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U-TECK to Participate in the 2014 NRVMA Expo

Mark your calendars and make plans to join us at the Annual NRVMA Conference October 7 – 9, 2014. It  will be held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

U-TECK Showcases Specialty Products for Outside Plant Use at OSP EXPO 2014

Join us at booth 855 as we introduce our New! Fiber Optic Splicing Workstation as well as other specialty and industry standard products that provides productivity and safety for outside plant workers

Fayetteville, N.C. – Sept. 8, 2014 – U-TECK, a developer of specialized products for the telecommunications, utility, municipal and transportation industries for over 30 years, will be demonstrating specialty telecom safety solutions at the OSP Expo® 2014. Held Oct. 1 – 2 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, the OSP Expo is the industry showcase for delivering solutions, products and technologies for the ever-changing telecommunications market.

U-TECK will be in booth 855 offering an exciting first look at some innovative micro-trenching tools, as well as an industry standard in the making, the Fiber Optic Splicing Workstation.

The Fiber Optic Splicing Workstation is able to work in any fiber splicing environment, and is lightweight and durable. With an ample surface area and molded in areas for loose tools, the Fiber Optic Splicing Workstation goes from self-standing to hanging at the NID, to bucket use, and aerial splicing on the strand with ease.

Other specialty products will also be on display, as well as proven industry standards such as the splicer seat and ladder wedge, which offer safety and convenience.

For more information about OSP Expo 2014, visit http://www.ospmag.com/expo.

For more information about U-TECK, their products, or to locate a sales representative, visit www.uteck.com or call 1-800-542-7011.

 About U-TECK

U-TECK manufactures and supplies specialized products and services for the telecommunication, utility, municipal and transportation industries. Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise, U-TECK is dedicated to developing high-quality, innovative solutions that simplify everyday jobs in the field, including the unique, 100 percent recycled WeedEnder® vegetation control matting for state departments of transportation and municipalities. Currently enjoying their 30th year anniversary, U-TECK is headquartered in Fayetteville, N.C., with a nationwide distributor network. For more information on U-TECK and its products, visit www.uteck.com or call 1-800-542-7011.

 

 

 

 

 

U-TECK Offers Workplace Safety Tips for National Safety Month

U-TECK Offers Workplace Safety Tips for National Safety Month
Manufacturer’s specialized solutions help personnel in the field maintain a safe work environment and prevent accidents on the job

In honor of National Safety Month, U-TECK , a developer of specialized products for the telecommunications, utility, municipal and transportation industries, offers its top five tips for ensuring a safe environment for workers in the field. Observed annually in June, National Safety Month is an initiative set forth by the National Safety Council to educate and influence behaviors around the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.

Below are five tips from U-TECK for improving workplace conditions and reducing injuries in the field:

  • Invest in Ergonomic Equipment: Reduce worker fatigue, increase productivity, and avoid injuries and strains with ergonomic equipment. Such tools are designed to work with the body’s natural movements and minimize the risk for developing musculoskeletal disorders, especially back pain. For example, easily transport ladders to and from trucks with a ladder caddy, which offsets much of a ladder’s weight.
  • Recognize the Dangers of Confined Space: Although they are not visible to the human eye, atmospheric hazards are all too common in manholes. Before heading down into a manhole, practice the Occupation Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) “test, purge and ventilate” routine to ensure that the space is free of combustible gases and has ample oxygen.
  • Maintain Visibility: The most recent Bureau of Labor statistics show that 220 workers were struck and killed by a vehicle in 2010. Whether repairing a cable line on the side of a highway, or directing traffic around a construction site, high-visibility clothing and equipment can prevent these devastating incidents. Bright yellow or orange reflective clothing (vests, jackets, headwear, gloves and armbands) and gear (flags, signs, and splicer seats) are ideal.
  • Take Caution with Ladders: According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, approximately 65,000 workers go to the hospital every year due to ladder-related accidents. Before using a ladder, inspect it for broken rungs, missing bolts and other broken parts, and make sure it is placed on level ground. When climbing up and down, face the ladder while holding onto the sides. Use a ladder wedge to help keep the ladder steady.
  • Beat the Heat: Take preventative measures when working in the summer heat. In addition to proper hydration and light clothing, heavy-duty work tents and umbrellas help safeguard workers from the beating sun. The best work tents and umbrellas offer versatility and stability, and are made of high-visibility material.

Russ Mason III, U-TECK’s vice president of sales, said, “For more than 25 years, U-TECK has been dedicated to designing and developing diverse products that not only solve everyday problems on the job, but also maintain a safe work environment. As we continue to observe National Safety Month, we encourage organizations in all industries to make an extra effort to examine their current safety initiatives and ensure that they are taking the best possible measures to keep workers safe.”

To learn more about U-TECK’s line of specialized safety products, visit www.uteck.com or call 1-800-542-7011.

