History

The evolution of a leader in wireless communications infrastructure

1932


Our founding company, The Wind Turbine Company, begins operations in Pennsylvania. It specializes in fabricating wind–powered electric generators, along with the necessary support towers.


1942


World War II necessitates a product evolution. Support towers used for wind turbines are redesigned to support wireless radio communication antennas for the United States Signal Corps.


1945


By war's end, the company fabricates more sophisticated, commercial, towers under the trade name TRYLON, derived from the words “triangular pylon”.


1954


A Canadian subsidiary is formed and begins operations in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.


1975


Trylon begins manufacturing its own line of fall protection systems, both cable and rail.


1996


Trylon acquires Telecommunication Sans Fil (TSF) of Montreal, Quebec and the amalgamated name Trylon TSF is born. The acquisition expands the offer to customers to include:

  • Turnkey site construction services
  • Years of international construction experience
  • Electronics system design
  • Installation & system integration testing of transmission lines/antennas.

1996


Trylon TSF enters into a reseller alliance with Andrew Corporation, a manufacturer of coaxial cable, elliptical waveguide, microwave & base station antennas and other products. Our Whitby, Ontario sales office opens for this Value–added Reseller, Equipment supply business unit.


1997


Trylon TSF establishes its first international subsidiary in Cyprus. To date, Trylon TSF has successfully completed projects in more than 30 countries.


1998


All manufacturing operations are consolidated in a newly constructed Elmira, Ontario facility. This custom complex is specifically designed for the fabrication of tower structures.


1999


Trylon TSF is ISO 9001 registered separately for both its manufacturing process and service business, providing customers an extra level of quality assurance. In the same year, market growth in the U.S. is driven by the “build–to–suit” industry phenomenon, a market Trylon TSF serves extremely well.


2001


Trylon introduces a new era of sophisticated manufacturing equipment, which provides for enhanced production efficiencies. The state–of–the–art equipment ensures continued growth and increased production capacity over the next decade.


2003


Trylon TSF starts a multi–site project in Afghanistan using Canadian–made towers.


2005


Recovery work begins in Haiti and Trylon installs 100 self–supporting tower sites for Digicel.


2006


The company added its third automated angle fabrication machine and reorganized the factory, maximizing efficiency and improving workflow.


2009


Trylon TSF Canada and Europe embark on multi–site projects adding 3 and 3.5G equipment to existing tower and roof–top infrastructure. Projects include equipment swaps, tower analysis and reinforcing.


2010


Diversification into electrical transmission towers and substation structures for Hydro One in Canada. Angle fabrication machines in Canada upgraded with new part–numbering hardware added.


2012


Trylon rebrands to better reflect its current market positioning and capability.

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