The Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference is made possible each year with the help of our supporters. Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 would like to recognize some of the organizations that have continuously supported the MWDPTC below:
4iQ Solutions is a Damage Prevention Industry partner organization providing technology applications to Member Utility Companies, One Call Centers and Excavators alike. Our services implement precision and accuracy while increasing public safety. 4iQ is proud support and partner with both Kentucky 811 and Indiana 811 – (Exactix One Call, Digtix Ticket Management & Asset Protection and Coursettra Training).
Aqua Indiana, an Essential Utilities Company, provides water and wastewater services to 30,000 customers in 15 counties throughout Indiana.
Badger Daylighting Ltd™ (“Badger”) is North America’s leading provider of nondestructive hydrovac excavation services. Badger traditionally works for contractors, engineers and facility owners of the oil and gas, power, municipal, transportation, industrial and commercial construction industries. Our key technology is the Badger Hydrovac System, a truck-mounted hydrovac excavation unit that is used primarily for digging safely in areas with buried pipes and cables.
Best Equipment Company is your expert in municipal and contractor environmental equipment solutions since 1917. Best Equipment specializes in refuse and recycling, stormwater and sewer, sweeping and litter control, yard waste and turf control, and hydro excavation industries.
BOSS811 is a cloud-based one call ticket management solution that is advanced, scalable and affordable. Features include powerful routing, facility mapping, mobile apps, sketching tools, customizable dashboards and extensive reporting that enables increased efficiency, reduces cost and improves compliance. BOSS811 is from BOSS Solutions, a U.S. Company with excellent support and a wide range of professional services.
Buckeye Partners, L.P. is one of the largest liquid petroleum product pipeline operators in the U.S. in terms of volume delivered, with approximately 6,000 miles of pipeline. Our terminal network is comprised of more than 115 terminals, with tank capacity of over 118 million barrels.
CASE Construction, Inc. is a full-service site development construction company providing site excavation, building and site concrete, and asphalt paving service for central and southern Indiana. We specialize in the repair of sidewalk and roadway paving disturbed by the installation and repairs of underground utilities.
In 1887, Indianapolis civic leaders came up with the idea of operating a natural gas company as a public charitable trust solely for the benefit of customers and the community. Today, this trust lives on as Citizens Energy Group, a broad-based utility service company providing natural gas, thermal energy, water and wastewater services to about 800,000 people and thousands of businesses in the Indianapolis area. At Citizens, our vision is to fulfill the promise of the trust to serve our customers and communities with unparalleled excellence and integrity.
CountryMark is an oil exploration, production, refining, logistics and marketing company. This company is a privately-owned cooperative owned by 28 member cooperatives located in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. CountryMark’s involvement in both the upstream and downstream business allows for a unique opportunity to control products, from the time crude oil is taken out of the ground to the time fuel is pumped into consumer tanks.
ElectriCom is a leading provider of aerial and underground installation, as well as right-of-way maintenance services to the telecommunications and utility industries across the U.S. The company serves national carriers, municipalities, local exchange carriers and member-owned cooperatives, and is a trusted partner in the deployment of fiber-optic, wireless and other broadband connectivity solutions alongside power and gas mainline services.
Enbridge operates across North America, fueling the economy and people’s quality of life. We move nearly two thirds of Canada’s crude oil exports to the U.S., we transport nearly 20 percent of the natural gas consumed in the U.S., and we operate North America’s third largest natural gas utility by consumer count. Enbridge was an early investor in renewable energy, and we have a growing offshore wind portfolio.
FirstNet is THE dedicated wireless communications ecosystem built with and for first responders. It provides so much more than just the ability to make and receive calls. Together with first responders, we are working to make your communications simpler, faster and more direct. So you can focus on what’s important.
Fusion Safety provides comprehensive OSHA compliance solutions for businesses in construction, manufacturing and heavy industrial sectors. We provide full-time safety staffing, site observations (audits), written programs, employee training, confined space standby and more. Fusion offers fall protection and first aid supplies to further assist our clients.
Gibson Teldata specializes in solving data, video, voice and building security issues using today’s IP based technologies. From simple building access, video surveillance, and telephony solutions to sophisticated cloud deployments. We have been serving the Midwest since 1980.
GPRS is the nation’s largest company specializing in the detection of underground utilities, video pipe inspection, and the scanning of concrete structures. We are in pursuit of a world with 100% subsurface damage prevention.
