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Established in 1927, B.C. MacDonald & Company represents specialty tooling and gaging manufacturers throughout the Midwest, providing technical sales and support for a variety of specialized cutting tools and dimensional gaging products.

Following his graduation at the University of Chicago, Bernard Callaghan (B.C.) MacDonald moved to St. Louis where he started the business.

E.K. (Ned) MacDonald took over the business in 1957 and developed the regional offices in St. Louis, Kansas City and Joplin, Mo., as well as in Wichita, Kan. All of the gaging product lines brought on board by Ned are in the B.C. MacDonald & Co. portfolio today.

Ned MacDonald’s two sons Ted and Reggie have been involved in the third-generation business since 1982 and assumed management responsibilities in 1998. 

Today Concept Machine Tool is excited to announce the acquisition of B.C. MacDonald & Co. and its subsidiary Metrology Center. The acquisition positions both companies for growth, and together reaches nine states including Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

“Acquiring B.C. MacDonald makes Concept a stronger partner for our customers and suppliers,” said Andrew Hecker, CEO of Concept Machine. “With B.C. MacDonald’s rich history, strong team, complementary geography and product lines, and a similar dedication to delivering the right solutions for its customers as Concept, this is a great match. We are investing for growth.”

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