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A Letter from Our VP, Bruce Smith

CrescentLink Family,

As I sit back and reflect over the past five years, I am in awe of the organizations we have had the privilege of working with and the wonderful friendships created.  CrescentLink started with humble expectations, and now we have over 70 clients across the United States, Canada and Bermuda.  As I reflect on the past, I am excited about our future and hope that you will be as well.

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Palmetto Donates Space for Resurgent's Bikes 4 Kids

Since 2004, Resurgent Capital Services has come together to build bicycles for children in our local community. Through this effort, they have been able to provide thousands of bikes to at-risk kids in the area. This year, Palmetto Engineering is proud to take part in this amazing event by donating warehouse space to both store and assemble the bicycles.

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Palmetto Engineering Expanding Upstate Operations

Palmetto Engineering, a firm that specializes in telecommunications engineering, industrial electrical engineering and GIS telecommunications software, is expanding its Upstate operations with the establishment of a new facility in Anderson County. The company is investing $1.2 million in the project, creating 25 new jobs in Piedmont, S.C. over the next five years.

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Communications Expert Points Lens at Big Data's Power

The future is now: We can predict a major storm with strawberry Pop Tarts... we can save a fortune without ever making a left-hand turn in our cars... and we can know about our teen daughter's pregnancy if she buys Skittles candy. Steve Shepard, a globe-trotting tech specialist and professional photographer, shared those snapshots when he turned his lens on Big Data at Palmetto Engineering & Consulting's annual PEC Showcase in January.

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Consulting for Telecommunications Companies Upgrading their Broadband Facilities

George Wyatt, President and CEO of Palmetto Engineering & Consulting, was recently featured in an interview with CEOCFO. During the course of the interview he spoke on a number of topics ranging from the recent merger with CT&T in Arkansas, the success of our GIS software CrescentLink, our growing work in the oil and gas arena, and the future of telecommunications including how big data will play a major role in the industry as we move forward.

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Palmetto Engineering Takes Smart Grid Seriously

GREENVILLE, S.C. – A new comedy on TV, The Last Man On Earth, portrays … yes … the last man on Earth. The show's hero not only spends most of his time alone – because he is – but he also has to be funny. He also has to find humor after The Virus (or whatever it is) just wiped out everyone but him. Never mind that the lights somehow stay on.

Fortunately, we're all here, still, and we have "the grid" to thank for keeping our lives, computers, and appliances, humming. The grid's getting smart, and the Smart Grid relies on information and communication technology to improve the efficiency, reliability, economics and sustainability of the production and distribution of electricity.

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Thousands, if Not Millions, of Customers

CrescentLink customers include electric cooperatives, telephone companies, public utilities and entire cities that rely on CrescentLink the same way that each of their own customers rely on the vast, intricate fiber-optic networks that those organizations use CrescentLink to maintain.

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Vision and Value

Without a vision, nothing much can get very far - not a company, not an enterprise, not a goal or dream. Vision creates value, and value comes from implementing that vision, incorporating a team's mission and providing leadership... from creation to completion.

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More than Fiber Optics

It all started with a cholera outbreak in Paris and a map that, for the first time, pinpointed specific clusters of people the epidemic had struck. That was in the early 19th century. Next thing you know, folks started using push-pins with heads of different colors to depict various clusters of things on paper maps: from fire hydrants to forest inventory, from archaeological applications to zoological ones.

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What’s Next?

A fine poet once said, “If I’m not ahead, I’m behind.” He means that for his business, too, knowing that if he’s not looking forward and making trends, not just following them, he won’t be able to keep up. Customers demand more than technology, which changes daily, if not hourly. They want cutting-edge solutions that stay ahead of any potential problems.

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Trade Shows

Grapevine, Texas. Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Columbia, Missouri. Minneapolis, Minnesota. It almost takes CrescentLink’s sophisticated mapping technology to keep up with all the networking that Palmetto Engineering’s pros accomplish at trade shows throughout the country..

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Why CrescentLink?

In 1880, Alexander Graham Bell and Charles Sumner Tainter invented the photophone, the transmission of speech on a beam of light. That’s considered the birth of fiber optics, a technology that wouldn’t get legs until nearly a century later. And none of that could have happened through the last 100 years without teamwork. And Palmetto Engineering does teamwork better than anyone.

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PANGAEA Internet Earns National Recognition from Broadband Communities

PANGAEA, a non-profit internet service provider and proud CrescentLink client serving Polk and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, was recently presented the Cornerstone Award by Broadband Communities magazine.

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Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation Puts Rural Fiber on the Map

Redlands, California—Broadband services just got better in southern Virginia. Nonprofit Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) deployed advanced location technology to improve customer service, reduce costs, and improve decision making.

"We've had tremendous network growth in the past five years, so we needed better work order management and fiber-asset management tools," MBC network operations manager Doug Herrin said.

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