Press Room

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 for new information.

Spot checks of oil delivery trucks in Boston. - November 2, 2020 (MA)
Dimensional weight: How it works and how to cut costs. - October 8, 2020 (Webretailer.com)
County weights and measures inspectors protect credit card users from skimmer fraud. - September 12, 2020 (CA)
America has two feet. It’s about to lose one of them. - August 18, 2020 (NY)
How much alcohol do you really need in hand sanatizer? - July 31, 2020 (Forbes)
Credit card fraud increases at Central Coast gas stations. - July 31, 2020 (CA)
NIST Awards $50 Million in Funding to Help Manufacturers Respond to the Pandemic. - July 8, 2020 (MD)
Keeping Time at NIST. - June 23, 2020 (MD)
Pathfinder for COVID-19. - June 8, 2020 (NASA)
International Space Station Spacewalk. - July 1, 2020 (NASA)
How can NIST Help: Collaborating at a Distance to Defeat COVID-19. - June 16, 2020 (MD)
NASA's ICESat-2 measures Arctic Oceans's sea ice thickness, snow cover. - May 12, 2020 (NASA)
Women in Manufacturing. - March 12, 2020 (MD)
DATCP touts accuracty during Weights and Measures Week. - March 3, 2020 (WI)
Colorado celebrates Weights and Measures Week. - March 3, 2020 (CO)
For the last time: The difference between weight and mass. - March 3, 2020 (LA)
March 1-7 named Maryland Weights and Measures Week. - March 2, 2020 (MD)
Hogan proclaimed March 1-7 named Maryland Weights and Measures Week. - February 29, 2020 (MD)
The Vara: A standard of length with a non-so-standard history. - February 28, 2020 (MD)
Delaware consumers protected by work of weights and measures inspectors. - February 28, 2020 (DE)
How low can you go? Lower than ever before. - February 26, 2020 (MD)
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week: March 1-7, 2020. - February 25, 2020 (NCWM)

New mobile fuelling service could cut time and costs for fleets. - November 19, 2019 (U.K.)
Tipping the scale: Why your luggage may cost you big time. - November 19, 2020 (AZ)
Problems at the pump. - November 12, 2019 (WI)
Firewood consumers are encouraged to know the law. - October 30, 2019 (NM)
New regulation is cracking down on THF 303. - October 22, 2019 (IA)
Oh my gourd! 2,175-pound pumpkin sets new record in Half Moon Bay. - October 15, 2019 (CA)
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day Proclaimation. - October 8, 2019 (CO)
Home heating oil cool facts. - October 6, 2019 (PA)
Standards through time: Changing to stay the same. - September 22, 2019 (CA)
World’s heaviest grapefruit is in Louisiana; Guinness World Record awarded. - August 28, 2019 (LA)
How to measure the dimensions of objects on an iPhone using its augmented-reality Measure app, or turn your phone into a level. - August 26, 2019
Reader wonders if he's paying too much for gas; he may have paid too little. - August 13, 2019 (NE)
Erie County to boost consumer protection efforts with revamped division. - August 5, 2019 (NY)
Man of a measure: State sealer Anthony Goes is a name known to many in South County. - April 12, 2019 (RI)
Consumer gas pumps, scales get passing grades in 2018. - March 11, 2019 (WI)
Why we have weights and measures. - March 1, 2019 (PA)
Celebrating National Weights and Measures Week in Contra Costa County. - February 28, 2019 (CA)
NCWM Announces Weights and Measures Week: March 1-7, 2019. - February 27, 2019 (NCWM)
Keeping gas pumps honest: How you can trust you're getting a gallon. - February 7, 2019 (IL)
New type of gas pump skimmer spotted in Twin Tiers. - February 5, 2019 (NY)