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September, 2010: The Will-Burt Company Acquires Integrated Tower Systems

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David Cotsmire, VP of Marketing and Customer Service
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The Will-Burt Company, the world’s premier manufacturer of telescoping masts for the elevation of surveillance sensor platforms and communications antennas, has acquired Integrated Tower Systems. Integrated Tower Systems specializes in the sale and rental of rapid deployment portable, telescoping tower systems, Communication-Sites-on-Wheels and Tower-Integrated Mobile Command and Communication Centers. The Company provides an innovative and extensive line of Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) as well as customized and Military-Spec portable tower solutions.

“Integrated Tower Systems is the leading manufacturer of portable telescoping tower systems,” said Jeff Evans, Will-Burt’s President, CEO and Chairman. “The addition of Integrated Tower Systems will expand Will-Burt’s product offering to the markets we serve. Together, we will be able to offer our customers the capability to elevate their mobile surveillance, communications, lighting or other systems and meet their requirements for height, stability and survivability.”

Commencing its operation in 1999, Integrated Tower Systems is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Integrated Tower Systems will continue production and operations in Tulsa, with its product line being integrated into Will-Burt’s Mast division.

“We are excited about the new level of benefits that we will be able to offer our customers as a result of this merger,” said Brad Harwood, Integrated Tower System’s President.

The Will-Burt Company will also bring Integrated Tower System’s portable telescoping tower rental inventory to its Orrville location to serve Eastern North America markets. The Tulsa location will continue to offer rental services to Western and Central North America markets.

For more information on Integrated Tower Systems products, please visit www.itstowers.com.

The Will-Burt Company, located in Orrville, Ohio, is an employee-owned, ISO 9001:2008 certified company that manufactures pneumatic and mechanical telescoping masts and lighting systems for industries such as fire and rescue, military, cellular, broadcast and other specific custom applications. Will-Burt capabilities also include all phases of the contract manufacturing process from tool and die development to sheet metal fabrication, powder coating, electronics and turn-key assembly.