MSI-Viking Gage LLC, which sells and calibrates precision measurement tools for a range of industries, recently relocated its facilities to North Charleston.
Chuck Shaw, the company’s president, said the move to 3130 Stanton Court was necessary because of the company’s fast growth in this area.
“The purchase of this building is the next step in continuing our growth and corporate expansion,” said Shaw. “This significant investment represents MSI-Viking Gage’s commitment not only to the local economy, but to our customers and employees throughout our service area of the Carolinas and the southeast.”
MSI-Viking Gage purchased the 14,000 square-foot building, which is about twice the size of the leased space the company previously occupied in North Charleston. A sale price was not provided, but commercial real estate firm Lee & Associates had been marketing the site for $695,000. The new site includes all-new environmentally-controlled calibration laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and technologies.
MSI-Viking Gage was founded in 1967 and has headquarters in Duncan. The company specializes in the sales, calibration and repair of precision and test gages, measuring systems and inspection services for dimensional, electronics, force, torque and pressure in manufacturing applications.
The company employs about 100 people including a sales team of 15 who provide service to manufacturing companies and industry throughout the southern states. The new building in North Charleston has about 25 calibration technicians, sales and support staff.
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