Perfect Measuring Tape: Trusted By The US Army
PMT is proud to announce that we are an official supplier to the US Army. In October of 2019, the Army, as part of an extensive US government contract bidding process, selected our 100ft surveyor’s tapes to be used by troops across the globe as part of the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), which helps soldiers maintain combat-ready fitness levels. The test is designed to improve soldiers’ general fitness, reduce preventable injuries, decrease attrition, and boost mental stamina. Starting in 2020, every Active Duty Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard member will take two ACFT tests per year to ensure our soldiers and service members remain ready for combat.
What Kind Of Tape Does The Army Use?
To conduct the ACFT, each participating base or service location is given a kit composed of fitness equipment and our 100ft PMT3 surveyor’s tape measure. The tape is used to mark out one of the six courses used in the ACFT evaluation events. PMT has manufactured precision measurement tools since 1912, and we’re honored that our commitment to quality and accuracy will now serve the men and women of the US Armed Forces.
Why The Perfect Measuring Tape Company?
Our surveyor tapes are built as tough as our soldiers. The tape itself is comprised of vinyl with embedded fiberglass yarns to increase durability and preserve accuracy. The case is composed of a water- and UV-resistant polycarbonate-ABS blend for added strength and shock-absorption. A simple, yet strong reel retracts the tape with no tangles and houses it inside a neatly winding open reel system easily capable of shedding dirt, debris, and moisture. Our surveyor tape also features a looped endpiece that is weighty enough on its own to be laid down, or it can be attached to a nail or stake, making it easy to measure courses and performance. The locking mechanism keeps the tape tight and organized when not in use.
Best of all, these tapes are made in the USA and assembled in Toledo, Ohio. We believe keeping manufacturing in the USA improves the quality of our products. As a recipient of the President’s “E” Award for our commitment to bolstering America’s global competitiveness, we’ve demonstrated our dedication to strengthen our nation through domestic manufacturing. Now, we’re thrilled to make an even greater impact by providing tools to keep our soldiers fit, safe, and ready to serve.
We’re proud to support our troops and help ensure our soldiers are ready for anything. We look forward to continuing to manufacture precise , high-quality, and affordable tape measures for the Army, hopefully well into our next hundred years.