Press Room

The National Conference on Weights and Measures occasionally shares information as well as issues press releases of importance in the areas of legal metrology and in recognition of National Weights and Measures Week.  Please check back often for new information.

Battle against skimmers extended by 3 years due to deadline delay. - December 13, 2016 (NCWM)
Visa, MasterCard postpone 2017 fuel-pump EMV liability shifts for three years. - December 1, 2016
More than 20 credit card skimmers found in Tucson area. - October 27, 2016 (AZ)
Will Brexit spell the end for metres and litres? Campaigners say shopkeepers should be able to trade in imperial units. - September 2, 2016 (U.K.)
County auditors launch statewide credit card skimmer sweep over Labor Day weekend. - September 1, 2016 (OH)
Scientists have finally redefined the kilogram. - June 22, 2016 (MD)
NCWM provides tips for shoppers at farmers markets. - June 21, 2016 (NCWM)
Elles to lead California agricultural commissioner's and sealers association. - June 10, 2016 (CA)
Tips from NCWM for buying fuel this Memorial Day weekend. - May 24, 2016 (NCWM)
How do you lift a million pounds of stainless steel? Very carefully. - May 20, 2016 (Washington, D.C.)
Watch video: How hacker installs a credit card skimmer in 3 seconds. - March 14, 2016 (FL)
State crack down on credit card skimmers. - March 10, 2016 (MN)
Agribusiness report: Weights and measures law celebrated. - March 7, 2016 (IA)
California recognizes National Weights and Measures Week. - March 4, 2016 (CA)
Weights and Measures Week brings attention to credit card skimming gas pump. - March 2, 2016 (MA)
PSC recognizes National Weights and Measures Week. - March 2, 2016 (ND)
Shortchanged? The accuracy of coin counting kiosks in question. - March 2, 2016 (PA)
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week. - March 1, 2016 (NCWM)
Tennessee celebrates Weights and Measures Week. - February 26, 2016 (TN)
Consumers can now WhatsApp complaints of overpricing. - February 5, 2016 (Mumbai, India)
100 wonders: The atomic clock. - February 4, 2016
Gas tank skimming devices found in Acadiana. - January 28, 2016 (LA)
Weights and Measures Officials Trained to Identify Credit Card Skimmers - January 26, 2016 (NCWM)
Gas pump 'skimmer scam' hits Oregon. - January 21, 2016 (OR)

NCWM to hold special session on credit card skimmers. - December 20, 2015 (NCWM)
Local inspectors make sure scanned price tags remain accurate. - December 19, 2015 (UT)
Blokes in England get more beer when ordering a pint than poor saps in the U.S. - December 12, 2015 (AL)
Farmers need state-inspected scales to measure up. - November 26, 2015 (VA)
Use of credit card 'skimmers' at gas stations, ATMs is exploding. - November 23, 2015 (MI)
Fraud by remote control at Keonjhar petrol pump. - November 16, 2015 (Keonjhar, India)
Consumers could get burned when buying firewood. - November 10, 2016 (NCWM)
Credit card skimmer found in area BP gas pump. - November 5, 2016 (OH)
New York state statement: Skimmer search at gas stations. - November 3, 2015 (NY)
GMA investigates: Are taxi meters accurate? - October 29, 2015 (NJ)
Crackdown needed on parking meters that can’t tell time, lawmakers says. - October 25, 2016 (NJ)
Australian scientists discover technology to measures cows’ weights from space. - October 22, 2015 (Sydney, Australia)
Michigan finds electronic thieves at the gas pump. - October 12, 2015 (MI)
FTC amends labeling rules for consumer commodities. - October 8, 2015 (IL)
Skimmer device found. - September 10, 2015 (CA)
New startups want to change the way you get gas. - September 1, 2015 (CA)
Are you getting what you pay for at the pump? - August 24, 2015 (OH)
How to build your NIST D.I.Y. watt balance. - August 18, 2015 (MD)
Uber moves forward with temporary use permit approved by CDFA. - August 5, 2015 (CA)
Farmers markets: Do you get what you paid for? - August 1, 2015 (CA)
NBC 10 I-Team: RI protects wallets at the gas pump. - June 27, 2015 (RI)
NCWM to celebrate its 100th Annual Meeting. - June 2, 2015 (NCWM)
Getting full value for your Easter dinner. - March 30, 2015 (NCWM)
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week. - March 2, 2015 (NCWM)
NCWM to adopt standards for electric vehicle fueling equipment. - February 24, 2015 (NCWM)