Industry Affiliations

Hammond Manufacturing is a global company with customers worldwide. Our 600 plus team members work together to deliver on our promise of quality products and service excellence. High performance manufacturing equipment and continuous improvement management techniques combine to enhance our reputation for quality. Ongoing efforts to differentiate ourselves through high levels of service and customer satisfaction are a key corporate focus. These are the cornerstones to our future success.


GMP is recognized as a premier worldwide supplier of specialty tools and equipment for the outside plant marketplace. The company's products are known for their robust design and durability to withstand many years of frequent use.


The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the national trade association for the U.S. wind industry – the country’s fastest growing energy industry. With thousands of wind industry members and wind policy advocates, AWEA promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for American consumers.


BICSI is a professional association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry. ITS essentially covers the entire spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio/video technologies. It encompasses the design, project management and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.


Corning Cable Systems is the only company whose primary focus is optical fiber cabling solutions. Our mission is to remain the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of fiber optic communications products for voice, data and video applications. We are motivated by a profound responsibility to exceed our customers’ expectations. For this reason, Corning is focused on providing unrivaled products and services for all types of communications networks. The Fiber IQ Program is an excellent example of such services. The Corning Fiber IQ Program was created to provide a direct line of communication between Corning Cable Systems and industry-leading trainers. The program is designed to keep fiber technology instructors informed of Corning's latest innovations and product releases, and provide members with the most current fiber training materials.


AFCOM ( advances data center professionals by delivering comprehensive and vendor-neutral education and peer-to-peer networking to its members around the globe. Through forward-looking research by Data Center Institute, publications including Data Center Management Magazine, local chapters, regional symposiums, and major events like Data Center World, AFCOM supports thousands of data center professionals in their career advancement. In serving the greater data center industry for more than 30 years, AFCOM has earned recognition as the market leader in connecting the data center community.


Fiber optics has become the predominant communications medium, not just for telephones and the Internet, but also for cable television, computer networks, surveillance/security systems, industrial controls, traffic signals, utility grid communications and control, energy exploration/production, alternative energy and more. Even wireless antennas are connected on fiber. Workers in all these fields are expected to understand fiber optics technology and, in many cases, be competent in fiber optic network design, installation and operation. Training and certification for fiber optic technicians working in all these areas has become extremely important and that is the focus of The Fiber Optic Association.


TANE (Telephone Association of New England) is the oldest and largest trade association for the local exchange carrier industry in the six states region of New England. Our telco membership is comprised of facilities-based telecommunications incumbent carriers, including FairPoint Communications, TDS Telecom and all independent New England companies.


The NEFC was founded in 1986 by a few local industry leaders. The goal was quite simple – to promote the fiber optics industry in the New England area and bring people and companies together for professional purposes. The NEFC sponsors dinner meetings and presentations, as well as company tours and a yearly local trade show that bring together the fiberoptic community from within and around New England.


MTUG brings together interested individuals in the Maine telecommunications and computer networking industries for education, information, and networking. MTUG members include end users, vendors, consultants, government officials, and other parties who care about issues that affect the telecommunications and information technology of the state.


The Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) is a global trade association dedicated to creating a favorable business, regulatory, and technological environment for companies that own, manage, or provide critical telecommunications systems in support of their core business. Founded in 1948 to advocate for the allocation of additional radio spectrum for power utilities, UTC has evolved into a dynamic organization that represents electric, gas, and water utilities; natural gas pipelines; critical infrastructure companies; and other industry stakeholders.



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