Gleason Acquires LeCount
March 1, 2007—Gleason Corp. announced it has acquired the assets and business of LeCount Inc., a producer of expanding mandrels and other workholding equipment for inspection and machining applications including grinding, sharpening and polishing.
John J. Perrotti, president and CEO of Gleason Corp. says, "We are pleased and excited to add the well-known LeCount name to our portfolio of products and services for the gear industry worldwide! LeCount products perfectly complement our Gleason-M&M gear inspection and analysis systems, and strengthen our ability to serve our global markets. By leveraging Gleasons leadership in gear technology and our global reach, we believe opportunities exist to greatly expand sales of LeCount products."
Gleason will move LeCounts operations from White River Junction, VT, to its facility located in Rochester, NY. Certain key LeCount personnel will be retained and relocated to Rochester to assure a smooth transition. Sales and distribution channels will be integrated with Gleasons existing sales offices and representatives in most markets.
LeCounts products are sold worldwide, and consist of a line of expanding mandrels that are used primarily to hold gears and other parts in precise position for inspection and, more recently, machining applications such as grinding.
Gleason Corp. develops, manufactures and sells gear production machinery and related equipment used by customers in the automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, construction, power tool, energy, and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets.
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