Ladd Engineering Associates is an engineering firm that specializes in telecommunications. The company serves clientele throughout the Southeastern United States. Its projects range from city government phone systems to multistate wide area networks. Ladd features experience with microwave, wireless, copper and fiber-optic network technologies. The company s capabilities include voice and data networking, local area network implementation and wireless and optical design. It performs a wide range of system planning, engineering, training and maintenance operations. Ladd employs more than 80 people who provide services to 30-plus independent telephone companies. Ladd Engineering Associates was formed 1964 and is based in Fort Payne, Ala.