NATE Declares May 9 Tower Technician Day
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 | Comments

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) declared May 9 as tower technician appreciation day. For the second consecutive year, a day was set aside by NATE to coincide with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) national safety stand-down week to pay tribute to the important work that tower technicians conduct on a daily basis to enable a mobile society.

“I’m glad to once again join NATE in congratulating and honoring all of the hardworking tower technicians who play a critical role in maintaining the communications infrastructure in South Dakota and across the country,” said U.S. Sen. John Thune, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. “They don’t have an easy job, but thanks to their dedication and unique skill set, the United States is continuing to expand its wireless broadband footprint, and we’re in a much stronger position in the race toward 5G.”

“NATE is ecstatic to declare Wednesday, May 9, 2018 as a day to honor our industry’s most precious resource, the tower technician workforce,” said NATE Chairman Jim Tracy. “Today’s skilled technicians are expected to possess the diverse skill set necessary to safely deploy and expand universal broadband, public-safety communications and ubiquitous 5G coverage across North America, while repacking the broadcast spectrum. NATE is proud to highlight and salute these dedicated technicians who work tirelessly to meet both our present and future communications needs.”

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