MOUNTAIN, LTD. CONTINUES EXPANSION WITH NEW IDAHO OFFICE

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MERIDIAN, IDAHO — MOUNTAIN, LTD.™, a leading provider in telecommunications & engineering solutions, has expanded its nationwide footprint with a new office location in the Boise, ID metro area.

Leading the new MOUNTAIN, LTD. Idaho team is Regional Operations VP, Melissa Mendez. She brings nearly 20 years of telecommunications experience in Engineering, Project Management, and Drafting. Also joining the team is Regional Training Director, Brady Coyle. He comes to MOUNTAIN with extensive Training, Field Work, and Leadership expertise within the telecommunications sector.

This new Northwest location increases MOUNTAIN’s capabilities to provide specialized engineering services to their telecommunications clients across the country. In addition to MOUNTAIN’s primary training center located in Littleton, Colorado, this new Idaho location will serve as an additional training hub to expand and strengthen their skilled force of engineers.

For the last 37 years, MOUNTAIN, LTD. ™ has focused on finding the best quality talent in the country to keep up with an ever-evolving field. This new location underscores their commitment to remain an industry leader across the U.S.

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MOUNTAIN Launches new social media campaigns.

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MOUNTAIN is launching a new social media campaign that will further engage our staff, clients, contractors, and those connected to the telecom and engineering world. The usage of social media will help enhance the goal offering the best staffing solutions to clients as well as connected the best talent to the hottest jobs in the industry. MOUNTAIN has always had a Facebook page and connected via the company and group pages with LinkedIn, which will stand as utilized platforms. In addition, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ will be added to the mix of social media platforms.

Starting this week, consistent content will be created around these platforms to discuss current news, post tidbits about telecom and engineering, link to the hottest new jobs, snap photos of recent happenings, offer career advice, and share successes with MOUNTAIN employees across the United States. This new initiative will help expand an already growing mission in a virtual space.

Engage at the following:

Instagram: @MountainLTD / https://www.instagram.com/mountainltd/
Twitter : https://twitter.com/MOUNTAINLTD
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Mountainltd/
LinkedIn:

Review us on Google :  When googling “Mountain, LTD.”, a review button will appear on the right-hand column.

The official MOUNTAIN hashtag is #MountainLTD.

Exciting News from System One, Parent Company of MOUNTAIN, LTD.!

System One Acquires AECOM’s Quality Programs Business

Transaction Capitalizes on Strong Demand for Outsourced Quality Services within the Power Generation, Technical, and Industrial Environments

Release: July 2015

Pittsburgh, PA, July 13, 2015– System One, a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions and integrated services, today announced the acquisition of the Quality Programs business from AECOM. Now known as “Quality Programs,” the operation previously was part of URS Corporation, which joined AECOM in October 2014. Quality Programs will be integrated into System One’s Quality Solutions practice to provide a full spectrum of workforce solutions and quality engineering, product assurance, asset integrity, inspection, and testing services.

Quality Programs enhances System One’s own 35-year legacy as an integrated quality solutions provider. The combination of these entities establishes a proven, all-inclusive suite of quality solutions for government and industry, offered from a single source.

“Quality Programs brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and best practices to the table,” said Troy Gregory, President and CEO of System One. “As a combined national entity, we will offer our clients significant value and expertise on ensuring compliance with regulated industry quality guidelines.”

Quality Programs Director Jeff Sengenberger will assume the role of Vice President, Quality Solutions at System One. “Our entire team is thrilled to join System One,” he stated. “We are fully committed to a common mission of improving our clients’ safety, efficiency, and agility through the exceptional delivery of quality services.”

With this acquisition, System One will operate out of 50 U.S. offices, employ roughly 6,300 consultants, and generate annual revenues over $550 million.

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About System One
System One delivers specialized workforce solutions and integrated services. We help clients get work done more efficiently and economically, without compromising quality. For more than 30 years, we’ve built our reputation on exceptional talent, flexible delivery and full accountability. System One’s national network spans energy, engineering, IT, commercial, healthcare & scientific, legal and beyond. System One is based in Pittsburgh, PA. More information is available atwww.systemoneservices.com.

Telecom News: Pole attachment prices create challenges for rural broadband providers

Frontier says pole attachment prices are dramatically high in rural areas

Frontier has joined Level 3 Communications and industry group COMPTEL in asking the FCC to clarify the rules regarding pole attachment rates for cable and traditional telecom providers, as well as making the rates more uniform.

Being a provider to a number of rural and harder to reach areas, Frontier faces unique challenges with attaching fiber and copper to existing utility poles.

The service provider said that the amount of money they have to pay to power companies to get necessary rights-of-way to access utility poles is one of the largest costs that it and other broadband providers incur in expanding their networks to more homes and businesses.

