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In-Place Machining Company Acquires East Coast Metrology

Strategic partnership expands precision field service capabilities, strengthens customer service

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 13:00

(In-Place Machine Co.: Milwaukee) -- In-Place Machine Co. is pleased to announce the acquisition of East Coast Metrology LLC (ECM) as part of a long-term growth strategy to expand reach and service offerings to customers and prospects across the U.S. and Canada. Globally recognized as the premier provider of high-precision industrial solutions, IPM has long been the leader in onsite machining, diamond wire cutting and drilling, and alignment and measurement services. Adding the experience, knowledge, precision metrology, and calibration expertise of ECM increases the capabilities IPM’s Measurement and Alignment Services Division and exponentially enhances the benefits to customers across a multitude of industries.

“IPM could not be happier about East Coast Metrology joining our great team,” says Dean Flint, IPM president and CEO. “Their experienced, high-caliber group of engineers and expertise in the metrology and calibration space, as well as their company culture and dedication to customer service, make them a perfect fit for our customers and for our growth strategy.”

“This is a very exciting time for East Coast Metrology”, says Gary Confalone, former owner and president of East Coast Metrology. “It was very important to me that we partner with a company that understands the many benefits of metrology and calibration and is committed to investing in the technology and more importantly, in our people. I firmly believe we found the right partner in IPM.”

East Coast Metrology is a highly respected full-service contract measurement company specializing in 3D scanning and modeling, reverse engineering and design, training and certification, instrument calibrations, equipment rentals, integration, and alignment services. Headquartered in Topsfield, Massachusetts, ECM hosts an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory where it performs instrument calibrations, repairs, and CMM part inspection and programming. ECM has an additional Midwest regional office in Wixom, Michigan, and capabilities in Canada and Mexico.

ECM joins Exact Metrology and OASIS Alignment Services in IPM’s growing Measurement and Alignment Services Division. Exact Metrology, an ISO 9001:2015 and AS 9100 Rev D certified company, also provides contract measurement and 3D scanning services, as well as metrology equipment solutions, and hardware and software rentals. OASIS Alignment Services is a leader in highly accurate precision machine alignment and mechanical services.

The acquisition of East Coast Metrology will benefit all IPM customers, not only with expanded precision measurement and onsite machining services but also closer proximity to these services from 16 locations across North America.

“The combination of East Coast Metrology, Exact Metrology, and OASIS Alignment Services as divisions of IPM gives our great company a breadth and scale of high-end metrology capabilities that are unmatched in the industry,” notes Flint.

East Coast Metrology is committed to a seamless transition, and is excited about the additional industrial services this partnership provides its customers. ECM remains dedicated to ensuring the high level of service that you expect, and that representatives you currently work with and trust do not change. Learn more here


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