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NATE Announces STAR Initiative Participants for 2018-2019 Program Year

Posted on: October 25, 2018 Category: NATE News

For Immediate Release: 
October 25, 2018

NATE Announces STAR Initiative Participants for 2018-2019 Program Year

 STAR Initiative Companies Represent Best-in-Class 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 2018-2019 year.

The NATE STAR Initiative is currently entering its eighth 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.

“I am excited to have my company once again participate in the STAR Initiative Program for another year,” stated NATE Board of Directors member Bryan Lee from Lee Antenna & Line Service, Inc. in Springtown, Pennsylvania. “NATE STAR Initiative companies are currently on the front lines safely performing activities as diverse as small cell network densification installations, rural broadband deployments, new macro tower builds and upgrading and moving equipment on broadcast towers with the repack transition. The common denominator in all of this work is that STAR Initiative participating companies are a trusted resource to conduct this work so vital for our nation’s economy in a safe and quality manner,” added Lee.

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 2018-2019 NATE STAR Initiative participating companies include: 

A&J Steel Reinforcing Services Inc.
Above All Tower Climbing, LLC
Advanced Tower Services, Inc.
Advanced Wireless Solutions, Inc.
Air-Nem Tower Services
Amatel, Inc.
AmChel Communications, Inc.
AMF Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Atlantic CommTech Corporation
Atlantic Construction Companies
B+T Group
B-C Walker, Inc.
Best Endeavours, Inc.
Black & Veatch
Branch Communications, LLC
Bright Lighting, Inc.
Capstone Solutions Inc
Cell Connect, Inc.
Centerline Communications LLC
Centerline Solutions, LLC
Cipov Enterprises, Inc.
Clear Path Communications, Inc.
Clifton’s Tower Service, Inc.
Com Plus Inc.
Commsite Corp.
Communication Network Solutions,
     LLC
D & H Builders, Inc.
DAWCOM
Design 1
Design Telecommunications Inc.
Dietz Brothers, Inc.
Diversified Communications Services
E.M. Enterprises General
    Contractors, Inc.
East Coast Communications
Eastern Communications, Inc.
EasTex Tower, LLC
Elevated Services, LLC
Elexco, Inc.
Emergency Radio Service, Inc.
Enertech Resources, LLC
Engineering Wireless Services, LLC
    EWS)
ERI Installations, Inc.
Ericsson Inc.
Excalibur Builders and
    Maintenance, Inc.
Excel Construction, Inc.
FDH Infrastructure Services, LLC
Flash Technology
Global Tank and Tower, LLC
Grapevine Solutions, Inc.
Gray’s Tower Service LLC
Great Plains Towers
Great Southwestern Construction,
    Inc.
Green Mountain Communications,
    Inc.
Gulf Equipment Corporation
Hayden Tower Service, Inc.
Heartland Solutions Corp.
Hightower Communications, Inc.
Independent Network Services, LLC
Industrial Communications, LLC
JT Tower Service
KGPCo.
KMM
Lee Antenna & Line Service, Inc.
Legacy Telecommunications, Inc.
Long Wave Inc.
Mangum Civil Constructors, Inc.
MasTec Network Solutions
McPhee Electric
MDTS LLC
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.
Midwest Tower Erection, Inc.
MILLENNIA CONTRACTING, INC.
MillerCo, Inc.
Murphy Tower Service LLC
MUTI – Sabre Industries Telecom
    Services
Nav Industrial Inc.
NDC Communications, LLC
Needmore Towers Inc.
Network Installation Specialists, LLC
Newkirk Electric Associates Inc
Noash Construction, Inc.
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
Primoris Aevenia, Inc.
Professional Teleconcepts, LLC
Pyramid Network Services
R & M Electrical Telecom/Maint., Inc.
Radiofrequency Safety International
    (RSI)
RIO Steel & Tower, Ltd.
Sabre Industries, Inc.
SAC Wireless LLC
SAI Group
Show Me Welding
Site Resources, LLC
SiteMaster, Inc.
Sky Climber Tower Solutions DBA Sky 
     Climber Telecom
Skyjack Communications
SL Universal Contractors LLC
Sleeth Tower, Inc.
Spectrum Construction Services, Inc.
Speelman Electric, Inc.
STG Communication Services
Stout & Company, LLC
Structural Tower Services, Inc.
STS Communications, Inc.
Synergy Concepts, Inc.
T Steele Construction Inc.
Teltronic Towers, Inc.
TESA Communications
Texoma Contracting, Inc.
Tiller Engineering Inc.
Tilson Technology Management, Inc.
Timberline Communications Inc
Total Service Telecom, Inc.
Total Telco Specialists, Inc.
Tower & Turbine Technologies LLC
Tower Communications Expert, LLC
Tower Inspection, Inc.
Tower Systems, Inc.
Tower Technologies, LLC
Tower View, Inc.
TowerMRL, Inc.
Triangle Communication System
US Tower Services, Inc.
Vertical Limit, LLC
Vertical Technology Solutions, Inc
VERTICOM
Viking Maintenance dba Finish
    Tower, Inc.
Wireless Construction, Inc.
Wireless Horizon
Wireless Infrastructure Services

 

For more information on the NATE STAR Initiative Program, visit HERE. For information on NATE, visit www.natehome.com.

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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 775 member companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Guam, Jamaica, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom. For additional information on NATE, please visit www.natehome.com.