Topcon opens new training centre as expansion of its global headquarters
New facility named after instrumental 37-year employee
Topcon Positioning Group has expanded its global headquarters in Livermore, California with the opening of the new John D. Dice Training Centre. The six-acre site is the latest in a network of Topcon training centres around the world.
This is the first building Topcon has named after an employee. Dice is the director of Professional Services, and has been part of Topcon since 1984, with roles that have been key to developing the company's successful distributor and customer training programs. He has traveled the world providing classroom instruction and hands-on exercises.
"Working with the Topcon team and designing the new training center has been one of the great highlights of my career," said Dice. "I want to express my greatest thanks and appreciation to Ray and the leadership team for the recognition given to me. I am so deeply honored to have my name attached to the Livermore Training Center. I will treasure this honor forever."
"John has been with the company since the earliest days, and this training center is a perfect expression of John's passion for teaching," said Ray O'Connor, president and CEO, 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."
In addition to the new training centre, Topcon has also purchased a building it had been leasing, as well as 60 acres nearby that will be used as a new state-of-the-art testing site for its construction, geospatial and agricultural products and solutions. With those additions, Topcon's global headquarters now covers more than 15 acres in Livermore.
"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," said O'Connor.