The Will-Burt Company
When TV news stations report on the scene, they often rely on The Will-Burt Company and its telescopic masts, President, CEO and Chairman Jeff Evans says. “Everyone has seen a broadcast truck [with a mast],” he says, noting that electronic newsgathering is one of its major client markets. “We, at one time, had 100 percent of [it].”
Based in Orrville, Ohio, Will-Burt manufactures telescoping masts, as well as tower elevation products, light and camera towers, composite shelters, integrated trailers, cabinets, containers and doors. Partners B.G. Cope and William A. Tschantz started Will-Burt in 1918 as an experimental design shop.