Minneapolis-based Concept, a provider of advanced manufacturing solutions, has completed the acquisition of Westlake-based Inspection Engineering LLC. The company will retain its leadership and autonomy.

Inspection Engineering, is a full-service gage house offering inspection services and equipment throughout the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic region, covering part or all of eight states including Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. A second-generation business, Inspection Engineering is led by President Michael Bergmann, whose father founded the company in 1977. It provides dimensional measuring products and services, software training and calibration services.

“The precision manufacturing industry is rapidly evolving,” Concept CEO Andrew Hecker said in a statement. “Bringing together services that complement the products we offer makes sense for all involved. Whether a customer is looking to make, measure, calibrate or automate, we’re now able to advise and support them more efficiently and comprehensively and help them make the most of their equipment with education and training.”