About U-TECK

U-TECK manufactures and supplies specialized products and services for the telecommunication, utility, municipal and transportation industries. Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise , U-TECK is dedicated to developing high-quality, innovative solutions that simplify everyday jobs in the field, including the unique, 100 percent recycled WeedEnder ® vegetation control matting for state departments of transportation and municipalities. In business for more than 25 years, U-TECK is headquartered in Fayetteville , N.C. , with a nationwide distributor network.

U-TECK Introduces Attic-Trax™ Walkboards

U-TECK Introduces Attic-Trax™ Walkboards
7/20/12

Used in pairs, Attic-Trax Walkboards allow workers to move safely through an attic space and provide a stable standing surface

U-TECK , a developer of specialized products for the telecommunications, utility, municipal and transportation industries, announces the availability of its Attic-Trax™ Walkboards . Used in pairs, Attic-Trax Walkboards help workers in the construction, HVAC and electrical industries move safely through an attic space, while preventing ceiling damage and increasing productivity.

U-TECK’s Attic-Trax Walkboards are constructed from durable, lightweight composites with beveled edges and corners, featuring a finger placement hole in the center of the board for easy pickup and repositioning. Each board has a 700-pound load rating and four support rails that allow users to safely stand and navigate between joists. The Attic-Trax Walkboards have been approved for use by some of today’s leading telecommunication service providers.

Russ Mason III, U-TECK’s vice president of sales, said, “After hearing concerns from electrical technicians about damaging ceilings while traversing through attics and standing on unstable beams, we created the Attic-Trax Walkboards. With a set of these sturdy, ergonomic boards, workers can more efficiently perform their jobs, as they are able to safely move around and comfortably stand in an attic space.”

Attic-Trax Walkboards are designed to work in attics with 16 or 24-inch OC joist spaces. Each kit includes two 20-by-28 inch textured, non-slip boards with high-visibility yellow edges and a detachable carry handle. U-TECK’s Attic-Trax Walkboards are available immediately through the company and its approved distributors. For more information or to locate a sales representative, visit www.uteck.com or call 1-800-542-7011.

About U-TECK
U-TECK manufactures and supplies specialized products and services for the telecommunication, utility, municipal and transportation industries. Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise , U-TECK is dedicated to developing high-quality, innovative solutions that simplify everyday jobs in the field, including the unique, 100 percent recycled WeedEnder ® vegetation control matting for state departments of transportation and municipalities. In business for more than 25 years, U-TECK is headquartered in Fayetteville , N.C. , with a nationwide distributor network.

 

U-TECK Donates $5,000 to the Fisher House Foundation

U-TECK Donates $5,000 to the Fisher House Foundation
2/5/13

Fayetteville, NC based manufacturer/supplier’s contribution will directly benefit the Fisher House at the Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg , N.C.

Fayetteville, N.C. – U-TECK, a developer of specialized products for the telecommunications, utility, municipal and transportation industries, announces a $5,000 donation to the Fisher House at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, N.C. U-TECK’s contribution will go directly to helping the Fort Bragg location provide temporary housing for military families while active duty and retired service members are receiving medical care at the Womack Army Medical Center .

Lorie Southerland, operations assistant for the Fort Bragg Fisher House, said, “The Fisher House runs solely on donations, so every contribution goes a long way in making a big difference in the lives of soldiers and their families. On behalf of the Fisher House Foundation, I’d like to thank U-TECK for its generosity.”

The Fisher House Foundation, Inc. , is a not-for-profit best known for its network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. Since its inception in 1990, the Fisher House Foundation has served more than 160,000 families, offered over 4 million lodging days, and saved families more than $192 million in lodging and transportation costs. In 2012, the Fort Bragg Fisher House alone provided housing to 253 families.

Linda Hoppmann, president and CFO, U-TECK, said, “As a North Carolina-based business for more than 25 years, U-TECK has always strived to give back to the community. The Fisher House is an extraordinary organization that cares for our veterans, military personnel and their families. Our contribution to the Fort Bragg Fisher House will help us show our personal gratitude to the men and women of our military and to help ensure that they have accommodations and resources for themselves and their families while receiving treatment.”

In addition to supporting the Fisher House, U-TECK’s employees are committed to being responsible corporate citizens by supporting not only their community, but also local projects and organizations. The company focuses on programs that address business, education, services for veterans and the military, health and human services, as well as the environment. Hoppmann is currently the president of the Fayetteville Area Plant Managers Association, and represents the PMA through participation in the Economic Development Alliance of Cumberland County. She is also an active private sector member on the Cumberland County Workforce Development Board. Says Hoppmann, “A strong community provides the foundation for businesses and industries to grow and prosper.”

For more information about the Fisher House Foundation, visit www.fisherhouse.org or call (888) 294-8560.

From left to right: LTC. Thomas Hundle, Womack Army Medical Center Logistics Commander, Linda Hoppmann, President and CFO, UTECK, Lorie Southerland, Ft. Bragg Fisher House Operations Assistant.

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