Greensboro, NC (January 10, 2019) Haynes Electric Utility, A Division of MB Haynes Corporation of Asheville, NC has been chosen as the NC811 Safe Digging Partner for January 2019 due to its ongoing commitment to safety, damage prevention and spreading the “Call Before You Dig” message.

Many safe digging partners have made the commitment to call 811 prior to any excavation, but few go above and beyond with making safety their #1 priority. Haynes Electric Utility has shown their commitment to keeping their community, employees and utility providers safe. They participate in the monthly Utility Coordinating Committee meetings that share vital information about projects that affect utility infrastructure, they have placed safe digging partner stickers on their vehicles and have participated in the Pipes Plus training about best practices while digging around utilities. “This is truly the type of Safe Digging Partner NC811 is looking for: The commitment to keeping the community safe while excavating and providing a great utility service to Duke Energy customers,” said NC811’s Education Department Manager, Ann Rushing.

Haynes Electric Utility performs service work for Duke Energy in the North Carolina area and is proud to be a recipient of the Safe Digging Partner Award presented by NC 811. “The employees of Haynes have been provided outstanding training by NC811, PSNC Energy and Duke Energy. We recognize that digging safely is not a solo endeavor, but a partnership. It is because of partnerships such as these, that our safety culture will continue to thrive as we provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees,” stated Safety Manager, Pat Hefner.

Every nine minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without calling 811 first. Find out more about becoming a Safe Digging Partner.

About NC811
Since 1978, North Carolina 811 has provided a fast and easy communications link with local utility providers. The public provides NC811 information about excavation, NC811 transmits the information to utilities and they send out locators to mark underground lines for free. Call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 three working days before you plan on digging.

About HAYNES Electric Utility,
A Division of MB Haynes Corporation, Asheville, NC   
Haynes Electric Utility/ MB Haynes Corporation has made a long-lasting, positive impact by developing people, serving customer, building relationships, increasing value and supporting the community. Our vision is to be unsurpassed in our passion and dedication to excellence.

Media Contact:
Brian Morehouse, NC811
(336) 482-6890