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    Default Utiliquest picking up VZ contract in DE

    The rumors have been circling out here for a few weeks now. Boss has told us that these are unsubstantiated and that Utiliquest is in no way shape or form picking up the contract come November. But then I hear a new rumor saying that the current company that holds said contract, and does pretty much everything is losing it all together. From locating side to lines side. Just wondering if anyone else has heard anything similar, or can confirm this poop.

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    Default Re: Utiliquest picking up VZ contract in DE

    My understanding and I cannot confirm this. Is that it was announced at a Miss Utility meeting. Just a rumour I heard. As far as losing it all? Well Utiliquest's parent company Dycom do own companies on the dig and line side, so in theory, it could be possible

    A captain will tell his crew anything to keep the ship afloat...

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    Default Re: Utiliquest picking up VZ contract in DE

    A search of the Miss U meeting minutes (missutility.net) Nov 20114 thru to Feb 2015 for Verizon and Utiliqest shows no reference to this.

    The March 2015 minutes are not posted yet.

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    Default Re: Utiliquest picking up VZ contract in DE

    Whenever someone brings up a Miss Utility meeting. My mind always sees a bikini pageant for locator groupie babes. Maybe I'm a perv. I don't know but it's a lovely thought.....
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    Default Re: Utiliquest picking up VZ contract in DE

    Quote Originally Posted by daman1 View Post
    Whenever someone brings up a Miss Utility meeting. My mind always sees a bikini pageant for locator groupie babes. Maybe I'm a perv. I don't know but it's a lovely thought.....
    That is exactly what happens. Just that part is not put into the minutes.
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    Default Re: Utiliquest picking up VZ contract in DE

    The rumour has been going around for about a month. But I was not there so the rumour is only as good as the source.

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    Default Re: Utiliquest picking up VZ contract in DE

    This isn't Canada. Or Europe.

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    Default Re: Utiliquest picking up VZ contract in DE

    Well kids, it's official. Utilitquest has picked up the contract in Delaware. And instead of taking over in February, they're taking over at the end of July. In the middle of the busy season.

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    Default Re: Utiliquest picking up VZ contract in DE

    Quote Originally Posted by Insanesith View Post
    The rumors have been circling out here for a few weeks now. Boss has told us that these are unsubstantiated and that Utiliquest is in no way shape or form picking up the contract come November. But then I hear a new rumor saying that the current company that holds said contract, and does pretty much everything is losing it all together. From locating side to lines side. Just wondering if anyone else has heard anything similar, or can confirm this poop.
    Apparently the boss at best stretched the truth just a little bit so that locators wouldn't jump ship prior to the end of the contract.

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    Default Re: Utiliquest picking up VZ contract in DE

    Quote Originally Posted by Insanesith View Post
    Well kids, it's official. Utilitquest has picked up the contract in Delaware. And instead of taking over in February, they're taking over at the end of July. In the middle of the busy season.
    Never pick up a contract in middle of busy season unless client demands it because they want current subcontractor gone asap.

    You pick it up at end of bust season so you don't lay off your experienced techs come winter.

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    Default Re: Utiliquest picking up VZ contract in DE

    Insanesith, u are not insane, I have heard the same thing

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