Swager Communications, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business established in 1950 by William E. Swager. Since 1950, the Swager family has been in the business of design, fabrication and erection of steel towers. The Swagers have been pioneers in the tower and communications industry in the United States since we first began. In 1985 the Swager family changed the business name from Swager Tower Corp. to Swager Communications, Inc. to better describe our full-service capabilities in the communications field.
Swager Communications, Inc. is a full-service communications systems company providing custom designed steel towers, engineering, maintenance field operations, manufacturing and customer support. For over fifty years, the Swagers have performed turnkey communications construction contracts for government agencies and commercial accounts. These contracts involved work in all corners of the world and all types of climates. From the frigid, wind-blown coast of Northern Scotland; to the jungles of Vietnam and South America; to the deserts of Africa and the American Southwest; mountain-tops to prairies and various Pacific and Caribbean islands, Swager crews have always finished their contracts accurately, completely and timely.
Initially, towers were structural supports for AM radio stations. Subsequent years led to the development of FM radio stations, television stations, microwave links, cable television systems, radar, telemetry, paging and cellular telephone systems. Swagers assisted in the refinement of AM broadcasting in the early 1950's and have always been among the first to venture into new areas as technology progressed.
In the 1980’s Swager Communications, Inc. worked with the US Air Force to redesign the ASR radar tower to aid in progressing to the ASR-9 generation of radars. This project required that we redesign the tower to accommodate the new radar system while maintaining the footprint of the existing towers. This was successfully accomplished and resulted in our AB-1368/F radar tower which has been installed in numerous locations around the world.
These projects have positioned Swager Communications, Inc. to undertake and complete even the most demanding of contracts in the world.