100% Employee Owned, Founded 1939

100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

J.A. King History

J.A. King is a 100% employee-owned company founded in 1939 in Greensboro, NC. Our guiding values have always been Character, Integrity & Professionalism. We strive to be your trusted measurement partner providing accuracy, reliability, and efficiency to let you focus on what you do best.

J.A. King - Since 1939

Today, the J.A. King team has over 400 associates located across 30 locations throughout the US, possessing industry-leading technical expertise, and is passionate about providing world-class customer service. In 2018 J.A. King became part of Cross Company, a leading industrial solutions provider. Together, we have over 600 employee owners aiming to help our customers improve quality, increase efficiency, use less raw materials, use less scrap and reduce risk, because when our customers succeed, we succeed.  Learn more about the Cross Company history and why J.A. King becoming part of Cross is great news for our employees, our providers, and most importantly, our customers.

Three Divisions. One Mission.


Our services division comprises of multiple focuses. We offer scale and precision measurement equipment calibration servicestesting servicesinspection services, embedded quality services, and quality audit preparation services. With specialization in each of the multiple facets of our operations, we are able to better serve our customers with whatever quality requirements they have. Our service team offers an industry leading 150 ISO 17025 accredited calibration parameters, and with a large footprint and extended network support, we pride ourselves on having one of the fastest turnaround times in the industry.

Measurement Equipment Sales

J.A. King represents an industry leading number of measurement equipment manufacturers and brands, offering our customers everything from dimensional hand tools to full scale temperature monitoring systems and tensile testers. One of the many benefits of ordering equipment through J.A. King is the ability to receive your new equipment with any applicable calibration certificates right out of the box, all traceable with GageSuite®, our cloud based calibration tracking and asset management solution.

Engineering and Custom Measurement Solutions

One of the unique resources J.A. King boasts is the capability our engineering division. We have a team that comprises of software engineers, mechanical engineers, chemical engineers, and machinists along with assembly technicians. Our team can take any problem, work with you to develop a solution, and then design and build the solution for your application. Projects range from fully automated batching systems to small parts kitting systems and custom fixturing solutions.

See how we can help improve quality, increase efficiency, and reduce risk in your operation

J.A. King is Now Part of Cross Company!

Still offering the same world class customer service since 1939, J.A. King is now a part of the Cross Company family. This means our customers have even more support as our capability continues to grow. As always, reach out to our team if you have any questions, and take a look at all we now have to offer! Interested in a quote?