Trimble announced that SITECH Technology Dealers have been established to serve civil construction contractors. In southern Illinois, southern Missouri and portions of Kansas and Oklahoma, SITECH Mid-America joins the network of SITECH dealerships — a fully-dedicated global distribution network offering a comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems available to the civil contractor.

LBX and Trimble announced Link-Belt Precision Grade — powered by Trimble Earthworks — upgrade kits for Link-Belt 160 X4, 245 X4 Spin Ace and 350 X4 hydraulic excavators. These kits provide all necessary components, hardware and software required to upgrade a standard machine to 2D/MG (machine guidance) or 2D/MC (machine control), or upgrade a machine with 2D/MG already installed to a 2D/MC capable machine.

When California native Ryan Goodfellow moved to Utah in 1994, he gained experience working for an excavation company, but three short years later, he founded his own: Rock Structures Utility & Excavating. "At the other company, I had to sell the job, schedule the job, do the job, build the job and collect payment," Goodfellow recalled.

Caterpillar Inc. and Trimble Inc. announced the release of eRoutes 3.0, a subscription-based plug-and-play digital telemetry solution designed specifically to serve the asphalt paving industry. The addition of eRoutes technology gives customers a proven, scalable process control solution that helps coordinate and synchronize the timely delivery of asphalt to the job site, a key to paving efficiency and quality, according to the manufacturer.

Empire Crane Company has been named an authorized dealer of Trimble Lifting Solutions. Trimble Lifting Solutions produces a number of load cells, load pins, tensiometers, line riders, angle sensors, wind speed sensors, A2B sensors, cable reels and displays for all cranes and lifting applications.

Trimble announced that it has awarded a significant in-kind gift to the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University (CSU) that will expand the University's leadership in training and research for 3D building design, construction management, digital fabrication, civil infrastructure, geomatics and the sustainable built environment.

Officially opened in March 2019, this new facility allows SITECH Chesapeake to better serve its customers from a central location, while also providing the company access to dedicated warehouse space, a modern workshop and plenty of space for educational seminars.

Trimble and Doosan Infracore North America LLC announced the availability of Trimble LOADRITE L3180 SmartScale as an option on Doosan wheel loaders. The LOADRITE L3180 SmartScale uses weighing intelligence and solid state sensors for more accurate, precise and faster loading.

Technology is certainly a buzzword in the construction industry these days. Just about every executive likes to tout how their company is investing in the latest in drone, GPS and software technology. Buying technology is one thing, but implementing and creating a culture surrounding technology is a whole different story.

Engcon now offers a feature that automatically keeps an excavator bucket at the correct angle. Developed with Trimble, the digger system manufacturer, Engcon's new offering means the excavator operator need focus only on maintaining the bucket at the correct height and rotation.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has announced it will showcase a Trimble Ready Hyundai HX220L hydraulic excavator running the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform during the 2018 Trimble Dimensions User Conference, Nov. 5–7 in Las Vegas.