Held February 24-27 in San Diego, California.
Safety, Training, Accountability and Reliability (STAR) are the foundation for NATE members participating in this initiative for improving safety and recognizing qualified contractors.
The comprehensive, user-friendly, online survey is designed to capture the most up-to-date and relevant workforce data and trends in the tower industry.
For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2013
Contact: Todd Schlekeway / Craig Lekutis
(605) 310-8600 / (954) 242-0106
(Watertown, SD/Coral Springs, FL) – Today, the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) and WirelessEstimator.com announced the launch of the Wireless Infrastructure Industry Workforce Survey.
The comprehensive, user-friendly, online survey is designed to capture the most up-to-date and relevant workforce data and trends in the tower industry. All tower construction firms, general contractors and other companies who conduct work on communications sites are encouraged to respond to this quick, convenient survey.
Upon completion, the data and results of the workforce survey will lend invaluable insight regarding the current marketplace to all stakeholders involved in the industry including carriers, tower owners, wireless infrastructure firms and tower construction companies. It will be provided to all industry companies at no charge as a public service.
“It is high time to conduct an updated, comprehensive industry workforce survey due to the evolving nature that the industry currently finds itself in as a result of the rapid expansion of 4G/LTE network build-outs,” said NATE Executive Director Todd Schlekeway.
“The survey collaboration between NATE and Wireless Estimator will allow us to utilize our industry influence, contacts and geographic footprint in order to extrapolate the most credible and reliable data upon completion of the survey,” said Schlekeway.
“After an extensive survey in 2006, Wireless Estimator provided the first industry snapshot of the number of employees that were regularly working on elevated structures,” said Craig Lekutis, President of WirelessEstimator.com.
“But today’s advanced survey modules and our extensive databases of the majority of industry companies will clearly assist us in being able to provide analytical data that has been sorely needed.”
“There is not a week that goes by where there isn’t a request to us for this information from carriers, manufacturers, analysts and others trying to structure their business,” said Lekutis.
To access and complete the online survey, tower industry firms should visit www.wirelessestimator.com or www.natehome.com. To complete the survey, your company name must be included. All of the individual company information provided in the survey will be kept confidential.
If requested, companies providing a survey will be identified in a future listing available to the public of tower and cell site installation and maintenance contractors offering services in each state.
“This will be an excellent tool for interested parties to identify the contractors in each state no matter what size their employee count is,” said Lekutis.
About The National Association of Tower Erectors
The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is a non-profit trade association in the wireless infrastructure industry providing a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. Today the Association boasts over 600 member companies located throughout the United States, Bahamas, Canada, Jamaica, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden and Trinidad. NATE Members include tower construction firms, general contractors, tower owners, wireless carriers, manufacturers and distributors. For additional information on NATE, please visit www.natehome.com.
Since its introduction in 2004, through the generous and active support of industry professionals and vendors, WirelessEstimator.com has become the premiere, most visited industry website in the wireless infrastructure industry. The telecommunications and investigatory news portal also provides a number of public databases such as the industry’s largest tower owners as well as an extensive composite of worker fatalities since 2003. Design and safety standards are also available online. They maintain the largest help wanted infrastructure listings in the nation. Visit the site at: www.wirelessestimator.com.
May/June 2013 • Volume 19 • Issue 3