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First Published      Last Updated Sep 01 2015 05:00 pm

Forum: Regulatory issues impacting small businesses

Federal regulatory issues impacting small businesses will be discussed from 8:30 a.m. until noon Thursday at Salt Lake Community College's Miller campus, 9750 S. 300 West, in Sandy.

Yolanda Swift, the U.S. Small Business Administration's acting national ombudsman, will speak at the free forum for small business owners, economic development organizations, trade groups and community leaders. The session is in the Karen Gale Miller Conference Center.

South Jordan-based Landesk acquires Xtraction Solutions

South Jordan-based Landesk has acquired Xtraction Solutions, a company whose data-aggregation technology allows information technology organizations to connect multiple data sources into a system that makes it easier to improve processes, technology, projects, security and service.

"We believe that when this information is combined with additional data from across [a customer's] environment, it will provide powerful insights to help them demonstrate the value IT delivers," said Landesk CEO Steve Daly.

Terms of the acquisition, Landesk's sixth in the last three years, were not disclosed. The company now has nearly two dozen offices around the world.

Sarcos Corp. unveiled its unmanned "snake robot" on Sunday

Sarcos Corp., a Salt Lake City-based company that develops advanced robotic systems, unveiled its "Guardian S" unmanned ground vehicle, or "snake robot," on Sunday at a National Tactical Officers Association meeting.

More than 50 patents were involved in the creation of the Guardian S., which weighs less than 8 pounds and operates on a battery capable of lasting up to 16 hours.

The robot "is intuitive to use and can be tele-operated from miles away to reliably traverse challenging terrain, including climbing stairs or passing through narrow culverts and pipes," said Sarcos co-founder and chairman Ben Wolff, noting robot rentals start at $1,500 per month.

LeGrand Johnson Construction acquired by Summit Materials

LeGrand Johnson Construction Co., which has operated out of Logan since 1935, has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by Summit Materials, Inc.

Based in Denver and traded on the New York Stock Exchange, Summit Materials supplies aggregates, cement, ready-mixed concrete and asphalt to construction projects in the United States and British Columbia.

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