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Cody Baker Profiles of Success – Cody Baker Posted on March 12, 2019 For eleven years Cody Baker has been with NSM. Currently the Service Manager, he’s responsible for the entire service department. Cody is most rewarded by knowing at the end of the day all the customers have been taken care of, and all his guys are headed home. He is most challenged by keeping everyone happy […] Read More... Houston Employee Appreciation Houston Employee Appreciation Lunch Posted on March 5, 2019 We appreciate our employees! Our Houston branch enjoyed an Employee Appreciation Lunch to thank them for all their hard work. We couldn’t do it without you! Read More... George Rios Profiles of Success – George Rios Posted on February 26, 2019 As one of our newest scale service technicians, George Rios is most rewarded by the learning experiences he’s encountering on a daily basis. He’s most challenged by the transfer station. George defines himself as hardworking – he likes knowing all jobs are completed correctly, open – he appreciates experiences, and extraverted. He relaxes by spending […] Read More... Nine Band Brewing Nine Band Brewing Storage Tank Installed Posted on February 19, 2019 Recently we installed a new grain storage tank for Nine Band Brewing, a craft beer company based in Allen, at their new brewery location at the Osage Casino in Tulsa. Nine Band Brewing will use it to store the grain needed to brew small batches of beer on-site. The tank has stainless steel weld-sealed load […] Read More... Patrick Presley Profiles of Success – Patrick Presley Posted on February 12, 2019 For over a year now, Patrick Presley has worked as a service tech for NSM. In this role, he’s responsible for checking customers’ scales for calibration and verifying that their equipment is working properly. Patrick is most rewarded by working on-site with the customers and seeing what type of work is done there. He’s most […] Read More... Byron Fesler Profiles of Success – Byron Fesler Posted on January 29, 2019 Byron Fesler has been a fantastic service tech at NSM’s Dallas Branch for almost four years now. He’s responsible for the testing, repair and calibration of scales and is our primary heavy capacity driver. Byron is most rewarded by getting paid (as are we all J) and the sense of accomplishment of fixing things that […] Read More... Crane Load Test Crane Load Test to 50,000 Pounds Posted on January 22, 2019 Recently we did a load test on a crane to 50,000 pounds. The weight of our test cart plus the additional weights we stacked on the deck allowed the crane to lift 50,000 pounds, ensuring that it could withstand that load safely. Please let us know how we can assist with your crane load test […] Read More... Rafael Romero Profiles of Success – Rafael Romero Posted on January 15, 2019 Rafael Romero has been an outstanding service technician for over eight and a half years at NSM’s Dallas branch. He’s responsible for completing service agreements, and he finds the most rewarding part of his job to be going out and meeting different people. He enjoys seeing the different types of businesses Nicol is involved with […] Read More... now-hiring service administrator Calibration Technician Repair Technician In-House Service Technician scale technical Now Hiring Austin Now Hiring Austin Field Service and Repair Professionals Posted on January 7, 2019 Nicol Scales & Measurement, founded in 1931 and recently recognized as “The 2019 Best &Brightest Workplace in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX,” is expanding its Austin, TX operations. Nicol Scales & Measurement is looking for Field Service and Repair Professionals to join our team to focus on calibration/repair of scales and force measurement, material test and laboratory […] Read More... Happy New Year 2019 Happy New Year 2019 Posted on January 1, 2019 We’ve had a great year at Nicol Scales & Measurement. All of us at NSM wish you and yours a Happy New Year and all the best in 2019! “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” ― Benjamin Franklin   Read More... Merry Christmas 2018 Merry Christmas 2018 Posted on December 25, 2018 “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale We at Nicol Scales & Measurement wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! May your world remain softer and more beautiful the rest of this year and throughout 2019.   […] Read More... Putting Christmas to the Test in 2018 Posted on December 18, 2018 We at NSM are proud to partner with Ametek to put Christmas to the test in 2018. We wish you and yours a very happy holiday! Read More... Holiday Toy Drive Holiday Toy Drive Nets 124 Pounds of Toys for Abused and Neglected Children Posted on December 11, 2018 For the second year in a row, we are proud to have partnered with Community Partners of Dallas on their annual Holiday Toy Drive. We provided over 124 pounds of toys (weighed of course with a NSM certified scale) from their wish list. Community Partners will grant the wishes of over 7,500 kids in the […] Read More... Nicki Huber Nicol Nicki Huber Visits Nicol Office Posted on December 4, 2018 Nicki Huber née Nicol, former President of Nicol Scales and daughter of the company’s founding Nicol family, visited the Dallas offices on her recent trip to Texas. Nicki had the opportunity to tour our new Metrology Lab where she learned about the successes of the business, and to visit with several employees who worked with […] Read More... Best and Brightest Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Posted on November 30, 2018 Nicol Scales & Measurement is proud to announce that both our Dallas branch and our Houston branch have been selected as Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are […] Read More... Rusty Bateman Profiles of Success – Rusty Bateman Posted on November 27, 2018 Rusty Bateman has been a great service tech with NSM for four years now. He’s responsible for service and repair both on-site and in-house. Rusty is most rewarded by satisfying customers and most challenged by satisfying Naomi Hughes, NSM’s service assistant. He defines himself as hardworking, dependable and honest. Rustin relaxes by fishing, hunting and […] Read More... Thankful Thankful Posted on November 20, 2018 We at Nicol Scales & Measurement are thankful for our health, our friends, our families and all the blessings we’ve received this past year. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! “Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward Read More... EasyCal Calibrations Agreements EasyCal Calibration Agreements Surpass 2,000 Posted on November 13, 2018 NSM just surpassed 2,000 EasyCal calibration agreements in Texas!  