On August 3, 2021, the Wall Street Journal featured an article on the infrastructure bill moving through the Senate this week. At the top of the front page article was a photograph of a Versalift unit being utilized for telecommunications work. One key component of the infrastructure bill is billions of dollars in budget for nationwide broadband internet access. According to the article, these funds are accessible by companies that “offer service over coaxial cables as well as fiber-optic lines.” This good news was characterized by the Journal as a windfall for cable and fiber optic internet companies, who are Versalift customers. Versalift has been boosting aerial lift production and strengthening its supply chain, while building out much more robust North American service and distribution networks. A press release announcing this was issued this am.
Bucket Truck Innovations To Address The 5G Rollout
While 5G is a wireless network for the consumer, the network hardware is wired. Versalift has designed a 5G bucket truck that addresses the daily challenges that face telecommunications technicians. This 5G bucket truck features multiple access points to allow for a climate controlled cable splicing workstation inside the unit itself. The Versalift manufacturing facility in Waco TX has dedicated lines for 5G bucket trucks. Contact your Versalift distributor for more information on this new design. Versalift 5G units will be on display at the 2021 Utility Expo in Louisville, KY, along with dozens of other new Versalift products.
Commitment to American Infrastructure
Versalift’s commitment to innovation is shared among the company’s brands. In support of American infrastructure, Aspen Aerials is focused on bridge inspection and maintenance, BrandFX is focused on fleet lightweighting, a primary concern for utility companies, and Ruthmann, a recent acquisition, which manufactures the tallest vehicle mounted aerial lifts (VMALs) in the wind turbine and blade maintenance industry.