LaBarge wins contract for inspection machines from O-I

LaBarge, Inc. has been awarded a USD 1.2 million contract from O-I to manufacture inspection machines that detect flaws in glass containers. A newly designed model, the machine can detect a variety of…

LaBarge, Inc. has been awarded a USD 1.2 million contract from O-I to manufacture inspection machines that detect flaws in glass containers. A newly designed model, the machine can detect a variety of defects such as variations in thickness, cracks, inclusions or other impurities in glass containers made to hold food, beverages, and household and personal care items. The company anticipates additional work on the program. LaBarge will manufacture the inspection machines at its Pittsburgh facility. Production is expected to begin in May 2005 and continue through June 2005. LaBarge“s Pittsburgh facility makes more than 1,200 different electronic and electromechanical assemblies used by O-I to control industrial processes and facilitate automated inspection of glass containers. LaBarge, Inc. is a broad-based provider of electronics to technology-driven companies in diverse markets. The company provides its customers with advanced electronic products through contract design and manufacturing services.