Groebner is a strategic sourcing partner and distributor serving natural gas utilities and their contractors. We specialize in selling, stocking and advising on natural gas products from the pipeline to the meter. We also provide the after-market maintenance and training to ensure the efficient and safe functioning of natural gas distribution to the public.
Indiana 811 began operations on Oct. 5, 1981. On our first day, we took 142 locate requests. Today, we annually process over 1 million locate requests and send out over 6 million notices to our members. In 2006, we formed a strategic partnership with Kentucky 811 under the umbrella of Underground Safety Alliance. This partnership has allowed both Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 to continue to lead the nation in damage prevention awareness. The Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference is a result of that ongoing partnership.
The Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) helps street departments, highway departments and local elected officials better meet the needs of the public by acting as a resource for training, technical assistance and technology transfer. Our reach extends throughout Indiana and across the nation. Local highway and street departments oversee more than 80,000 miles of Indiana roadway in all 92 Indiana counties. We provide these agencies better access to available resources by offering technical assistance and training for all counties, cities and towns within the state. Indiana LTAP is part of a nationwide system of technology transfer centers, established by the Federal Highway Administration, that is designed to improve transportation department performance.
The goal of the Indiana Pipeline Awareness Association (INPAA), a committee of the Indiana 811 Board of Directors, is to effectively communicate the purpose, reliability, hazards, prevention measures, leak recognition and one call requirements of the Indiana pipeline system to the Affected Public, Emergency Responder, Excavator, and Public Official stakeholder groups within the state of Indiana.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) is a fact-finding body that hears evidence in cases filed before it and makes decisions based on the evidence presented in those cases. An advocate of neither the public nor the utilities, the IURC is required by state statute to make decisions that balance the interests of all parties to ensure the utilities provide adequate and reliable service at reasonable prices.
Kentucky 811 was formed in 1987 under the name of Kentucky Underground Protection, Inc., by the owners and operators of underground facilities in the state of Kentucky as a means of reducing damage to those facilities and to promote public safety by reducing the number of incidents statewide. Kentucky 811 is a free statewide computer-operated communication system, designed to save time, money and costly lawsuits, and dramatically reduce accidental dig-ins. Kentucky 811 is a nonprofit corporation made up of operators of underground facilities within the state of Kentucky.
KorTerra is the leading provider of cloud-based damage prevention software, protecting billions of dollars in underground infrastructure. For over 30 years, the leading stakeholders in gas distribution, pipeline operation, telecommunications, electric distribution, contract locating, and city, county, and state governments have trusted KorTerra as their damage prevention solution. KorTerra helps mitigate risk and ensure the safety of field personnel by providing secure cloud and mobile platforms for processing 811 locate tickets, tracking and reporting asset damages, meeting regulatory compliance, and more.
MetroNet is a 100% Fiber Optic Company headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. The customer-focused company provides cutting-edge fiber optic communication services, including high-speed Fiber Internet, full-featured Fiber Phone, and Fiber IPTV with a wide variety of programming. MetroNet started in 2005 with one fiber optic network in Greencastle, Indiana, and has since grown to serving and constructing networks in nearly 100 communities across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Florida. MetroNet is committed to bringing state-of-the-art telecommunication services to communities — services that are comparable or superior to those offered in large metropolitan areas. MetroNet has been named in the top 50 small and medium companies on Glassdoor and has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing MetroNet among the Best Places to Work in 2020.
Midwest Natural Gas and Indiana Natural Gas are local gas distribution companies serving several areas in southern Indiana, including French Lick and West Baden Springs.
Founded in 1953, Miller Pipeline has grown to provide a comprehensive range of pipeline contracting and rehabilitation services for natural gas, liquids, water, and wastewater pipelines. We have been a leader in building and maintaining America’s infrastructure for over 65 years. Our broad knowledge of repair, replacement, and installation techniques enables us to evaluate projects and make recommendations which often result in alternative cost-saving solutions. Our workforce is made up of highly trained and skilled employees totaling 3,000+, with office locations in over 20 states around the U.S.
Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. MSA’s core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, firefighter helmets and protective apparel, and fall protection devices.
Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), with headquarters in Merrillville, Ind., has proudly served the energy needs of northern Indiana for more than 100 years. As Indiana’s largest natural gas distribution company and the state’s second-largest electric distribution company, NIPSCO serves approximately 846,000 natural gas and 479,000 electric customers across 32 counties. NIPSCO is making a balanced, gradual transition to retire coal-generating units and replace them with lower-cost, cleaner energy sources – a plan we call Your Energy, Your Future. NIPSCO is part of NiSource’s (NYSE: NI) six regulated utility companies. NiSource is one of the largest fully regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 4 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands.
