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NATE unveils epic 20th anniversary commemorative video

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As part of the National Association of Tower Erectors’ 20th Anniversary Celebration festivities, the Association has unveiled a commemorative video highlighting NATE’s 20 years in the industry. The video includes exclusive interviews with NATE’s original founding fathers, historical photos of communications structures and breathtaking aerial views of tower technicians working on communications towers. It’s not surprising to find unsafe climbing …

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Sarah Palin’s topics ran from ‘wimps’ to net neutrality at NATE confab

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Former Governor of Alaska and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s keynote speech at NATE UNITE 2015 on Wednesday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. provided a folksy and entertaining 36-minute reprieve from industry-related discussions that have highlighted what is being identified as the organization’s largest and most energized conference in the trade group’s 20-year history. As expected, Palin lampooned President Obama …

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Sarah Palin will certainly not liken climbers to caribou at NATE keynote

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When former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks before trade groups she typically tailors part of her presentation to industry-specific concerns, and most likely will touch upon tower climber safety when she talks at the industry’s largest wireless infrastructure conference for contractors and suppliers on Feb. 25, 2015 at NATE UNITE 2015 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. There is also a possibility …

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NIOSH issues report on tower collapses that killed two techs and a fire fighter

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In a detailed summary by the National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH), the federal agency investigated the collapse that killed two tower technicians last year in West Virginia in addition to a volunteer fire fighter who died after two towers collapsed at the SBA Communications site. Although the focus of the report was to ensure that fire departments should …

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B+T Group brings aboard Largent and Gladstone’s capital to further growth

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B+T Group, a leading full-service engineering, construction and technical services firm specializing in the wireless industry, has announced that Steve Largent will serve as Chairman of the Board following an investment from Gladstone Investment Corporation and its affiliate Gladstone Capital Corporation . “This is a great move for our company,” said CEO and founder, Chad Tuttle. “We’ve experienced tremendous growth …

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NATE’s Carlson, Miller and Tracy re-elected; Little assumes board seat

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The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today released the official results of the 2015 Board of Directors election. Candidates Kari Carlson, Chief Operating Officer of Tower Systems, Inc. in Watertown, S.D. and Winter Park, Fla; Jim Miller, President of EasTex Tower, Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Jim Tracy, Chief Executive Officer of Legacy Telecommunications, Inc. in Burley, Wash. …

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California Wireless Association recognizes key companies and members

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The California Wireless Association (Calwa) has announced the recipients of the 2014 Golden State Wireless Awards. The awards acknowledge individuals, companies, and organizations for their efforts and commitment to the wireless industry for the state of California. Receiving the Golden Sponsor Awards were Talley and Crown Castle. Recipients of the Golden State Wireless Award were Joint Venture Silicon Valley and …

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Leading wireless industry staffing firm Telforce Group adds IT

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TelForce Group, an industry leading staffing company for wireless infrastructure personnel, recently launched a new IT division that will be headquartered in Raleigh, NC.   TelForce Group is headquartered in Nashville, TN. Ron Deese, Founder and CEO of TelForce Group states that with this new division, TelForce Group will be able to provide human capital to all industries. The IT division …

AT&T construction and engineering chief reportedly taking Goodman Networks’ COO job

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Update: December 5, 2014 –  Goodman Networks has announced that Ernie Carey will take the helm of the design, engineering, construction and deployment firm’s operations as its chief operating officer. In a press release, Ron Hill, Goodman Networks’ CEO said, “Throughout his long telecommunications industry career, Carey has successfully managed a variety of vast and complex systems and networks, including responsibility for …