“Pole attachment fees are among the greatest costs that broadband providers, such as Frontier, face; reducing those costs enables providers to focus resources on infrastructure investment and deployment,” wrote Frontier in an FCC filing.In its Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan document, the FCC wrote that “the expense of obtaining permits and leasing pole attachments and rights-of-way can amount to 20% of the cost of fiber optic deployment.”

Frontier added that “these costs are particularly dramatic in the rural areas that Frontier serves, where Frontier must obtain rights to many more additional poles to serve customers spread out over a greater geographic area.”

Like Level 3 and COMPTEL, Frontier is asking the FCC to grant the pending petition from reconsideration of the regulator’s 2011 Pole Attachment Order. The FCC’s order was designed to ensure that any provider can get access to poles at the same rate cable gets–an issue the FCC raised again in its new net neutrality order.

If the FCC were to adjust the telecom rate, the FCC would not only promote further broadband deployment–which has been a key goal of current Chairman Wheeler–but also reduce what Frontier calls competitive distortions. The FCC said that reducing the telecom rate to be closer to the cable rate would enable providers to “compete on a more level playing field.”

Frontier said that it has seen a number of local utility companies in rural areas use the “telecom rate cost allocator for areas with lower average attaching entity numbers,” but the FCC could reduce these competitive disparities by granting the petition.

The service provider added that the FCC’s action could put it on a more competitive footing with cable operators on pole attachment rates.

“By granting the Petition, the Commission can reduce these competitive disparities,” wrote Frontier. “In particular, the Commission can remove any competitive advantages that cable providers currently have over other Internet service providers based on a different pole attachment rate when cable providers and other Internet service providers are frequently providing the same services and competing for the same customers.”

For more:
- see this FCC filing (PDF)

Important Industry News from MOUNTAIN, LTD.

Oxford Networks and BayRing Communications Announce Strategic Growth Plan

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Lewiston, Maine – Oxford Networks and BayRing Communications announced today that the two companies have agreed to merge. The combined entity will be the largest competitive telecommunications provider headquartered in Northern New England. The new organization will operate approximately 2,000 route miles of high-capacity fiber optic network providing access to nearly 50,000 commercial buildings, four robust SOC 2 (Service Organization Control) data centers, and direct access to all other major hub data centers throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  The merger provides an outstanding strategic fit as Oxford has a solid footprint in Maine, while BayRing has a strong market presence in Southern Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

According to Oxford Networks’ President and CEO Craig Gunderson, the combination of Oxford Networks and BayRing will enable both companies to leverage their strengths, including existing fiber optic networks, data centers and a robust platform of telecom products to expand services to their existing client base and continue growth throughout New England and beyond.

“Over the past 15 years, Oxford Networks and BayRing have followed similar strategies; building world class fiber optic networks, making investments in cutting edge data center and telecom technologies and providing a superior customer experience. This strategic partnership will allow the companies to leverage a significantly larger fiber network and data center infrastructure,” said Gunderson.  “Customers will see a rapid expansion and evolution of products and services.”

BayRing Communications’ President Ben Thayer stated, “BayRing’s singular focus has always been to provide our clients with the most advanced telecom and data services coupled with the highest level of support. This merger allows BayRing and Oxford Networks to expand on this successful model and the combined organization to exceed the evolving technology needs of our customers.”

Ted Mocarski, Novacap partner and Chairman of Oxford Networks’ Board, commented, “We are pleased to have reached an agreement between Oxford Networks and BayRing Communications.  We are impressed with the leadership, technology assets, and culture of both companies.  Each organization has enjoyed significant success by focusing on local, high touch customer service.”  According to Mocarski, the merger is part of Novacap’s continuing long-term strategic plan to offer world-class technology services to businesses in New England and beyond.  The transaction is subject to necessary regulatory approval, including approval by the Federal Communications Commission.

BayRing was the first competitive local exchange carrier authorized in New Hampshire and Maine and has been a premier provider of telecom and data center services in New England for over 17 years. Headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, BayRing owns a proprietary high capacity fiber network that envelops southern New Hampshire and extends from Portland into metro Boston. Additionally, BayRing operates two data centers in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  BayRing’s experience, combined with its extensive network and data center assets, enable BayRing to provide mission critical phone, internet and data center services.  For more information, visit www.bayring.com.

Oxford Networks is an award-winning technology solutions provider based in Lewiston, Maine. With a fiber optic network backbone spanning from Bangor to Boston, and high-security data centers located in Brunswick and Bangor, Maine, Oxford Networks provides end-to-end technology solutions for companies in New England and beyond. The combined companies’ services and products include:  Data Center Services, Managed IT Services, Voice, Internet, and Carrier Services. For more information, visitwww.oxfordnetworks.com.

Novacap is one of Canada’s leading private equity firms.  Since 1981, Novacap’s distinct partnership approach, based on leveraging its operational expertise, has helped its portfolio companies accelerate their growth and maximize their value.  Novacap typically works closely with management to build on core strengths, explore industry consolidation, and further develop the portfolio company’s technology, operations, and market with an eye on generating superior rates of return.  Novacap ranks among the top private equity firms in North America.  For more information, visit www.novacap.ca.

