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Comment: Re:The construction industry. (Score 0) 2288

by entertainment (#35893808) Attached to: Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?
.9375 was one of my favorites! Left American manufacturing for the entertainment business about 15 years ago. We built off road racing trucks on the US standard even though GM switched to metric in the 80s. Moved on to bottling systems, metric bottles in 16 oz (US) and liter (metric) capacities on US dimensioned hardware. Today I am in Hollywood measuring scenes in US units to send to India converted to metric. Both the engineering and visual effects business have been sent overseas. When there are no more engineering type jobs here, which may be soon, we will convert to the Metric System. At that point the populus will become too dull to want to measure anything!

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