Posted: Oct 1, 2012 6:55 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
A $200,000 dollar scale will help the Port of Montana stay within the states weights and measures requirements.
The Port has been operating outside Butte for the last 26 years.
One of the two scales at the site had broken down after 26 years of use.
The Port of Montana and Butte-Silver Bow Tax Increment Financing Industrial District funded a new scale.
Today cement was poured to make a new scale that will measure the weight of semi-trucks carrying everything from steel to sand.
The Port of Montana General Manager Kathy Fasso says,"We were getting a little nervous. You have to balance with the weights and measures of the state of Montana. It always gets a little precarious as they get older and more dated. Now we're able to have a scale that we can be confident in."
The scale can be used in 30 days.