safe digging partner of the month

GREENSBORO, NC (August 20, 2015) Global engineering, project management and construction company, Bechtel has been selected as NC811’s Safe Digging Partner for August 2015. The award recognizes Bechtel’s commitment to help prevent damage to buried utilities and for displaying information publicly about the 811 number to help spread the message in North Carolina.

“NC811 has worked closely with Bechtel on a key fiber-to-the-home project in the Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham markets. They are engaged on all fronts from conducting construction meetings to attending local utility coordinating committee meetings in order to facilitate a smooth project,” stated Ann Rushing, education manager for NC811. “This is truly the type of Safe Digging Partner that NC811 is looking for: the commitment to making the call to 811, waiting the required time, respecting the marks, and digging safely.”

“NC811’s Safe Digging Partner program is a great initiative to improve safety on construction sites,” said Ashley Merriman, customer care representative at Bechtel. “Bechtel has a zero-tolerance approach to safety at work – we’re committed to ensuring a safe environment for our employees and the local communities we work with.”

NC811 began its Safe Digging Partner program in April 2015 to help avoid construction damage to utility pipes and cables located underground. Each month NC811 will choose a Safe Digging Partner that exemplifies this commitment and will spotlight them with recognition. To become a Safe Digging Partner, visit

About NC811
Since 1978 North Carolina 811 has provided you a fast and easy communications link with your local utility providers. You give us your locate information, we transmit it to the utilities and then they send out locators to mark your underground lines for FREE. So remember, call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 three business days before you plan on digging.  More information about the services of NC811 is available at

About Bechtel
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. They stand apart for their ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents.  Today, their 58,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in 40 countries.