H. E. Morse Co. was founded in 1946 and shortly thereafter a unique plating process was developed. During the Korean War, H.E. Morse Co. began manufacturing thread plug gages for the U.S. government. The unique plating process was applied to chrome plating of the gages, giving them up to 400% longer life than standard tool steel gages. Hemco’s manufacturing facility is located in Holland, Michigan, USA. The organization, now commonly known as Hemco or Hemco Gage, manufactures a full line of fixed limit gages and variable gages, both thread and cylindrical or plain. Ekonogage by Hemco is a pin gage line we manufacture in Holland. Hemco also manufactures gages to American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications and is one of only two manufacturers in the United States licensed to manufacture API master gages. Hemco’s products are recognized throughout the world for their longer life and outstanding quality.
"Company that started making fountain pens now thrives making industrial gages..." Steve VanderVeen, professor at Hope College, writes a historical documentation of the precision, expertise, and pride Hemco brings to the playing field through it's employees and rich culture. July 10, 2005.
"There is something going on at Hemco..." Steve VanderVeen writes a compelling entry on his blog, "The Business Next Door" about the undeniable historical success of Hemco even during Michigan's hard economic times. January 22, 2014.