We are a single source calibration provider, and our EasyCal calibration agreement program saves our customers time and money by having us manage all calibrations. The EasyCal program handles a wide range of devices, industries and location, and we offer both ISO 17025 and NIST Traceable calibrations. Priority […] Read More... Bradley Beck Profiles of Success – Bradley Beck Posted on November 6, 2018 Bradley Beck has been an excellent Calibration Technician for just under a year with NSM. He is responsible for verifying and calibrating customer equipment to ISO 17025 standards. Bradley is most rewarded by learning new methods and information to utilize in the growth of both Nicol Scales and himself, and he is most challenged by […] Read More... Putting Halloween to the Test Putting Halloween to the Test with Ametek Posted on October 30, 2018 Nicol Scales & Measurement is putting Halloween to the test with Ametek. Make sure that your materials testing equipment is up to the latest international standards with us, and have a Happy Halloween!   Read More... Embedded Calibrations Embedded Calibration Teams Save You Time And Money Posted on October 23, 2018 Nicol Scales & Measurement is now embedded at two customers in the DFW area.  We save these customers money because they outsource their calibrations to us.  So they use our ISO, our labor and, in some cases, our standards, and they don’t have to hire a team of people and buy their own standards.  We […] Read More... Juston Blackmon Profiles of Success – Juston Blackmon Posted on October 16, 2018 For over seven years Juston Blackmon has been a terrific Calibration Technician for NSM. He is responsible for calibration, repair, sales and support. Juston is most rewarded by interaction with customers and problem solving, and he is most challenged by offsite calibration. He defines himself as loyal (and he expects the same from others,) independent […] Read More... now-hiring service administrator Calibration Technician Repair Technician In-House Service Technician scale technical Now Hiring Austin Now Hiring: Scale Technician Posted on October 9, 2018 Nicol Scales & Measurement’s Dallas Branch is looking for a talented scale Technician with previous experience to join our team.  We are growing quickly, and we need to add a scale Technician who is familiar with troubleshooting and repairing all types of scales and weighing equipment.  Our pay and benefits are among the best in […] Read More... Gary Ames Profiles of Success – Gary Ames Posted on October 2, 2018 NSM’s outstanding Director of Quality Gary Ames has been with us since March 2016. He is responsible for overseeing the quality program for all four branches of NSM, and he manages the Calibration Service Technicians in the Dallas branch. Gary find the most rewarding part of his job to be improving on our current systems, […] Read More... hygienic design The Importance of Hygienic Design Posted on September 25, 2018 In the food production industry, product contamination by microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi presents a potential and omnipotent risk. It is therefore important to prevent any type of contamination and to facilitate its removal. The public’s access to multimedia also makes it more sensitive to the importance of hygienic design. This is why more and more facility and machine builders […] Read More... The True Measure The True Measure – What Drives Minebea Intec Posted on September 18, 2018 From food processing and pharmaceuticals to chemicals and recycling, NSM’s partner Minebea Intec is an expert of safe and reliable weighing and inspection systems. Watch this video to learn more about their mission and to see the true measure of what has driven them for almost 150 years. Read More... ISO 17025 Audit ISO 17025 Audit Success Posted on September 11, 2018 NSM is proud to announce that we just had our ISO 17025 audit which went very well.  Our team is proud of being an ISO 17025 accredited company for 19 years and counting.  Our auditor witnessed some new equipment calibrations that we have been working on so watch for an expanded scope of calibration capabilities […] Read More... Lawrence Yendrey Profiles of Success – Lawrence Yendrey Posted on September 4, 2018 For four years Lawrence Yendrey has been an excellent Calibration Technician for the Houston branch of NSM. He travels to a customer’s location to calibrate what they have on-site and brings everything that cannot be tested in the field back to the lab. Lawrence is most rewarded when a customer asks his opinion as he […] Read More... Sadie Dehart Profiles of Success – Sadie DeHart Posted on August 21, 2018 Welcome to one of our newest employees, Sadie DeHart, who works in Shipping and Receiving at our Houston branch. Sadie is responsible for shipping and receiving various equipment while creating traceability within the work orders and any other paperwork applicable to the equipment.  Sadie is both most rewarded by and most challenged by having a […] Read More... Freight LTL Freight Expanded Service Support of LTL Freight Companies Posted on August 14, 2018 Nicol Scales & Measurement continues to expand its service support of LTL Freight companies. Carriers serviced from our Dallas, Austin and Houston Service Centers include: ABF, Averitt, Estes, XPO, DHL and AAA Cooper. Contact us about information on servicing your Forklift Scales and all your Industrial Scales. Read More... Demetrius Lincoln Profiles of Success – Demetrius Lincoln Posted on August 7, 2018 Demetrius Lincoln is one of our latest hires at our new Austin branch. Serving as a Technician, he performs ISO 17025 calibrations, repairs and installs scales and always provides great customer service. Demetrius is most rewarded by seeing the customer smile after a job is completed, and he has exceeded their expectations. He’s most challenged […] Read More... Test Weights certify Metrology Calibration Group Approved to Certify 25 and 50 Pound Class F Test Weights Posted on July 31, 2018 Nicol Scales & Measurement’s Metrology Calibration group receives approval by the Texas Department of Agriculture to certify 25 and 50 lb. Class F test weights. Call us for more information. Read More... Travis Lawrence Profiles of Success – Travis Lawrence Posted on July 24, 2018 Travis Lawrence is brand new to the Nicol family as a Calibration Technician trainee in the Houston branch. Currently he’s concentrating on learning and “paying close attention to what Jared is teaching him.” He’s most rewarded by being home every night and not traveling out of the Houston area, and he’s very appreciative of NSM […] Read More... ametek #1 Ametek Distributor by Volume in 2017 Posted on July 17, 2018 NSM is proud to announce that we were the #1 Ametek (Chatillon and Lloyd Instruments) Distributor by Volume in the United States in 2017. Thanks to all of our sales people and support staff for your hard work; we couldn’t have done it without any of you! Please let us know how we can help […] Read More... Rental Scales Scale Rental for All Needs Posted on July 10, 2018 NSM just finished our largest rental of the year where we rent 68 dual counting scales to a local vehicle manufacturer for their inventory needs.  