GKS Signs Buff Group to Promote Terrestrial Laser Scanning Services to Architectural Engineering and Construction Sector


(DETROIT, MI; October 29, 2007) - GKS Inspection Services, a global provider of dimensional inspection, 3D laser scanning, and terrestrial scanning services for over 25 years, has signed a representation agreement with the Buff Group. The Buff Group will promote GKS' services to their customer base. Lisa Buff, the group's Architectural and Design Sales Executive, has extensive ties to the architectural engineering and construction sector and will call on architects, engineers, designers, developers, commercial furniture manufacturers, as well as people in the construction industry to promote GKS' line of services, especially the ground-breaking terrestrial laser scanning technology which is used to digitize large objects such as buildings, bridges and power plants.

"My job is to bring inspired ideas and solutions to architects and designers for their construction projects," commented Buff, "and GKS gives me an excellent, innovative resource to recommend to them. Terrestrial laser scanning makes traditional surveying methods of measurement obsolete. The terrestrial laser scanning technique is faster, more accurate, and therefore more cost effective for my valued clients." The Buff Group serves clients in fields as diverse as architectural engineering and construction design, real estate development, healthcare and group purchasing organizations, universities, museums, commercial furniture manufacturers, mass merchandisers, and even membership clubs, and will connect them to GKS' top-notch metrology services.

An independent manufacturer's sales rep, Buff found GKS' extensive array of products and services, such as quality control, reverse engineering, and large-scale terrestrial laser scanning, to be complementary to the lines she already represents. "I am able to supply my ongoing manufacturing customers with GKS' experience and excellent services. Our goal is to help architects and planners maximize efficiency in the design and construction process with cutting-edge methods like terrestrial laser scanning, so they can in turn provide leadership and innovative technology to their customers. My clients trust me to find the best solution possible, improving quality while saving them time and money," said Buff.

"The Buff Group and our other manufacturer's reps are our local eyes and ears," remarked Steve DeRemer, General Manager of GKS. "Their customers already have confidence in them which enables the rep to quickly identify opportunities for the companies they represent. We want to build on this established relationship and provide a unique business opportunity for our reps to market GKS' highly specialized technical services."

GKS has U.S. offices in Detroit, Minneapolis, and Seattle with future expansion into key markets planned. The company already provides laser scanning and dimensional inspection services to customers nationwide but is hoping that its rep partners will help diversify and grow its base of business. "We want GKS to have a stronger presence from coast to coast across all key manufacturing industries. Customers can easily ship their parts to one of our labs and our trained metrologists can also go on-site anywhere in the country using portable measuring and scanning devices," continued DeRemer.

GKS, a 25-year leader in the metrology field, is based out of the Detroit area in Plymouth, MI, where its A2LA for Mechanical Testing and Calibration-accredited metrology lab is located. GKS was one of the first companies to offer dimensional inspection and 3D laser scanning services and today offers many other services as well including CMM Layout, PPAP, Gage R&R, Vision-based inspection, Calibration & Certification, Surface Finish Evaluation, Reverse Engineering including Class A Surfacing and Parametric CAD Modeling, and Terrestrial Scanning services which are used for large-scale digitizing applications involving buildings, factories, refineries, bridges, ships and many others.

GKS uses an extensive array of CAD and metrology software, along with a talented and growing team of experts in the field to help bring customers the most accurate and cost effective results possible. The company's metrologists and engineers are experienced in the automotive, defense, electronics and many other manufacturing industries. As GKS opens regional offices around the country and in key international markets, its technical talent continues to grow and diversify. The company presently has international offices in India, China, Taiwan, Korea and the Netherlands.
GKS is a division of Laser Design Inc., a 20-year old manufacturer of ultra-precise 3D laser scanning systems. Laser Design's scanners are known worldwide for their industry-leading accuracy and automated scanning capabilities. Laser Design's scanning probes are also integrated with Faro portable arm CMMs and are available as retrofits for traditional CMMs. GKS utilizes Laser Design equipment along with many other measuring and scanning technologies.

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For additional information about how GKS Inspection Services can improve your manufactured product, save you money and decrease your development time, call
Steve DeRemer at 734-357-5229 or send email to measure@gks.com
or visit GKS Inspection Services' web site at www.gks.com.

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