News from TACO Antenna
January 12, 2021
New Year’s Message from Taco Antenna
To our valued Customers, Suppliers and Stakeholders,
The year 2020 has been one filled with challenges on many fronts for all of us, from safety issues related to the COVID19 Pandemic to political changes in the UK, EU and at home in North America which will undoubtedly affect the way we do business in many countries going forward. I am pleased to say, together with our partners, TACO Antenna has managed the adversity, finding opportunity in the changing environment, and we look to continued growth for our business in 2021.
Overall Agenda for 2021:
Our management team has been busy developing a five-year strategic plan which will plot the course for direction of our resources for the coming months and years, we will have our official kick off in first quarter this year. Taco will fully embrace the opportunities to grow with strategic partners in the communication marketplace as investments climb in this sector of industry. To ensure this occurs, our management team has developed plans to support product innovation and market growth as well as overcome capacity limitations for both the tower and antenna business.
At TACO Antenna our continued focus on employee safety during the pandemic has necessitated many new protocols and procedures which I am happy to report have been very successful in keeping our staff and their families healthy. We will continue to put safety first for our staff to ensure a healthy work environment which promotes growth and teamwork.
I am proud to report that our employees continue to look outward toward our community to support those in need. TACO employees have participated and contributed to the Movember Charity supporting Men’s Mental and Sexual Health as well as to local community food banks, generating enough money to support over 2400 families through the holiday season.
I look forward to an exciting new year in 2021 and further developing the partnerships we have in the marketplace to grow our businesses and support our industry together.
December 11, 2020
White Paper - VHF and UHF Omni-Directional Dipole Antennas
Review our recently released white paper for our best selling Muldipol antenna series, touting the features and benefits for each of the variety of models we manufacture and continue to expand.
March 25, 2020
COVID-19 Status Update from our President/CEO to our Partners
To Our Valued Clients and Suppliers,
With concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic growing with each passing day, TACO Antenna’s top priority is to protect the health and well being of our employees, clients and community. We are monitoring events as they develop and will continue to follow the guidance of federal and provincial health officials.
TACO services and supplies the very unique Telecommunications industry which services both Military and Civilian customers. This sector of business meets the requirements of Essential Services criteria as defined by the Canadian and US Governments. In keeping with this directive, TACO will continue manufacturing our products to ensure our orders are fulfilled for our customers throughout the time health related measures are imposed by the existing Covid-19 pandemic. To the best of our ability, based upon the requirements of Essential Services, TACO will strive to remain on schedule with all confirmed deliveries. To meet these expectations our suppliers have also committed to ensure the availability of raw materials as required by our production schedule.
In light of current health recommendations to best protect everyone, the following protocols have been put in place until Monday April 6th, at which time we will assess the continued need for these safety measures:
- To promote social distancing, our office will not accept visitors, although we remain open for business. In-person meetings have been halted, but we are happy to speak by phone or correspond over email.
- We will maintain staff in the office and on the manufacturing floor to support our business and service our customers.
Please be assured that we are working diligently to balance the needs of our clients with the welfare of all concerned. These are challenging and unchartered times, but we will continue to strive to provide exceptional products & services despite the necessary tweaks that have been made to our usual course of business.
Thank you for your partnership, please take good care.
October 28, 2019
Wade Antenna Featured in Enterprise Brant 'We Make it Here' video.
TACO's parent company Wade Antenna is pleased to be featured in Enterprise Brant's 'We Make it Here' video, depicting a very small part of "a day at the office”. It was a welcome opportunity to encourage more interest in the trades and production within our younger generation.
June 4, 2019
We are very pleased to announce that Blake Dickson has accepted the position of President and CEO of Wade Antenna Inc. Blake is already quite familiar with the company operations as he has been serving as a member of the Board of Advisors.
Blake’s role at Wade will be the President/CEO responsible for all Employee and Financial objectives set out by the Board. His mandate will be working with the Wade management team and employees to grow the profitability of the company and to widen Wade’s product portfolio to better meet our customer’s needs.
Blake has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, major in Sales and Marketing from Wilfrid Laurier University. His background includes almost 30 years of industrial sales and management, beginning at Stelco in Hamilton in which he was fast tracked through many production and commercial functions. After Stelco Blake joined Ivaco Rolling Mills before becoming part of the ownership group for Rotalec, a Montreal based distribution company focused on sales, service and support of High Technology products. Blake progressed through several functions at Rotalec including Mill Products Specialist, Division Manager, VP and finishing his career at Rotalec as the President/COO. During Blake’s career at Rotalec the company has doubled in size and expanded to having divisions in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Blake’s wide range of experience will create growth in existing and new markets leading Wade to become a more diversified and steadily growing company. Blake is very excited about this new challenge and will be involved in Wade management meetings during the month of June as he finishes his current role at Rotalec and begins to take over his new responsibility.
We look forward to working with Blake and are very pleased he has taken on this important role at our company.
Ryan & Rob
May 3, 2017
Wade Antenna is 2017 Brantford Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year!
TACO parent company Wade Antenna was awarded this past Thursday evening the 2017 Brantford Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year. We are very proud of all of our team members that went above and beyond over the past several years to help position us as a leader in our market place. We also thank our loyal customers who have helped us grow. We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with a positive business experience.
Pictured are Wade's CFO Rob Hooton (left) and President Ryan Murphy after receiving the Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce 2017 Company of the Year award.
March 6, 2017
Check Out our TACO Antenna Corporate Video
Let us take you through an informative tour of TACO Antenna, a global leader providing unique and innovative technological solutions for applications in both demanding and challenging environments for the communications industry.
February 27, 2017
Announcing Our Muldipol Ground-to-Air Dipole Antenna Video
Learn all about TACO's wide range of multi-element, multi connector VHF/UHF Air Traffic Control antennas. Lightweight but rugged, and built for reliable communication in demanding, long term fixed ATC, tactical defence, land and naval applications.
February 14, 2017
Check Out our Fixed UHF SATCOM Antenna Video
Mounting options to fit your specific needs and the durability to withstand even the harshest weather make TACO’s fixed helical SATCOM antennas an industry leader.
November 10, 2014
Wade Antenna Business Excellence Award Finalist
Finalists in the Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards were announced and we are proud to be among them in the Technology category. We are honoured to be considered and we extend our congratulations to all of our fellow finalists.
November 10, 2014
Wade Antenna is proud to be The Salute to Brant 2013 Innovation Award winner
Wade Antenna, Inc. topped all finalists throughout Brant County in 2013 and took home the Salute to Brantford Innovation Award on October 25th of last year. We received the honour for our industry leading portable UHF MUOS SATCOM antenna.
President Ryan Murphy accepted on behalf of Wade at the event, which was attendined by over 100 people.
January 7, 2014
SAT-MP-320 Portable UHF MUOS SATCOM Antenna Video
Watch Jeff Kunkle of TACO Antenna demonstrate the features of the SAT-MP-320 portable UHF SATCOM antenna at the 2013 AFCEA West Convention in San Diego, California.