They use portable dual counting scales that have a smaller, 50 lb capacity counting scale at the top of the column that they use to get a per-piece weight of […] Read More... jared lemmons Profiles of Success – Jared Lemmons Posted on July 3, 2018 Jared Lemmons has been an outstanding Calibration Technician at NSM’s Houston branch for three years. He’s responsible for lab calibrations, third party coordination and customer relations who is most rewarded by helping customers and learning new equipment and techniques. Jared is most challenged by calibrating all the different products that come into the lab, and […] Read More... OSHA osha-authorized OSHA-Authorized Trainer Now on Staff Posted on June 26, 2018 At Nicol Scales & Measurement we take safety seriously.  Safety requirements have increased in our industry quite a bit over the past few years, and we are leading the charge to improve safety for our employees and our customers.  We are proud to announce that we now have an “OSHA-authorized” trainer on staff for general […] Read More... Steven Tyler Profiles of Success – Tyler Housley Follis Posted on June 19, 2018 In his position as a Calibration Technician for the Dallas branch of NSM, Steven “Tyler” Housley Follis handles calibration, adjustment and repair of Test and Measurement Equipment. He finds and develops procedures to suit our customers as well as our own needs. He communicates with customers to ensure that we provide satisfactory service and meet […] Read More... now-hiring service administrator Calibration Technician Repair Technician In-House Service Technician scale technical Now Hiring Austin Now Hiring Service Administrator Posted on June 13, 2018 Nicol Scales & Measurement has enjoyed 87 years of business and is currently looking for a Service Administrator to join our team. Since 1931 our company has offered measurement equipment and services in Texas and throughout the U.S., supported by staff members that are the best in the industry. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by […] Read More... happy father's day Happy Father’s Day Posted on June 12, 2018 Thanks to all the fathers out there who believed in us. NSM wishes a Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.” Jim Valvano Read More... Rice Lake Weighing Systems Logo Exceptional Sales Rice Lake Acknowledges “Exceptional Sales in 2017” Posted on June 5, 2018 We at Nicol Scales & Measurement are proud to announce that we have been acknowledged by Rice Lake Weighing for “Exceptional Sales in 2017.” Thanks to all of our sales people and support staff for your hard work; we couldn’t have done it without any of you! Please let us know how we can help […] Read More... Chris Williamson Profiles of Success – Chris Williamson Posted on May 29, 2018 Chris Williamson just can’t escape NSM; he’s been a terrific service tech for a total of nine and a half years at the Houston branch where he’s responsible for training the Houston technicians and providing solutions on service calls. Chris is most rewarded by gaining a level of trust while getting to know the personalities […] Read More... Austin Staff Warm Welcome to Austin Posted on May 22, 2018 Thank you for the warm welcome Austin!  Things are moving quickly for the new Central Texas branch of Nicol Scales & Measurement.  We already have a building with office space and a warehouse, a heavy duty test truck for truck scale and heavy capacity calibrations and inventory for quick turnarounds on repairs.  Most importantly, we […] Read More... james green Profiles of Success – James Green Posted on May 15, 2018 James Green, our excellent Houston Calibration Services Manager & Quality Coordinator, has been with NSM for 10 years in December. He’s responsible for managing the calibration service department in Houston as well as overseeing Quality and the shipping and receiving department. James is most rewarded by coming to work and seeing employees smiling and enjoying […] Read More... mother's day Happy Mother’s Day Posted on May 8, 2018 As a number of people have said, “life doesn’t come with a manual; it comes with a mother.“ We at NSM wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all of our mothers as well as all of yours! Read More... F35 aircraft weighing system Aircraft Weighing System Used by Lockheed Martin Posted on May 1, 2018 Lockheed Martin (LMCO) continues to rely on Nicol Scales & Measurement as it accepts the fourth Aircraft Weighing System globally installed in support of the F35 Joint Fighter program.  Utilizing high resolution weighing platforms mounted directly to hydraulic lifts, LMCO captures Aircraft weights at various critical pitch/roll positions. The proprietary “Weigh In Place” feature eliminates […] Read More... Jim Gugino Profiles of Success – Jim Gugino Posted on April 24, 2018 Jim Gugino has worked off and on with Nicol Scales for forty years! As an outside salesperson, he is responsible for equipment sales from 1 microgram to 500 tons, excepting truck scales. He is also responsible for systems integration for process equipment. Not surprisingly Jim feels most rewarded when he integrates a solution for a […] Read More... Pi Day contestants Pi Day Celebrations Posted on April 17, 2018 Last month NSM celebrated Pi Day (03.14) with a Pi(e) baking contest. Pies of all varieties were entered (including Frito Pie,) tasted and voted on by our Dallas employees. Cynthia Jarmons won with her outstanding Frito Pie, Ted Tobolka finished second with his chocolate pie, and Doris Langston rounded out our winners with her chocolate […] Read More... Austin Austin Brick and Mortar Branch Posted on April 10, 2018 Nicol Scales & Measurement is excited to announce our recent expansion into the Central Texas area. Our newest branch is strategically located on the south side of Austin to serve the metro Austin area, the I-35 corridor from Waco south into San Antonio and all of the Hill Country region.  