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  1. Synergy One Locating out of Illinois Frontier already

    by , July 11th, 2013 at 08:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by All American View Post
    Does anyone know if Synergy One Locating already lost Frontier in Illinois? Rumor has it that Frontier canned them in Illinois and went with someone else.

    Updated July 11th, 2013 at 08:07 PM by All American

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  2. After a long 4th of July weekend...

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    Mke
    , July 9th, 2013 at 12:46 PM
    It has dawned on me that I'm done. I'm tired of the same crap. It feels like work and training is just one big excercise in futility.

    I had the rookie, before the holiday, go out and remark a site. A site that the contractor has hit our irrigation twice before. I specifically tell the rook to mark everything. He comes back to the office and tells me that the contractor told him that he was ok with everything and didn't need him to mark anything.

    Fast foward ...
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  3. Recent Utility Line Hits

    by , April 20th, 2013 at 09:06 PM
    Some examples of why we need to mark lines and stop hoping contractors will call before they dig. Even when they do call, accidents still occur, as DIRT reports. These accidents are more common than is realized.

    http://eastcountytoday.net/oops-anti...-construction/

    http://www.theeagleonline.com/news/s...-water-outage/

    http://sarasota.patch.com/announceme...s-not-impacted ...
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  4. Common sense....

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    Mke
    , April 19th, 2013 at 10:51 AM
    So, We did hire someone. They have quite a resume. Looking at it, it sounds great 10+ years locating. Winner of a regional locate rodeo. Snagged 3rd in the international rodeo.

    In the interview, he even brought in all of his certificates and such, along with the certifications of the rodeo's he has been in.

    I have had high hopes for hiring a locator with this much going for him. He's even told me that his past employer have offered him more money to come back ...
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  5. Why not use the latest tools available to prevent these accidents

    by , April 15th, 2013 at 04:25 PM
    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/201...es-house-fire/

    It is still somewhat of a mystery why municipalities do not mandate markers that provide the vertical tolerance and horizontal tolerance. These accidents can easily be avoided which saves lives, injuries, and money. It is also a mystery why utility companies do not use the latest and most up-to-date tools available to prevent these costly damages.
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