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Iowa Weights and Measures lab moves to Iowa Falls

IOWA FALLS (KWWL) - The Iowa Weights and Measures Metrology Laboratory will be moving to Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, opening December 1.

The State of Iowa Metrology Lab certifies that weights and liquid measures used to calibrate commercial scales and measuring devices are accurate. The types of devices certified using these weights and measures include grocery scales, gas pump meters, truck scales, and grain moisture meters.

Thanks to the collaboration, service companies will not have to drive out of state to calibrate their weights.

"With the budget challenges facing the Department this is a positive collaboration that will ensure this important service is still available to Iowans and allow Ellsworth Community College to offer a new course area," said Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. "This will make sure companies are still able to be certified in Iowa."

In addition, the new lab will offer Ellsworth students a unique opportunity. Ellsworth will be one of very few colleges in the country to offer students the opportunity to study metrology for future career opportunities in business and government.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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