By adding this fourth brick […] Read More... Joseph Kernodle Profiles of Success – Joseph Kernodle Posted on April 3, 2018 Joseph Kernodle has excelled in the Sales Department for over three years now. As the outside sales rep for Force Measurement and Material Testing, he is responsible for growing sales both in the Dallas-Ft Worth area and throughout the country. He both builds new relationships with potential customers and continues to grow the relationships already […] Read More... Easter Putting Easter to the Test Posted on March 27, 2018 Here’s hoping your Easter holds up to International Standards! Happy Easter from Nicol Scales & Measurement! Read More... fairbanks scales logo NSM Continues to Receive Fairbanks Honors Posted on March 20, 2018 NSM is proud to announce that we were the #3 Fairbanks Distributor by Volume and the #1 Distributor of Industrial Products by Volume in 2017. In addition we sold the most instruments and the most Omnicell Load Cell Mounts. We are proud to have been a member of the “Type S” Club for Heavy Capacity […] Read More... Ann Mays Profiles of Success – Ann Mays Posted on March 13, 2018 Ann Mays has served as NSM’s amazing Inside Sales Specialist for three years. She is responsible for inside sales, Amazon sales, handling chats on the website and coordinating rentals. Ann is most rewarded when she finds the right piece of equipment to fit a customer’s needs, making their lives a little easier. She is challenged […] Read More... LLoyd Instrument's VE1 Extensometer NSM Now Offers LLoyd Instrument’s VE1 Extensometer Posted on March 6, 2018 NSM is pleased to offer Lloyd Instrument’s VE1 extensometer which provides high resolution measurement, simple preparations and an intuitive user interface. The video extensometer measures longitudinal strain between two applied lines at a rate of up to 100 Hz; this strain data is synchronized and transferred to NEXYGENPlus software. Strains from 20 um/m up to more than 1000% can be measured. System calibration provides measurements from […] Read More... now-hiring service administrator Calibration Technician Repair Technician In-House Service Technician scale technical Now Hiring Austin Calibration Technician Posted on March 2, 2018 Nicol Scales & Measurement is looking for a Calibration Technician to join our measurement calibration team. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive pay and extensive benefits package which includes vacation, sick, and personal time off. We provide medical, dental , life, and long term care benefits along with a 401k plan with company matching. Nicol Scales & Measurement is dedicated to the well-being […] Read More... Billy Vaughn Profiles of Success – Billy Vaughn Posted on February 27, 2018 With forty plus years of service, Billy Vaughn is an NSM staple! As a sales representative Billy not only sells equipment, but he also deals with inventory and additional special projects. It’s no surprise that he’s most rewarded by customer satisfaction whereas it’s the special projects that most challenge him. He defines himself as self-motivated […] Read More... Chatillon ForceTest Force Measuring Software Chatillon’s New ForceTest Software Simplifies Force Testing Posted on February 21, 2018 Chatillon’s new ForceTest Software simplifies force testing by interfacing directly to a digital force gauge enabling tests and graphs to be automatically performed using a personal computer. The results and live graph can be monitored directly on the screen while the test is running. Featuring a colorful and intuitive user interface, this force measurement software ensures that tensile […] Read More... Marsha Carson Profiles of Success – Marsha Carson Posted on February 13, 2018 For five years Marsha Carson has served as NSM’s outstanding Quality Assistant & Regulatory Administrator. She’s responsible for administering the Quality Program, the Safety Program and the Regulatory Program globally for the Nicol Group. She also coordinates and administers all large contract projects globally and assists the President with special projects. Marsha finds it rewarding […] Read More... Chatillon CS CS2 Digital Force Testers Chatillon’s CS2 Digital Force Testers Optimize Production Testing Applications Posted on February 6, 2018 The CS2 digital force testers from Chatillon are revolutionary systems optimized for production testing applications, including medical devices, plastics, packaging, textiles, rubber and electronics. The CS2 Series are high quality digital force testing machines optimized for production and laboratory testing of applications up to 5 kN (1100 lbf). These force testing machines are an excellent choice for simple testing within plastic, rubber, packaging, pharma, […] Read More... now-hiring service administrator Calibration Technician Repair Technician In-House Service Technician scale technical Now Hiring Austin Now Hiring: Industrial Scale Service and Repair Technician Posted on January 30, 2018 Nicol Scales & Measurement is looking for a Service and Repair Technician with experience or related experience willing to be trained in our industry to join our team. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive pay, production bonuses, commissions and extensive benefits package which include vacation, sick, and personal time off. We provide medical, dental, life, and long term care benefits […] Read More... Shalonda Becker Profiles of Success: Shalonda Becker Posted on January 23, 2018 NSM’s Dallas location has been lucky to have Shalonda Becker as our Warehouse Coordinator for almost two and a half years now. Shalonda is responsible for all  shipping and receiving, for creating the work orders for all items received, for all customer service issues related to the warehouse and for all those little things that […] Read More... Organizational Changes NSM Organizational Changes Posted on January 16, 2018 NSM is proud to announce the following organizational changes that will allow us to continue to build a strong leadership foundation to ensure the continued growth of our company. Jim Budke will assume the position of Vice President of Sales & Marketing. As the organization’s senior-most sales leader, Jim is now accountable for the overall […] Read More... Maureen Hinds Profiles of Success – Maureen Hinds Posted on January 9, 2018 Maureen Hinds jokes that she’s been an NSM employee “forever,” and we are happy to have her! Serving as the A/R Specialist at the Dallas branch, Maureen is responsible for billing for four companies, for processing credit applications for these four companies and for collections for the corporate office. While she finds collections to be […] Read More... happy new year Happy New Year from Nicol Scales & Measurement Posted on January 1, 2018 A very Happy New Year from those of us at Nicol Scales & Measurement. May 2018 be a year of health, happiness and prosperity for you and yours. “And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that […] Read More... annual holiday party Santa and the Dallas Branch Host Annual Holiday Party Posted on December 21, 2017 The Dallas Branch of NSM hosted our annual holiday party in which employees from all four branches, accompanied by Santa and the Holiday T-Rex, enjoyed tacos and treats. The little ones in attendance were thrilled to meet Santa and even more excited to receive gifts for being so well-behaved, both today and all year. A […] Read More... annual holiday party Houston Branch Holds Annual Holiday Party Posted on December 14, 2017 Recently the Houston Branch of NSM held their annual holiday party at Main Event. A good time was had by all employees in attendance, both those from the Houston branch