Northern Lights Locating and Inspection, Inc. specializes in cross bore prevention, public and private locating. We also provide gas leak and fault detection, hydro vacuum services and watchdog applications.
Ohio Valley Gas Corporation was established in 1943 in Tell City, Ind., and has grown, via several acquisitions of existing utilities and numerous pipeline extensions, to serve 29,000 customers across 17 counties in Indiana and Ohio with both distribution and transmission gas systems. Ohio Valley Gas Corporation is an investor-owned public utility.
On the Spot proudly operates as a leading Women Business Enterprise in the utility locating industry. Our team’s combined experience positions us as one of the leaders in damage prevention in the Midwest. Through our locating services, we’re committed to protecting infrastructure and assets. Our work across industries has helped cities transform skylines and entrepreneurs break ground on future-shaping business ventures.
Paradigm has been trusted by the industry since 2001 to implement public awareness and damage prevention compliance services. With our dedication to community safety through public awareness, Paradigm has developed strong relationships with many of the one-call centers throughout the nation. As your partner in damage prevention, Paradigm has added the 811 logo to over 100,000,000 mailed pieces the past five years. Helping spread the safety and damage prevention messages of the one-calls and the industry. There is strength in numbers!
PHMSA’s mission is to protect people and the environment by advancing the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials that are essential to our daily lives. To do this, the agency establishes national policy, sets and enforces standards, educates, and conducts research to prevent incidents. We also prepare the public and first responders to reduce consequences if an incident does occur.
Rust-Oleum offers value-added products for the utility locate and damage prevention industries. “Go The Distance” with Rust-Oleum’s Industrial Choice Precision Line Marking Paint.
SAMCO Inc. has been providing superior sanitary management and engineering services for more than 25 years. Building on the SAMCO tradition of excellence, the Utility Line Locating Division has a reputation in central Indiana for outstanding commitment to safety and on-time performance. Steve Anthis, the Division Director of Operations, has brought his 34 years of experience in the gas industry to SAMCO and assembled a team of expert locators.
We are a family-run business specializing in jack and bore trenchless construction. We have the capability to install steel casing pipes as large as 72 inches in diameter. Extreme accuracy is possible using a state-of-the-art Guided Boring System built by Akkerman Inc.
TRUVAC is brought to you by Vactor Manufacturing, Inc., the proven leader in quality vacuum equipment, to focus on vacuum excavators and safe digging. For more than 100 years, Vactor Mfg., Inc. has set the standard for excellence in operator-focused innovation. Vactor, Mfg. Inc. has built equipment that combines high-pressure water and vacuum technology for 50 years; dedicated excavators for more than 20. Not only is Vactor Mfg., Inc. well known for making the hardest working, best-engineered machines on the market, you’ll find that dedication to excellence and innovation is built into every TRUVAC vacuum excavator.
For over 40 years, Trico Surveying & Mapping has been providing our clients in the energy industry with a complete range of field and mapping services that reflect our commitment to quality, cost effectiveness, attention to detail and our desire to maintain quality, long-term business relationships. Let us build a team of surveyors, engineers and mappers to meet your project-specific requirements.
The USIC family of companies is a strategic network of owned specialty utility service providers, working together to protect and maintain our partners’ infrastructure and critical assets. Subsidiaries focus on respective service excellence, while streamlining workflow and data exchange on the backend to provide customers a single point of management for comprehensive utility service solutions.
UtiliQuest is a reliable provider of damage prevention and infrastructure-related services across the United States. We take pride in our ability to adhere to industry standard benchmarks focused on accuracy and on time performance. The combination of advanced technology and skilled technicians’ drives our locate accuracy and reliability. We take an active approach identifying and implementing the latest technologies to protect underground infrastructure. Several key solutions enable UtiliQuest to process thousands of safe and accurate locates each day; making UtiliQuest a premier provider of professional facility locating services.
Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) is a subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, headquartered in Houston, Texas. Vectren provides gas and/or electricity to more than 1 million customers in adjoining service territories that cover nearly two-thirds of Indiana and about 20 percent of Ohio, primarily in the west-central area.
We are water resource experts committed to helping leaders make sure their water is safe, managed and future-proof. Wessler Engineering is a civil and environmental engineering firm specializing in wastewater, drinking water and stormwater projects providing services ranging from master planning and design to construction administration and asset management plans. Founded in 1975 and based in Indianapolis, Indiana, we have offices in Carmel, Evansville and Fort Wayne, Indiana and Bluffton, Ohio.