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4 Feet 8.5 inches

4 Feet 8.5 inches

Is this the worlds longest running standard?  The US standard railroad gauge (width between two rails) is 4 feet 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England and the US railroads were built by...

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Why Every Industry Needs Standards

Why Every Industry Needs Standards

Efforts to establish consensus on standards and conformity have been helping to streamline markets and save money for organizations for decades. One example is the mortgage field servicing industry, which introduced a standard background check in 2013 to ensure that...

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