BUILDING BLOCKS: Jade components play crucial role in defense, aerospace tech

PRECISION MEASUREMENTS: Jade Manufacturing Co. Vice President Chris Burch, left, and Quality Manager Ronald Olf with the company’s Spectrum coordinate measuring machine, which uses computer-controlled probes to verify three-dimensional measurements.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PRECISION MEASUREMENTS: Jade Manufacturing Co. Vice President Chris Burch, left, and Quality Manager Ronald Olf with the company’s Spectrum coordinate measuring machine, which uses computer-controlled probes to verify three-dimensional measurements.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Don Boyle picks up a palm-sized model of the Apollo 11 lunar lander from Jade Manufacturing Co.’s conference table and smiles as he looks at it. “We like to think we had a hand in [building] this,” said Boyle, Jade’s president. (Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a monthly…

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