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Surveying Scholarship Awarded

We are very pleased to announce the award of the 2017 Schonstedt Scholarship in Surveying to Joshua Koehler, of St. Cloud State University, MN. The $2,000 scholarship is administered by the National Society of Professional Surveyors in Frederick, MD as part of their annual $350,000 scholarship program. Way to go Josh!

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Schonstedts at work in Baku

AS REPORTED BY AZERNEWS 06/27/17 — By Rashid Shirinov An unexploded 76-millimeter artillery shell was detected in the Sabunchu district of Baku on the territory called ‘Gulchuluk state farm’ while inspecting a garden, the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) told Trend on June 26. ANAMA took the detected ammunition from the territory to defuse it. In general, ANAMA specialists detected 5,780 unexploded ordnance, as well as 191 anti-tank and 30 anti-personnel mines, in Azerbaijan since early 2017. >Read the full story here

10 Locators shipped to Palau for SHDI

On April 6, 2017, ten GA-72Cd’s were shipped to Palau through the Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Initiative. Palau is an island nation located in the Pacific Ocean that continues to be impacted by WWII-era unexploded ordnance (UXO). The island became infiltrated with buried UXO as a result of fighting between the United States and Japanese forces in 1944. The U.S has invested over $1.3 million in the cleanup. This particular shipment from Schonstedt Instrument Company was vetted through The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the US State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM/WRA), shipped to Norwegian People’s Aid –…

Final Days of Nat’l Safe Digging Month!

It’s National Safe Digging Month – Grab the Schonstedt! From our friends at “Call 811”: Did you know failure to call 811 before digging results in damage to a buried utility once every 8 minutes across the United States? Ouch! Who wants to be part of that statistic? Every April (prime Dig Season), the folks at the Common Ground Alliance step up their “Call 811” promotional campaign, now in its 10th year. As they put it, “Damage prevention starts with one phone call, and since 2007 that phone number has been 811.” Learn more about CGA and 811: http://commongroundalliance.com

It’s National Surveyors Week!

The history of surveying in America begins in our own back yard. Everyone knows that George Washington was both a founding father of our country and a founding surveyor of Virginia. But did you know that his youngest brother, Charles, had surveying skills of his own and even mapped out the town that took his name? Charles Town (in what is now West Virginia) is a stone’s throw down the pike from Schonstedt’s Kearneysville headquarters, where we continue to develop new surveying tools and technology that the Washington brothers could only dream of.

SHDI sends 4 more demining units to Iraq

Schonstedt Instrument Company is proud to report the shipment of four GA-72Cd Magnetic Locators to be used in the humanitarian demining efforts in the war-torn country of Iraq. Now in its 10th year, the Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Initiative has shipped over 500 donated locators to underserved regions all of the world. For full details on this important program, and to learn how you can donate to this effort, click here for the SHDI page on this Website.  

Thanks to one and all!

A Salute to Vets

The men and women of the US military are the most disciplined, dedicated, and diverse workforce on earth. You won’t find them in the ranks of “the top 1 percent”. They don’t think of camouflage as streetwear. They don’t think of themselves as heroes, they just don’t want to be forgotten. So today, locate a veteran in your place of work and just say Thanks!