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  1. Construction Season 2014!!

    by , April 4th, 2014 at 05:43 PM
    Up here in the great state of Minnesota (MINI-'SO-TAH') we are gearing up for construction season of 2014. I know in my local area we are looking at several items that make my ears perk up. Now some need to understand that I not only do all the utility locating (gas, steam, water, and electric distribution) for a public utility company, but I also do a lot of the design work and Q&A for outside firms when it comes to big projects. It really can be a wild job and I have the luxury of deciding ...
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  2. My wife is right....unfortunately...

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    Mke
    , April 2nd, 2014 at 11:42 AM
    My wife and I, got into a discussion the other night. She told me I was too angry.

    I've always been a pretty laid back guy and when she said this.... it made me angry.

    Then I started to contemplate things. I came to terms that I am a very angry man. I hate a large list of things. Most of which is the industry that I have unwillingly made my own.

    I really hate locating. I hate that every other industry has a margin for error, but not ours. ...
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  3. All Check the Locators Lounge

    by , March 19th, 2014 at 08:24 PM
    New post and information about Sol under 1st week locating Synergy.
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  4. The little things....

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    Mke
    , March 13th, 2014 at 11:16 AM
    I feel that i'm a pretty easy going guy. I really don't get pissed off that much. This goes for personall and proffessional situations. I have a really long fuse..... Except when it comes to easy stuff.

    I kinda went off on the new guy (officially been a year) on marking a utility wrong that was visible.

    If a utility is burried and you can't see a cut or a patch or any tail tail signs. I'm very giving. I'll give you a large window of error in marking the utility.(not ...
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  5. Columbia Gas Locates where?

    by , February 22nd, 2014 at 07:11 PM
    I was told Columbia gas Locates there own utilities.. But I've also been told in certain areas they don't. I know for sure in Pennsylvania and Maryland they locate there own. Columbia gas is in Kentucky, Ohio, PA, WV, NY, Mass. Does anyone out there know if columbia gas locates there own utilities across the board or in just certain areas? Thanks
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