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Tower Family Foundation appoints Willie Goldman to its Endowment Committee

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The Tower Family Foundation announced today that Willie Goldman, Southeastern Regional Business Development Manager for Drake Lighting, LLC, has been appointed to serve on the Foundation’s Endowment Committee. The Tower Family Foundation made the announcement at the Connect (X) 2019 Conference that is taking place this week in Orlando, Fla. “The Tower Family Foundation is excited to continue to expand our …

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Geek guy Pai enthusiastically wants America to win the 5G race

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a self-described lover of geeking out infrastructure issues, three weeks ago scaled a utility pole in Gainesville, Fla., to get an up-close and personal view of how difficult it is to string aerial fiber. He also spent time with representatives of MillerCo, a Gulfport, Miss. nationwide wireless contractor, to learn about the exacting requirements of site …

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NATE Chairman Jim Tracy delivers a keynote address at STAC 2018

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The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is playing a significant role this week at the 3rd Annual Structure, Tower and Antenna Council (STAC) Conference & Exposition in Calgary, Alberta. The STAC event, which began yesterday, is being held April 17-18 at the Hyatt Regency Calgary Hotel. NATE Chairman Jim Tracy delivered a STAC 2018 keynote presentation today entitled The …

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Canada’s premier tower industry event is all set for April 17 and 18

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Canada’s Structure, Tower & Antenna Council (STAC) will host its 3rd annual conference  April 17 and 18, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Calgary in Alberta. From its location in the Stampede City, the STAC 2018 Conference & Exhibition will feature two full days of discussion and presentations by industry leading thinkers on the most important issues in the Canadian tower …

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Free exhibit hall pass is another enticement for heading to NATE UNITE 2018

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Every year the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) adds new educational and event activities to it annual convention, the acknowledged premiere conference for the wireless construction and maintenance industry. This year is no exception as the organization introduces its free exhibit hall passes during the Feb. 19 through Feb. 22 NATE UNITE 2018 event at the Gaylord Opryland Resort …

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NATE’s all-time high membership count is attributed to benefits

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The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) announced today that it had established a new all-time record of 828 member companies, a continuing increase in membership that the Association has seen for a number of years. NATE’s 828th member is Construction & Telecommunication Services, Inc. of Danvers, Mass. “NATE member companies encompass all layers of the wireless infrastructure chain and …

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CCA and NATE partner to offer key industry tracks at their conferences

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The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) and the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today announced a partnership, designed to bring new, exciting content to attendees of both CCA’s 2017 Annual Convention, taking place October 25-27 in Fort Worth, and NATE UNITE 2018, February 19-22 in Nashville. NATE will develop and sponsor a conference track at CCA’s event highlighting infrastructure innovators and opportunities, …

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Ivanka puts in a hostile bid for 3M, wants crown jewel DBI-Sala

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April 1, 2017 – Traders were turned topsy-turvy yesterday afternoon after The Wall Street Journal reporter Ryan Knutson, in an exclusive interview with Ivanka Trump, said she had made a hostile bid for Maplewood, Minn. industrial giant 3M, offering a 46% premium for the company’s stock which closed Friday at $191.33. “Thulin [Inge G., 3M Chairman and CEO] will be hard-pressed …

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NATE sets new all-time attendee, exhibitor marks at 2017’s conference

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The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) announced today that last week’s NATE UNITE 2017 Conference in Fort Worth, Tex, set new attendee and exhibitor records. The Association said that 1,801 individuals registered to attend NATE UNITE 2017. This total eclipses the organization’s all-time conference registered attendee total in its 22-year history, exceeding the previous attendance registration record of 1,614 at …

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Wireless infrastructure movers and shakers to converge in Fort Worth

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NATE UNITE 2017, the National Association of Tower Erectors’ annual conference, to be held Feb. 27 through March 2 in Fort Worth, Tex., is expected to rival a record-setting number of visitors to the event that is clearly regarded as the largest and most comprehensive show in the U.S. for the wireless infrastructure industry. The exhibition is already breaking last …

