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Tilson Expands With Second 2013 Acquisition

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PORTLAND, ME (June 26, 2013): Tilson, a Portland, Maine headquartered IT and telecom services company, recently expanded its Mid-Atlantic wireless construction and maintenance business when it acquired the assets and hired the wireless team of local contractor W.D. Wright. The deal included a new warehouse, local fleet vehicles, and laydown area in Pittsburg, as well as immediate deployments for cellular and microwave sites in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Ohio. Tilson has added one position in Portland, Maine to support Mid-Atlantic operations.

According to Tilson President Joshua Broder, "Tilson is committed to expanding our capacity to help network owners deploy and maintain their existing facilities to improve cellular, smart grid, and broadband service. With cellular carriers deploying 4G/LTE facilities, and other telecom providers and utility operators graduating to higher broadband speeds, we are working hard to provide the necessary deployment resources for our customers. We are also excited to grow our operations in the Mid-Atlantic with a seasoned, well respected team and several new customers. Pittsburg's central location knits together our existing teams in Maine, upstate New York, and Foley, Alabama. For big jobs, our teams in adjacent regions can join forces."

As part of Tilson's expansion in the Mid-Atlantic, Gary Allridge has taken on Mid-Atlantic operations management. "In wireless construction, experienced, driven regional deployment managers are the backbone to maintaining measurable safety standards and fast deployments as they perform within constrained wireless operational budgets and compressed schedules," said Broder.

Tilson recently completed successful site acquisition and construction projects for new cellular sites in 10 states across the Northeast and Southeast, as well as the deployment of distributed antenna systems (DAS) in the tunnels under Boston. Broder noted, "We needed additional resources to keep up with our customers' aggressive schedules and geographic breadth of their deployments. Our acquisition of a team in the Mid-Atlantic does just that."

About Tilson: Tilson is a high growth (#901 on the inc. 5000), team of telecom and information technology professionals with a world-wide practice.  Tilson provides services to industry and government in:

  • Information technology, including software development, project management, and information security
  • Fiber optic engineering, permitting, and construction management
  • Wireless site acquisition, construction, infrastructure maintenance, program management, staff augmentation, colocation and DAS for mobile carriers, government, and smart grid applications

Contact: Joshua Broder at or (207) 591-6427