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Peavey Appointed to Safety Committee

Troy Peavey, director of field operations for Stainless, recently accepted an invitation from the National Association of Tower Erectors to serve as a member of the association’s Safety and Education Committee. Peavey has spent his entire career in the broadcast and wireless industry, serving the last five years with Stainless, a broadcast subsidiary of FDH […]

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FDHV Receives First Wave of Tower Work from Nationwide Channel Repack

FDH Velocitel was recently awarded a nationwide contract to inspect more than 300 broadcast towers, ranging in height from approximately 200 to 2,000 feet. The $1.4M project represents the first wave of tower work anticipated from the nationwide channel repack following the Federal Communication Commission’s incentive auctions of TV broadcast spectrum. FDHV’s qualified tower crews […]

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FDH Velocitel Recognized as NATE STAR Initiative Member

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) recently announced the companies formally approved to participate in the STAR Initiative for the 2016-2017 program year. FDH Velocitel is among the 100+ member companies representing the industry gold standard for safety and quality. FDHV has participated in the program each year since 2011. “Companies involved in the […]

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Heavy Civil Group Awarded Task Orders for Dam Inspections

FDH Velocitel’s Heavy Civil (HVC) Group, led by Robert Lindyberg, PhD, PE, was recently awarded four task orders for the testing and evaluation of dams managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Issued by the Corps’ Louisville, Huntington and Pittsburgh districts, the task orders specify the nondestructive testing and evaluation of 912 trunnion rods […]

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FDH Velocitel Adds Two Members to its Board

FDH Velocitel today announced that the board of managers of its parent company (Velocitel LLC) has appointed two new members. Richard Ruben, former vice chairman and former CEO of PEG Bandwidth, and Jake MacLeod, former executive vice president of Powerwave and former principal vice president/chief technology officer of Bechtel, were appointed during the board’s August […]

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New A10.48 Standard Transformative for Tower Industry

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) announced this week the finalization of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) A10.48-2016 Standard. NATE called the new standard a “game changer” for the industry because of its comprehensive reach across the entire tower construction, service and maintenance industry. FDH Velocitel’s regulatory compliance […]

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Congressman David Price Views Demonstration of FDHV’s Nondestructive Technology to Assess USACE Dams

FDH Velocitel was recently awarded a five-year, $10M contract for architectural and engineering services to complete testing of tension in Tainter gate trunnion girder anchor rods on USACE-owned and managed dams nationwide. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District (Louisville, KY) is the contracting entity. Congressman David Price (NC 4th District) and FDH […]

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SiteSafe’s Klaus Bender Reports on Recent LMCC Initiatives

SiteSafe principal engineer Klaus Bender, PE, contributed an article to Mission Critical Magazine on the results of the recent annual meeting of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC). Bender, a member of the Mission Critical Communications editorial advisory board, attended the LMCC meeting as a guest of a frequency coordinator and SiteSafe client. The meeting […]

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Broadcast facilities may need changes after FCC spectrum auction

In the February 2016 issue of AGL Magazine, Don Doty, regulatory compliance advisor for FDH Velocitel, discusses how broadcasters can prepare for the changes that may result to their facilities following the upcoming Federal Communications Commission 101 reverse auction for full power and Class A TV broadcast stations. Doty advises broadcasters to begin planning now […]

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FDHV Research Engineer Wins Gold Scholarship

Congratulations to Brandon Compton, PE, a research engineer III in FDH Velocitel’s R&D group! Compton was recently awarded a College of Business Gold Graduate Student Scholarship by East Carolina University to pursue a Master of Business Administration. The prestigious, merit-based Gold Scholarship provides $12,000 (or $3,000/semester) for new students who wish to enroll in the […]

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