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Rohn Products, LLC, formerly Rohn Industries, Inc. and UNR Industries, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of telecommunications towers, poles, mounts, and other materials. Rohn products include support structures for antennae, private microwave, cellular telephone, personal communications systems, commercial broadcasting and amateur radio, etc.
Rohn Industries was founded and incorporated in 1918 as UNR Industries, Inc. in an effort to meet demand for, among other things, high quality steel tubing. UNR Industries, Inc. declared bankruptcy in 1982 and was reorganized as Rohn Industries, Inc. In 2003, Rohn Industries, Inc. was acquired by Radian Corporation and in 2008 Rohn Products, LLC became independent again.
A substantial portion of the existing private and commercial telecommunications infrastructure in the United States involves Rohn products. The company holds the number one position in the market for the production of tower structures for wireless communications equipment and broadcasting stations, making Rohn the world's largest communications tower manufacturer. International sales accounted for %15 of Rohn Industries' business in 2001. Their products have been installed in 55 countries.
Rohn is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois and has six manufacturing facilities in Illinois, Alabama, Indiana, Arizona, and Mexico. The Bessemer, Alabama plant is believed to be one of the largest equipment enclosure plants in the world.
During its history, UNR Industries owned steel production and fabricating facility Midwest Steel.
- history of Rohn Industries, Inc.
- Radian Acquisition of Rohn Industries
- Historical SEC data for Rohn Industries 2001.
- Slowing of American Metals Market (data) in 1998.
- Impact of 1989 IRS tax rulings on UNR Industries.
- Interview with Brian Pemberton.
- Oversight hearing on the effect of the Manville and UNR bankruptcies on compensation of asbestos victims.
- extensive discussion of continued use and servicing of Rohn steel tubing and communications products, safety issues, and related information.
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