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Benchmark Spotlight

April 18, 2017

Benchmark Tool & Supply is proud to congratulate Ian Watkins on receiving the Outstanding Recent Undergraduate Alumni Award from Virginia Tech University. As a Precision Agriculture Specialist at Benchmark, Ian performs outstanding support, training, installs and sales in the Ashland, Virginia area.

Ian graduated from Virginia Tech in 2009 with a degree in Agriculture Technology. After graduating, Ian jumped right into the agriculture field by travelling out west harvesting crops. Later, he joined Hoober, Inc as a Precision Farming Specialist. While at Hoober, Ian assisted in Ag Tech and Crop Management labs at Virginia Tech, providing students with access to hands-on learning experiences. In addition to his lab support, Ian was instrumental in Hoober’s gift of a Case IH tractor to the university’s crop production farm which gave students access to the newest technology on the market.

Ian uses his experience and passion for agriculture to better the lives of farmers, “At the end of the day, my goal is to give farmers a tool that increases their efficiency, cuts back on waste and saves them money.”


Benchmark Tool & Supply Grows into Chesapeake, Virginia

February 25, 2017

CHESAPEAKE, VA - The doors will soon open to a new Benchmark Tool & Supply store located in Chesapeake, VA. The store is scheduled to open March 1st, 2017 to add to its existing locations in Raleigh, NC, Concord, NC and Ashland, VA. According to CEO Chuck Harris, there was a strong need for Benchmark’s presence in Chesapeake, “We saw a concentration of infrastructure and private work opportunities in the southeast quadrant of Virginia so naturally Chesapeake was our destination.” Benchmark will be bringing along a wide array of manufacturers including Topcon, Sokkia, DJI, Carlston Software, SitePro, and much more.


Leap Second Effect On Topcon GNSS Receivers & We Have The Solution!

December 7, 2016

The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service announced there will be an extra second added to the end of this year. This extra leap second will be effecting all Topcon GNSS receivers and should be addressed as quickly as possible. We are here to help please read our latest newsletter HERE for more info!


Benchmark to build TopNET live network in Southern Virginia and Northern North Carolina

December 6, 2016

Benchmark Tool & Supply Inc. is excited to announce that we are becoming a hosting partner for the TopNET live team in both North Carolina and Virginia! This means that we will soon be proviing our customers with quality RTK network access.

"TopNET live is a subscription-based, real-time GNSS reference network that delivers high quality, GPS/GLONASS correction data to rovers for surveying, construction, GIS mapping and agricultural applications." - 

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Benchmark Tool & Supply Ranks #15 on 2016 Mid-Market Fast 40

September 21, 2016 

Benchmark Tool & Supply was honored to receive an award for ranking #15 among the N.C. Mid-Market Fast 40 List. The award was handed out to owners Chuck Harris and Greg Crowder at a luncheon at the Pinehurst Resort on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The list, presented by Business North Carolina Magazine and Cherry Bekaert LLP, ranks mid-size companies on revenue and employment growth. Since it's inception in 2004, Benchmark has become one of the top GPS technology, laser, and machine-control dealers on the East Coast. With a growing staff of knowledgable sales employees, repair technicians, and other admin, Benchmark has even expanded into Concord, NC and most recently into Ashland, VA!