Bekaert Messenger and Guy Strand meets final NTIA Buy America guidelines

Bekaert is pleased to announce that it has successfully met the Buy America guidelines set by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) with its innovative messenger and guy strand product.

Bekaert’s messenger and guy strand is used in aerial cable installations and acts as the backbone or support to the communication lines. By anchoring the cables, the strand helps to prevent excessive movement or sagging. This is particularly important for long spans or areas with varying terrain and weather conditions. 

The NTIA Buy America guidelines promote the use of domestically sourced materials in federally funded projects, with the aim of supporting local job growth and economic resilience. Bekaert messenger and guy strand, a high-performance steel wire product used in the telecommunications industry, meets these guidelines with US Made and Melted steel and coatings applied in the United States. 

"We are proud to meet the NTIA Buy America guidelines. This reflects our commitment to supporting American manufacturing and delivering superior products to our customers. Bekaert messenger and guy strand is widely recognized for its exceptional strength, durability, and reliability, making it the preferred choice for telecommunications infrastructure projects that help people to stay connected across the country. In 2023 alone, Bekaert’s solutions for telecommunications helped support the connection of 9 million homes according to RVA’s industry analysis." - Dan Berkowitz, Bekaert Market Manager Energy.

Bekaert's Messenger Strand is manufactured at its Van Buren, AR facility, which employs a highly skilled workforce and utilizes advanced manufacturing processes. The company's commitment to quality and innovation has made it a trusted partner for telecommunications companies.

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