Hyperion Materials & Technologies, a leading global materials science company that develops hard and super-hard materials for a wide range industries and applications, today announced it has acquired GLE Precision, a manufacturer in Bridgeport (south of Saginaw) that specializes in high-precision small parts, extreme surface finishes, and tolerances.
“We specialize in extreme tolerances, small parts and high surface finishes that cannot be accomplished by many others in the world, and we build relationships with our clients to empower them by turning their visions into reality,” says Clint Bucholz, president and general manager of GLE.
“The skilled and experienced team that has been vital to our growth and success is thrilled to join Hyperion, which shares our values and commitment to developing innovative solutions for customers worldwide.”
Founded in 19621 as a manufacturer of plug and ring gages, GLE has evolved into a global precision machining leader by solving customers’ problems in a fast and quality manner. The company precision grinds tungsten carbide, ceramic, and other hard, exotic materials along with producing customer parts to customer specifications.
“We are very excited to add GLE’s highly complementary precision manufacturing capabilities to our global footprint and decades-long legacy of materials innovation,” says Ron Voigt, CEO of Hyperion, based in Worthington, Ohio. “GLE possesses unique knowledge in the manufacture of precision tooling, dies, components and other special wear parts.
“Together we can greatly expand the products and services we offer to a more diverse set of customers, especially those who manufacture high-value products in the waterjet cutting, semiconductor, fiber optics, medical and aerospace industries.”
Hyperion’s customer’s span a wide range of markets and industries. They create drill bits, cut diapers, polish optical materials, draw wire, manufacture cans, cut metal, and more. Hyperion makes materials that can withstand demanding applications and increase production efficiency.
“Bringing GLE into the Hyperion Materials & Technologies family creates exciting possibilities for applying our materials expertise, and we look forward to this enhanced ability to deliver solutions to customers around the globe as we continue to focus on service, innovation and growth,” says Voight.