About Measurement Specialists

Measurement Specialists Inc., dba National Scale Technology, began as a load cell distributor and repair facility. Now with four decades of building and operating weighing instruments, developing force measurement patents, and leading industrial equipment sales across the Southeast – MSNST is both a top-tier engineering firm, and the load cell source for the USA.

The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) was developed by the United States Department of Commerce, with the Office of Management & Budget and the Census Bureau, to categorize all economic activity into twenty sectors for the purpose of data collection and international standardization. Formerly, The U.S. Department of Labor, through the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), utilized the similar Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system for statistical analysis and financial management. Referencing both sets of established codes, below is rubric contextualizing what you can pay Measurment Specialists to do for you. 

  • 332313: Plate Work Manufacturing

    • "This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing fabricated metal plate work by cutting, punching, bending, shaping, and welding purchased metal plate."

    • MSNST provides plate work manufacturing by cutting, shaping, and welding purchased metal plates as components in fabricating force measurement products. MSNST acquires raw steels and alloy metals for use in customized load cell weighing assemblies.

  • 332710: Machine Shops

    • "This industry comprises establishments known as machine shops primarily engaged in machining metal and plastic parts and parts of other composite materials on a job or order basis. Generally machine shop jobs are low volume using machine tools, such as lathes (including computer numerically controlled); automatic screw machines; and machines for boring, grinding, milling, and additive manufacturing."

    • MSNST provides machine shop services by machining metals utilized in force measurement device fabrication. MSNST houses multiple machine tools for boring, lathe, milling, as well as both additive and subtractive manufacturing processes. 

  • 332721: Precision Turned Product Manufacturing

    • "This U.S. industry comprises establishments known as precision turned manufacturers primarily engaged in machining precision products of all materials on a job or order basis. Generally precision turned product jobs are large volume using machines, such as automatic screw machines, rotary transfer machines, computer numerically controlled (CNC) lathes, or turning centers."

    • MSNST provides precision-turned product manufacturing by machining precision products for force measurement applications. Staff at MSNST utilize CNC lathes and mills, in addition to other large-volume machinery, to manufacture both standard and custom weighing devices.

  • 332811: Metal Heat Treating

    • "This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in heat treating, such as annealing, tempering, and brazing, and cryogenically treating metals and metal products for the trade."

    • MSNST provides metal heat-treating services by annealing, tempering, and brazing materials comprising  force-measurement equipment, such as load cell elements. MSNST staff utilize high-temperature ovens to condition steels and alloy metals for up to 500º Fahrenheit , or 287º Celsius.

  • 334513: Instruments and Related Products Manufacturing for Measuring, Displaying, and Controlling Industrial Process Variables

    • "This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing instruments and related devices for measuring, displaying, indicating, recording, transmitting, and controlling industrial process variables. These instruments measure, display, or control (monitor, analyze, and so forth) industrial process variables, such as temperature, humidity, pressure, vacuum, combustion, flow, level, viscosity, density, acidity, concentration, and rotation."

    • MSNST provides instruments and related products manufacturing for measuring, displaying, and controlling industrial process variables services by developing load cells for measuring mechanical force. The applications of MSNST’s weighing technologies typically include monitoring factors such as pressure, level, density, and rotation, among others.

  • 334515: Instrument Manufacturing for Measuring and Testing Electricity and Electrical Signals

    • "This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing instruments for measuring and testing the characteristics of electricity and electrical signals. Examples of products made by these establishments are circuit and continuity testers, voltmeters, ohm meters, wattmeters, multimeters, and semiconductor test equipment."

    • MSNST provides instrument manufacturing for measuring and testing electricity and electrical signals by constructing strain gauge transducers which convert mechanical input into electrical output. Strain gauges are utilized to measure electronic resistance within the body of a load cell or weighing module assembly.

  • 423830: Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaler

    • "This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the merchant wholesale distribution of specialized machinery, equipment, and related parts generally used in manufacturing, oil well, and warehousing activities."

    • MSNST provides industrial machinery and equipment wholesale services by producing and distributing large quantities of force-measurement devices such as load cells and weighing module assemblies, utilized in manufacturing, energy production, and storage operations.

  • 541330: Engineering Services

    • "This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in applying physical laws and principles of engineering in the design, development, and utilization of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes, and systems. The assignments undertaken by these establishments may involve any of the following activities: provision of advice, preparation of feasibility studies, preparation of preliminary and final plans and designs, provision of technical services during the construction or installation phase, inspection and evaluation of engineering projects, and related services."

