Metric Day- Celebrating Since 1866

July 28, 2015

On this day in 1866, an act of Congress, signed into law by President Andrew Johnson, made it “lawful throughout the United States of America to employ the weights and measures of the metric system in all contracts, dealings or court proceedings.”

Andrew Johnson was President when this was passed.

Andrew Johnson was President when this was passed.

Our best shops are operating in metric and measure in Microns- millionths of a meter.

How large is a micron?

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Happy Metric Day. And a hat tip to David Parker of Metric Machining and Mike Preston of Micron Manufacturing.

And to all of the engineers, machinists and technicians who call the metric system “theirs.”

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METRIC DAY- A Personal Story

February 12, 2014

You may not know it but on this day in 1973 Ohio became the first state in the U.S. to post metric distance signs along I-71.

Back in the day...

Back in the day…

These new signs showed the distance in both miles and kilometers. The metric system, though standard in many nations around the world, never quite caught on in the United States, except on major-league baseball stadium fences — and on that highway in Ohio.

And that is why Richard and Joan Parker in the Summer of 1973 decided to call our company Metric Machining when the company began on September 1, 1973.

Small business Job creators Richard and Joan Parker, Metric Machining.

Small business job creators Richard and Joan Parker, Metric Machining.

They wanted their company to  be on the cutting edge………… and they’re still waiting for the rest of the country  to catch up!

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