March 1-7 2011: Weights and Measures Week

Date:  March 01, 2011  -  March 07, 2011
Time: All Day Event
WHEREAS, Michigan was one of eight states that originally partnered together in 1905 to help establish nationwide uniform weights and measures requirements, promoting a competitive and fair marketplace; and,

WHEREAS, the Michigan Department of Agriculture's Weights and Measures program works to meet the public need of standard weights and measures in the state of Michigan and strengthens Michigan's diverse economy. This year's theme is "Weights and Measures: Educating Today for Tomorrow;" and,

WHEREAS, the employees of the Weights and Measures program are responsible for verifying that all weighing and measuring devices used in manufacturing and commerce are accurate in both design and operation; and,

WHEREAS, it is vital to protect Michigan businesses from unfair trade practices and to ensure standards used remain accurate and in accordance with national and international standards; and,

WHEREAS, each year during the first week of March, we commemorate the enactment of our nation's first weights and measures law, which was created in 1799; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 1-7, 2011 as Weights and Measures Week in Michigan.