FlexXray, Arlington, Texas, acquired Total Quality Corp. (TQC), Guilford, Conn. The combined company will operate as FlexXray, effective immediately.

FlexXray manufactures x-ray inspection equipment and recovery services to help food plants quickly detect and recover foreign material contamination that can occur during production or packaging.

Along with in-house inspection, TQC provides food manufacturers with mobile product inspection equipment to deliver frontline protection against contamination events.

“This acquisition is a vital step toward our strategic vision of providing the food industry with a national network of inspection facilities,” says Kevin Fritzmeyer, chief executive officer of FlexXray. “In combining the efforts, experience and capabilities of these two industry leaders, we further our mission to provide cost-effective solutions with 100% customer satisfaction.”

“We are proud of FlexXray’s growth, and are excited that it allows us this opportunity to better serve our customers by expanding our services and national footprint with locations in Texas, Connecticut and California,” says Chris Keith, vice president of sales, marketing and customer service for FlexXray. “We are pleased to welcome the Total Quality team of professionals into the FlexXray family. With a shared dedication to customer service and growth, the future is bright for our new, combined team.”

With the acquisition, FlexXray can now provide more inspection solutions from one of FlexXray’s USDA-registered and temperature-controlled facilities or at a client’s facility. The acquisition also means that customers of the newly combined company will now be closer to an inspection facility, leading to better response times.