Allen Precision Equipment

Our Vision Is Your Success
By Tracy Foran
One of the things I enjoy the most about being general manager of the Allen Precision Equipment Online Marketplace is that I’m able to get a feel for the pulse of the surveying profession and share that knowledge with our customers to help them be more successful.

Right now, I see signs that the economy is improving. People are going back to work and buying new equipment. And one of the trends I’m seeing is a transition from manual instruments to robotics. We’re selling a lot more robotic total stations because they enable one person to do the work of an entire crew.

I also see more surveyors shopping online for their equipment and supplies. To support this trend, we’ve added new features to our Online Marketplace that enhance the user experience, including a comprehensive Blackboard with useful reference and how-to information, and new payment options for online purchases. The site has received a five-star “Shopper-Approved” rating from customers, along with an overwhelming amount of positive feedback.

APE doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why we carry more than 75 brands and offer more than 3,000 surveying, mapping and construction products. We also have a full fleet of rental equipment available, including high-definition scanners.

But we don’t just sell and rent products; we provide knowledge and service. We fully support everything we sell. Whether you log in to Live Chat in our Online Marketplace or call our toll-free number, our experts are standing by to assist you. Our vision for the future is to help you succeed. Visit to learn more.
Tracy Foran is general manager of Allen Precision Equipment, Inc., and the Allen Precision Equipment Online Marketplace. Over the last 12 years, surveying, construction and mapping professionals have come to rely on Tracy for his ability to provide timely solutions as well as general market knowledge. Tracy can be reached at

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