100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

We Work For a Place We Love. Own!


Our teams focus on specific industries and technologies so they are leading experts in their respective fields.

Innovate, Grow, Transform

Cross Company works with our customers to create innovative solutions for their manufacturing challenges.

Our Company

Our culture is built on the foundation of honesty, integrity, trust, mutual respect, and servant leadership.

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Because we are employee-owned, every associate has an equally important and personal role to play in creating outstanding customer satisfaction.


Cross Company has deep roots. Our company was founded in 1954 and has roots going back to 1939.

Technical Expertise

Our specialized teams are focused on specific industries and technologies, making them some of the most knowledgeable in their respective fields. With technical experts that work every day developing solutions to help our customers innovate their processes, our customers see us as an extension of their engineering departments. Our key value drivers are to Improve Quality, Increase Efficiency and Reduce Risk. We believe that quality + efficiency – risk = innovation, and that leads to success. To see how this translates to success for our customers, view our Case Studies, or check out our podcast, Innovating the Industrial World.

Latest Case Studies

We are always helping to innovate processes. Whether it’s robotics, precision measurement, mobile systems, or automation, we’ve got a range of case studies where we can show tangible value created for our customers.

Cross Hose & Fittings Helps Highland Brewing Add Hop Cannon to Brewing Process Highland Brewing, based in Asheville, NC, is the largest independent, family-owned brewery native to the Southeast. For the past several years, the craft brewing industry has seen increased demand for hop-forward Indian Pale Ales, or IPAs. These…

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Cross Helps HRSD Measure Flow Ultrasonically in Concrete Pipe Application Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) is responsible for wastewater treatment in Southeast Virginia. They have nine large treatment plants and eight small plants in Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. They also have over 100 pump stations, and many remote…

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The Application A manufacturer of metal components in Tennessee needed help with automating a workstation on a new line. They wanted a UR robot to pick from two locations and then move parts between stations. The manufacturer required that this station be automated, because in order to meet their customer’s…

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When Chris, a Manufacturing Process Engineer at a facility in the Southeast, placed an order for a custom scale in April of 2021 with a 6-8 week lead time, he expected to have it in place by early summer. Unfortunately, due to supply chain issues the manufacturer wasn’t able to…

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A hand tool manufacturer located in the Northeast United States wanted to conduct life cycle testing on their clamping tools alongside those of a competitor for marketing purposes. The Cross Precision Measurement testing team built a custom pneumatic test rig to cycle the customer’s tools through typical movements. The rig…


Innovating The Industrial World – Podcast

Our host and CEO John King sits down with teams from across our company to discuss the technical aspects of what we do and how our teams can increase efficiency, improve quality, and reduce risk. View the latest episode in our series!

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Join our team!

As a part of Cross, every single one of our team members benefit from the “ESOP advantage” while working for a company with a rich history, excellent values, and a tradition of servant leadership and growth.

Innovate, Grow, Transform

Cross Company works with our customers to create innovative solutions for their manufacturing challenges. By combining cutting edge products with our engineering expertise, backed by our extensive service offering, we help our customers’ businesses to grow and thrive. In working with Cross, our customers gain a tangible competitive advantage as we help them to reduce risk, increase efficiency and improve quality. This competitive advantage helps companies transform into leaders in their respective industries and helps to keep manufacturing strong in the USA.

The ESOP Advantage

Cross is a 100% employee-owned company. Through the ESOP, the company buys stock on behalf of eligible employees, allowing them to share in the company’s success and save for retirement. Being an employee-owner presents a unique opportunity for our associates to influence the value of their retirement. The ESOP is not a passive investment — associates have a vested interest in making sure their accounts’ value grows. Their performance every day on the job contributes to achieving overall company goals and profitability, which in turn may help increase the value of the company and the shares in their account.

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Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet to paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are a 100% employee owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.