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Teletek Structures is a trusted partner to many Communication Service Providers, Tower Owners, Contractors and Design Engineers. We specialize in Engineering Services, Structural Detailing and Field Services for the Communication Tower Industry.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Teletek Structures

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With warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year. We look forward to working with you in 2017.

 

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TELETOKTOBERFEST IN WATERLOO REGION

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As summer turns to fall in Waterloo Region, something very unique happens here …

Large tent structures are raised for a brief moment in time. Kitchener prepares for an influx of people wearing lederhosen and donning feathered hats.  These guests are quickly introduced to many German words and phrases that help to get them into the festive mood.  Mystery and wonder fills the air as guests seek to get their pictures taken with Onkel Hans and Aunt Frieda.  By the end of their visit, guests are all-consumed by the bird dance and other award-winning polka classics.

This year, in partnership with Skyward Towers, Teletek hosted their first-ever Oktoberfest event. Everything went as planned. Our guests enjoyed a worry-free evening of dinner, dancing, live music and the never-ending social, before and after the main event.  Even the weather co-operated to create the perfect evening.

Thanks to everyone who made the trek to Waterloo Region. We hope you enjoyed it.  We can’t wait to see you at TELETOKTOBERFEST 2017!

Teletek Takes Racing to a Whole New Level

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Teletek would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2016 “Grand Prix” event.

Emotions ran high through every twist and turn, through every drift and every collision.  Luckily, no one was hurt in the pursuit of fame and fortune.

We didn’t see any Teletek drivers at the podium though.  Our Racers vow that with a little practice, future events will end much differently.

10 Years of Excellence (2005 – 2015)

Happy New Year!

At Teletek, we have even more to celebrate than just the New Year. We recently celebrated 10 years of excellence in serving the telecommunications industry.

In the spirit of celebrating our 10 years, we made changes to our corporate logo. We hope you like the new look!

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I sat with Laura Marciniwe (President of Teletek Structures) to reflect on 10 years of corporate development.   We talked about how the company began back in 2005 and I listened intently to her recollection of the company’s journey – both the highs and the lows.  We then discussed where the company was heading.  There are some very exciting opportunities in telecom and we are positioning ourselves to take part in that excitement.  Stay tuned for updates regarding our most recent initiatives.  We can’t wait to share them with you!

In 2005, Teletek started with a single contract from Bechtel in Los Angeles. After that contract ended, Laura started working with Telus Mobility.  Since that time, Teletek has been growing and jockeying for space in Waterloo.  First on Weber Street and then on Dutton Drive.

By 2013, Teletek had outgrown its location on Dutton Drive. Laura searched for a new location but larger accommodations that suited the company’s needs were hard to find.  Laura decided it was time to move outside the city limits.  In 2014, the company decided on a location at 1600 King Street North in the village of St. Jacobs, Ontario.

St. Jacobs is a beautiful destination, steeped in history. In St. Jacobs, Teletek Structures has room to expand while also enjoying the uniqueness of the village.  This is a community where horse & buggy is frequently seen and the “Farmer’s Market” is an established weekly event.  The local bakery is always on my mind.

We are very excited to be here and we can’t wait to see what the next ten years bring.

Well, that’s it for now. Once again, wishing you a Happy New Year – from the team at Teletek Structures.  Talk to you soon!

Joe Suljak (General Manager)

Teletek Structures: Women in Technology

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With the recent “Women in Communications” seminar held in Dallas, I thought it made sense to write our first blog using “Women in Engineering” as the backdrop.

In summary, LightReading.com wrote about the “Women in Communications” event and the following items surfaced…

  • More women in Tech is critically important.
  • The payoff will be significant.
  • Having women at the table helps change culture.
  • Men and women are more successful overall when they work together.
  • Critical steps include mentoring and encouraging girls to embrace STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) while in school.

Panelists agreed that companies wishing to have a female-friendly organization need to make strategic changes in the way they recruit, train, reward and retain women. Support for this kind of change has to come from the top.

The U.S. Department of Commerce also discussed Women in STEM (back in August 2011) and noted that women hold a disproportionately low share of STEM undergraduate degrees, particularly in engineering. They also noted that women with STEM degrees are less likely to work in a STEM occupation, when compared to their male counterparts. There are many potential reasons for this; the lack of female role models, gender stereotyping and less family-friendly flexibility in such fields of work.

At Teletek Structures, we understand.  We are taking this into consideration as we create a female-friendly organization.

Laura Marciniwe (Teletek’s President) is a woman leader in a very “male-oriented” industry. It reminds me of my university years in Waterloo – real change was underway in the 90’s as more women were noticeably pursuing a STEM education.

These days, again I’m noticing the efforts put forth to embrace women in technology. Schools are playing a lead role in partnering with industry. Laura is also doing her part, shaping our strategy and adding diversity to the culture at Teletek.

Talk to you soon!

Joe Suljak (General Manager at Teletek Structures Inc.)