Whiteboard Animation Video Illustrates the Impact on Safety and Quality Caused by Unsustainable Pricing
(Washington, D.C.) – NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association today launched a powerful whiteboard animation video to illustrate the negative impact to safety and quality that current pricing pressures are imposing upon contractor firms by top wireless carrier, turf vendor and tower owner customers. As a result, some of these small businesses have had to close their doors at a time when there is already a shortage of qualified contractors required to ensure that America wins the race to 5G.
The video highlights the many problems associated with the current below-market matrix pricing model employed by the industry’s Tier One customers that are not based upon the true material, equipment, and manpower costs, in addition to the ever-increasing administrative and technical needs that professional contractors require to be compensated for to remain sustainable.
Also, the whiteboard points out the additional costs contractors have to absorb such as free warehousing, long payment terms, burdens associated with the shifting of liability, and not being able to mark up any additional materials.
The video also emphasizes that in an already taxed workforce environment, tower technicians should be compensated for their skillsets and knowledge, and if they aren’t they’ll be seeking other professional opportunities.
Industry stakeholders are encouraged to share this video with their colleagues and contacts and post it on their respective social media platforms utilizing the hashtag #WirelessContractingSolutions. To learn more about NATE, visit www.natehome.com.