and those who came down from the Dallas branch. Congratulations to Jared Lemmons for winning “Best” Dressed. We appreciate your spirited and festive holiday attire! […] Read More... NSM Employees NSM Employees Provide over 100 Toys for Dallas Children at the Holidays Posted on December 7, 2017 NSM employees recently donated over one hundred new toys, dolls and games for Dallas County children. We partnered with the Community Partners of Dallas to provide gifts for their annual Toy Drive. CPD’s mission is to ensure safety, restore dignity and inspire hope for the abused and neglected children served by Dallas County Child Protective Services; […] Read More... cynthia jarmons Profiles of Success – Cynthia Jarmons Posted on November 29, 2017 For the last five years, NSM has been lucky to have Cynthia Jarmons serve as the Service Administrative Coordinator for our Dallas branch. Cynthia’s responsibilities are numerous; she assists the service managers, both scale and metrology) with the everyday running of the office, she works exclusively with the metrology department creating work orders, scheduling and […] Read More... Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving Posted on November 22, 2017 Recently we at Nicol Scales donated generators to the Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico. We are so thankful for our families, our friends, our health and our customers who allow us to give back to the communities in which we operate. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Read More... Minebea Intec Industrial Printer Free Minebea Intec Industrial Printer with Purchase Posted on November 15, 2017 Special Offer through the end of 2017 on Minebea Intec Signum Complete Scales – Free Minebea Intec Industrial Printer with Purchase! The Signum industrial scale from Minebea Intec is a compact industrial scale in which a choice of two powerful technologies is used: SIWR and SIWA models work with a strain-gauge type load cell; the high-resolution SIWS models feature monolithic […] Read More... re-branding Re-branding Minebea Intec Posted on November 8, 2017 The new Minebea Intec logo looks good on the equipment that was previously branded as Sartorius in their high precision industrial weighing line.  The re-branding process is close to being completed, so if you are looking for a high precision Sartorius industrial scale, load cell or indicator, look for a Minebea Intec product instead. Read More... jennifer ross Profiles of Success – Jennifer Ross Posted on November 1, 2017 Houston’s terrific service assistant, Jennifer Ross, has been with Nicol Scales & Measurement for four years now. Jennifer coordinates the Houston branch’s service department. She finds the most rewarding part of her job to be supporting the techs and her manager while meeting all of the customer demands is the most challenging part. Three traits […] Read More... single source repair Your Single Source Repair and Calibration Provider Posted on October 25, 2017 Each week our 4 branches receive hundreds of weighing and measurement items from all over the United States and Puerto Rico for repair or calibration.  Equipment can be shipped in or dropped off at one of our branches if sending a Technician to your site isn’t practical.  We offer quick standard turn-around times, and even […] Read More... Doris Langston Profiles of Success – Doris Langston Posted on October 18, 2017 Doris’ title AP Clerk does not even begin to cover her job responsibilities. On staff at the Dallas office since early 2013, Doris Langston processes all AP invoices for all Nicol locations, handles travel expenses for SG, manages past due invoices and invoice research requests, enters check numbers for all Houston and Fort Worth invoices, […] Read More... 60,000 Increments Combics Industrial Scale Now with a Measuring Accuracy of 60,000 Increments Posted on October 13, 2017 All-new precision: The Combics industrial scale with a measuring accuracy of 60,000 increments A new resolution level of 60,000 d is set to enhance the Combics industrial scales product range of Minebea Intec with immediate effect. By offering this extra level of precision, the global provider of industrial weighing and inspection technologies is specifically aiming […] Read More... custom batching system Using a Custom Batching System to Store Recipes Posted on October 11, 2017 A customer who makes additives for construction materials approached us looking for a better way to perform their blending in tanks.  They currently use a manual batching process with tanks mounted on load cells, and they want to keep it that way for flexibility, but they need to eliminate the possibility of operators adding incorrect […] Read More... Mayra Gonzalez Profiles of Success – Mayra Gonzalez Posted on October 4, 2017 For almost a year and a half, Mayra Gonzalez has served as our AMAZING Office Administrator in Fort Worth. She handles tasks from answering the phones to assisting management; she manages all clerical responsibilities from closing out service requests to logging technicians’ timesheets. She also takes care of all payments, collections and petty cash reconciliation. […] Read More... LD Series Lloyd Instruments Introduces LD Series Posted on September 28, 2017 Lloyd Instruments has introduced the LD Series: five new, cost-effective machines to its line of universal test machines for materials testing up to 100 kN. These powerful universal test machines are suited for testing a wide range of materials, such as plastic, rubber, packaging, metal and wood. The LD5 universal test machine is ideal for materials testing up to 5 kN; the […] Read More... weight loss challenge Weight Loss Challenge for Charity Posted on September 27, 2017 NSM’s Dallas Branch is in the middle of a highly competitive weight loss challenge.  The rules are simple.  Every Monday each participant must bring at least one canned food or non-perishable item to donate to a local charity. The participant then steps on the official scale (which is calibrated by NSM for accuracy, of course) for the […] Read More... now-hiring service administrator Calibration Technician Repair Technician In-House Service Technician scale technical Now Hiring Austin In House Service Technician Posted on September 26, 2017 In-House Service Technician Are you tired of battling the cold, heat, rain or snow and want to be inside away from these conditions? Have you had enough of working all day and completing your work orders only to find a 2 hour drive home because you are on the wrong side of town?  