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U-TECK Partners with Advantage-Marketing!


U-TECK, 4/19/23

U-TECK partners with Advantage-Marketing!

Well Known Manufacturer of Fiber Optics, Telecom and Utility equipment partners with Rep Firm to expand service area and offerings.

Fayetteville, NC April 17, 2023 – U-TECK and Advantage-Marketing announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic sales representation partnership to expand our reach and offer our unique, high-quality products to even more customers in the Telecommunications and Broadband markets – now allowing us to reach even more customers throughout the Upper Midwest region of the country where Advantage Marketing operates.

The agreement will focus on promoting safety products and innovations amongst the Fiber Optic, Utility, and Telecommunications fields. The partnership is expected to boost sales for both companies. The partnership will also provide an expanded network for U-TECK’S commitment to providing safety solutions to the field and to learn from Advantage about their customer’s needs.

U-TECK’s product lineup includes a wide range of innovative and reliable products designed specifically for the Telecommunications and Broadband Industries. This includes Fiber Optic Splicing Workstations, Cable Placement and Management Solutions, as well as a comprehensive range of Ladder Safety and Worker Safety Products.

“U-TECK is known for developing and creating product solutions that are thoughtful and easy for technicians to use. We take great pride in the quality of the products that our folks build here in North Carolina. Our new partnership with Advantage Marketing and their sales team means more product exposure, and brand awareness, to their customers and clients. Their knowledge and experience in these markets is vast and comes very highly recommended” (Russ Mason)

Advantage Marketing has a strong reputation for delivering excellent customer service and providing customized solutions to meet the unique needs of their customers. We are confident that they will provide the same level of service and support to our customers in the Upper Midwest to include the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.

Advantage Marketing is excited to work with such an innovative company as U-TECK.  U-TECK’s products compliment our focus on Outside Plant Fiber Optic solutions for our customers in the Communications Service Provider space.  I have admired these solutions for some time, and it is a real honor to be able to represent them.”

At U-TECK, we are committed to providing our customers with the best possible products and services. We believe that our partnership with Advantage Marketing will help us to achieve this goal and provide our customers with the customized solutions they need to succeed



Casey Ferris

Marketing Director


PRODUCT LAUNCH! Fiber Coil Turntable!

The BRAND NEW Fiber Coil Turntable is for use in the field when fiber coil deployment is difficult, and there is a MFT/MST attached to the coil.

No more worry about spring back or backlash – the FCT eliminates those problems!










  • Reduces Fiber Coil Spring back
  • Easily adjustable for multiple size coils
  • Rubber Cleats affixed underneath to prevent slipping
  • Metal Stakes included for when working in grass etc…
  • Adjustable brake for increasing tension and reducing Drag & Backlash
  • Handles on each corner for easy transport
  • Alignment Guides for determining proper ID


Fiber Coil Turntable – 59020                                Weight – 33Lbs


U-TECK has just released yet another great safety product! Our New “Attic-Trax Illuminated” walk boards are used as a means to safely traverse through dark attic spaces, greatly reducing the possibility of falling through a customers ceiling. Each board is illuminated with a rechargeable panel light, lighting the way to your work area, and ensuring you have a safe, sturdy platform to work on. Light brightness can be adjusted. These photos were taken at 50% power. At that level you have 4.5-5 hours of runtime. Simply recharge with a USB-C cord and you are ready for the next job!


For more info,  call our customer service at 800-542-7011, or email for pricing to


New Product – Coming Soon from U-TECK!

Weve got something exciting launching Dec 8th…

7 Winter Weather Worker Safety Tips

Keep an Eye on the Weather

Nothing ruins productivity like having a jobsite full of workers who can’t work because a blizzard came through and you were caught unaware. Be prepared by keeping an eye on the forecast and knowing when winter weather is going to strike.

The best method is to check the national weather forecast every morning and several times as the day progresses. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a great source to get timely weather reports on unpredictable changes in weather conditions.

This will ensure workers are given enough time and adequate warning to secure work areas, vacate the worksite, and drive home in relatively safe road conditions.


Check jobsites

The jobsite site – including any scaffolding and ladders, should be checked before work begins. This will ensure that there are no snowdrifts, ice, fallen trees, or other objects and debris scattered which can delay work or inadvertently create hazards for workers.

Be sure to stress the importance of fall precaution and protection to workers when icy conditions exist.

Spread salt or sand melt over any icy areas to help with traction for workers and vehicles. If an area can’t be cleared, be sure to mark that area and advise workers to use caution, especially when carrying materials and tools!

Remove any icicles that may have formed to prevent falling object hazards.


Provide a Warm Area for Breaks

Workers expend more energy when working in cold weather to keep their bodies warm. Make sure you have a heated area – like a tent, trailer or indoor area for workers to warm up from the cold – Our Vent Tents and Heaters make an excellent solution to this problem!

