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NATE Announces STAR Initiative Participants for 2017-2018 Program Year

Posted 10.10.17
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For Immediate Release: 
October 10, 2017

NATE Announces STAR Initiative Participants for 2017-2018 Program Year

STAR Initiative Companies Represent Gold Standard for Safety and Quality

(Watertown, SD) - The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today announced the member companies who have been formally approved to participate in the STAR Initiative program for the 2017-2018 year.

The NATE STAR Initiative is currently entering its seventh year and is the Association’s signature program designed to help companies operate safely and recognize tower contractors, owners and carriers who voluntarily adhere to higher safety standards. The NATE STAR Initiative emphasizes Safety, Training, Accountability and Reliability by requiring participants to commit to requisite levels of training, site safety audits and the implementation of safety programs while adhering to industry best practices.  STAR Initiative participants also receive discounts on designated training courses offered on the NATE EXCHANGE, a dynamic website platform connecting companies to training courses offered in the tower industry.

Participating companies also can utilize the STAR Initiative App designed to enhance their program experience and provide a convenient means of submitting Site Safety Audit documentation in real-time directly from the field via smart phone, tablet computer or other mobile devices. The official NATE STAR Initiative App is available as a free download in both iOS (Apple) and Android platforms. 

“The listing of approved 2017-2018 NATE STAR Initiative participants represents an elite group of companies that are committed to adhering to the most stringent safety and quality requirements that exist in the industry,” stated NATE Board of Directors member Randy Scott from Muskogee, Oklahoma. “Additionally, the comprehensive tower-site audit data the Association has been able to collect through the STAR Initiative program has enabled NATE and participating companies to proactively identify tower-site hazards and rectify them in order to protect the industry’s elevated workforce and ensure that the work is done in a quality manner,” added Scott.

“NATE is excited to have accepted 138 participating companies in this year’s STAR Initiative enrollment period which represents a record number of companies since the inception of the program,” said NATE Resource Manager Nikki Gronau.

The 2017-2018 NATE STAR Initiative participating companies include: 

A&J Steel Reinforcing Services Inc.
ADB Wireless
Advanced Tower Services, Inc.
Advanced Wireless Solutions, Inc.
Amatel, Inc.
AmChel Communications, Inc.
AMF Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Atlantic CommTech Corporation
Atlantic Construction Companies
B-C Walker, Inc.
Black & Veatch
Branch Communications, LLC
Bright Lighting, Inc.
BTE Management Group, LLC
Calvary Services Inc
Cell Connect, Inc.
Centerline Communications LLC
Centerline Solutions, LLC
Cipov Enterprises, Inc.
Clifton's Tower Service, Inc.
Com Plus Inc.
Commsite Corp.
Communication Builders, Inc.
D & H Builders, Inc.
Dean S.H. Pak, Inc. dba Infinity Electric/Premier Construction
Design Telecommunications Inc.
Dietz Brothers, Inc.
Diversified Communications Services
Dona Ana County Communications Department
E.M. Enterprises General Contractors, Inc.
East Coast Communications
Eastern Communications, Inc.
EasTex Tower, LLC
Eastower Communications Inc
Elevated Services, LLC
Elexco, Inc.
Emergency Radio Service, Inc.
Enertech Resources, LLC
Engineering Wireless Services, LLC (EWS)
ERI Installations, Inc.
Excalibur Builders and Maintenance, Inc.
Excel Construction, Inc.
FDH - Velocitel, Inc.
Flash Technology
Global Tank and Tower, LLC
Grapevine Solutions, Inc.
Gray's Tower Service LLC
Great Plains Towers
Green Mountain Communications, Inc.
Grundy Telcom Integration Inc.
GTL (USA) Inc.
Gulf Equipment Corporation
Hayden Tower Service, Inc.
Heartland Solutions Corp.
Herca Telecomm Services, Inc.
Hightower Communications, Inc.
Independent Network Services, LLC
Industrial Communications, LLC
Integrated Installations, Inc.
JBL Electric Inc.
JT Tower Service
KGPCo.
KMM
Lee Antenna & Line Service, Inc.
Legacy Telecommunications, Inc.
Long Wave Inc.
Mangum Civil Constructors, Inc.
MasTec Network Solutions
Mercury Communication & Construction INC.
Meridian Blue Construction, LLC
Mesquite Valley Communications, Inc.
Michigan Towers Incorporated
Microwave Transmission Systems, Inc.
Mid Atlantic Contracting, Inc.
Midland Communications Inc.
MILLENNIA CONTRACTING, INC.
MillerCo, Inc.
Murphy Tower Services, LLC
MUTI - Sabre Industries Telecom Services
NDC Communications, LLC
Network Installation Specialists, LLC
Newkirk Electric Associates Inc
Norris Tower Incorporated
North Sky Communications, Inc.
Northeast Towers, Inc.
Northern Pride Communications, Inc.
Omega Development Company
Pathwave Inc.
Patriot Towers Inc.
Penn-Tech International, Inc.
Perfect Wireless, Inc.
Pilgrim Communications, Inc.
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Platinum Communications
Power of Design Group, LLC
Professional Teleconcepts, LLC
R & M Electrical Telecom/Maint., Inc.
Radiofrequency Safety International (RSI)
RIO Steel & Tower, Ltd.
SAC Wireless LLC
SAI Communications
Sentenia Systems
Show Me Welding
Site Resources, LLC
SiteMaster, Inc.
Sky Climber Tower Solutions DBA Sky Climber Telecom
Skyjack Communications
Southern Tower Telecom
Spectrum Construction Services, Inc.
Speelman Electric, Inc.
STG Communication Services
Stout & Company, LLC
Structural Tower Services, Inc.
STS Communications, Inc.
Swift Industrial Power
Synergy Concepts, Inc.
Teltronic Towers, Inc.
Texoma Contracting, Inc.
Tiller Engineering Inc.
Tilson Technology Management, Inc.
Timberline Construction Corporation
Tool Tech, LLC
Total Service Telecom, Inc.
Total Telco Specialists, Inc.
Tower & Turbine Technologies LLC
Tower Inspection, Inc.
Tower Systems, Inc.
Tower Technologies, LLC
TowerMRL, Inc.
Tri State Tower, Inc.
US Tower Services, Inc.
Vertical Limit Construction, LLC
VERTICOM
Viking Maintenance dba Finish Tower, Inc.
Wigdahl Electric Company
Wireless Construction, Inc.
Wireless Horizon
Wireless Infrastructure Services

For more information on the NATE STAR Initiative program, visit HERE.

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About National Association of Tower Erectors

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 725 member companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Saudi Arabia. For additional information on NATE, please visit www.natehome.com.

Contact: Todd Schlekeway
(605) 882-5865

 

 

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