The grant was awarded by the Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County and Impact Washington. Tool Gauge, a family-owned company with about 150 employees, plans to open a state-of-the-art facility in Tacoma later this year. The new facility will feature an additional 80,000 square feet of space in the company’s plastics division, a new vertical paint system, an additional 2,000 square feet for CNC equipment in the metals division, the implementation of multiple collaborative robots, and more.