Is your spouse constantly telling you can’t be counted on […] Read More... Kat Brimhall Profiles of Success – Kat Brimhall Posted on September 20, 2017 Kat Brimhall, our Houston Office Administrator, has been handling purchase orders, preparing work orders for billing, processing employee paperwork, audits and collections and working on special projects and tasks as needed for two and a half years now. She takes pride in assisting her coworkers however she is needed, which in turn ensures that things […] Read More... PR 6212 Minebea Intec’s PR 6212 is NTEP approved and FM approved Posted on September 13, 2017 The new PR 6212 compression load cell from Minebea Intec (previously Sartorius) is a state of the art addition to their tank and hopper lineup that works for nearly any vessel application calling for load cells with capacities of up to 22,000 lbs per tank leg.  They are NTEP approved for legal for trade applications […] Read More... Naomi Hughes Profiles of Success – Naomi Hughes Posted on September 6, 2017 If you’ve ever called our Dallas branch, chances are you’ve talked to NSM’s outstanding Service Assistant, Naomi Hughes. Naomi is really a jack of all Customer Service related trades; she has been handling many aspects of customer service including assisting with special requests, updating calibration agreements, estimating the cost of parts & equipment repair and […] Read More... Profiles Success Profiles of Success Posted on September 5, 2017 What makes a company successful? Is it the products or services offered? Is it the brand or reputation? At Nicol Scales & Measurement we believe that those things are important, but the key to success is the people in the organization. We are starting a year-long series introducing you to the people who make us […] Read More... Nicol Logo hurricane harvey solutions Post Hurricane Harvey, Houston Branch Reopened for Business Posted on August 30, 2017 First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors in the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey. Our Houston Branch has reopened for business as of August 30 to support our customers.  Please call us at (800) 225-8181 or (281) 445-9021 for service, sales or support. Please be patient, as some of our Houston-based team may be […] Read More... austin calibration Austin Branch Boasts 99.5% Minimization of Calibration Percent Error Posted on August 23, 2017 Our Austin branch is off to a great start securing new calibration customers. While conducting an internal audit, an Austin business repeatedly incurred a 4% error. NSM calibrated and tested both the inbound and outbound truck scales and confirmed a  mechanical issue on the inbound truck scale which hindered proper operation. NSM replaced all the […] Read More... Nicol Logo hurricane harvey solutions Researching Solutions for Real World Problems in Austin Posted on August 16, 2017 Innovative, determined and committed, the three words chosen by NSM’s Austin field manager Daniel Speegle to describe himself are all necessary characteristics with his dream job as an inventor. Lucky for him, and for NSM, Daniel gets to use his skills to research solutions for real world problems. He’s had the opportunity to design and […] Read More... Austin Quality Safety Austin Branch Maintains NSM’s Quality and Safety Priorities Posted on August 9, 2017 At Nicol Scales & Measurement quality and safety are our top priorities, and our new Austin branch is no exception. We earned our ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation in 2000, and we pride ourselves on our industry leading EMR (Experience Modification Rating), $6,000,000 of liability insurance and third party safety and regulatory certifications from multiple independent agencies.  NSM […] Read More... Service Austin 24/7/365 Service in Austin Posted on August 1, 2017 Nicol Scales & Measurement’s goal has always been to be a “single source” partner for the weighing and measurement needs of our customers, and we are proud to extend this to the Austin area. Our newest branch is now open and will offer 24/7/365 Repair (in house and on site) and ISO 17025 calibration services (in house, […] Read More... Austin Calibration Programs Austin Branch Provides Tailored Calibration Programs Posted on July 25, 2017 The Nicol Scales & Measurement branch now open in Austin provides tailored programs to fit the calibration needs of our customers. Our EasyCal program handles a wide range of devices, industries and locations. As an ISO 17025 accredited calibration company, NSM’s calibration services ensure that our testing methods meet or exceed the requirements of standards such as ISO/IEC 17025, […] Read More... daniel speegle Welcome New Field Manager Daniel Speegle Posted on July 18, 2017 Please join us in welcoming our newest field manager Daniel Speegle. Daniel grew up in the Southeast Houston area, but relocated to the Austin area after Hurricane Ike passed over the top of his house, and he decided Gulf Coast living was not for him. Funny story as to how Daniel got into the industry: […] Read More... Austin, Texas Nicol Scales & Measurement Now Operating in Austin, Texas Posted on July 10, 2017 Nicol Scales & Measurement is proud to announce that we now have a fourth location in Austin, Texas. This branch will sell, service and calibrate weighing, force measurement and material testing products and will continue the tradition of excellent customer service you expect from NSM. Please let us know if we can assist with your […] Read More... NSM introduces CertFlo NSM Introduces CertFlo Posted on June 13, 2017 NSM introduces CertFlo – our new calibration management and instrument tracking software. This completely paperless calibration software allows our Technicians to fill out all calibration certificates on laptops and print calibration stickers while at the customer’s site. Our EasyCal calibration agreement customers will receive a unique username and password they can use to log into […] Read More... FB2550 Indicator Fairbanks Training at Nicol Fairbanks Scales Trains NSM on the FB2550 Indicator Posted on May 16, 2017 Special thanks to David Sims, Mike Mason and Tom Hardaway from Fairbanks Scales for putting together an awesome technical training course on the FB2550 indicator at our Dallas facility.  The turnout was so good that we had to move from the conference room to the warehouse! Read More... United We Care Nicol Scales Supports United We Care Posted on April 11, 2017 Nicol Scales is proud to support United We Care by sponsoring a group at the 18th annual Spring Fling at the Columbus Engine Center in Humble, Texas on April 5th, 2017. The United We Care Employee Relief Fund, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization and international fund of last resort, provides confidential, timely, short-term crisis relief to employees, retirees […] Read More... Nicol Logo hurricane harvey solutions NSM Recognized for 2016 Performance Posted on March 7, 2017 Nicol Scales and Measurement is proud to have been recognized by a number of our key manufacturers for our performance in 2016. Fairbanks: · #3 US Distributor by volume · Sold most “Industrial Products” in North America · Sold most instruments (indicators) in North America · Sold most Omnicells (load cell mounts) in North America […] Read More... Sartorius Industrial (Sartorius Intec) now branded as Minebea Intec Posted on September 27, 2016 The Sartorius Industrial (Sartorius Intec) products in the Industrial Scale, Tank and Hopper and Inspection product lines are now branded as “Minebea Intec”. Minebea purchased all of Sartorius’ industrial scale assets in 2015, including their manufacturing facilities in Germany. Therefore, all of the current high resolution industrial scale and weighing products with “Made-In-Germany-Quality” that you […] Read More... David Daughtery Please support Fairbanks Support Manager David Daughtery’s recovery Posted on September 6, 2016 David Daugherty was shot several times by a passerby while driving on I-70 just east of Denver shortly after midnight on Friday, August 5, 2016.  