Encourage workers to take frequent breaks to warm up, drink something warm and change out of wet clothing!

Keep an eye on your workers for signs of fatigue, frostbite or hypothermia.


Wear Proper PPE

When winter weather conditions are present, be sure workers are wearing necessary personal protective equipment (PPE).

In addition to the normal required PPE, the following items should be considered when working in the cold on a job site:

Using liners in hard hats will help keep workers warm and prevent heat from escaping.

When selecting hand wear, Gloves and mittens should be selected to provide enough dexterity to work with tools and materials. Remind workers to always keep their gloves on, especially when climbing ladders, scaffolding, or getting onto trucks or other equipment. Frostbite can occur immediately if workers touch extremely cold metal with bare hands.

Encourage workers to wear waterproof boots, and to bring EXTRA socks to protect against the cold (and wet!).

Goggles, safety glasses, and facemasks can be treated with anti-fog spray to prevent their vision from being obstructed.

Our full line of PPE can help keep your workers warm and safe this winter!


Wear Layers!

Workers should wear warm clothing to protect against the cold and maintain proper levels of body heat. Wearing appropriate outer clothing to ensure their clothes do not get wet from the snow, would shield workers from being exposed to frostbite, cold stress, and hypothermia.

Keeping warm is one of the most important things when working in cold weather. The key is finding a balance of wearing enough layers to stay warm while still being able to maintain a good range of mobility to perform your work.

Layer clothing with some moisture-wicking thermals on your inner layer and have a waterproof outer layer to prevent moisture from soaking into your clothing. If clothing gets wet, it’s important to change into dry clothes to avoid losing body heat.

Limit the amount of skin exposed to cold temperatures with careful attention to the extremities by wearing knit hats and earmuffs for the head, wool socks for the feet, balaclavas for the face, and gloves and mittens for the hands.


In its Cold Stress Safety and Health Guide, OSHA offers the following guidance:

Dressing properly is extremely important to preventing cold stress. The type of fabric worn also makes a difference. Cotton loses its insulation value when it becomes wet. Wool, silk and most synthetics, on the other hand, retain their insulation even when wet. The following are recommendations for working in cold environments:

  • Wear at least three layers of loose-fitting clothing. Layering provides better insulation. Do not wear tight-fitting clothing. (An inner layer of wool, silk or synthetic to keep moisture away from the body; a middle layer of wool or synthetic to provide insulation even when wet; an outer wind and rain protection layer that allows some ventilation to prevent overheating.)
  • Wear a hat or hood to help keep your whole body warmer. Hats reduce the amount of body heat that escapes from your head.
  • Use a knit mask to cover the face and mouth (if needed).
  • Protect hands with insulated gloves (water resistant if necessary).
  • Wear insulated and waterproof boots (or other footwear).


Put Emergency Kits in Work Vehicles 

Make sure each of your company’s work trucks / vehicles are equipped with winter weather emergency kits. Your kits should include an ice scraper, shovel, blankets or space blankets, water, emergency flares, matches non-perishable snacks, tow straps, and a backup battery for your cell phone. It’s also a good idea to have some sand, cat litter, or salt to help with traction in case you get stuck. Encourage your workers to create emergency kits for their personal vehicles.

Employers should also have in place emergency and first aid kits at strategic locations on the worksite so that in case of accidents workers can easily use them to help their co-workers until emergency services arrive to provide professional medical treatment as required.

Here is a basic kit, courtesy of the VA Dept of Emergency Management

Be cautious when driving in snow and ice. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination and leave plenty of space between yourself and other vehicles to avoid accidents.

Emergency kits should also contain flashlights as power outages are possible in severe winter weather.


Educate your Crew

Educate workers on the signs of frostbite and hypothermia. Even when employers do everything they can to protect workers, issues can still arise. Supervisors and workers need to know the symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite so that if anyone shows these signs, they can receive immediate medical attention. When workers know what to look for, it’s more likely they will seek medical treatment sooner.

PRODUCT ALERT! U-TECK Launches Fiber Grip!

U-TECK’s FIBER-GRIP Splicing Clamp was designed specifically for our Fiber Splicing Workstation.

The FIBER-GRIP will securely hold and manage loose fiber, ribbon, tubes, or cables up to .5” diameter while you are splicing.

Quickly attaches to the Workstation at one of two locations simply with a toggle clamp.


U-TECK attends WKW Training Experience

We were thrilled to be invited out by one of our partners, WKW Associates, to attend their Training Experience this past week at North Shore Ranch, in Pennsylvania.


This FIRST EVER experience brought together customers, distributors, contractors and manufacturers to get HANDS ON demonstrations of products available.


Thank you to WKW Associates for putting this awesome event together! We can’t wait until next year!

Beat the Heat this Summer!

Here in NC the temps are slowly crawling upward to triple digits, and it looks to be that way until early September. Living in a hot, humid environment day in and out can take its toll out on the best of us. But what about those of us who WORK outdoors for a living and don’t have the option to stay inside?

