Who We Are

Alpha-Liberty Company - West Chester, OH

Why Use Alpha-Liberty Company?

  • Leader in the weighing industry for over 40 years
  • ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accredited
  • Onsite and depot service provides balance and scale maintenance and repair
  • Fully stocked for efficient sales, scale and balance rental, and equipment repair
  • Dependable weight calibration and certification
  • Superior customer service to take care of your needs quickly and efficiently

Alpha-Liberty Company, Inc. provides expert calibration, maintenance, and repair services across a broad range of weighing applications. Our full-service calibration lab provides a scope of calibration and metrology solutions in balances, mass, and scales/weighing.

Alpha-Liberty provides our customers with the finest products in laboratory and industrial weighing equipment. As an independent balance and scale dealer, Alpha-Liberty offers a wide range of weighing services and equipment, including programming and systems from a variety of manufacturers. Alpha-Liberty also has one of the largest inventories of parts in the Midwest for Sartorius, Minebea Intec, A&D Weighing, Rice Lake Weighing Systems, Mettler Toledo, and Ohaus. Our product offerings include everything from ultra-micro balances to truck scales from many leading scale manufacturers.

Alpha-Liberty’s service technicians are expertly trained for a variety of weighing services, from basic calibration to complete repair and overhaul. Technicians are factory-trained to perform service and repair. Our professionals are qualified to service products by leading scale manufacturers. Also, Alpha-Liberty exclusively holds the unique position of being factory trained for repair of explosion-proof balances.

Our Goals

Alpha-Liberty is dedicated to superior customer service. Our courteous and professional sales team is here to work with you, our valued customer, to expertly advise and guide you through your purchasing and servicing needs.

Alpha-Liberty will support and service your measurement equipment, from installation through calibration, preventative maintenance, and repair, keeping your equipment compliant and at peak performance. Our knowledgeable skilled technicians will tailor our service to meet your specific regulatory and compliance requirements. Customer satisfaction is the number-one priority with our sales and service professionals.

Our Commitment to Quality

Alpha-Liberty is accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 International Standard for calibration laboratories.

Alpha-Liberty is committed to continuous improvement, implementing a quality framework for measuring and improving our services, and providing quality, an unbreakable chain to all we serve. We unite quality minded people within a Quality Management System, capable equipment, and a commitment to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation.

Alpha-Liberty will continuously improve through training and effective use of human resources. In all cases, quality shall be measured, evaluated, and documented. Alpha-Liberty will pursue continuous and innovative leadership in the sales, service, and calibration of balances and scales and other services, to create a competitive advantage for our customers and ourselves.

Alpha-Liberty is a proud member of the International Society of Weighing and Measurement (ISWM).

Our History

As a first- and second-generation family business, we have always taken pride in our company history. Alpha-Liberty was founded in 1977 by Bernd and Constance Rau in West Chester, Ohio. Over the years, our company has grown, and our service staff represents over 170 years of collective experience in the weighing industry.

Our Customers

Alpha-Liberty provides service and sales to a variety of customers, each having diverse and specific needs. Our customer base is comprised of businesses from nearly every industry, including:

  • Academic institutions
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Agriculture
  • Chemical
  • Energy
  • Food processing
  • Government agencies
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • Paint
  • Paperboard
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Steel
  • Utilities
  • Warehouse
  • Wastewater

Our customers including both one-man operations and Fortune 500 companies and everything in between. Every industry needs a scale, and Alpha-Liberty’s professional team will customize our sales and services to meet your company’s needs.

Additionally, to assist in our customer’s temporary application needs, Alpha-Liberty offers long and short-term rental and lease/purchase options for balances and scales. Rental agreements are available from one day to a year or more.

Dedicated Staff

Bernd (Bernie) Rau - Alpha-Liberty Company

Bernd Rau

Vice President

Bernie Rau is a founding partner of Alpha-Liberty. He serves as Laboratory Manager and is responsible for laboratory operational procedures and ensuring the ISO/IEC quality system structure is performed and verified.

Bernie started in the balance industry as an apprentice for Sartorius in Göttingen, Germany in 1966. He is a 38-year member of ISWM and serves as Treasurer for the Analytical & Precision Balance Division. In his dedication to preserving German heritage, Bernie serves as Second-Vice President and Treasurer of the Board and co-chairs a number of committees at Germania Society of Cincinnati. Bernie was President of Germania Society from 2011 through 2015.

Phone: (513) 777-1525

Shana Crain - Alpha-Liberty Co.

Shana Crain

Chief Operating Officer

Shana Crain is Alpha-Liberty’s Chief Operating Officer and Quality Manager. With 15 years of leadership experience, Shana joined Alpha-Liberty in 2018, where she oversees internal and external audits relating to the Quality System.

Shana has a deep commitment to community and civic engagement. Dedicating her time to various non-profit organizations, Shana is a member of ISWM Analytical & Precision Balance Division, is current President of Middletown Musical Arts Club, and serves as Christkindlmarkt Secretary at Germania Society. She is also a long-time member of Arbor Day Foundation.

Phone: (513) 777-1525

How Can We Assist You?

Alpha-Liberty Company sells, services, rents and repairs scales and balances for most professions.  Contact us to see how we can help you!
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