Media Venture Partners (MVP) served as the exclusive financial advisor to BayRing in this transaction.  MVP is an investment banking firm serving companies in the communications, technology, media and renewable energy sectors with a comprehensive array of services, including merger and acquisition advisory, debt and equity financing, and restructuring advisory.

For more information:

BayRing customers please contact:
questions@bayring.com

Oxford Networks customers please contact:
questions@Oxfordnetworks.com

MOUNTAIN, LTD. to Sponsor MEED Classic Golf Tournament

On June 11th, the 16th Annual MEED Classic Golf Tournament will be held at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Lakewood, CO. MOUNTAIN, LTD. is proud to support the Minority Enterprise and Educational Development organization as a Breakfast Sponsor of this important event which aims to raise funds for and awareness of the Enterprise’s mission to positively impact Colorado’s minority communities by providing educational opportunities, empowering minority businesses, recognizing business successes of minority ventures and giving voice to the power of collaboration through scholarships, training and celebration of the states cultural diversity. MOUNTAIN, LTD. Engineering Director Rick Durbin will also be participating in this event as part of a foursome of golfers playing in the tournament.

 

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For more information about this event, click here.

MOUNTAIN MEDICAL Director Don Richard to particpate in Top Recruiter Panel

MOUNTAIN, LTD’s own Don Richard has been selected to participate in the NNEAPS “TOP BILLING RECRUITERS PANEL”. This event is sponsored by the Northern New England Association of Personnel Services and will be held in White River Junction, VT.

If you are in the area, we suggest you stop by to hear Don and other industry leaders sharing their stories and strategies for success.

Event Information:

“TOP BILLING RECRUITERS PANEL”

Thursday March 19, 2015

1-5PM

Hampton Inn, White River Junction, VT

For more information, please visit the Northern New England Association of Personnel Services events page at the following link:

http://nneaps.com/events/

MOUNTAIN MEDICAL Continues to Expand Maine Based Cardiology Team

MOUNTAIN, LTD & MOUNTAIN MEDICAL would like to join Inland Hospital in welcoming Dr. Rodney Mayhorn to their Heart First cardiology physician team here in Maine! We encourage you to visit the press release page and explore Inland’s programs and services. As we had mentioned in another recent post, Inland Hospital was recently named as a Leapfrog “Top Hospital” in 2014.

MOUNTAIN MEDICAL has worked closely with Inland Hospital to expand their Heart First team along with several Physician and Advanced Practice Provider positions across the organization.

http://inlandhospital.org/News/2015/Inland-welcomes-cardiologist.aspx

For information about how MOUNTAIN MEDICAL may be able to help you in your search, please contact:

Don Richard, Director – Talent Acquisition

drichard@MountainLTD.com

207-482-7656

www.mountainmedsearch.com

 

MOUNTAIN, LTD. Uncovers Employee’s Hidden Talents

Creativity is a pretty much a prerequisite to work at MOUNTAIN, LTD. Whether it be developing progressive recruitment techniques or solutions to help our client’s with new challenges, a day at MOUNTAIN will give the right side of your brain a pretty great workout. This week we put that creativity to a canvas during “Paint Night”. Several employees stayed late and learned new painting techniques from a professional instructor. Some of the finished pieces are highlighted below:

Paint Night MOUNTAIN LTD

System One Chief Operating Officer Greg Lignelli Receives 2014 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Award

Pittsburgh, PA, November 20, 2014 – System One, a leader in specialized workforce solutions and integrated services, announced that Greg Lignelli, Chief Operating Officer, was honored as a recipient of a 2014 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Award, presented by Chase. Lignelli accepted the award at a ceremony on November 19, 2014, at the Marriott Pittsburgh City Center.

The Pittsburgh Smart 50 awards recognize the top executives of the smartest 50 companies in the region for their ability to effectively build and lead organizations with a strong commitment to innovation, community impact and leadership. The inaugural class of Smart 50 honorees represents a diverse set of businesses and industries, ranging from manufacturing to finance to not-for-profits. Like System One, these businesses have contributed to the region’s growth, strength and success.

“I am very proud to accept this award as it reflects the hard work and dedication of System One’s exceptional team,” said Lignelli. “This award is a testament to our focus and commitment in providing innovative and practical solutions for our clients in order to solve their human capital business challenges.”

Lignelli was selected by an independent panel of judges for his leadership and commitment to System One’s clients in the energy industry and beyond, where he has led efforts to establish in-depth partnerships, craft innovative hiring strategies and drive operational efficiencies. As a result, the firm has moved well beyond the traditional temporary staffing model to truly collaborative managed partnerships driving contingent workforce solutions.

MOUNTAIN, LTD is a division of System One.