NATE Newsroom:

NATE Debuts Climber Connection Volume 4 Video Series at NATE UNITE 2019 Conference

Posted on: February 5, 2019 Category: NATE News

For Immediate Release:                                                                         

February 5, 2019


NATE Debuts Climber Connection Volume 4 Video Series at NATE UNITE 2019 Conference

#ClimberConnection Volume 4 Video Shines Spotlight on the Impact of the Tower Family Foundation Non-Profit Organization

(Grapevine, Texas) – NATE today unveiled a video highlighting the Tower Family Foundation non-profit organization as the first to debut in Volume 4 of the Association’s critically acclaimed Climber Connection series. The video release took place live at the NATE UNITE 2019 Keynote Luncheon in Grapevine, Texas. The NATE UNITE 2019 Keynote Luncheon, sponsored by SBA Communications Corporation, included a keynote address from actor and businessman Willie Robertson, best known for his appearances on the popular reality TV series Duck Dynasty.

The heart-warming video, entitled “Tower Family Foundation: A Helping Hand” focuses on the incredible impact the foundation plays in providing financial resources and scholarships to industry workers and families in the aftermath of a work-related accident or fatality. Specifically, the video includes the touching personal story of how the Tower Family Foundation helped tower climber Randy Smith from Rolla, Kansas after he experienced an injury while working at a tower site in rural Kansas.

“This video tugs at the heart strings and is a powerful narrative of how the Tower Family Foundation steps in to support workers and families at their most vulnerable stage,” said Foundation President Jim Tracy from Burley, Washington. “Randy’s story is similar to the countless other workers and families the Foundation has supported since our inception in 2014 and we look forward to continuing to provide this support with the help of the industry moving forward,” added Tracy.

Click HERE to watch the Tower Family Foundation Video. NATE encourages tower technicians and industry stakeholders to actively participate in this campaign by posting the video on their respective social networking platforms using the hashtag #ClimberConnection. NATE also encourages industry workers to share their comments on the video through social interaction on the Association’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Climber Connection Volume 4 campaign was developed by the NATE Member Services Committee in conjunction with the NATE Safety & Education Committee and is designed to provide specific resources and communicate the Association’s message directly to the industry’s workforce. 

Visit HERE to access the Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3 editions of the Climber Connection Video Series. For more information on NATE, visit today.

Companies and individuals are encouraged to visit the Tower Family Foundation’s website at to learn more about the organization and make an online contribution.

Cam02 S001 S001 22 17 10.still002 Cam02 S001 S001 39 46 20.still004


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 840 member companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, China, Ghana, Jamaica, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and Trinidad. For additional information on NATE, please visit