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NATE and Member Companies Crown Castle, MILLENNIA CONTRACTING, Inc., and Network Building + Consulting Host Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman on Tower Site Visit

Posted on: April 24, 2023 Category: Industry News

For Immediate Release:
April 24, 2023

(Tappahannock, Virginia) – NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association and member companies Crown Castle, MILLENNIA CONTRACTING, Inc., and Network Building + Consulting today facilitated an opportunity for Congressman Rob Wittman to conduct a communications tower site visit in the First Congressional District of Virginia.

During the site visit, Congressman Wittman toured a 283-foot Self-Support Crown Castle communications tower and compound with event participants to learn about the work that is conducted daily by vertical real estate companies, contractors, and technicians to build, maintain and deploy communications sites and related wireless/broadband infrastructure. 

Congressman Wittman was also able to speak with event participants about the industry’s workforce development initiatives, training and safety protocols, and legislative and regulatory priorities.

Additionally, the event provided an invaluable forum for Congressman Wittman to discuss the importance of broadband connectivity to Virginia’s First District and his overall legislative priorities in the 118th Congress.

“Accessible and reliable broadband has the potential to revolutionize the way First District families live their lives,” said Congressman Rob Wittman. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to have met with NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association and the member companies today to see the incredible work they are doing to advance wireless communications and broadband structures for rural Virginians. Ensuring those I represent have access to important wireless resources like telehealth and online education remains one of my top priorities in Congress, and I look forward to our continued efforts in expanding this important service throughout the First District.”

“We were honored to have Congressman Wittman visit our tower today,” said Owen Deneny, Crown Castle Vice President of Construction Services. “Towers are an essential component of communications infrastructure that allow Virginians to connect to public safety services, virtual doctor’s appointments and remote working and learning.”

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(Pictured Above from Left to Right) Crown Castle Representatives Travis Meyers, Shawn Offenbach, Chris Durgin, Stacy Pies, Marina Samson, and Owen Deneny; Congressman Rob Wittman; NATE Board of Director, Kevin Dougherty of MILLENIA CONTRACTING, INC.; NATE WIN Virginia State Liaison Ryan Schock of Network Building + Consulting; and Brian Indovina of Crown Castle.

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NATE Board of Director Kevin Dougherty of MILLENIA CONTRACTING, INC. assists Congressman Rob Wittman into a climbing harness during the Crown Castle site visit in Tappahannock, Virginia.

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Chris Durgin and Owen Deneny of Crown Castle brief Congressman Rob Wittman on the Crown Castle site they are visiting in Tappahannock, Virginia. The Congressman was also able to try on climbing equipment and tour the facility on his visit.


About NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association

NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to providing a unified voice for companies in the diverse tower and communications infrastructure industries. It is recognized as the tower industry leader in promoting safety, standards, and education. Today, the Association boasts approximately 1,125 member companies (mostly small businesses) that construct, service or maintain hundreds of thousands of communications towers and next generation networks throughout the United States and 12 other countries.

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About Crown Castle

Crown Castle is the nation’s largest provider of shared communications infrastructure. Our portfolio connects cities and communities to essential data, technology, and broadband service — bringing information, ideas, and innovations to the people and businesses that need them.

With a unique combination of towers, small cells and fiber, and a team of approximately 5,000 employees across nearly 100 offices nationwide, we’re setting the stage for tomorrow’s most transformative technologies. We are invested in Virginia and currently have 885 towers, 605 small cell nodes, and 1,175 fiber miles providing coverage to more than 73% of the Commonwealth where 65 of our employees make their homes.

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MILLENNIA CONTRACTING, INC. is a full-service Antenna, Civil, Electrical, General, and Tower Contractor for the Wireless Industry throughout the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. From the Foundation to the Lightning Rod, MILLENNIA CONTRACTING, Inc. has the expertise and manpower to do your project on time and within budget. The company possesses Electrical and General Contractors’ licenses throughout the area.

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About Network Building + Consulting

NB+C is a telecommunications development firm delivering excellence for more than 35 years. From our four walls to the real world, we put next generation wireless within reach – offering a full scope of solutions, from early-stage project planning to engineering and construction, for clients in the wireless, fiber, and utility industries.

Our team of telecom professionals brings a depth of knowledge and breadth of experience across program types. You won’t find a team more driven and committed to helping you succeed, working to bring real-world outcomes that connect communities globally.

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