North Kingstown, RI – March 14, 2011 –Hexagon Metrology Inc.announced a new strategic distribution partnership withFord Tool & Gage Corp. (Milwaukee, WI). The company will serve as an authorized distributor of Hexagon Metrology's Sheffield Measurement and Optiv product lines in Wisconsin and upper Michigan.

The new partnership leverages the strong suits of both companies to address the technology needs of manufacturers producing complex, precision parts.

“Ford Tool & Gage Corp. is excited to be representing Hexagon Metrology’s Sheffield and Optiv product lines, as both are excellent additions to our current product offerings,” says Bill Ruf, president of Ford Tool and Gage Corp. “We represent the very best names in the metrology marketplace, and these industry-leading products will greatly enhance our ability to provide state-of-the-art technology and solutions for our customer’s dimensional inspection needs.”