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St. Ignatius, MT — S&K Technologies, Inc. (SKT) announced today that they recently acquired Tucson-based International Towers, Incorporated (ITI) to expand their services and capability portfolio. SKT CEO, Chad Cottet, states, “Acquiring ITI expands SKT’s service and capability offering into the Cellular and Broadband communications, tower and broadcast infrastructure, and security markets. 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.”

Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, ITI also has offices in Asheville, NC, New Orleans, LA, and Jupiter, FL. A licensed general contractor with over 30 years of experience supporting government, commercial cellular, and broadcast customers, ITI currently supports several U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) programs that include the Integrated Fixed Tower Program (IFT) and Remote Video Surveillance System Program (RVSS). ITI recently successfully completed the CBP Block-1 Sustainment Program and W. Arizona Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Upgrade Program. Going forward, ITI will operate as International Towers, LLC (ITL), a subsidiary of SKT, with plans to enter the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) development program. SKT CEO continued, “From the first conversation with ITI, it was clear that they had the same employee and customer focus that would make the transition to SKT smooth. The quality of employees and services provided at ITI made what was already thought to be a winning combination, into a real partnership, opening up possibilities and opportunities for both companies.”

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St. Ignatius, MT — S&K Technologies, Inc. (SKT) announced today that they recently acquired Tucson-based International Towers, Incorporated (ITI) to expand their services and capability portfolio. SKT CEO, Chad Cottet, states, “Acquiring ITI expands SKT’s service and capability offering into the Cellular and Broadband communications, tower and broadcast infrastructure, and security markets. 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.”

Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, ITI also has offices in Asheville, NC, New Orleans, LA, and Jupiter, FL. A licensed general contractor with over 30 years of experience supporting government, commercial cellular, and broadcast customers, ITI currently supports several U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) programs that include the Integrated Fixed Tower Program (IFT) and Remote Video Surveillance System Program (RVSS). ITI recently successfully completed the CBP Block-1 Sustainment Program and W. Arizona Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Upgrade Program. Going forward, ITI will operate as International Towers, LLC (ITL), a subsidiary of SKT, with plans to enter the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) development program. SKT CEO continued, “From the first conversation with ITI, it was clear that they had the same employee and customer focus that would make the transition to SKT smooth. The quality of employees and services provided at ITI made what was already thought to be a winning combination, into a real partnership, opening up possibilities and opportunities for both companies.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 12, 2016

INTERNATIONAL TOWERS INCORPORATED(ITI)PERFORMS INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN/BUILD ON CBP’s INTEGRATED FIXED TOWER PROGRAM (IFT)

Tucson, Arizona, July 12, 2016-Tucson based International Towers Incorporated (ITI) announced that it is the tower Site designer and construction contractor supporting Elbit Systems of America, the prime Government contractor for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Integrated Fixed Tower (IFT) Program. The Elbit Systems of America team has achieved customer acceptance of the initial Nogales, Arizona Area of Responsibility (AoR) and has begun deploying the second IFT AoR in Douglas, Arizona.

ITI designed, manufactured, and installed the fixed tower infrastructure for the IFT tower surveillance solution. The delivery of the system was made possible through seamless and intensive collaboration with the Elbit Systems of America Team and CBP. ITI President, Douglas J. Gratzer, acknowledges,“As a small business based in Tucson, Arizona, ITI is proud of the role we played in supporting Elbit Systems of America and U.S. Customs and Border Protection in successfully deploying the first IFT AoR in Nogales. This is a significant accomplishment.”

The IFT system is provided by EFW Inc., a subsidiary of Elbit Systems of America, based in Fort Worth, Texas. "We have a history of success in providing integrated border security systems in some of the harshest environments across the globe," said Joel Friederich, vice president of Elbit System of America’s Public Safety and Homeland Security business. "We are pleased with the IFT program success we have attained so far, and are grateful for the key role that ITI has played in supporting the program.”

The IFT border security system is an integrated network of surveillance technology that is able to detect, identify, and classify items of interest (persons, vehicles,etc.) and allow CBP the ability to prioritize and determine resource allocations in order to respond to these detections.

ITI is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. A company with national scope and offices in Houston, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana, ITI is a licensed general contractor with over 30 years of experience supporting government, commercial cellular, and broadcast customers.

For additional information please contact:
James A. Hynes
Director of Sales, Marketing and Communications
(504) 655-3403

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