Daktronics is a company that makes some of the very biggest — and brightest — things the world sets its eyes on. The giant screen hung in Times Square? Daktronics. That hundred-foot screen in Moscow? That’s them, too. And so it goes for a few of the smaller things, too, from a sign at the McDonald’s in New Haven, Ind., to a scoreboard at Minnesota’s Hayfield High School.
Think of it as a sandbox — for adults. Bobcat’s Acceleration Center, in Bismarck, is where the company develops and hones the machines trundling through the dirt at construction sites across the country. In a company-produced video, Bobcat staff tout all the things the acceleration center helps them do, set to footage of big equipment rolling across the dirt in a 35,000 square-foot indoor dirt space facility.