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Jay Tate, formly with ...
Jay Tate, formly with Benco Steel, discusses his role in spearheading the first 9-11 memorial in the nation.
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Jay Tate served in the U.S. Army for 20 years and retired on April 1, 1988, with the rank of Major.
He became a civilian consultant after leaving the military.
was a combat aviator during the Vietnam War and twice returned from missions at the controls of a plane too damaged to fly again.
Having worked in Washington, DC for a number of years, Tate
still knew a lot of people there.
He'd last been in DC on Jan. 31, 2001.
On the morning of 9/11, Tate was working at Benco Steel when a salesman came into his office and told him that a plane had hit the World Trade Center.
They turned on the news.
At first, they thought it was an accident.
They thought the plane had flown off course.
"While we were watching that, another airplane flew into the other building and that's when we knew something terrible was happening to our country," Tate
"They were 100 yards to the right of the impact - his
office was completely devastated," Tate
coworkers had collapsed and people had to crawl through the rubble in the dark to get out of this thing."
It took awhile, but Tate
was able to get a call through to his
friend and confirm that he
"It's quite interesting that we have not had another attack on our soil since then and that's because of our vigilance," Tate
Tate worked for Benco for eight years before joining Broome Associated Insurance.
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Clarion April 4, 2006
April 4-Continuing the community-wide Vietnam War memorial theme, Jay Tate, General Manager of Benco Steel and veteran assault helicopter pilot in the Vietnam campaign, related his wartime experiences and reviewed author Tim O'Brien's book The Things They Carried.
Hickory Daily Record | They said it: The year in quotes
- Jay Tate, owner of BENCO Steel, on the company's flying of the American flag that flew over Ground Zero following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Charlotte Observer | 11/03/2002 | Health-care costs hit wallets, bottom lines
UniSourceHealth helped Benco negotiate and switch insurers, and Benco held its insurance rate increase to 13 percent, said Jay Tate, Benco's executive vice president
It had been facing an increase of at least 22 percent, Tate
said."To me, this is a very dramatic and very direct way of addressing the cost of health insurance," said Tate, who sits on UniSourceHealth's board of directors.NorthEast Medical Center
, the Concord hospital
, has a self-funded health insurance program too.Last year, the hospital absorbed most of employee health-care cost increases.
But this fall, NorthEast staffers will have to choose between a 20 percent increase in premium payments or significantly higher co-pays and deductibles.
Letter To Employers
Jay Tate, Benco Steel