Greensboro, NC (January 18, 2022) Southeast Connections of Wilmington has been chosen as the NC811 Safe Digging Partner for December 2021 due to its ongoing commitment to safety, damage prevention and spreading the “Call Before You Dig” message.
Many safe digging partners have made the commitment to call 811 prior to any excavation, but few go above and beyond with making safety and damage prevention their #1 priority. Southeast Construction has shown their commitment to keeping their community and employees safe. They participate in the monthly local Utility Coordinating Committee meetings that share vital information about projects that affect utility infrastructure, they have placed safe digging partner stickers on their vehicles and utilize best practices while digging around utilities. “This is truly the type of Safe Digging Partner NC811 is looking for: The commitment to keeping the community safe while excavating and promoting the Call 811 before You Dig message service to their employees and community,” said NC811’s Executive Director, Louis Panzer.
Louis Panzer, Executive Director with NC811 acknowledged Southeast Connections with a Safe Digging Partner Award at an event hosted by Piedmont Natural Gas celebrating the successful completion of a natural gas main installation project through and Pender and New Hanover Counties in December 2021. “Southeast Connections main priority is to protect the community and our employees. Utilizing NC811 helps us do just that. Those utilities go to our homes, schools, and hospitals and without this in place we are jeopardizing the safety of an entire community. So, being recognized by NC811 is an honor and helps us reflect on our own Health, Safety, and Environmental Quality program. I’m extremely proud to be associated with both organizations,” said Miles Ackler, Southeast Connections.
Every nine minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without calling 811 first. Find out more about becoming a Safe Digging Partner.
Since 1978, North Carolina 811 has provided a fast and easy communications link with local utility providers. The public provides NC811 information about excavation, NC811 transmits the information to utilities, and they send out locators to mark underground lines for free. Call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 three working days before you plan on digging.
About SOUTHEAST CONECTIONS
Having earned a proud reputation for building one of the most productive, qualified, and safest workforces in the utility service industry, Southeast Connections delivers superior results and unmatched value to our customers. Since 1996, Southeast Connections has provided pipeline and facilities installation and repair, HDD/boring services, and comprehensive sewer camera inspection.