Strong attendance expected at NATE's 10th Anniversary Conference and Expo
January 26, 2005 --The National Association of Tower Erectors will celebrate its 10th anniversary during its annual conference and exhibition February 14-17, 2005 at the Wyndham Anatole in Dallas, Texas.NateConference

According to NATE Operations Coordinator Paula Nurnberg, the pre-registration for the show has been excellent and the association is hoping to top last year’s 1,200 attendees. Paula explained that the annual event’s educational sessions are now being offered in two groups, a Tower Hand Track and a Management Track so that both groups of professionals will have an opportunity to attend the educational sessions that better suit their interests.

NATE Conference 2The Tower Hand Track will educate and refresh tower hands with a wide variety of subjects they use on a daily basis. The sessions include: Engineering Basics Minus the Math, FAA Obstruction Marking Requirements, Hoists and Hydraulic Power Systems, RF Safety, and Aerial Device Safety.

Management Track sessions will assist in educating tower companies with the knowledge to comply and excel in an ever-changing industry environment. Those being presented are: The Effective Leader of the Next Generation, Leadership in Modern Day Business Organizations, NATE and OSHA Relations, DOT/CDL, and Controlling Substance Abuse.

The association has also changed the keynote/general session to be a breakfast event to be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. Previous years had the keynote session as a luncheon event. Retired Army Lieutenant General Lawson Magruder is the keynote speaker.

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The show's exhibition will be held from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Wednesday and from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on Thursday. Ninety-two exhibitors will be on hand to display the latest innovations in the broadcast and telecommunications tower construction, maintenance and service industry. Manufacturers and suppliers throughout the United States and Canada will be exhibiting. Twenty-two new vendors are taking part in this year’s event. Additional information is available at


*A & K Power Services ITL, LLC
*AGL - Above Ground Level Magazine Kullman Industries, Inc.
A/F CommSupply Lemco Tool Corporation
AIG/Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Lights by H & H Industries Inc.
*Alan Dick & Company - USA Megger
Allied Tower Company Midwest Unlimited
ALT Narda Safety Test Solutions
*Altec Industries National Strand Products
*Aluma-Form Novatec Braids
*American Wireless Supply *PCIA
AMERISAFE PennSummit Tubular, LLC
*Andrew Corporation *PIAB Sweden AB
*Antenna Products Corp. Preformed Line Products
*Bird Technologies Group Primus Electronics
Buckingham Mfg. Co., Inc. Radio Frequency Systems
Cellxion, LLC Radiofrequency Safety International (RSI)
Chicago Hardware & Fixture Company Rohn Products, Division of Radian Communication Services
*CITCA *Roxtec, Inc.
CommScope, Inc. Sabre Communications Corporation
Communication Equipment & Service SITE PRO 1
COMTRAIN LLC *Specialty Drilling, Ltd.
DBI/SALA Protecta *Sprint
Dialight Corporation Sterling Rope Co.
Dielectric Talley Communications Corp.
Draka NK Cables *Teracom Components
Dupont Materials & Installation TESSCO Technologies
Electro Mechanical Industries, Inc. Times Microwave Systems
Elk River, Inc. Tower Awards
*Equipment Corporation of America Tractel N.A.
ERI - Installations Transtector / Polyphaser
ERICO, Inc. *Trav's Outfitter, Inc.
Euclid Garment Mfg. Co. Trilogy Communications, Inc.
Eupen Cable Trinity Sling
*FarLight LLC Trylon TSF
*Fibergrate Composite Structures TUF-TUG Products/Deuer Developments
Fryer's TowerSource TWR Lighting, Inc.
Glen Martin Engineering Unimar, Inc.
Gravitec Systems, Inc. UniTech Services Group
Harger Lightning & Grounding Valmont Structures
Holaday EMF/ETS-Lindgren Weisman Consultants Inc.
Honeywell Obstruction Lighting WennSoft
Houston Structures Western States Industries
Huber + Suhner WIRECO Galvanized Strand
Hutton Communications, Inc. *Wireless Capital Partners, LLC
Hydradyne Hydraulics *XL Microwave, Inc.
*Companies not exhibiting at the NATE 2004 conference  logo 
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