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POLSON — The inaugural S&K Technologies Career Fair was a bouquet of job opportunities offered at the local, national and international conglomerates that comprise the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes enterprise. Personnel from the various sectors of S&K Technologies were on hand to give information about employment opportunities that are available throughout the enterprise.

One of the highlights was the introduction of International Towers, Inc. and the employment opportunities at the cell tower building corporation. S&K Technologies purchased International Towers, Inc. in January of this year.

“Acquiring ITI expands SKT’s service and capability offering into the cellular and broadband communications, tower and broadcast infrastructure, and security markets,” S&K Technologies, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Chad Cottet said about the purchase Of ITI Technologies at the time. “Much like SKT, ITI has grown from humble beginnings with the hard work and dedication of their employees, into the well-respected employer and national service provider that they are today.”

International Towers is located in Marana, Arizona. This organization primarily operates in the transmitting tower construction business/industry within the heavy construction, building construction, contractor sector. The organization has been operating for approximately 22 years. International Towers is estimated to generate $12.1 million in annual revenues, and employs approximately 59 people at its headquarters location. The organization conducts manufacturing activities at the facility.

The purchase of International Towers also included its contract with cell phone service providers T-Mobile to construct transmission towers that handle the next generation 5-G transmission speed. T-Mobile’s recent merger with Sprint will make the pairing the third largest cell phone provider with 30 percent of the American market. Verizon and ATT are the first and second largest cell phone providers.

“They will be big players in the jump to 5-G. They will be building towers throughout the country. Tower construction jobs are high paying jobs,” said Troy Felsman, S&K Technologies project manager. “The goal is to reach 95 percent of the population with the upgraded service.”

The national tower construction project will require more employees and International Towers was at the career fair to introduce perspective employees of positions and skills needed for the jobs.

“The T-Mobile contract provides jobs for people that want to travel,” Cottet said prior to the Career Fair. Many of the employment opportunities at S&K Technologies are located off the Flathead Reservation. Less than 50 folks work on the reservation while approximately 950 employees work at the various S&K Technologies in the United States and Saudi Arabia. “We are looking for all skill levels to employ and train up.”

“At International Towers we design, build, install and maintain the tower system for our customers,” said James Hynes, S&K Technologies vice-president of business development. “The market has taken off. We need skilled individuals not afraid to climb towers to do this kind of work.”

Hynes said International Towers offers competitive wages, medical and dental benefits, and a 401K retirement program.

S&K Technologies, Inc. includes S&K Aerospace, S&K Global Solutions, S&K Logistic Services and Adelos.

S&K Technologies has offices in Bremerton, Washington, Moab, Utah, Grand Junction, Colorado, Tucson, Arizona, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kaneohe, Hawaii, Houston, Texas, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Robertsdale, Alabama, Jupiter, Florida, Davie, Florida, Bryon, Georgia, Warner Robins, Georgia, Aiken, South Carolina, Washington, DC, and Saudi Arabia.

For more information visit S&K Technologies, Inc. website at: www.sktcorp.com

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