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Bud Noel and Patrick Murphy appointed to Tower Family Foundation’s Board of Directors

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Bud Noel, Senior Vice President of Operations for the U.S. Tower Division of American Tower in Boston, Massachusetts, and Patrick Murphy, Founder and CEO of Murphy Tower Service, LLC in Carlisle, Iowa, have been appointed to serve on the Tower Family Foundation’s Board of Directors. Noel and Murphy join the Tower Family Foundation Board comprised of industry veterans devoted to …

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You’ll love big brother watching you during the Las Vegas Tower Family Foundation charity golf event

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You can get an early start to your 2022 golf season by hitting the links and participating in the Tower Family Foundation Golf Event, Powered by NATE’s Wireless industry Network (WIN). And if you’re fortunate enough to hit a hole in one, there’s a good chance it will be recorded. This exciting and fun event will take place on Thursday, …

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Industry luminaries to be inducted into Wireless Hall of Fame

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The Wireless History Foundation (WHF) will induct four honorees into the prestigious Wireless Hall of Fame during the Foundation’s Hall of Fame Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. on November 11th. This year’s inductees are: James Tracy: CEO of Legacy Telecommunications. Jim has been a leading force in tower and infrastructure construction, service and maintenance for decades. In addition to his …

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Tower Family Foundation touts a successful launch of its 2021 fundraising campaign to aid industry workers

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Companies and individuals  have welcomed the opportunity to offer support to the Foundation that assists industry workers and their families in their time of need The Tower Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, today announced the 2021, first quarter donors and pledges. Thanks to the philanthropic contributions received from industry stakeholders, over $263,000 was raised in Quarter 1. The Foundation’s Endowment Committee, …

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Illinois student is recipient of Ernie Jones Memorial Civil Engineering Scholarship

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NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association and Tower Family Foundation today jointly announced that Alex Dodson, a junior civil engineering student from Jasper, Indiana has been named as the 2021 recipient of the Ernie Jones Memorial Civil Engineering Scholarship at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. Alex Dodson is at the top of her class academically and excels in …

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Tracy, Drouin, Lekutis to lead Tower Family Foundation as it aids wireless workers, their families

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The Tower Family Foundation announced today that Board of Directors’ members Jim Tracy, Victor Drouin and Craig Lekutis were appointed by their peers to serve on the non-profit organization’s Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 term. Jim Tracy, Founder and CEO of the Legacy Family of Companies in Gig Harbor, Washington, was appointed to serve as the President of the Board …

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Tower tech succumbs from 260-foot fall while endeavoring to bring broadband to the Spokane tribe

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UPDATE: December 17, 2020 –  James Shumate’s obituary and services information have been added below. December 16, 2020 — A 24-year-old tower technician was killed Saturday, December 12, 2020 when he fell from a tower near Fruitland, Washington. According to individuals knowledgeable of the incident, James Everette Shumate of Houston, Texas was at approximately 260 feet on the structure while …

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Alabama accident takes the life of a Texas broadcast tall tower tech

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A broadcast tower technician employed by San Antonio, Texas-based Broadcast Construction Solutions died yesterday shortly before noon in Elsanor, Alabama while performing retrofitting services on a 1,500-foot guyed tower owned by Deerfield Media that broadcasts WJTC TV. Wireless Estimator has confirmed that the deceased broadcast worker is Sirous Snider, 33, of Burleson, Texas, a well-respected and popular poster on Facebook. …

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Make a difference while you shop — Support the Tower Family Foundation through AmazonSmile

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Anytime you place an order on Amazon.com you have an opportunity to raise money for the Tower Family Foundation through the AmazonSmile program. AmazonSmile allows you to make a difference while you shop! A portion of any eligible purchases will go to your chosen charity each time you shop. This program is free to participate in and does not change …

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Towercos should consider a contribution instead of a pricey plaque

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Unlike phony ego-boosting vanity award scams and paid articles, Wireless Estimator’s Top 100 Tower Companies in the U.S. is the real deal. It’s a list of the industry’s top tower companies who have successfully built or acquired 10 or more macro towers. Their achievements are well known and applauded in a challenging environment. However, a Connecticut wall plaque company is …

