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U-TECK DEVELOPS FIBER DROP CADDY


3/3/2021

Fayetteville, NC based manufacturer/supplier’s contribution has released a new product to better assist with unruly fiber drops. 

Fayetteville, N.C. – U-TECK, a developer of specialized products for the telecommunications, utility, municipal and transportation industries, announces a brand new product.

Technicians have struggled walking out longer length fiber drops, as they tend to spring and become difficult to manage.

This Fiber Drop Caddy can handle up to 1500’ fiber drops and allows our technicians to load and set the caddy, then walk out the length.

An empty caddy weighs 22lbs and weighs 45lbs holding a 1000’ drop. The weight keeps the caddy stable and in place while paying out

For more information about the Fiber Drop Caddy, visit https://www.uteck.com/fiber-drop-caddy/ or call (800) 542-7011.

 

 

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.

U-TECK to Highlight Telcom Safety Solutions at OSP Expo 2012
11/5/12

At booth 225, manufacturer and distributor will showcase products that simplify everyday jobs in the field and keep workers safe

Fayetteville, N.C. – Nov. 6, 2012 – U-TECK , a developer of specialized products for the telecommunications, utility, municipal and transportation industries, will highlight telecom safety solutions at OSP Expo® 2012 . Held Nov. 14-15 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, the OSP Expo is the industry-leading event dedicated to telecom network education and delivering solutions, products, and technologies for today’s rapid wireless and wireline network evolution.

At booth 225, U-TECK will showcase four different categories of solutions that simplify everyday jobs in the field and keep workers safe:

Cable Management: Whether OSP professionals are looking to prevent gas leaks or more easily store cable reels, U-TECK offers several innovative cable management solutions. At OSP Expo, U-TECK will exhibit products including the Reel Deal™ Cable Caddy and Buried Closure Protective Housing .

FTTH Solutions: U-TECK’s Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) solutions range from fire retardant backboards for telecom and datacom equipment installations, to the Magic Wrap® emergency repair kit. Due to the growth of broadband technology, safety in handling, splicing, and maintaining fiber optics is essential.

Manhole Safety: The greatest hazards in manholes are not visible to the human eye – namely toxic gases and fumes. U-TECK provides equipment such as gas detectors and blowers to help workers practice the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “test, purge and ventilate” routine prior to entering a confined space.

Safety Gear: U-TECK supplies a variety of useful, high-quality safety solutions that are vital to any worker’s toolbox. At OSP Expo, U-TECK will have products such as protective eyewear, safety vests, gloves and hardhats on display.

Russ Mason III, U-TECK’s vice president of sales, said, “Although U-TECK’s customers span several industries, we have always been very in-tune with the needs of the telecommunication field, as the majority of our first clients came from this market. We are looking forward to participating in OSP Expo 2012 – the show’s 20 th anniversary – and showcasing a wide range of both new and well-established solutions.”

For more information about OSP Expo 2012, visit http://www.ospmag.com/expo .

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

Fayetteville, N.C. – July 23, 2012 – 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’s Rung Runner Ladder Caddy is featured in Safety & Health Magazine’s June 2012 issue.
5/29/12

U-TECK Offers Workplace Safety Tips for National Safety Month
6/18/12

Manufacturer’s specialized solutions help personnel in the field maintain a safe work environment and prevent accidents on the job

Fayetteville, N.C. – June 18, 2012 – 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.

PRESS RELEASE – U-TECK Announces Redesigned Rung Runner™ Ladder Caddy
3/7/12

Now with a universal tether, the Rung Runner enables workers to easily transport ladders of all types and sizes to and from job sites

Fayetteville, N.C. – March 7, 2012 – U-TECK , a developer of specialized products for the telecommunications, utility, municipal and transportation industries, announces the availability of its newly redesigned Rung Runner™ Ladder Caddy. The new design expands upon the functionality of the first-generation Rung Runner by introducing a universal tether that enables users to carry ladders of any type and size, including large extension ladders with solid rails. The product is ideal for a number of industries and has been approved for use by leading telecommunications companies.

U-TECK’s Rung Runner allows workers to easily carry heavy extension ladders from their vehicles to the job site. The product’s innovative design provides an easy and stable means of transporting ladders by off-setting nearly 90 percent of the ladder’s weight, reducing worker fatigue and helping prevent injuries. With a durable framework constructed of lightweight polymer and stainless steel, the Rung Runner also helps increase single worker productivity and decreases property damage.

