OSP specialist Aero Communications acquires wireless expert Mill City TEC

Aero says the move allows it to do its cell tower work in-house, while expanding the company's geographic footprint.

Jan 16th, 2014

Aero Communications Inc. announced that it has acquired Mill City TEC, a provider of wireless network construction and maintenance services in the upper Midwestern United States. The acquisition is intended to increase Aero Communications’ national footprint and expand its capabilities in the telecommunications infrastructure service industry.

Aero, known for providing turnkey outside plant (OSP) construction for broadband network operators, also provides an array of network engineering and construction services to wireless service providers. These services include engineering, design and construction of aerial and underground fiber backhaul, small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS). Mill City, headquartered near Minneapolis, Minn., supplies network construction services to leading wireless network operators and related service partners. The company’s capabilities feature civil, electrical and tower construction. In addition, the company also performs project planning and management, line and antenna installation, cellular site audits, cellular network maintenance, technical support, and electrical construction, maintenance and design.

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The addition of Mill City’s capabilities enhances Aero's offering of network construction services for wireless network operators. “Mill City’s team and processes are top-notch. This acquisition gives us the ability to do cell tower work in-house, and expands our geographic footprint,” comments Greg McCray, CEO of Aero Communications. “We’re enthusiastic about what this means for our business and most importantly, what this means for our customers.” The acquired company will operate as Mill City Communications Inc., an Aero Communications company.

Mill City Communications is Aero Communications’ second acquisition in the past six months. Last August, Aero Communications acquired CableNet Communications, Inc., a Philadelphia-based provider of installation and network services to broadband network operators. “We’re extremely pleased that Aero Communications has chosen Mill City to augment their wireless line of business,” concludes Matt Cina, CEO of Mill City. “Our customers have been asking us to expand our territory and provide additional services, and working together will enable us to do just that.”

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