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Tower Family Foundation Endowment Committee welcomes industry execs Moras and Haldane

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The Tower Family Foundation announced today two leadership appointments to the non-profit organization’s Endowment Committee. Shylesh Moras, Senior Vice President, Operations, Development & IT at Phoenix Tower International in Boca Raton, Florida and Andy Haldane, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Tower Engineering Professionals in Raleigh, North Carolina, have been appointed to serve on the Tower Family Foundation Endowment Committee. …

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Drouin, Coleman, Lekutis to lead Tower Family Foundation as it aids wireless workers, their families

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The Tower Family Foundation announced today the non-profit organization’s Executive Board Member leadership team for 2020. Victor Drouin, President of Green Mountain Communications, Inc. in Pembroke, New Hampshire, was elected to serve as the new President of the Tower Family Foundation Board of Directors. As President, Drouin replaces Jim Tracy from Legacy Telecommunications, LLC. in Gig Harbor, Washington, whose Board …

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NATE Raleigh show was alight with donations to the Tower Family Foundation

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The NATE UNITE 2020 conference last week in Raleigh, North Carolina showcased numerous companies that made donations to the Tower Family Foundation, a non-profit charitable support arm for tower workers injured or killed in an accident stemming from working at heights on communications structures or other on the job related activities. During an exhibit hall presentation, SAC Wireless presented the …

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NATE and Tower Family Foundation award their Ernie Jones Memorial Civil Engineering Scholarship

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NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association and Tower Family Foundation today jointly announced that Elijah Sullivan, a junior civil engineering student from Evansville, Indiana has been named as the 2020 recipient of the Ernie Jones Memorial Civil Engineering Scholarship at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. The official announcement was made at the NATE Awards and Sponsor Recognition Luncheon …

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Borghei, Chase and Vink appointed to guide Tower Family Foundation’s visibility and outreach

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The Tower Family Foundation announced today appointments to the non-profit organization’s leadership team. Bernard Borghei and Eric Chase have been chosen to serve on the foundation’s Board of Directors and Monica Vink has been appointed to the organization’s Endowment Committee. Borghei and Chase will help provide overall governance and stewardship to the Foundation and play a leading role enhancing the …

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AOWA’s poker tournament’s big winners were the Tower Family Foundation and Folds of Honor Foundation

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At a meeting of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Wireless Association (AOWA), a presentation check was presented to the Tower Family Foundation for $15,000. The association provided the funds last November but recently presented the honorary over-sized check to the foundation. Pictured above, are (left to right) Steve Manuel, AOWA President, Willie Goldman, Tower Family Foundation Endowment Committee member; Todd Williams, AOWA Board …

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Tower Family Foundation, students and the Fallen Seven Harley rider fund benefit from NEWA tourney

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The New England Wireless Association (NEWA) on Thursday presented the Tower Family Foundation with a generous donation to help fund their outreach programs. The foundation assists in providing financial assistance to family members of a severely injured, permanently disabled, or deceased tower worker injured or killed in an accident stemming from working at heights on communication structures or other on …

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Tower Family Foundation awarded $295K to climbers in 2019 and needs your support

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The Tower Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is encouraging all wireless industry companies and stakeholders to make an end of year tax-deductible donation to the organization prior to December 31, 2019. All contributions to the Tower Family Foundation are granted directly to eligible tower workers and/or their families to help assist them in paying for their immediate needs and …

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Employer of inexperienced 1099 tower tech who died Saturday was laden with OSHA violations

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Neither OSHA nor Oktibbeha County authorities have released the employer’s name of 43-year-old John Wayne Womack of Mountain View, Arkansas who passed away on Saturday after falling from a 348-foot self-supporting tower that was being erected in Longview, Mississippi, but according to knowledgeable sources, the company was Pegasus Tower, Inc., an OSHA citation-laden company from Calico Rock, Arkansas.   Pegasus …

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Sixth 2019 tower tech death was kept quiet for over six weeks

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After six weeks of investigating leads, Wireless Estimator has confirmed that an 18-year-old tower technician working on an AT&T installation project fell from a New Jersey monopole and died upon impact. The New York resident’s death had not been reported in local, social or industry media and most likely would have been kept private by the worker’s company and the …