ReadiTech, a client-focused technology driven IT and telecommunications company announced the launch of a new network engineering division called ReadiTech Engineering. The new division will accelerate the growth of its core broadband business by leveraging the expertise, intellectual property, and invaluable customer relationships at ReadiTech and its parent company, DRN.

“We are extremely excited to launch ReadiTech Engineering and welcome the team to the ReadiTech family,” said ReadiTech CEO/General Manager Kent Schimke. “ReadiTech’s parent company, DRN, is a cooperative with over 70 years of serving our members. Since the cooperative began in 1950, we have reached our goals to provide the best possible telecommunications and IT services with client-focused solutions by surrounding ourselves with vendors and contractors who have the same progressive mindset and commitment to technology.”

DRN has been deploying fiber and creating networks requiring network engineering and architecture design with fiber-optic management buildouts for over 20 years. By launching ReadiTech Engineering, the company is not only expanding its technology services, but also fulfilling its purpose as a cooperative-owned entity to evolve based on clients’ needs.

According to DRN Board of Directors President Ralph Neu, creating the new division is considered a great success. “DRN’s Board is always looking for ways to serve the cooperative and its members with exceptional products and services. The board is excited about the possibilities and potential of bringing together traditional broadband services, coupled with managed IT and engineering under one umbrella. The launch of this division brings the expertise of professional engineers to create fiber optic networks, architecture design and other services to create future-proof services plus adds diversification for a potential new source of revenue,” said Neu.

Leading the new ReadiTech Engineering division is Dustin Maier, Bismarck. Maier has 27 years of telecommunications and networking experience and is a licensed Professional Engineer in 21 states. For a division just created a few months ago, the ReadiTech Engineering team already consists of 18 people, and growing, with a combined technical experience of 350 years.

“We have a technically diverse team, meaning one size does not fit all. We want to know and understand your business concepts and required outcomes so we can integrate them into our designs and engineering,” says Maier. “Ultimately, resulting in a functional system our clients can rely on,” he added.

The ReadiTech Engineering office is in Bismarck, N.D., giving its engineers and staff easy access to clients across the state and upper Midwest.

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