    • MSNST provides engineering services by designing force measurement instruments in addition to developing industrial weighing processes. Staff at MSNST provide application-specific advice in the utilization of weighing machinery, prepare both preliminary and final plans for force-measurement systems, and contribue technical support through the lifespan of every load cell from installation to decommision.

  • 541340: Drafting Services

    • "This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in drawing detailed layouts, plans, and illustrations of buildings, structures, systems, or components from engineering and architectural specifications."

    • MSNST provides drafting services by producing 3D-CAD technical drawings and models of force measurement devices and industrial weighing assemblies. Staff at MSNST utilize SolidWorks software to draw both two-dimensional illustrations and three-dimensional models for manufactured components.

  • 541380: Testing Laboratories & Services

    • "This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in performing physical, chemical, and other analytical testing services, such as acoustics or vibration testing, assaying, biological testing (except medical and veterinary), calibration testing, electrical and electronic testing, geotechnical testing, mechanical testing, nondestructive testing, or thermal testing. The testing may occur in a laboratory or on-site."

    • MSNST provides testing laboratories and services by conducting electronic, physical, and thermal assessments on force-measuring equipment, including sub-components and accessories. MSNST houses an on-site press-lab in which staff administer calibration assessments on load cells, in addition to a repairs laboratory that carries out mechanical and electrical analysis on load cells, industrial instrumentation, and relevant strain-gauge technologies.

  • 541420: Industrial Design Services

    • "This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in creating and developing designs and specifications that optimize the use, value, and appearance of products. These services can include the determination of the materials, construction, mechanisms, shape, color, and surface finishes of the product, taking into consideration human characteristics and needs, safety, market appeal, and efficiency in production, distribution, use, and maintenance. Establishments providing automobile or furniture industrial design services or industrial design consulting services are included in this industry."

    • MSNST provides industrial design services by developing standard product lines for force measurement companies as well as engineering weighing systems for individual applications. Staff at MSNST consult with customers to manufacture custom load cells that are recognizable to different end-users, safe for hazardous workplaces, and integrate into industrial production processes.

  • 811210: Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair & Maintanence

    • "This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in repairing and maintaining one or more of the following: (1) consumer electronic equipment; (2) computers; (3) office machines; (4) communication equipment; and (5) other electronic and precision equipment and instruments, without retailing these products as new. Establishments in this industry repair items, such as microscopes, radar and sonar equipment, televisions, stereos, video recorders, computers, fax machines, photocopying machines, two-way radios, cellular telephones, and other communications equipment, scientific instruments, and medical equipment."

    • MSNST provides electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance services by assessing and mending precision force-measurement instruments such as load cells, as well as telecommunications equipment utilized in industrial weighing systems.


  • Major Group 35: Manufacturing Industrial Machinery & Computer Equipment
    • 3545 – Cutting Tools, Machine Tool Accessories, & Machinists’ Precision Measuring Devices

    • 3596 – Scales and Balances, Except Laboratory

  • Major Group 38: Manufacturing, Measuring, Analayzing, & Controlling Instruments
    • 3823 – Industrial Instruments for Measurrement, Display, & Control of Process Variables; And Related Products

    • 3825 – Instruments for Measuring and Testing of Electricity & Electrical Signals

    • 3829 – Measuring and Controlling Devices, Not Elsewhere Classified

  • Major Group 50: Wholesale Trade – Durable Goods
    • 5084 – Industrial Machinery & Equipment

  • Major Group 76: Miscellaneous Repair Services
    • 7699 – Repair Shops and Related Services, Not Elsewhere Classified

  • Major Group 87: Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, & Related Services
    • 8711 – Engineering Services

    • 8734 – Testing Laboratories

Our Team

Senior Applications Engineer

Larry Eagan

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About Measurement Specialists

Senior Applications Engineer

Larry Eagan

Resident Steel Mill Specialist, Mr. Lawrence Eagan has been with National Scale Technology for over 20 years. Thanks to an education in mechanical engineering – if you need weighing expertise, technical assistance, or customer support, he's your man. Extension 105.

larry.eagan@msnst.com (256) 922-9990

Sales & Service Specialist

Lauriellen Stephens

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About Measurement Specialists

Sales & Service Specialist

Lauriellen Stephens

Directing sales, Mrs. Lauriellen Stephens manages Measurement Specialists' key customers across the nation in ensuring smooth product integration and expedient delivery, as well as personally overseeing high-priority orders. 

lauriellen.stephens@msnst.com (256) 922-9990