Exact Metrology Opening New Facility in Illinois
A product of increasing demand in the region, the Moline, Illinois, facility will serve Illinois and Iowa.
Exact Metrology is adding a new facility in Moline, Illinois. The metrology service provider’s other facilities include Brookfield, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Ohio, and an upcoming one in Texas. The Moline location will serve as a training, support, contract measurement and sales center. Contract services on offer will include CMM measurement, custom programming, inspection and reverse engineering.
Commenting on the importance of this opening, Joe Wright of Exact Metrology says, “Exact Metrology can now add support and service to our customers in western Illinois and Iowa. We hope to keep growing the customer base in this area.”
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