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Concept Advanced Manufacturing Solutions Completes Two Acquisitions in the Precision Manufacturing Market

Concept Advanced Manufacturing Solutions (“Concept”), a Goldner Hawn portfolio company, recently acquired American Calibration and Inspection Engineering. Both Midwest-based companies further expand Concept’s capabilities, expertise, and geographic reach. These acquisitions enhance Concept’s position as a source for advanced manufacturing solutions and deepens its functional expertise in machining, automation, precision measurement, calibration services and additive manufacturing.

Located in Chicago, IL, and founded in 1992, American Calibration serves both large customers and small manufacturers, offering calibration and inspection solutions of mechanical, dimensional, electrical, RF, and thermodynamic test equipment. The company offers new and used sales of precision and shop equipment across several product lines and serves customers in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, aerospace, automotive, metals, tooling, transportation, and more.

Located in Cleveland, OH, and founded in 1977, Inspection Engineering is a full-service gage house offering inspection services and equipment throughout the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic region. The company provides dimensional measuring products and services, software training, and calibration services.

About Concept Advanced Manufacturing Solutions
Concept Advanced Manufacturing Solutions, founded in 1974 and based in Minneapolis MN, provides quality machine tools and metrology solutions to manufacturers across medical device, aerospace, industrial, automotive, and heavy vehicle industries. Today, Concept is leading precision manufacturing toward a future that’s increasingly automated by providing high-end solutions to keep customers ahead of the competition, along with the support they need to handle the toughest manufacturing challenge. Concept has additional offices in Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

About Goldner Hawn
Goldner Hawn was founded in 1989 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been a source of private capital to leading lower middle market companies for over 30 years. With an investment philosophy centered on the principle of partnership, Goldner Hawn seeks to back management teams of businesses with $5 million to $20 million of EBITDA in industries including specialty manufacturing, value-added distribution, consumer products and services, and outsourced business services. Goldner Hawn has made over 100 platform and add-on investments in companies with total transaction values exceeding $4 billion. For more information, call 612-338-5912 or visit