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Precision Measurement Since 1939

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Founded in 1939, the precision measurement group at Cross began in Greensboro, NC as J.A. King and Co. – a leading scale service and equipment provider.  Our guiding values have always been Character, Integrity & Professionalism. 

Since then, our team has grown to over 400 associates located across 30 locations throughout the U.S. possessing industry-leading technical expertise, and is passionate about providing world-class customer service.  We strive to be your trusted measurement partner providing accuracy, reliability, and efficiency to let you focus on what you do best.

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J.A. King - Since 1939

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.

Our Background in Precision Measurement

Precision Measurement and Testing Services

Our services division comprises of multiple focuses, refined to fit our customer needs over the years. We offer 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 a growing list of over 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

Our precision measurement group 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, tensile testers, and dimensional inspection equipment. One of the many benefits of ordering equipment through Cross 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 Cross boasts is the capability of our engineering team. Originally part of J.A. King, our engineering team now works with the innovation team at our automation group, developing solutions to increase efficiency in a wide range of applications. Bridging the gap between custom measurement and automation, 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 that solution for your application. Projects range from fully automated batching systems to small parts kitting systems and custom fixturing solutions.

J.A. King Today - Cross Precison Measurement

With the same great expertise we’ve had since 1939, the team at J.A. King is now part of the Cross Company family as our precision measurement group. With that expertise along with a diversified offering from groups in automation, process solutions, mobile systems integrations and hose and fittings, now more than ever, we can help our customers succeed.

Learn more about everything we offer, and contact our team today to request a quote for precision measurement products or services.

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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are 100% employee-owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
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 of paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
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.