Grand Rapids Metrology Inc., a company that provides sales, services, rental, and calibration of weighing and measuring equipment, has acquired the Michigan operations of West Virginia-based Kanawha Scales and Systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Grand Rapids Metrology operates five facilities in Michigan, including those in Grand Rapids, Romulus, Bay City, Benton Harbor, and Battle Creek. As part of the acquisition, the company’s Bay City branch will absorb Kanawha’s Clio location, and its Romulus facility will absorb Kanawha’s Taylor location.
With the addition of Kanawha’s existing staff, Grand Rapids Metrology now employs more than 80 workers in Michigan.
“Our growth on the east side of the state will increase Grand Rapids Metrology’s employment by 25 percent and increase our annual revenue by 30 percent,” says Richard Spruit, CEO of Grand Rapids Metrology.
Founded in 1922, Grand Rapids Metrology works with customers in the manufacturing, agriculture, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, aggregate, automotive, medical, aerospace, waste and recycling, and chemical industries.