He survived the ordeal but his wounds left him without the use of his legs. He is presently in the care of Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO, where the country’s […] Read More... Congratulations Robbie! Posted on July 25, 2016 Robbie Woodard has been our Alcon Imbedded Calibration Team Leader for the past 6 years. As Team Leader he has excelled in both his daily calibration duties and his oversight duties as well. Nicol Scales & Measurement is proud to announce today that Robbie will assume full managerial responsibility for our Alcon Imbedded Team. Robbie will be trained in […] Read More... Welcome Jeremy! Posted on July 25, 2016 Please join us in welcoming our newest employee, Jeremy Bean. Jeremy will be working in our Dallas Metrology Calibration Services Lab. Jeremy is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as an Avionics Electronics Technician aboard a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship the USS Boxer. After completion of his service he received his Biomedical Equipment Technology degree from […] Read More... new SOLAS regulations The new SOLAS regulations took effect July 1; are you in compliance? Posted on July 5, 2016 See full SOLAS Regulations here. Read More... new SOLAS container weight verification requirements Let us ensure you are ready for the new SOLAS container weight verification requirements effective July 1st. Posted on June 28, 2016 Make sure you have everything in order per Kuehne + Nagel’s detailed information. Read More... SOLAS container weight verification questions We can help you with your SOLAS container weight verification questions and needs Posted on June 20, 2016 See detailed information as provided by the TT Club, the World Shipping Council, ICHCA International and global shippers forum. Read More... #1 Ametek Distributor in North America in 2015 Posted on April 1, 2016 Nicol Scales & Measurement is proud to be recognized by Ametek (Chatillon and Lloyd Instruments) as their #1 Distributor in North America in 2015. Read More... 2015 Top Distributor for Rice Lake Weighing Systems 2015 Top Distributor for Rice Lake Weighing Systems Posted on April 1, 2016 Nicol Scales & Measurement is proud to be named as a 2015 top Distributor for Rice Lake Weighing Systems for “exceptional sales performance”. Read More... 2015 Top 5 Fairbanks Distributor in North America! Nicol Scales is proud to be recognized as a 2015 Top 5 Fairbanks Distributor in North America! Posted on April 1, 2016 Nicol Scales & Measurement is proud to be recognized as a 2015 Top 5 Fairbanks Distributor in North America, and as the #1 seller of Fairbanks indicators and “Omnicell” weighing assemblies in North America! Read More... North Texas Food Bank 19,975 Meals Provided in 2015 19,975 Meals Provided in 2015!! Posted on January 3, 2016 Nicol Scales and Measurement is proud to support the North Texas Food Bank. In 2015 alone, we paid for 19,975 meals for hungry North Texans. We are committed not only to matching this support in 2016, but also to dedicating a few days for our employees and their families to volunteer at the Food Bank. […] Read More... Floor Scale Overstock Sale Floor Scale Overstock Sale Posted on July 13, 2015 Floor Scale Overstock SALE!!!  For a limited time only we are offering our lowest price ever on 4’ X 4’, 5,000 X 1 lb capacity floor scale packages.  This package includes a basic digital indicator with 6 button keypad and RS-232 standard.  This is a legal for trade package and is meant for industrial use.  […] Read More... Now Hiring Scale Repair Now Hiring Scale Repair and Calibration Technicians Posted on July 13, 2015 Now Hiring Read More... Nicol Scales recognized by Ametek Posted on June 10, 2015 Ametek recently recognized Nicol Scales & Measurement as a Top 5 Distributor for the Chatillon force measurement and Lloyd Instruments materials testing product lines in 2014. Read More... Nicol Scales recognized by B-Tek Posted on June 10, 2015 B-Tek has recognized Nicol Scales & Measurement as a Top Distributor for 2014. Read More... Fairbanks recognizes Nicol Scales Posted on June 10, 2015 Fairbanks recently recognized Nicol Scales & Measurement as a Top 5 Distributor for 2014. In addition, Nicol Scales & Measurement sold the most indicators in USA for Fairbanks. Read More... Sartorius Intec Preferred Partner Sartorius Intec recognizes Nicol Scales as a “Preferred Partner” Posted on June 9, 2015 Nicol Scales & Measurement was recognized by Sartorius Intec as a “Preferred Partner” and named 1 of 2 authorized Warranty and Repair Centers in the USA in 2014. In addition, Nicol Scales was recognized as the partner with the largest Industrial Scale sales growth from 2013 to 2014. Read More... Nicol Scales Certification Secures State Record Nicol Scales Certification Secures State Record Posted on June 4, 2015 Weighed using a scale certified by Nicol Scales & Measurement, Dr. Kirk Brown’s 35.5 pound blue catfish now holds the Texas fly rod state record. Dr. Brown is waiting on confirmation from the IGFA regarding a possible world record. Read More... Rice Lake Weighing Systems recognizes Nicol Scales Posted on December 15, 2014 Rice Lake Weighing Systems recently recognized Nicol Scales & Measurement for “Exceptional Sales Performance” in 2013. Read More... Nicol Scales honored with the “Elite Dealer Award” Posted on December 8, 2014 B-TEK Scales recently presented Nicol Scales & Measurement with the “Elite Dealer Award” for outstanding performance in 2013. Read More... Sartorius Intec Preferred Partner Nicol Scales Honored by Sartorius-Intec Posted on December 1, 2014 Nicol Scales & Measurement was recently honored by Sartorius-Intec for being the #4 Domestic Partner for Sartorius Industrial high resolution scales, load cells and instrumentation in 2013. We are proud to be a “Preferred Sales Partner” and “Authorized Service Center” for Sartorius-Intec. Read More... Nicol Scales #3 Domestic Distributor of Fairbanks Scales Posted on November 24, 2014 Nicol Scales & Measurement is proud to announce that we were honored by Fairbanks Scales for being the #3 Domestic Distributor and a Member of the Type S Club for outstanding Truck and Rail Scale sales in 2013. Read More... Rice Lake awards Nicol Scales Posted on June 9, 2014 Rice Lake has awarded Nicol Scales & Measurement as a Top Distributor of 2014. Read More... LS630-WIM LS630 Approved for Law Enforcement in Texas Intercomp’s New LP630 and LS630 Approved for Law Enforcement in Texas Posted on June 5, 2014 Intercomp’s new LP630 and LS630 portable axle load scales with low-profile and lightweight ramps are now on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s list of scales approved for law enforcement use in Texas.  