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.
Originally named Southern Indiana Scale Company, Premier Scales & Systems started in the Evansville garage of Wayne S. Hargett, Sr.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since forging our partnership in 1972, Mettler Toledo has been Premier Scales & Systems’ flagship brand. In 2020, we are excited to announce the next step in our partnership with Mettler Toledo as A Mettler Toledo Premier Distributor.