Armstrong Group of Companies

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Armstrong
Private
Industry Telecommunication
Founded 1946
Founder Jud L. Sedwick
Headquarters Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
Key people
Jay L. Sedwick
(Chairman)
Kirby J. Campbell
(Vice Chairman)
Dru A. Sedwick
(President and CEO)
Jeff Ross
(President Armstrong Utilities)
Products Broadband Internet, Cable Television, Telephone
Number of employees
2,300+
Website http://armstrongonewire.com

Armstrong is a major northeastern cable, telecommunications and internet service provider, operating services in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Maryland. Armstrong Utilities, Inc. ranks among the 15 largest multi-system operators in the United States.

History[edit]

Armstrong began in 1946 and was originally called Armstrong County Line Construction. Founded by Jud L. Sedwick, the company was headquartered in Kittanning, Armstrong County, in Pennsylvania. Together with is brother Ned, Sedwick ran two crews consisting of six men each, whose job consisted of hanging telephone lines, setting telephone poles, and clearing right of way throughout western Pennsylvania, and managed to grow the company to 12 crews by the end of their first year of operations.

Today[edit]

Armstrong is best known in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, New York, West Virginia, and Kentucky for its digital cable services, most commonly providing television, telephone and high-speed Internet service. Currently, Armstrong employs over 2,300 people nationwide. The company's customer service and corporate offices are housed in Butler County, western Pennsylvania, with local offices scattered throughout the region and neighboring states.

Services offered[edit]

Whole-Home Entertainment[edit]

Armstrong EXP is a whole-home solution blending wireless Zoom Internet and Television services to your home. You can enjoy a new user interface powered by TiVo, search your TV, On Demand, Netflix* or online, schedule recordings from anywhere and never worry about running out of recording storage.
*Must have current Netflix subscription to access Netflix on EXP.

Zoom Internet[edit]

Armstrong offers Zoom Internet speeds you can't resist. Connect wirelessly with ZoomShare, protect your PC or MAC from viruses with Trend Micro Titanium Security and enjoy our Free Zoom Wi-Fi locations in your area.

Television[edit]

Armstrong provides you with more entertainment choices than ever and no long-term service contracts. Get access to On Demand, TVe (TV Everywhere), DVR (Digital Video Recorder) and more.

Telephone[edit]

Armstrong Telephone operates independent telephone companies in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York, providing customers with local and long distance services, digital calling features and DSL Internet service.

Group of Companies[edit]

Armstrong Utilities[edit]

Armstrong Utilities offers High Speed Internet service, telephone service and business products all over the broadband network.

Guardian Protection Services[edit]

Guardian Protection Services is trusted by more than a quarter-million clients throughout the nation. As one of the largest privately-held security firms in the U.S., Guardian designs, installs and monitors all types of intrusion, video surveillance, fire and medically emergency systems for residential and commercial clients.

Armstrong Development[edit]

Armstrong Development Properties, Inc. is an award-winning, full service commercial real estate developer. Using our 30 years of experience to help build-to-suit clients, we locate and develop strategic sites throughout our territories.

Armstrong Foods[edit]

Armstrong Foods operates Ponderosa restaurants in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Armstrong AccuSpec Electronics[edit]

Armstrong AccuSpec Electronics is a full service provider of Electronic Manufacturing services. AccuSpec is certified for both ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 for medical product manufacturing.

Awards & Recognition[edit]

2016 Independent Project Launch of the Year[edit]

CableFAX Magazine awarded Armstrong the 2016 Independent Project Launch of the Year Award for the time, research and development of their EXP product's longevity and success.[1]

2012 Best Customer Service Award[edit]

CableFAX Magazine, a leading telecommunications publication, awarded Armstrong the 2012 Best Customer Service Award for service excellence among independent cable operators nationwide. [2]

Armstrong has been rated #1 in customer service by Consumer Reports for two years in a row. (2014 & 2015)

Political Activities[edit]

In 2012, Armstrong offered 2016: Obama's America for free to its customers. In that same year, Armstrong donated over $1 million in the form of "in-kind cable access" to American Crossroads, a Republican Super PAC.[3] Armstrong also donated $40,000 to Fight for the Dream PAC, a Super PAC that opposed the re-election of Senator Bob Casey.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Armstrong Wins Customer Service Award | Business Journal Daily". archive.businessjournaldaily.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30. 
  2. ^ Potter, Chris (26 October 2012). "Small-town firm enters the political big leagues". Pittsburgh City Paper. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  3. ^ Potter, Chris (26 October 2012). "Small-town firm enters the political big leagues". Pittsburgh City Paper. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Gibson, Keegan (25 October 2012). "GOP Super PAC Lines Up Ad Against Casey (Watch Video)". PoliticsPA. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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