Four Trimble distributors merge to form GeoShack

Four distributors serving the construction laser, machine control, GPS and survey instruments markets merged Oct. 14, creating GeoShack North America. The companies involved in the merger are: Ohio Beam, with operations in Ohio and Michigan; Spectra Laser & Precision, with locations in Texas; Laserline Ontario, with operations in Ontario; and Construction & Survey Instruments, with locations in Texas and Oklahoma. GeoShack North America, the holding company, will be based in the Dayton, Ohio, area. The merger participants are distributors for Trimble Navigation, and each will operate independently under its current identity as a subsidiary of the holding company. Eventually all operations will use the GeoShack name for retail activities. The company hopes to expand across North America through future mergers and acquisitions.