LIVERMORE, Calif. – November 28, 2022 – Topcon Positioning Group has announced a partnership with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). The agreement will provide the IUOE International Training & Education Center (ITEC) with a variety of Topcon equipment, training and other services, in order to provide IUOE trainees with some of the most advanced geo-positioning and machine control experience in the industry.
As part of the agreement, Topcon will provide, install and support dozer, grader and excavator machine control solutions, GNSS base and rover kits, lasers and receivers, as well as regular field service, training and consulting, repairs, extended warranties, access to Topcon eLearning resources through myTopcon, the myTopcon NOW! app and more.
Topcon will also offer substantial standardized discounts on construction positioning products for all local IUOE unions, including machine control solutions, lasers, GNSS receivers and optical equipment.
“As part of this new managed services program, Topcon will offer educational opportunities to ensure that all IUOE members and ITEC trainees are comfortable and experienced when using our precision positioning solutions out on today’s connected job site,” said Brian Juroff, senior vice president, Topcon Positioning Systems. “We’re proud to support the IUOE with a full range of tools and services to assist operating engineers in training.”
“We have always valued our industry partnership with Topcon, so the IUOE is excited about this new opportunity — we feel that this is just the next logical step to continue our partnership,” said Chris Treml, executive director, IUOE National Training Fund. “This program is not only important to the IUOE trainees at the International Training & Education Center in Crosby, Texas, but it also brings a huge bonus to our local unions around North America when purchasing GPS equipment for their training needs.”
The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a progressive, diversified trade union that primarily represents operating engineers, who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and surveyors in the construction industry, and stationary engineers, who work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes, and in the service industries. IUOE also represents nurses and other health industry workers, a significant number of public employees engaged in a wide variety of occupations, as well as a number of job classifications in the petrochemical industry. This representation is the core of IUOE’s mission. From ensuring protections of prevailing wages on public projects, to alleviating healthcare costs through coalition building, to improving our contractors’ competitiveness, IUOE has and will continue to be tirelessly dedicated to the common interests of its members. Founded in 1896, IUOE today has over 400,000 members in 123 local unions throughout the United States and Canada. IUOE is the 10th largest union in the AFL-CIO. The IUOE International Training & Education Center, along with over 100 local training and apprenticeship programs, ensure that IUOE members are the safest, most productive, and highly skilled craft workers in North America.