JML acquires California-based optics firm
JML Optical Industries has expanded its offerings to customers with the acquisition of a leading manufacturer of cylindrical optics.
The Rochester-based optics developer and manufacturer announced today that it has acquired Harold Johnson Optical Laboratories Inc. (HJOL), located in Gardena, Calif. HJOL manufacturers custom optics in prototype and production volume quantities for customers in the defense, industrial, medical and research industry in the United States and globally.
“HJOL’s capabilities are a great complement to JML Optical’s existing strengths.” said JML President and CEO Bob Bicksler. “HJOL has a well-earned reputation for customer service and is among the industry leaders in manufacturing and testing cylindrical optics. We look forward to offering these expanded capabilities to both existing and new customers.”
In addition to cylindrical optics, HJOL products include spherical and plano optics, prisms, coatings and assemblies. The company was founded in 1967 to provide lens designers and engineering companies a source for breadboard models, prototypes and production optics.
“The entire Harold Johnson team works extremely hard to support customers. I know that JML shares this customer-centered mindset and that our customers will continue to have world-class optics and world-class support going forward,” said HJOL President Hall Johnson Jr.
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