During these scorching summer months, it’s important to remember to drink plenty of water and look for the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses that run rampant this time of year.

• Heat Cramps – can occur during or after work – mainly in arms, legs and abdomen. Heat cramps are a signal that your body has lost too much sweat from sweating
• Nausea
• Dizziness
• Headaches
• Pale, clammy skin
• Quick pulse
• Low Blood Pressure

Heat stroke is a serious matter and should be taken seriously – if left untreated it can become fatal. Signs to look for are lack of sweat, skin flushed and hot and a rapid heart rate. If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or coworkers, contact a medical professional immediately.

Take precautions to protect yourself from the rising temperatures with these 9 helpful tips!

1. Get used to working outdoors gradually. Take it easy until you are used to the increase in temperature. Roll windows up in vehicles and try not to use the AC on the way to a job. When you arrive on the job site, your body won’t have massive temperature differences to account for.

2. DRINK WATER! Your body loses hydration when you sweat. Drink plenty of water before, during and after being outdoors in the heat. Your body is already dehydrated by the time you notice you are hot and thirsty so make it a point to keep water on you and consume it regularly. Sports drinks are a great option, as they replace needed electrolytes to keep you energized. When working in the heat, avoid alcoholic beverages and sodas, as they can actually cause your body to lose water and salt.

3. Wear protective sun shields (don’t have one? buy it HERE!). Your head absorbs heat directly and moves it to the rest of your body. Wearing a sun shield can help keep your body cool and prevent heat exhaustion.

4. Take frequent rest breaks. Sit in the shade or AC while you replenish your water supply. Move to a cooler area or switch to lighter work if you are unable to take a break.

Taking a break in the shade can lower your body temperature by as much as 15 degrees!


5. Wear sun block!

6. If possible, dress in layers so that you can shed layers as the temperature rises.

7. Wear long sleeve shirts. The long shirts act like an evaporation cooler. It causes the wearer to sweat and, when the wind blows onto the wet fabric, cools the wearer down quicker vs. overheating.

8. Keep a cool, wet cloth to use to wipe down after a hot job. Your head, neck and arms are all areas that absorb heat – so a quick wipe down will have you feeling cooler in seconds!

9. Educate yourself about the signs of heat related illness so you can take the proper precautions for yourself and your coworkers.

U-TECK To Attend TCEI Expo April 5th-7th!

We are thrilled to announce that the TCEI Expo is back up and running and we will be attending for 2022!

Texas Communications Expo, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation chartered to engage in charitable, educational, scientific, civil or similar purposes including the promotion, advancement, development and dissemination of knowledge and information relating to the communications industry.

The EXPO is held each year in early April and provides vendors from across the nation and around the world an opportunity to present their products and services to operating companies engaged in the business of providing telecommunication services to end users. In addition to the product displays, vendors can perform training seminars for their products. Certificates of attendance are provided to all seminar participants.

Monies collected are donated to communications organizations that provide scholarships to promote education within the industry. Additionally, contributions are made to non-profit organizations to assist with training and education of craft and management personnel.

Visit us at the TCEI EXPO April 5-7th in Belton Tx, at booth 614!

U-TECK Introduces the ‘Street Saver’ and ‘Street Saver Slim’!



  • Helps Prevent Edge Breakage Prior to Back Filling
  • Two lengths available – 4’ and 8’
  • Two widths available – 12″ and 6″
  • 3/4” ‘fins’ keep the product in place
  • Street Savers can be Interlocked for Extended Coverage
  • Sloped Edges on both sides for Easy Ingress and Egress
  • Constructed from HDPE – will not Break or Crack
  • UV stable
  • Results in a Cleaner Looking Finished Product


U-TECK’s New “Street Saver” Micro-Trench Protectors gives Fiber Optic Contractors added protection on their Saw Cuts, keeping the trench open and preventing breakage, prior to back filling. Using the Micro-Trench Protector results in a much cleaner looking finished product.

Two lengths are available to assist in complete trench coverage, and linking The “Street Savers” together is simple using our interlocking design, which also allows for flexibility when micro-trenches are cut along curves.

Select from the 12″ or 6″ widths for added convenience while working on the job!

For higher speed traffic or overnight construction, there are 6 holes which can be used for temporally screwing or bolting the Street Savers into place.

The “Street Saver” is Constructed from High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE), will not break or crack under heavy traffic and are UV Stable. The Hi-Vis HDPE ensures increased motorist awareness to the construction zone. The Sloped Edges ensure ease for Ingress and Egress.

The “Street Savers” were designed to stay in place by utilizing the ¾” fins located underneath the product. These fins sit into the Micro Trench, ensuring the Micro-Trench Protectors will stay firmly in place.

*Be sure to follow all local Municipal Codes when using this Product


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