MTEC SmartZone business expo helps secure LeClaire GeoServices first major service agreement

HOUGHTON, Michigan (December 12, 2013) – Generating visibility to get a first sale is challenging for any start-up company. Whenever possible, MTEC SmartZone helps entrepreneurs by providing sales training and networking opportunities that build connections with potential customers. MTEC SmartZone company LeClaire GeoServices LLC is a key example.


LeClaire GeoServices specializes in close-range photogrammetry and traditional surveying techniques. Owner Steve LeClaire secured his first service agreement with Upper Peninsula Power Co. (UPPCO) following a business expo held in conjunction with MTEC SmartZone’s 10-year anniversary in August.


LeClaire GeoServices specializes in close-range photogrammetry and traditional surveying techniques. Owner Steve LeClaire secured his first service agreement with Upper Peninsula Power Co. (UPPCO) following a business expo held in conjunction with MTEC SmartZone’s 10-year anniversary in August.


UPPCO Regional Account Executive Dan Crane, while attending the event, discovered LeClaire GeoService’s display table and picked up his business card. “He displayed his three-dimensional modeling capabilities on his computer. I never associated that technology with surveying prior to his display,” Crane said.


UPPCO utilizes surveyors for creating easements, locating property lines, right-of-way verification, substation upgrades and numerous other projects.


Steve LeClaire said, “I appreciate MTEC SmartZone for allowing me the opportunity to participate in the expo and show my work to people. This is really exciting and I look forward to what comes next.”