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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... 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 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... 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... 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 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... 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 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... 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 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... 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... 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... Profiles of Success – Doris Langston Posted on October 18, 2017 Doris Langston’s title AP Clerk does not even begin to cover her job responsibilities. On staff at the Dallas office since early 2013, Doris 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 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... In House Service Technician Posted on September 26, 2017 In-House Depot Scale Repair Coordinator 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 […] Read More... 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... 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... 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 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... 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 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... Researching Solutions for Real World Problems in Austin Posted on August 16, 2017 Innovative, determined and committed, the three words chosen by Daniel Speegle – NSM’s Austin field manager – 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 […] Read More... 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... 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 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... 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... 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 Posted on June 13, 2017 NSM is proud to introduce “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 […] Read More... 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... 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... 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... 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... The new SOLAS regulations took effect July 1; are you in compliance? Posted on July 5, 2016 See full SOLAS Regulations here. Read More... 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... 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 (Chatillon and Lloyd Instruments) 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 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... 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... 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 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 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 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 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... 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... 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 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 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 – 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 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... 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 CS225 in action HERE. Read More... 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 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... 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 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... 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... 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...