About Aluma Tower Company. Today’s Aluma Tower Company began in Micco, Florida, with the manufacturing of non-corrosive aluminum tubular fabrications for television and ham radio antennas.
Aluma Tower, Inc. moved to Vero Beach, Florida, and began operations in 1973 by manufacturing enhanced signal reach antennas for ham radio enthusiasts. Inspired by the CB radio craze, the company grew and grew. Its family of light-weight, non-corrosive crank up towers was constantly refined, re-designed, and made more workable. A ham radio engineer was brought on staff.
In the early 1980’s, well before widespread use of cable and satellite technology, a television antenna salesman asked Aluma to put a tower on his van. By raising his antenna-mounted unit to roof level at prospects’ homes, he demonstrated improved reception and made lots of sales. The concept of the mobile tower was born.
About Aluma Tower Company
In 1985, the company was incorporated in the State of Florida.
Aluma Tower introduced another popular product, the COW, or the Cell on Wheels. It was an enclosed shelter mounted on a trailer with a crank up (winch up) Aluma tower. This shelter/trailer could be towed with a light-duty truck to all sorts of locations, where it could serve as an instant temporary telescoping antenna mast. Over time, the company responded to market demands for antenna mast use in meteorological forecasting, in environmental testing (air sampling), and in military and police uses.
Municipalities bought towers to deploy in their command centers during disaster relief efforts. Units were created for highway patrol communication along state freeways. Energy corporations utilized towers to coordinate the laying of pipe in remote locales.
Public safety demands for rapid response communication were urgent. Aluma Tower was facilitating such communication.
Aluminum towers remain the platform around which company products are designed and manufactured. With two, three, or more sections that “nest” inside one another, a very strong and light-weight tower can be telescoped to a full position of more than 100 feet, or it can be retracted for transportation. Light-weight telescoping masts have innumerable uses.