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  • Updated Customer Portal for Better Tracking and Management of Equipment

    July 18, 2019

    CertLink is our customer portal system used to obtain calibration certificates, view service history, and calibration schedules. We heard your concerns about CertLink being outdated and made the appropriate adjustments. Continue reading for more information on the updates!   CERTLINK: 2.0 – Available July 22 Wyoming, Michigan – 07/18/19 – Grand Rapids Metrology FOR IMMEDIATE […]

  • Changed FM Approval for Fairbanks 2800 Instruments

    February 28, 2019

    As a premier distributor of Fairbanks equipment, it is Grand Rapids Metrology’s obligation to keep you up to date on the latest news. Starting March 1st, 2019, this Friday, the 2800 instruments with Intalogix Technology will no longer be FM approved for Division 1 applications. FM approval, from Factory Mutual Global, indicates what hazardous areas […]

  • Redefining the Fundamental Unit of Mass

    December 3, 2018

      The kilogram was established in 1879 based on a cylinder of platinum and iridium. It is the fundamental unit of mass and has since determined the accuracy of every measurement of mass or weight worldwide. The problem is that this cylinder changes its mass over time. And since this is the standard, its measurement […]

  • Section 179 Tax Deductibility

    July 31, 2018

    The current tax law offers significant benefits when you purchase most forms of capital equipment for your business. Section 179 of the IRS Code allows businesses to take a depreciation deduction for certain assets in one year, rather than over a long period of time. The deduction applies to assets under two conditions: Assets must be tangible, depreciable, and […]

  • [New Service] Measurement Inventory Management

    [New Service] Measurement Inventory Management

    May 15, 2018

    It’s Grand Rapids Metrology’s goal to make metrology easy! One way we accomplish this goal is by taking the uncertainty and frustration of weighing and metrology inventory and data keeping out of your hands with our new Measurement Inventory Management service. This value-added service is simple, yet immensely useful. Our team of industry-experts will visit […]

  • Exciting Things Around the Corner

    Exciting Things Around the Corner

    March 28, 2018

    Exciting changes are just around the corner for GRM and our customers. Although we can’t spill all the details right now, we can give your an overview of what to expect from us in the upcoming weeks and months.   eCOMMERCE LAUNCH Beginning this April, visitors of our website will be able to browse and […]

  • Buying Equipment In 2018: Tax Advantages & Bonus Depreciation

    Buying Equipment In 2018: Tax Advantages & Bonus Depreciation

    March 14, 2018

    The Business Journals claims 2018 is the year for U.S. manufacturers to invest in their futures. Why? Well the recent change to the tax system, which our CEO, Richard Spruit, discussed in a previous blog, has something to do with it. Beginning this year, deduction limits changed for all qualifying equipment purchases. According to IRS Section […]

  • Frost Laws – What You Need to Know

    Frost Laws – What You Need to Know

    February 19, 2018

    Seasonal weight restrictions, also known as “Frost Laws,” are about to impact numerous counties throughout the state – particularly in west and central Michigan. These restrictions effect many industries and business – including Grand Rapids Metrology. Our 60,000+ lbs. test trucks are subject to these laws which can occasionally alter the routes we take to […]

  • Rental Truck Scale | When Buying Isn’t Right, Rent!

    Rental Truck Scale | When Buying Isn’t Right, Rent!

    January 31, 2018

    Grand Rapids Metrology is proud to offer you more flexibility and customization when it comes to your measurement needs. We recognize that buying expensive equipment isn’t always the best option for your company. Sometimes using weighing equipment for a couple of months or short-term projects here and there doesn’t justify the investment of a purchase. […]

  • CEO Speaks on New Tax Law & Investing in Business

    CEO Speaks on New Tax Law & Investing in Business

    January 17, 2018

    In December of 2017, Congress passed and the President signed a major revision to the US tax system. For those of us who own and manage businesses, it is important to understand how the new law may impact our businesses. First, let me be clear – I am not an accountant and I have no […]