Industry milestones.

Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., acquired privately held Apache Technologies Inc., Dayton, Ohio. Apache designs, manufactures and distributes professional laser products for construction leveling and alignment applications. Trimble expects the Apache acquisition to extend its laser product portfolio for handheld laser detectors and entry-level machine displays and control systems. Apache will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary and will be reported within Trimble's Engineering and Construction business segment.

NIIRS10 Inc., Huntsville, Ala., announced that Martin Flood has joined the company as general manager of the company's new Canadian office, located in Toronto, Ontario. Flood is responsible for the management and expansion of NIIRS10's Canadian operations, and providing strategic support to clients in the United States.

John R. Duquette, PLS, joined RBF Consulting, Temecula, Calif., as a project surveyor. He continues to expand a comprehensive surveying and mapping department, managing projects for public and private clients.

Woolpert Inc., Denver, Colo., acquired Mountain Survey-ing and Mapping Inc. (MSM), a full-service surveying firm in Denver, Colo. MSM offers expertise in GPS, land and transportation surveying.

Also, Woolpert promoted Gary Kuroski, PLS, to survey group manager in the Columbia, S.C. office. Kuroski has been with Woolpert for more than four years and has more than 17 years of experience in land surveying. He is responsible for contract negotiations, project scheduling and supervision of all survey operations in Columbia.

Also, Woolpert hired J. Michael Brown, PSM, as a project director in the photogrammetry group in the Orlando office. Brown has more than 23 years of experience in surveying and mapping, specializing in photogrammetry, surveying and GIS. He is responsible for enhancing existing customer relationships and developing new opportunities in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and other key service locations.