Our History


This year marks our 50th-year of industry-leading service, sales, and repair. Since our humble beginnings in 1969, our team has grown from one man in his garage to over forty dedicated employees, we have taken on new territories, expanded our calibration lab, and even changed our name. We are truly thankful for every customer, employee, and partner who have made this milestone possible. Here are a few highlights from our 50-year journey.

  • 1969

    SISCO is Founded

    Originally named Southern Indiana Scale Company, Premier Scales & Systems started in the Evansville garage of Wayne S. Hargett, Sr.

  • 1972

    Mettler Toledo

    By 1972 Southern Indiana Scale Company, SISCO, expanded into a small office in Evansville’s Southside. 1972 also marks the addition of Mettler Toledo Scales to SISCO’s product line.

  • 1984

    Expansion into Louisville

    SISCO made its next major expansion by adding Louisville Scale Company in 1984. The Louisville location more than doubled the company’s sales and service area further strengthening the company’s quickly growing market share.

  • 1992

    A New Name

    After further expansion into Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana, a new name was needed to represent the company’s scope. Thus in 1992, all locations began doing business as Premier Scales & Systems.

  • 1996

    ISO Registered


    In 1996 Premier established ISO registration which paved the way for Guide 25 (Predecessor to 17025) accreditation two years later. This accreditation made Premier Scales & Systems one of the first ISO accredited labs in the area.

  • 2006

    Metrology Lab

    In 2006 Premier relocated to its current headquarters on the North West side of Evansville fully equipped with a state-of-the-art Metrology Lab. By the next year, Premier was fully accredited to perform mass calibrations.

  • 2018

    Scope Expansion


    In 2018, Premier more than doubled its ANAB accredited scope. This addition was the largest expansion since Premier’s 1984 purchase of the Louisville office.

  • 2019

    Celebration 50 Years


    This year, we celebrate 50 years of industry-leading service, sales, and repair. We are truly thankful for every customer, employee, and partner who have made this journey possible.

  • 1969

    SISCO is Founded

    Originally named Southern Indiana Scale Company, Premier Scales & Systems started in the Evansville garage of Wayne S. Hargett, Sr.

  • 1972

    Mettler Toledo

    By 1972 Southern Indiana Scale Company, SISCO, expanded into a small office in Evansville’s Southside. 1972 also marks the addition of Mettler Toledo Scales to SISCO’s product line.

  • 1984

    Expansion into Louisville

    SISCO made its next major expansion by adding Louisville Scale Company in 1984. The Louisville location more than doubled the company’s sales and service area further strengthening the company’s quickly growing market share.

  • 1992

    A New Name

    After further expansion into Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana, a new name was needed to represent the company’s scope. Thus in 1992, all locations began doing business as Premier Scales & Systems.

  • 1996

    ISO Registered


    In 1996 Premier established ISO registration which paved the way for Guide 25 (Predecessor to 17025) accreditation two years later. This accreditation made Premier Scales & Systems one of the first ISO accredited labs in the area.

  • 2006

    Metrology Lab

    In 2006 Premier relocated to its current headquarters on the North West side of Evansville fully equipped with a state-of-the-art Metrology Lab. By the next year, Premier was fully accredited to perform mass calibrations.

  • 2018

    Scope Expansion


    In 2018, Premier more than doubled its ANAB accredited scope. This addition was the largest expansion since Premier’s 1984 purchase of the Louisville office.

  • 2019

    Celebration 50 Years


    This year, we celebrate 50 years of industry-leading service, sales, and repair. We are truly thankful for every customer, employee, and partner who have made this journey possible.