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FEATURE The Best In Class ORCGA 2009 Excavators of the Year “Winning this award was a real surprise. It’s an acknowledgement that our employees are doing things right and Expercom took we are really proud of the prize in the telecommunications them. Our company is category. less than three years old, we have gone through many growing pains and winning this award just demonstrates that when you embrace what the ORCGA stands for, both you and your customers are rewarded. We’re thrilled.” – Expercom Maple-Crete Inc. won for the roadbuilders category. Powerline Plus was the electric category winner. “It must be said that this award is the collective effort of many. Fer-Pal management is committed to ensuring damage prevention is a company priority, locators are Fer-Pal providing accurate, timely Construction Ltd.was the information for us to work sewer/water with and our site employees winner. are dedicated professionals. We are very proud to be acknowledged by the ORCGA as Excavator of the Year 2009 in the Sewer and Watermain category.” – Fer-Pal Construction Ltd. Sunshine Tree Contractors took the lead in the landscaping/fencing category. T.W. Johnstone Contractors Co. Ltd. won the gas category. March 8, 2010 To: ORCGA Re: Recipient of “Excavator of the Year” award Powerline Plus Ltd. is pleased to be recognized for our accomplishments in the area of health, safety and environmental excellence and consider these as core business values. We are committed to continually improving our management system to protect all of our employees, the public and our clients. We could not have achieved these results had it not been for our people and their dedicated commitment to these values. Achieving this award is a result of everyone’s effort to continually improve our health and safety program and make it a culture. I am proud to be a member of the team here and to work for an organization that puts safety above all. Safety should be everyone’s first priority and it is evident through the success of this award and the well being of our team members that we are making it ours. The internal responsibility system is a philosophy which starts from within oneself, we are fortunate enough to have it instilled into the mindset of every individual that works at Powerline Plus. Thank you, Tim Daley, Operations & Safety Supervisor Powerline Plus Ltd. LOOKING BACK: PAST EXCAVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS Catergories Gas/Oil Homebuilder Electric Landscaping/ Fencing Roadbuilder Sewer/Water Telecommunications Most Improved 2004 T.W. Johnstone Company Ltd. Minto Developments Lodder Brothers Ltd. Lomco Ltd. Four Seasons Site Development Silverline Trucking Telcon Concealed Wiring Ltd. 2005 T.W. Johnstone Company Ltd. Minto Developments Wiens Underground Electric Ltd. Compact Construction Inc. Paddock Developments Ltd. Drainworks John McNeish Contractor Ltd. 2006 V J Mcmullin Pipeline Ltd. Minto Developments Safeline Utility Lomco Ltd. Paddock Developments Ltd. Fer-Pal Construction Ltd. Trinity Cable 2007 T.W. Johnstone Company Ltd. Minto Developments Safeline Utility Roma Fence Gazzola Paving Ltd. Ontario Excavac., Inc. Intek Communications 2008 Link-Line Construction Ltd. Arista Homes Weins Underground Electric Ltd. Lomco Ltd. Sunrise Contracting, Inc. L.M. Enterprises Wirecomm North, Inc. Powerline Plus 2009 T.W. Johnstone Company Ltd. Minto Developments Powerline Plus Sunshine Tree Contactors Maple Crete Inc. Fer-Pal Construction Ltd. Expercom Con-Elco Ltd. www.terradiscovery.ca 1-866-702-8484 Member since 2005 • Mulches • TerraSeeding® • Erosion Control 905-953-0803 “Dedicated to safety in underground infrastructure” Private Locates • SUE Investigations • ON1 Call 393947_lomco.indd 1 16 8/29/08 9:44:05 AM 435034_Terra.indd 1 EAR TO THE GROUND 8/26/09 8:26:54 PM http://www.terradiscovery.ca

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ear to the Ground - Spring 2010

Ear to the Ground - Spring 2010
President's Message
Watermain Replacement Projects Using HDD
Why Locating is Becoming Increasingly Difficult
Legal Spotlight
ORCGA's 2010 Symposium
2010 Orcga Board of Directors, 19 Industry Stakeholders and Five Members at Large: Working Together for a Safer Ontario
The Best in Class
Welcome to the Hall

Ear to the Ground - Spring 2010