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In May 2006, Scott Stokes founded Southeastern Site Development Inc. (SESD), a heavy civil/infrastructure general contracting firm in Newnan, Ga. Today, his firm is recognized as one of the city of Atlanta's premier road building, site development, excavation, utilities, structures, concrete flatwork and construction contractors working throughout Georgia.

The Brandt Group of Companies has successfully acquired the assets of GeoShack Canada Company and the Canadian assets of INTEQ Distributors, effective July 10. This acquisition, which directly affects the Ontario and Quebec markets, makes Brandt the exclusive dealer of Topcon Positioning Systems and other complementary tools and technology for the entire Canadian market.

Topcon Positioning Systems announced its longtime distribution partner, The Brandt Group of Companies, has reached an agreement with U.S.-based Ultara Holdings Inc. to acquire the Canadian assets of GeoShack Inc. and Inteq Distributors, subject to due diligence, effective June 1.

Visitors to ConExpo-Con/AGG got a preview of Hitachi Solution Linkage Integrated Grade Control with Topcon – a new excavator technology developed in cooperation with Topcon that allows an operator to set a grade and hold it. The new integrated technology increases efficiency while also lowering daily operating costs.

Visitors to ConExpo-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas received a preview of Hitachi Solution Linkage Integrated Grade Control with Topcon — a new excavator technology developed in cooperation with Topcon that allows an operator to set a grade and hold it.

Topcon Positioning Group announces advances to its portfolio of machine control solutions that are designed to provide contractors with better performance and profitability in earthmoving applications. The new solutions include tilt rotator functionality for the automatic excavator system, mobile and bring your own device (BYOD) display options, among other additions.

RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC) and Pavement Recycling Systems (PRS) are teaming up to bring Topcon's Intelligent Paving suite of products to customers in eight states across the companies' footprints. Effective immediately, RDO Equipment Co. stores will sell Topcon's Intelligent Paving products across Arizona, California, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

The powerful John Deere four-wheel-drive L-Series wheel loaders can now be equipped with a factory-installed John Deere Payload Weighing System integrated with Topcon. The payload weighing system, which is designed to increase productivity by maximizing the operator workflow, is available on the 744L, 824L and 844L models.

Sitting in the seat and having the opportunity to experience the ease of use and power that is the new Topcon X-53x auto excavator often ends with a huge smile and the uttering of "Wow, that is incredible!" That, and the chance for companies to share best practices and network with each other, is why Benchmark Tool & Supply is always excited to host product demonstrations like the two held on Nov.

Power and precision converge with the new grade guidance technology-equipped John Deere 470G LC excavators. First introduced for the 210G LCand 350G LC excavators, John Deere developed this solution in cooperation with Topcon Positioning Group. The integrated grade guidance system provides the operator with the bucket's location in relation to a 2D reference or 3D design surface.

Topcon Positioning Group has announced a new edition of its real-time 3D job site monitoring and management system — Sitelink 2.0. The update includes a new pay-as-you-go, point-based service model, new features to Sitelink Support Desk, as well as a new Haul Truck application.