Mahr Federal Celebrates Mahr’s 150th Anniversary

August 19, 2011, PROVIDENCE, RI ­ Mahr Federal employees took time out from their busy schedules to celebrate as their parent company Mahr celebrates its 150th birthday. Founded by Carl Mahr as a small family concern in Esslingen, Germany, on the Neckar River in 1861, the Mahr Group has grown to be a global leader in precision metrology. Celebrations at the Mahr Federal headquarters facility in Providence, RI, included a visit from Mahr Group CEO, Stephan Gais.

“The industrialization of the 19th century saw a rapid growth in both
industrial productivity and the need for precision measurement in machining
operations,” said Tony Picone, President of Mahr Federal. “That need for
quality is even more important today all across industry, not only in terms
of precision gages and metrology systems, but also in terms of the know-how
and applications expertise needed to apply them properly.”

Mahr maintains four production facilities in Germany, the Czech Republic,
the US and China, as well as a vast network of representatives and service
centers throughout the world. The company also supports a number of
calibration laboratories, like the Precision Measurement Center in
Providence, RI, which handles Mahr Federal’s own calibration work, and also
offers commercial inspection and recalibration services for dimensional
standards‹including gage blocks, master rings, discs, plugs and balls,
cylindrical form and precision reference specimens, and surface roughness
standards‹as well as for a wide range of gages.

Recognized worldwide for the quality, reliability and ease-of-use of its
dimensional metrology equipment, Mahr is equally known for the expertise of
its staff. Continually building on its history of innovation, Mahr offers a
broad spectrum of handheld metrology, surface and form metrology, as well as
systems for shafts, gears and tools, supplemented by software, training and
service. As process-oriented application specialists, Mahr’s staff works
directly with customers to provide precision measurement solutions in
industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to medical products,
electrical, plastics, and optics.

“Quality assurance is playing an ever greater role in the world of
production,” said Picone. “The more important repeatable precision becomes,
the greater the importance of metrology to the final result. Our business is
to ensure that those results are accurate. That should easily keep us busy
for another 150 years.”

Mahr Federal Inc., a member of the Mahr Group, is celebrating its 150th year
of providing dimensional measurement solutions to fit customer application
needs. The company manufactures and markets a wide variety of dimensional
metrology equipment, from simple and easy-to-use handheld gages to
technically advanced measurement systems for form, contour, surface finish
and length. Mahr Federal is also well known as a producer of custom-designed
gages and a provider of calibration and contract measurement services. Mahr
Federal’s calibration laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005
NVLAP Lab Code 200605-0 (see our Scope of Accreditation for accredited
calibration processes). For more information visit

For additional information, contact:
Mahr Federal Inc.
1144 Eddy Street
Providence RI 02905 USA
Tel: (800) 343-2050 or (401) 784-3100
Fax: (401) 784-3246
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