NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week: March 1-7, 2017

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Before we became a nation, our forefathers were keenly aware of the importance of standards for commerce.

The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) announces Weights and Measures Week 2017. This year’s theme is “Tradition and Technology Drive U.S. Standards for Trade”. And indeed, NCWM as an organization is quite familiar with tradition and technology.

The U.S. system of measurement consists of customary units such as pints, pounds, feet and inches. The early versions of these standards, although adequate for their time, are imprecise by today’s criteria. Through the developments in…

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