100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954


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Since 1973, Helmel Engineering has been engaged in the design, manufacture, sales and service of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and related software. They serve the precision 3-dimensional inspection and reverse engineering needs of all major manufacturing markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer products and appliances, education, energy, food processing, electronics-IT-telecom, medical devices, shipbuilding, general transportation and all other precision manufacturing concerns. They also have systems in several Department of Energy National Laboratories, and many Defense related facilities.

Additionally, Helmel enjoys a vital OEM base, designing and building precision moving structures under private labels for several manufacturers in metrology related fields. Cross Company offers Helmel equipment throughout several of our territories in the Southeast U.S. Contact one of our precision measurement experts to get a quote for Helmel equipment today!

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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.