipment for floor covering professionals throughout the world including such companies as The Home Depot, Sherwin-Williams, Abbey Carpet, Flooring America, GCO Carpet Outlets, Carpet One, Stone Mountain Carpet Mills, Shaw Flooring Network, Carpets Plus of America and many others,” reported Trevor Brockie.
March and April were really slow, but then things started up again, Trevor Brockie said. “People aren’t traveling or going out for entertainment. They’re also working from home so now they are fixing up the house,” he reported. “Home has become a safe haven. Consumers can even shop for carpet at home. And now they are at home to meet the installer to get rid of ugly flooring.”
And “Section 179 of the IRS tax code states that equipment can be purchased and then can be written off as an expense,” Trevor Brockie explained.
Starting with one model, Accu-Cut now has diversified machines. “All the machines can cut vinyl or carpet and carpet pad, and are suitable for residential or commercial products,” said Scott Brockie, president.
The latest machines run at higher speeds for higher production and have more digital controls, including an automated measuring system and the ability to link into software. “You can send sizes needed to the cutting machine from the showroom floor, eliminating errors,” Scott Brockie said. “The biggest change since the early machines is user friendliness and automation including a feed table allowing the operator to stage rolls on a conveyor system that feeds rolls one at a time, as opposed to having to move the rolls manually. A full roll of carpet can weigh 600 to 1200 pounds and vinyl is 600 to 800 pounds,” he explained. “We have placed more than 6,000 machines around the world, including South Africa, Europe, Australia and New Zealand as well as the U.S. and Canada.”
The T12 is a new machine developed to cut artificial turf. The X77 has an extra long inspection area for dealers and distributors who want more space to check.
Fox Floors and Accu-Cut: Better together
[Ocean Township, N.J.] The Foxes know flooring and Marshall Fox, the third generation of his family to work in the business since it was established in 1946, said, “The Accu-Cut machine has changed my life in the 10 years we have owned it.”
Retailer Fox Floors stocks hundreds of rolls of carpet and had always done all the cutting by hand on the warehouse floor. “Cutting on the floor is very difficult. And it’s hard on your knees and your back. Twenty years ago, carpet was big and I would be cutting on the floor all day,” Fox recalled. “I begged my father (Ed Fox) to get me a machine for about two years. He got a standup cutter, which was not much better than cutting on the floor. Then I started doing research and found the Accu-Cut. They were recommended and we got the machine, a Q7, in 2010. It was the best day of my work life.”
The Accu-Cut is a time saver. “Cutting time that would have been 30 minutes, is now five minutes. You get the carpet roll set, type in the cuts and it starts rolling and cutting, You can inspect the carpet as it comes off and is rolled up,” Marshall Fox explained.
The design of the Q7 is super safe and virtually problem-free, he added. “Ours is in use every day. It is serviced twice a year. If there is a problem, I just call Trevor Brockie for help. It’s a great company for service. Having the Accu-Cut is the difference between having to walk ten miles everyday work or having a chauffeur driven limo pick you up.”
Ed and Marshall Fox of Fox Floors know the value in Accu-Cut and its machine offerings.
We now have an office in beautiful Dalton Georgia!
We're excited to announce that we now have an office in beautiful Dalton GA, the carpet capital of the World! We are on South Hamilton, very close to downtown Dalton. If you are ever in the area stop by and say hello!
We recently completed our new addition including a new reception area, conference room, break room, and two additional offices.
Thank you to our great staff and the flooring dealers that visited us at Surfaces 2018
June 2017 Company Luncheon
On February 1st, 2017 we went on a company luncheon to celebrate our General Manager Karen Hill being with the company 25 years , thank you Karen for all that you do and your dedication and hard work!!