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NATE Announces STAR Initiative Participants for 2019 – 2020 Program Year

Posted on: October 10, 2019 Category: NATE News

For Immediate Release: 
October 10, 2019

NATE Announces STAR Initiative Participants for 2019 – 2020 Program Year

(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 2019-2020 year. NATE has proudly accepted 160 participating companies in this year’s STAR Initiative which represents a record number of companies since the inception of the program.

The STAR Initiative will be entering its tenth program year in 2019-2020. Since its inception, the program’s site safety audits and program documentation requirements have served to allow participants to proactively identify and correct hundreds of job site hazards and deficiencies. These results have allowed NATE to extrapolate valuable benchmarks and tangible data from the program, while demonstrating compelling evidence that STAR Initiative member companies are leading the charge in terms of making our industry safer.

The STAR Initiative program represents the gold standard in the industry and has achieved an elevated level of distinction in the marketplace. Simply put, program participants are placing their respective firms in a strong business position with prominent industry customers and vendors.

“Safety is my number one priority and I am dedicated to helping the industry create a safer environment for all workers involved at all levels” stated NATE Board of Directors Member Shama Ray, Owner/CEO of Above All Tower Climbing, LLC from Bonne Terre, Missouri. “The NATE STAR Initiative is an excellent opportunity for NATE members to have a direct impact on safety and allows NATE to recognize those companies that embrace the highest standards to safeguard their employees.  Congratulations and thank you to all NATE STAR Initiative participants who have joined the role in working together to achieve the number one priority – ensuring our employees go home safe and sound each and every day,” added Ray.

This year, program participants will once again have access to the innovative STAR Initiative mobile app. The STAR app significantly enhances the participant experience by providing a convenient means of submitting Site Safety Audit documentation in real-time directly from the field via smart phone, tablet or other mobile device. The official NATE STAR Initiative app is available as a free download in both iOS (Apple) and Android platforms.

As an added benefit, STAR Initiative participants also receive discounts on designated training courses offered on the NATE EXCHANGE, a dynamic website platform connecting companies to the most up-to-date training courses offered in the tower industry.

The 2019-2020 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.
Aerial Wireless Services, LLC
Aloft Wireless LLC
Amatel, Inc.
AmChel Communications, Inc.
AMF Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Ansco & Associates, LLC
Atlantic CommTech Corporation
Atlantic Construction Companies
B+T Group
B-C Walker, Inc.
BDC Group, Inc.
Best Endeavours, Inc.
Black & Veatch
Branch Communications, LLC
Bright Lighting, Inc
Capstone Solutions Inc
Cellular Construction Services
Centerline Communications LLC
Cipov Enterprises, Inc.
Clifton’s Tower Service, Inc.
CMS Wireless, LLC
Com Plus Inc.
Commsite Corp.
D & H Builders, Inc.
Dan Combs Consulting Inc.
DAWCOM
Design 1
Design Telecommunications Inc.
Dietz Brothers, Inc.
Diverse Construction, Inc.
Diversified Communications Services
E.M. Enterprises General Contractors, Inc.
East Coast Communications
Eastern Communications, Inc.
EasTex Tower, LLC
Eastower Communications Inc
Elevated Services, LLC
Elexco, Inc.
Elite Elevations
Emergency Radio Service, Inc.
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
Green Mountain Communications, Inc.
Gulf Services
Hayden Tower Service, Inc.
Heartland Solutions Corp.
Hightower Communications, Inc.
Independent Network Services, LLC
Industrial Communications, LLC
Infinigy Solutions, LLC
Integrated Installations, Inc.
Joshrob Integrated Services Limited
JT Tower Service
KGPCo.
KMM
Lee Antenna & Line Service, Inc.
Legacy Telecommunications LLC
Long Wave Inc.
MasTec Network Solutions
McPhee Electric
MDTS
Mercury Communications Contractors LLC
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 Services, LLC
MUTI – Sabre Industries Telecom Services
MZI Group
NDC Communications, LLC
Needmore Towers Inc.
Network Installation Specialists, LLC
Newkirk Electric Associates Inc
NextGen Services Group, Inc.
Noash Construction, Inc.
North Sky Communications, Inc.
Northeast Towers, Inc.
Northern Pride Communications, Inc.
Nsight Tower
Omega Development Company
Pathwave Inc.
Patriot Towers Inc.
Peak Signals, LLC
Penn-Tech International, Inc.
Pilgrim Communications, Inc.
Pillar Innovations LLC
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Platinum Communications
Power of Design Group, LLC
Premise, Inc.
Primoris Aevenia, Inc.
Professional Teleconcepts, LLC
PT Holdings Company, LLC
Pyramid Network Services
Pyrgos Communications Inc.
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
SiteMaster, Inc.
Sky Climber Tower Solutions DBA Sky Climber Telecom
Skyjack Communications
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.
Texoma Contracting, Inc.
Tiller Engineering Inc.
Tilson Technology Management, Inc.
Timberline Construction Corporation
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
TowerMRL, Inc.
Triangle Communication System
True Compass LLC
Tryzub Tower Services, LLC
TSC Construction, LLC
US Tower Services, Inc.
Valor Specialties, Inc.
Velex
Vertical Limit, LLC – A QualTek Company
Vertical Technology Solutions, Inc
VERTICOM
Viking Maintenance dba Finish Tower, Inc.
Vinco, Inc.
Windy City Tower Techs LLC
Wireless Construction, Inc.
Wireless Horizon
Wireless Infrastructure Services
 

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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 805 member companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, China, Guam, Israel, Jamaica, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Trinidad and the United Kingdom. For additional information on NATE, please visit www.natehome.com.

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