Our Mission

It is our mission to provide the best heavy duty copper battery terminals and accessories to the fleet, construction, marine, mining, and agricultural markets. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, we stay committed to providing our customers with the best products, competitive prices and friendly, efficient service.

Our quality products, commitment to high conductivity, and customer satisfaction has established our company as a leader in the battery terminal industry. Choose A.C. Terminals for our unmatched expertise, our quality products, and our customer-centric approach.

A.C. Terminals, Inc. History


Chris Adams of K Castings contacted Andrew Pakos to discuss a manufacturing opportunity. Before long, Andy set up a machine shop in his basement and A.E. Pakos Company and K Castings began to manufacture heavy duty copper battery terminals. Chris cast the terminals in the foundry, while Andy and his sons began drilling terminals in the basement machine shop.


A small machine shop was built in Andy’s backyard to accommodate the growing business.


Allen Pakos, Andy’s oldest son began to work full-time for A.E. Pakos Company and supervised the machine shop.


The backyard shop was too small and another building was bought on Burns Street in Latrobe that required an addition just a few years later.


Andy and Chris decided it was time to market their terminals themselves and A.C. Terminals, Inc. was formed between Andy and K Castings. In addition to offering their heavy duty, copper battery terminals, they choose the finest crimping tools, heavy duty and standard wall starter lugs, heat shrink tubing, small wire terminals, and cable cutters to complement their product line. Allen became Shop Supervisor while working with Andy and Chris in Sales and Marketing.


Allen became National Sales Manager and Karen O’Hara, Andy’s daughter became Office Manager of the company.


Bursting at the seams, a warehouse was built directly behind the Burns Street Building to accommodate the increase in production and inventory.


Andy decided it was time to retire and leave the company to the next generation. Allen Pakos became President of A.C. Terminals, Karen O’Hara Vice-President of Operations, and Chris Adams of K Castings Secretary Treasurer


This was the year the third generation took the helm at A.C. Terminals, as Allen Pakos retired and Kevin O’Hara, Karen’s son became President and National Sales Manager of A.C. Terminals, Inc. Allen continues to be a consultant while he works hard at improving his golf game! Foundry partner Blair Adams, now third generation owner of K Castings, has recently welcomed his son to their family business!

Custom Branding

A.C. Terminals, Inc. can help you add your company logo or branding to battery terminals, creating a unique and memorable product for your customers.

Customer Service

Our customer service is second to none. We are always responsive, knowledgeable, and helpful, and we are always willing to go the extra mile for our customers.

Speak with Our Team

Our sales team is available to assist you with all of your product needs and requirements.