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NATE WIN Southwest Regional Meeting

Posted 5.10.17
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(Watertown, SD) - National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) and NATE Wireless Industry Network (WIN) announced today that the NATE WIN Southwest Regional Meeting held on May 3, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona was a great success. Attended by over 65 industry professionals, the meeting focused on key industry safety initiatives, construction standards and cutting edge technologies. The gathering also offered excellent networking and professional development opportunities for attendees.

“Attendees were very pleased with the new and relevant information offered by the various speakers,” said Mark Salisbury, NATE WIN Arizona State Liaison of Engineering Wireless Services, LLC. Comments like “I was really impressed with the drone presentation; I didn’t realize how impressive they are” and “We gained additional knowledge from the ANSI A10.48 Standard presentation," were received.

The Regional Meeting included the following educational sessions:

Women of NATE (WON) Andy Lee, Lee Antenna & Line Service, Inc. Shama Ray, Above All Tower Climbing, LLC.

National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) Duane MacEntee, National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA)

ANSI A10.48 Standard Gordon Lyman, eSystem Training Solutions

Mount and Structure Failures Doug Salvatori, Perfect 10

DAS in the Modern Communications Industry Jon Szeliga, Engineering Wireless Services, LLC

Rigging 101: Developing a Rigging Plan Taylor Sealover, Crown Castle

Maximizing Safety & Accuracy for Tower Inspections Through the Use of Drones Karl Schwab, DARTdrones

Tower Modifications & Field Safety Eric Taylor, Ehresmann Engineering, Inc.

“The NATE WIN Southwest Regional Meeting had an outstanding lineup of speakers,” stated Scott Krouse, NATE WIN Director.  “The subjects were relevant to today’s wireless ecosystem and held everyone’s attention. It was also impressive to see attendees from 14 different states and a wide variety of businesses represented, including tower installation, engineering firms, wireless carriers, tower owners and industry vendors. I would also like to thank the NATE Administrative Staff and the many volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make these regional events successful," added Krouse.

A special THANK YOU to our sponsors: 

Talley, Inc. 
Primus Electronics
Engineering Wireless Services, LLC
Advanced Tower Services, Inc
RiggingCalc, LLC
Lend Lease (US)
Infrastructure AGL Media Group

For more information on NATE and upcoming NATE WIN Regional events, visit www.natehome.com.   


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