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Alyssa Runner joins Wireless Estimator in key advertising and marketing role

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Wireless Estimator is pleased to announce the appointment of Alyssa Runner to the position of Marketing/Advertising Consultant. Alyssa has been crusading the digital marketing arena for more than seven years, specializing in copywriting, lead generation, data-driven strategies and conversion rate optimization. With a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations and a Master’s in Public Administration, she focuses her time …

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Some question whether wireless infrastructure will benefit from joint GSMA and CTIA show

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Trade groups GSMA and CTIA are teaming up to bring a global event to San Francisco next year that will not rival the highest attended wireless ecosystem trade show in the world, Mobile World Congress, but will surely be a key event for North America. The new conference announcement is triggering conversation as to whether wireless infrastructure exhibitors and attendees …

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PCIA is history, as trade group changes to Wireless Infrastructure Association – WIA

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 At the  PCIA show this morning, in a move to better represent its growing membership, PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association, announced the 67-year-old national trade association has changed its name to the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA). Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of WIA, made the announcement during his opening remarks at the annual Wireless Infrastructure Show, which brings together …

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Execs from HBO, AT&T and T-Mobile top speakers’ list at 2016 Wireless Infrastructure Show

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PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association has announced that the 2016 Wireless Infrastructure Show in Dallas May 23-26 will feature keynote speeches from a dynamic group of thought leaders from the converging worlds of technology, telecommunications and entertainment. The show, which will take place at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, attracts more than 3,000 leaders and innovators from across the …

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Wireless West 2016 wows the industry at its sold-out inaugural event in California

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The energy, enthusiasm and networking at last night’s closing reception of Wireless West 2016 was present throughout the two-day event that saw approximately 500 key industry players attend the inaugural conference in Anaheim, Calif. Five  State Wireless Associations across the West Coast and Rocky Mountain states joined forces to create the first-ever wireless conference at Disneyland Resort’s premier hotel destination, …

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PCIA joins forces with leading companies to host supplier diversity summit

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PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association has partnered with major wireless voice and data carriers and other industry leaders to host a Supplier Diversity Summit at the Wireless Infrastructure Show in Dallas May 23-26. The Summit will take place on May 25. The show is the leading industry conference focused on the companies, equipment and technologies that enable next-generation wireless …

Safety alliance spreads its message at Las Vegas’ IWCE 2016 confab

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The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) hosted a Town Hall Meeting Wednesday at the 2016 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, Nev.. IWCE is a popular annual event for communications technology professionals in the working world. Over 7,000 individuals attend from a diverse group of industry professionals including government/military; public safety (law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical & 911); …

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Jim Tracy to take over leadership of National Association of Tower Erectors

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The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) announced today that Board of Directors’ members Jim Tracy, Jim Miller and Kari Carlson were elected to serve on the Association’s Executive Committee for the upcoming year. The Association made the announcement on the first day of the NATE UNITE 2016 Conference and Exposition in New Orleans, La. Jim Tracy of Legacy Telecommunications, …

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Canada’s carriers, tower contractors, riggers and others to benefit from the formation of STAC

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Although Canada has enjoyed an enviable reputation for climber safety, nine industry businesses wanted to make sure it stayed that way, and even got better, and formed the Structure, Tower and Antenna Council (STAC) that will officially launch its membership drive next Monday. Similar to the United States’ National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), STAC will be helping its members …

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FCC’s $718,000 fine for blocking Wi-Fi should be welcomed by wireless industry exhibitors

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The Federal Communications Commission plans on collecting a $718,000 fine against M.C. Dean for blocking consumers’ Wi-Fi connections at the Baltimore Convention Center. The federal agency’s action is expected to be applauded by wireless infrastructure exhibitors that are held hostage by conference centers to purchase Wi-Fi access at exorbitant fees in addition to price-gouging and special handling labor practices for …