Weekly updates.

Leica Geosystems, Heerbrugg, Switzerland, signed an agreement to acquire the US-based company Laser Alignment Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich. The acquisition is expected to close this month. When completed, this acquisition will allow Leica Geosystems to venture into the fields of 3D guidance and automated machine control systems for use on construction sites, in mining applications and in the agricultural market. Leica Geosystems machine-control and guidance business area will be concentrated in Grand Rapids, Mich.