Russ Mason III, U-TECK’s vice president of sales, said, “At U-TECK, we work closely with our customers to create innovative solutions and continually improve upon existing designs to ensure our products deliver maximum performance. The Rung Runner’s new universal tether enables users to solve a very common problem for a wider audience of workers across a variety of industries.”

U-TECK’s Rung Runner is 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. For more information on U-TECK and its products, visit www.uteck.com or call 1-800-542-7011.

PRESS RELEASE – Reel-Deal Cable Caddy
4/1/11

Finally a cable caddy that works as hard as you! The new Reel-Deal™ Cable Caddy is made from an easy to carry, lightweight, and impact resistant plastic with unique reel dividers that allow independent reel movement. Our convenient, quick release spindle construction makes loading & unloading a snap, and it is rated to withstand a combined weight of up to 200 lbs. Pivoting rubber feet, placed on the wide base, prevents sliding or tipping. Easy to carry, work and store. Call U-TECK at 1-800-542-7011 or visit us on the web www.uteck.com .

Our press release can also be seen in OSP Magazine Tool Section, Electrical Solutions Magazine, and Utility Products Magazine.

PRESS RELEASE
1/27/10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Nan Jackson
PHONE: 910-483-5016
FAX: 910-483-0784
EMAIL: njackson@uteck.com

Fayetteville, NC – January 2010 – R.E. Mason Enterprises, Inc., DBA U-TECK, a business specializing in the manufacture, sales and service of specialty tools and vegetation control solutions for the telecommunications, power, and CATV markets for over 25 years, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Greater Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’ Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Greater Women’s Business Council is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations, and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.
To learn more about U-TECK, please visit www.uteck.com.

About U-TECK
U-TECK has been offering products and solutions for over 25 years, first to the telecommunications, power and CATV markets, and then expanding our reach with our unique, 100% recycled WeedEnder® Vegetation Control Matting to state departments of transportation and municipalities. While our product line continues to grow as market needs change, our primary focus continues to be offering exemplary customer solutions with significant contributions to the excellence of our markets.

About WBENC
The Women’s Business Enterprise Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

5/12/09 U-TECK RECEIVES 25 YEAR RECOGNITION

The Fayetteville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce recognized U-TECK for 25 years of business by presenting their Anniversary Award at the Existing Industry Appreciation Luncheon on May 12th.Jim Scott, chairman of the Existing Industry Committee for the Chamber’s Economic Development Group, congratulated U-TECK on their 25 years of customer service and manufacture of quality safety products.

Ann Mason accepted the award on behalf of founder Russ Mason, Jr. and all of the employees whose fierce determination and dedication have continued to further U-TECK’s success.

7/17/08 – NEW U-TECK PRESIDENT APPOINTED

U-TECK CEO and Board Chair, Ann Mason, has announced that Linda Hoppmann is appointed as the company’s President. Ms. Hoppmann will be responsible for all of U-TECK’s manufacturing, marketing and business operations.

Ms. Hoppmann joined U-TECK in 2006 as controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2007. With a BBA from FAU, she has proven to be an effective leader, with over 25 years of finance administration, purchasing and product marketing experience in the electronics & technology markets. Ms. Hoppmann will use her strengths in product positioning, strategic planning and financial management to continue U-TECK’s forward movement and growth.

U-TECK develops, manufactures and markets a variety of products for the telecommunications, power and CATV markets. They also developed WeedEnder®, a versatile weed control matting that is an effective alternative to herbicides and/or manual mowing and trimming and is used by many state Departments of Transportation.

U-TECK’s headquarters is located on Person Street and also has two manufacturing locations, also in Fayetteville. U-TECK is currently a member of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and is currently celebrating their 25th anniversary.

Linda Hoppman, President of U-TECK

11/21/07 – 92nd ANNUAL NJLM

It would be easy for an exhibitor to get lost in the crowd at the 92nd Annual Conference of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, where over 1,000 exhibitors were vying for the attention of the 20,000-plus attendees at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Armed with our patented WeedEnder® vegetation control system, various gas detectors, and other municipal tools, we certainly put the odds in our favor.

Extending our exposure beyond the New Jersey Department of Transportation, we found that the state’s municipalities were excited about the opportunity to learn about WeedEnder®, a flexible matting to control weeds without herbicides, run-off, and time-consuming weed eating, and how it can work for them in their own communities.

U-TECK is very proud to have had the opportunity to be a first-time exhibitor at the NJLM and looks forward to many years of serving the people of New Jersey.

 


Pictured (from left to right): Mike Eckel – Area Consultant, Nan Jackson – Marketing Manager, and Russ Mason – Business Development Manager.

 

 

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