Topcon opens new training center

By |  December 20, 2021
The new John D. Dice Training Center is located at the Topcon global headquarters in Livermore, California. Photo: Topcon

The new John D. Dice Training Center is located at the Topcon global headquarters in Livermore, California. Photo: Topcon

Topcon Positioning Group opened the new John D. Dice Training Center at its global headquarters in Livermore, California.

The newly constructed facility is seated on nearly 6 acres, marking the latest addition to a growing network of Topcon training centers around the world.

John Dice, director of professional services, has been with Topcon since 1984. According to Topcon, Dice has been instrumental in the development and continued success of the company’s distributor and customer training programs.

“Working with the Topcon team and designing the new training center has been one of the great highlights of my career,” Dice says.

The opening of the new facility marks the first time in Topcon’s history that a building was named for an employee.

“John has been with the company since the earliest days, and this training center is a perfect expression of John’s passion for teaching,” says Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems. “This new facility is the direct result of decades of John’s curriculum development – carefully designed to meet the training needs of today, and the continually growing and evolving positioning technology industry of tomorrow.”

Additional expansion and development

Topcon also purchased a building spanning nearly 31,000 sq. ft. that it had previously leased. In addition, the company purchased 60 acres that were earmarked for the development of a new testing site for the company’s construction, geospatial and agricultural products and solutions.

Topcon Positioning Group’s global headquarters now comprises more than 15 acres in Livermore, bringing the total of land owned in the Tri-Valley area to nearly 80 acres.

“The continued expansion of our Livermore headquarters is in direct response to a global increase in digitalization and technology adoption throughout the construction and agricultural industries,” O’Connor says. “This investment not only demonstrates our commitment to supporting the ever-growing demand for technology in the geospatial, construction and agricultural industries, it also shows our dedication to our local economy in a time when so many companies are choosing to leave the state of California.”


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