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Concept Machine Acquires B.C. MacDonald and Metrology Center

Concept Machine has closed on its acquisition of B.C. MacDonald & Co. and its subsidiary Metrology Center. Concept Machine sells and services specialty machine tools, measuring and gauging equipment and additive manufacturing (AM) equipment along with related consumables across six states. B.C. MacDonald sells and services measuring and gauging equipment, specialized cutting tools and cutting fluids and coolants across four states.

The acquisition positions both companies for growth. Together, the combined company reaches nine states including Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. With nearly 100 team members and deep functional expertise in automation, machining, precision measurement and AM, the combined company serves as a one-stop shop for aerospace, medical device, heavy machinery, general industrial and defense industries and their tiers.

"Acquiring B.C. MacDonald makes Concept a stronger partner for our customers and suppliers," said Andrew Hecker, CEO of Concept Machine. "With B.C. MacDonald's rich history, strong team, complementary geography and product lines, and a similar dedication to delivering the right solutions for its customers as Concept, this is a great match. We are investing for growth."

U.S. manufacturers rely on precision measuring equipment to produce engineered products with ever tighter tolerances. Both Concept and B.C. MacDonald provide these to customers, along with value-added training, service and support. Both also support a continued trend in automation, whether partial or fully lights-out, helping manufacturers retain or re-shore operations in the U.S.

"Through three generations B.C. MacDonald & Co. has worked hard to be better, and the acquisition by Concept Machine will assure our customers, employees and suppliers we have achieved this for yet another generation," said Reggie MacDonald, President of B.C. MacDonald & Co. "Concept Machine's solid reputation in machine tools, metrology, perishable tooling and services is complemented by B.C. MacDonald in this Midwest market and our customers and suppliers will benefit from our combined talents."

Concept Machine and B.C. MacDonald have commenced informing customers and suppliers of the combination and plan future announcements supporting their combined growth plans.

B.C. MacDonald serves customers in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois from two locations, a headquarters in St. Louis, MO, and a Metrology Center in Lisle, IL, serving the Chicagoland market with an emphasis on gauging and metrology solutions and localized technical support.

For more information contact:

Concept Machine Tool

15625 Medina Rd.

Minneapolis, MN 55447


Concept Machine Tool - Wisconsin

407 Austin Circle

Delafield, WI 53018


B.C. MacDonald & Company

1265 Research Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63132

800-875-4243 / 314-993-2833

B.C. MacDonald & Company

Metrology Center

1989 University Lane

Units E & F

Lisle, IL 60532

888-245-4243 / 630-968-4243

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