Click to learn more: LP630 and LS630 Read More... Nicol Scales & Measurement Sponsors Houston Area Softball Team Nicol Scales & Measurement Sponsors Houston Area Softball Team Posted on May 30, 2014 Thank You to Nicol Scales & Measurement for sponsoring our Smash 12U Softball team this year in the Houston area!  Chris Williamson (Houston Service Manager) is coaching the All Star Team in the State Tournament in July in Bryan, TX. Read More... 2014 Quality Expo Texas May 7 & 8 Posted on March 3, 2014 We will be at the Quality Expo Texas in Fort Worth May 7 & 8.  Come visit us at booth 828 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.  Visit for more information regarding the show. Read More... 2014 Offshore Technology Conference 2014 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston May 5-8 Posted on March 3, 2014 We will be at the OTC Show (Offshore Technology Conference) in Houston May 5-8.  Come visit us at booth 8854 in Reliant Arena.  Visit for more information regarding the show. Read More... Design and Manufacturing Texas Trade Show Design and Manufacturing Texas Trade Show – October 15-16, 2013 Posted on September 23, 2013 Click here to register online for FREE admission to the Expo Hall! Are you working on a project that involves weighing equipment, load cells, force measurement and/or requires calibration or service on this type of equipment?  If so, plan on visiting us at the Design and Manufacturing Texas Trade Show at the Reliant Center in […] Read More... Nicol Scales & Measurement named Key Supplier for HSI Sensing Nicol Scales & Measurement named Key Supplier for HSI Sensing Posted on August 27, 2013 Another satisfied customer!  Nicol Scales & Measurement was recently named a “key supplier” for HSI Sensing.  We were given a 100% rating for quality, delivery, and administrative requirements. Read More... New Chatillon CS225 See the NEW Chatillon CS225 Posted on April 15, 2013 Force Measurement just got a lot easier.  See the newest automated force tester from Chatillon, optimized for production, quality control and R&D testing.  The industrial, IP65 rated touch-screen controller makes testing and data acquisition simple, with no software required.  See a video of the New Chatillon CS225 in action HERE. Read More... Nicol Scales & Measurement Sponsors Little League Team Nicol Scales & Measurement Sponsors Little League Team Posted on April 10, 2013 Thank You to Nicol Scales & Measurement for sponsoring our Little League team again this year in the Houston area! James Green is the Manager of the NW45 Little League – Spring 2013  – 50/70- Athletics Team. We are local to Spring, and welcome anyone to come & cheer on our 12 & 13 year […] Read More... Offshore Technology Conference May 6-9, 2013 Posted on February 13, 2013 We will be at the OTC Show (Offshore Technology Conference) in Houston May 6-9.  Come visit us at booth 9358 in Reliant Arena.  Visit for more information regarding the show. Read More... Nicol Scales & Measurement Supports the Local Community Nicol Scales & Measurement Supports the Local Community Posted on January 16, 2013 Each year we look for ways to give back and 2012 was no different – For the third year, Nicol Scales & Measurement helped fund Christmas gifts for the children that attend the Notre Dame School of Dallas. “Notre Dame School serves mentally handicapped students ages 6 through 21. All classes have a teacher and […] Read More... astm New Class 1 High Precision Calibration Weights New Class 1 High Precision Calibration Weights Posted on October 9, 2012 Nicol Scales & Measurement is your high precision industrial and laboratory calibration solution.  Our Dallas and Houston branches have recently added 125 kgs of Class 1 calibration weights plus Class 1 weight kits from 100g to 5kgs and 10mg to 200g to our high precision calibration standards.  This enables us to calibrate the highest precision […] Read More... Factory Training at Sartorius – Complete! Posted on July 12, 2012 Nicol Scales & Measurement recently attended a factory training at Sartorius to become a Certified Service Partner for Sartorius’ full line of in-motion and high speed checkweighers.  We are one of a few very select Service Centers in the United States that can repair and calibrate the Sartorius Checkweigher product line.  Factory training is required because […] Read More... Nicol Scales & Measurement sponsors Little League Team Nicol Scales & Measurement sponsors Little League Team Posted on April 30, 2012 There is a Little League team in Spring, TX with Nicol Scales & Measurement on their jerseys!  James Green (from our Houston location) is the manager of the team.  The league they play for is the North West 45 Little League and they are the 11 to 12 year old Cubs in the Majors Division. […] Read More... Updated Name and Logo Posted on November 4, 2011 You may have noticed that our company name and logo have changed. Nicol Scales is proud to now be Nicol Scales & Measurement. Just as our new logo updates and improves our old logo, our product, service and calibration capabilities to serve our customers better have improved as well. Nicol Scales & Measurement is still an […] Read More... TradeRoute Agriculture Legal for Trade Posted on November 3, 2011 Texas Dept. of Agriculture has changed the requirements for weighing and measuring device owners. See our Texas Legal for Trade Scale Services page to learn more.  Or Contact Us for help with Legal for Trade scales and weighing devices. Read More... New Nicol Scales Website! Posted on November 2, 2011 Our website has a whole new look! While the appearance has changed, our approach to providing excellent customer service and to giving “Solutions To Measure By” has not. Please let us know what you think! Read More... Exposed Exposed: What the Other Guys Don’t Want You to Know Posted on June 8, 2011 Secrets of web-only scale and measurement companies EXPOSED Myth: Web-Only scale companies say “Over 99% of Items IN STOCK” Truth: Think about this statement. With all of the items on the website, is there really a warehouse large enough to house all of those products, and could they afford to carry that much inventory on […] Read More...