June 13, 2001 The National Telecom Alliance (www.joinnta.com), or NTA, announced the completion of their Founding Membership drive at their First National Summit in Las Vegas, NV. There were 25 attendees at the meeting, representing 18 founding member companies. Those eighteen members represent over $600 million in combined annual revenues.
At that meeting, founding members learned of NTA's initiatives for the next several years. These initiatives include harnessing the organization's nationwide installation capabilities, pursuing proprietary programs with manufacturers and distributors of telecommunication and electrical systems and supplies, improving the members' ability to differentiate their businesses in today's market, and allowing the NTA membership to function as a cohesive-whole when servicing customers together. Further, the membership committed to a set of guiding policies and a code of ethics and established member oversight committees for NTA's initiatives.
NTA will be recruiting members from companies referred by its members, from participation in tradeshows, and from the electrical contractors and telecommunication specialists who attend their introductory meetings held in various locations around the country. Companies applying for membership must do at least $1 million in sales annually, be approved by one NTA officer, and not have any current member voice a concern over their quality or reputation.