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    Default Usic buying heath! Get ready!

    Just saying!!!!
    But i would not past usic to buy them and " have us do more with less!"

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    USIC motto..... Bend over here it comes again!

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    I was told we were aggressively pursuing any and all possibilities for future expansion.
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    Default Re: Usic buying heath! Get ready!

    Well with all the money they are saving from firing their field techs, why not? There are parts of Illinois where a full 2/3's of the techs in a crew are gone from what I understand. Four guys covering an area that 12 used to. And now they want more shortcuts?

    My suggestion, as someone who has observed this as long as it's been going on? Walk out, en masse. Sooner rather than later, someone is going to be injured or killed as a result of this BS. And the locator responsible will be prosecuted. Mark my words.

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    Does this mean that USIC is going to buy welcome mats for us to hang on our ass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Robot View Post
    Well with all the money they are saving from firing their field techs, why not? There are parts of Illinois where a full 2/3's of the techs in a crew are gone from what I understand. Four guys covering an area that 12 used to. And now they want more shortcuts?

    My suggestion, as someone who has observed this as long as it's been going on? Walk out, en masse. Sooner rather than later, someone is going to be injured or killed as a result of this BS. And the locator responsible will be prosecuted. Mark my words.
    I'm glad I got out when I did, but I saw the writing on the wall back in February with some of the moves made by the then new district 43 DM, and I did not like what I saw, or heard, and I was tired of being lied to.

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    There is no such thing as 'buy Heath' , we provide more products and service to the gas industry than revenue brought in by the locate contract i believe. USIC may put out the effort to get the Atmos contract, but thats really as far it can go. Can USIC take over production of the leak survey equipment sold all over the world ? Not really what they do , and its just kinda humerous that so few know what the heck Heath is entirely.

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    Default Re: Usic buying heath! Get ready!

    That is kinda funny I was thinking the same thing but my though was what is heath trying to get into the cutthroat locating industry for. Do what you do best manufacture and leak survey/cathodic protection.

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    I personally don't believe USIC will keep the Atmos contract in North Texas much past the 1st of the year. I have heard several Atmos employees say in the past that they much prefer having a locate service that does only 1-way locates. (don't we all?) I believe as long as Heath keeps their rates competitive they will retain the contract.
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    I feel like Heath took this on because of thier relationship with Atmos was already on firm ground. The issues i believe Atmos had with other contractors was obviously trust and quality. Heath knows they can give them what they want. Also , i would 'guess' that the rate is not competative with others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMO View Post
    I feel like Heath took this on because of thier relationship with Atmos was already on firm ground. The issues i believe Atmos had with other contractors was obviously trust and quality. Heath knows they can give them what they want. Also , i would 'guess' that the rate is not competative with others.
    Do you work for Heath? I'm just curious how are they to work for?
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    Default Re: Usic buying heath! Get ready!

    I do, and it is a much better environment than where we came from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMO View Post
    I do, and it is a much better environment than where we came from.
    I would imagine being in business as long as they have they would probably be pretty decent to work for. They obviously are in business for the long-haul and have some proven stability. How's the pay and the benefits, company vehicle? I'm potentially interested in trying to work for them. They are currently in business here where I'm located but are also doing business in places where I would consider relocating to if worth it. Did you used to work for USIC?
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    Default Re: Usic buying heath! Get ready!

    I did work for them years ago. Pay, benefits are normal, sups got full size Dodge trucks, so I love that .

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