NATE’s record 185 STAR Initiative participants take advantage of following the gold standard for safety

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NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association announced the member companies, listed below, who have been formally approved to participate in the STAR Initiative program for the 2020-2021 year. NATE has proudly accepted 185 participating companies in this year’s STAR Initiative which represents a record number of companies since the inception of the program.

NATE-Sandy-JurgensThe STAR Initiative will be entering its eleventh program year in 2020-2021. Since its inception, the program’s site safety audits and program documentation requirements have served to allow participants to proactively identify and correct hundreds of job site hazards and deficiencies. These results have allowed NATE to extrapolate valuable benchmarks and tangible data from the program, while demonstrating compelling evidence that STAR Initiative member companies are leading the charge in terms of making our industry safer.

The STAR Initiative program represents the gold standard in the industry and has achieved an elevated level of distinction in the marketplace. Simply put, program participants are placing their respective firms in a strong business position with prominent industry customers and vendors.

“On behalf of the Association, I would like to congratulate the distinguished group of STAR Initiative companies who have been accepted to participate in this year’s program,” said NATE Project Assistant Sandy Jurgens. “STAR Initiative companies are known nationally by government agencies, standards bodies, wireless carriers and vertical realtor customers due to their proactive and aggressive commitment to safety and quality while deploying and maintaining infrastructure and networks at sites throughout the country,” added Jurgens.

“The NATE STAR Initiative is an excellent opportunity for NATE members to have a direct impact on safety and allows NATE to recognize those companies that embrace the highest standards to safeguard their employees.  Congratulations and thank you to all NATE STAR Initiative Members who have joined the role in working together to achieve the number one priority – ensuring our employees go home safe and sound each and every day”.

This year, program participants will once again have access to the innovative STAR Initiative mobile app. The STAR app significantly enhances the participant experience and provides a convenient means of submitting Site Safety Audit documentation in real-time directly from the field via smart phone, tablet or other mobile device. The official NATE STAR Initiative app is available as a free download in both iOS (Apple) and Android platforms.

As an added benefit, STAR Initiative participants also receive discounts on designated training courses offered on the NATE EXCHANGE, a dynamic website platform connecting companies to the most up-to-date training courses offered in the tower industry.

The 2020-2021 NATE STAR Initiative participating companies include:

A&J Steel Reinforcing Services Inc. LG Tech LLC
A.R. Wireless, Inc. Long Wave Inc.
Above All Tower Climbing, LLC Maryland Premier Towers, LLC
Above Wireless LLC MasTec Network Solutions
Advanced Tower Services, Inc. McPhee Electric
Advanced Wireless and Logistics, Inc. MDTS
Advanced Wireless Solutions, Inc. Mercury Communications Contractors
Amatel, Inc.      LLC
AmChel Communications, Inc. Meridian Blue Construction, LLC
AMF Electrical Contractors, Inc. Mesquite Valley Communications, Inc.
ANS Advanced Network Services LLC Metro RF Services, Inc.
Ansco & Associates, LLC Michigan Towers Incorporated
AscendTek, LLC Microwave Transmission Systems, Inc.
Atlantic CommTech Corporation Mid Atlantic Contracting, Inc.
Atlantic Construction Companies Midland Communications Inc.
B+T Group Midwest Tower Erection, Inc.
B-C Walker, Inc. MILLERCO
BDC Group, Inc. MPS Site Development Services, LLC
Best Endeavours, Inc.      (MSDS)
Black & Veatch Murphy Tower Services, LLC
Blackhawk Tower Communications, Inc. MZI Group
Branch Communications, LLC NDC Communications, LLC
Bright Lighting, Inc Neticom, LLC
Broken Arrow Communications Network Installation Specialists, LLC
C2C Communication, LLC New Horizons Telecom, Inc.
Capstone Solutions Inc Newkirk Electric Associates Inc
Cellular Construction Services Noash Construction, Inc.
Centerline Communications LLC North Sky Communications, Inc.
Ceragon Networks, Inc. Northeast Towers, Inc.
Clifton’s Tower Service, Inc. Northern Pride Communications, Inc.
CMS Wireless, LLC Nsight Tower
Com Plus Inc. Omega Development Company
Commsite Corp. Pathwave Inc.
CSB Communications, LLC Patriot Towers Inc.
D & H Builders, Inc. Peak Net
Dan Combs Consulting Inc. Peak Signals, LLC
DAWCOM Perfect Wireless, Inc.
Design 1 Pilgrim Communications, Inc.
Design Telecommunications Inc. Pillar Innovations LLC
Diamond Tower Services, Inc. Pinkham Cyr, Inc.
Dietz Brothers, Inc. Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Diverse Construction, Inc. Platinum Communications
Diversified Communications Services Premise, Inc.
E.M. Enterprises General Contractors, Primoris T&D
     Inc. Professional Teleconcepts, LLC
East Coast Communications Pyramid Network Services
Eastern Communications, Inc. QualTek Wireless LLC
EasTex Tower, LLC RIO Steel & Tower, Ltd.
Eastower Communications Inc SAC Wireless LLC
ECS Telecom Services, LLC SAI Group
Elevated Services, LLC Show Me Welding
Elexco, Inc. SiteMaster, Inc.
Elite Tower Solutions, INC. Sky Climber Tower Solutions DBA Sky
Emergency Radio Service, Inc.      Climber Telecom
Engineering Wireless Services, LLC Spectrum Construction Services, Inc.
     (EWS) Speelman Electric, Inc.
ERI Installations, Inc. STARTOUCH INC
Ericsson Inc. STG Communication Services
Excalibur Builders and Maintenance, Stoehr Telecom Construction
     Inc. Stout & Company, LLC
Excel Construction, Inc. Structural Tower Services, Inc.
FastTrac Telecom Services LLC STS Communications, Inc.
FDH Infrastructure Services, LLC Synergy Concepts, Inc.
Flash Technology T Steele Construction Inc.
FMK Infrastructure LLC Telecom Services Texas, LLC
Fulton Technologies, Inc Teltronic Towers, Inc.
Global Tank and Tower, LLC TEST Communications
GlobeLink Telecom Texoma Contracting, Inc.
Grapevine Solutions, Inc. Tiller Engineering Inc.
Gray’s Tower Service LLC Tilson Technology Management, Inc.
Great Plains Towers Timberline Communications, Inc.
Green Mountain Communications, Inc. Total Service Telecom, Inc.
Gulf Services Total Telco Specialists, Inc.
Hayden Tower Service, Inc. Tower & Turbine Technologies LLC
Heartland Solutions Corp. Tower Communications Expert, LLC
Hightower Communications, Inc. Tower Inspection, Inc.
HighTower Solutions Inc. Tower Systems, Inc.
Illini Drilled Foundations, Inc. Tower Technologies, LLC
Independent Network Services, LLC TowerMRL, Inc.
Industrial Communications, LLC Triangle Communication System
Infinigy Solutions, LLC Tryzub Tower Services, LLC
Infinite Wireless Solutions US Tower Services, Inc.
Innovated Tower Solutions Valor Specialties, Inc.
Irby Construction Company Velex
JDH Contracting, Inc. Vertical Technology Solutions, Inc
Joshrob Integrated Services Limited Viking Maintenance dba Finish Tower,
JT Tower Service      Inc.
K&H Construction, Inc. Vinco, Inc.
KGPCo. Wicomm Construction
KMM Windy City Tower Techs LLC
Larson Tower Specialists, LLC Wireless Construction, Inc
Lee Antenna & Line Service, Inc. Wireless Horizon
Legacy Telecommunications, LLC Wireless Infrastructure Services