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Feb 28, 2014 | 07:00 PM | Bill Beck

Tags  Jemison Metals, Rick Rowland, Advanced Gauging Technologies LLC, AGT, Scott Cook, AGT800, Bill Beck

When privately held Jemison Metals was planning its new state-of-the-art steel service center in Decatur, Ala., the company specified new technology for thickness testing of the coils that would flow through the center. And that likely meant abandoning its long-time supplier of thickness gauges.

Rick Rowland, vice president of quality and technical services at Birmingham, Ala.-based Jemison Metals, said the company had five Advanced Gauging Technologies LLC (AGT) isotope thickness gauges at its existing service centers in Alabama, Ohio and South Carolina. But when Jemison Metals began seeking quotes for a new thickness gauge at its Decatur service center, “we realized that the isotope gauge was not going....

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