Greenville Utilities Commission Chosen as an NC811 Safe Digging Partner

GREENSBORO, NC (January 12, 2016) NC811 began a Safe Digging Partner program in April of 2015.  The program signifies a commitment to help prevent damages to buried utilities. To become a partner, all that’s needed is to sign a pledge to ‘Call 811 Before You Dig’.  NC811 will provide safe digging partner stickers to place on vehicles and equipment in order to spread the 811 message to the public.  Each month, NC811 will choose a Safe Digging Partner that exemplifies this commitment and will spotlight them with recognition.
Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC) was chosen as the Safe Digging Partner for January.  GUC’s director of electric systems, Roger Jones, stated, “Greenville Utilities is excited to partner with NC811 to show our commitment to safety in the utility construction Industry. We strive to be a safety conscious organization, and the Safe Digging Partner decals will be placed on our vehicles and equipment to show our commitment to safety.”
On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, NC811 presented a recognition certificate to highlight their commitment to damage prevention. “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,” stated Ann Rushing, Education Manager.  To become a Safe Digging Partner, visit http://www.nc811.org/safe-digging-partner.html
For the fourth time, Greenville Utilities has achieved a major safety milestone — one million consecutive man hours without any lost time due to injuries. It took GUC’s 451 employees nearly 15 months to accomplish this achievement. Previously, Greenville Utilities had reached one million consecutive man hours without any lost time due to injuries in 2010, 2012, and 2013.  GUC is already working to meet their next goal of three million consecutive hours without injury-related lost time.
Since 1905, Greenville Utilities has been an integral part of Greenville-Pitt County, growing and progressing along with our expanding service area.  GUC provides electric, water, sewer and natural gas services to the City of Greenville and 75% of Pitt County. They serve a combined total of nearly 150,000 customer connections. Greenville Utilities is owned by the citizens of Greenville but operates under a separate charter issued by the N.C. General Assembly.
About NC811
Since 1978 North Carolina 811 has provided you a fast and easy communications link with your local utility providers. You give us information about your excavation, we transmit the information 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 working days before you plan on digging.

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