NATE announced today, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, is Tower Technician Appreciation Day. For the second consecutive year, a day has been set aside by NATE to coincide with OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down Week in order 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. Senator John Thune (R-SD), who is 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,” added Thune.
“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 from Burley, Washington. “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.”
NATE encourages member companies and industry stakeholders to use this day of commemoration to host events within their respective organizations to pay tribute to the technicians they employ. To download and print the official Tower Technician Appreciation Day Proclamation, visit HERE.