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NATE and Member Companies Crown Castle and Novotech Construction, Inc. Host Pennsylvania Congressman John Joyce on Tower Site Visit

Posted on: July 11, 2023 | Categories: Industry News, NATE News

For Immediate Release:
July 11, 2023

(Duncansville, PA) – NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association and member companies Crown Castle and Novotech Construction, Inc. facilitated an opportunity for Congressman John Joyce to conduct a communications tower site visit in the 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.

During the site visit, Congressman Joyce toured a 300-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 Joyce 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 Joyce to discuss the importance of broadband connectivity to Pennsylvania’s 13th District and his overall legislative priorities in the 118th Congress.

“We were happy to have Congressman John Joyce visit one of our 1,600 Pennsylvania tower sites,” said Owen Deneny, Crown Castle Vice President of Construction Services. “Towers provide essential wireless coverage to residents as they work from home or go to school remotely, and it also ensures that first-responders can be reached in emergency situations. We are proud that our infrastructure serves more than 98% of Pennsylvanians.” 

“It was a privilege to host Congressman Joyce at the Duncansville tower site,” stated Christopher Mika, President of Novotech Construction, Inc. “I was especially pleased that a few of our company’s hard-working tower technicians were able to visit directly with the Congressman to discuss all the work they do daily to enable connectivity in the District, State and Region. I would like to thank Congressman Joyce, NATE, and Crown Castle for partnering with our company to make the event special,” Mika added.

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Novotech Construction, Inc. Team with Rep. John Joyce.
L to R: Luke Weaver, Ian Brown, Rep. Joyce, Chris Mika, Josh Quarry, and Shane Donaldson.


Crown Castle Team with Rep. John Joyce.
L to R: Staci Pies, Rep. Joyce, Ronald Marshall, Arthur Zebroski, and Marina Sansom.


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 1,139 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. This 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, Crown Castle is setting the stage for tomorrow’s most transformative technologies. Crown Castle is invested in Pennsylvania and currently has 1,610 towers, 3,530 small cell nodes, and 11,345 fiber miles providing coverage to more than 98% of the Commonwealth where 1,255 of  its employees make their homes.

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About Novotech Construction, Inc. 

Novotech Construction, Inc. is in the historic railroading town of Altoona, Pennsylvania. With over 25 years of tower and wireless construction experience at the helm, we are committed to providing exceptional construction, maintenance, and management services characterized by a commitment to safety and customer service.

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Contact: Todd Schlekeway
(605) 882-5865