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INTERNATIONAL NEWS BY K H RYS A N N E K E R R, CG A , V P, COM M U N ICAT IONS/ PROGR A M DE V E LOPM E N T ‘811 Bike’ Promotes Safe Digging Message on Discovery Channel’s American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior THE 811 BIKE, a custom motorcycle built by Paul Jr. Designs to promote underground utility damage prevention, was featured on the Feb. 20 and 27 episodes of American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior on the Discovery Channel, one of the top-rated shows on basic cable. The 811 Bike was commissioned by One Call Concepts on behalf of the 1,400 members of the Common Ground Alliance to promote 811, the national three-digit phone number that connects professional excavators and homeowners who plan to  dig with their local one-call utility notification center. One Call Concepts manages one-call center operations in 14 states and is a bronze sponsor of CGA. Paul Jr. Designs unveiled the 811 Bike at the Greater Chesapeake Damage Prevention Training Conference in Ocean City, Md. in November, and the two episodes of American Chopper featured this event along with footage of the 811 Bike’s creation at the Paul Jr. Designs shop in upstate New York. “One Call Concepts’ idea to work with Paul Jr. Designs on the 811 Bike is a perfect example of how CGA members are always looking for new and exciting ways to spread the safe digging message,” said CGA President Bob Kipp. “811 is more than a phone number. It’s become the team logo for all CGA members. We can now say that this logo is on a phenomenal looking motorcycle made by the best custom bike builder in the world. That’s a very good thing for raising awareness and reducing utility damages.” One Call Concepts will take the 811 Bike on a national tour during the next several years as a new way to share an important safety message at events that reach various industries and the general public. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of One Call Concepts than to see the 811 Bike on one of the most popular shows on TV,” said One Call Concepts CEO Tom Hoff. “Being on the Discovery Channel is certainly exciting, but it’s just the beginning. Thousands of people will get to see the bike first-hand during the next few years, putting 811 and damage prevention in the spotlight all across the country.” ■ S P R I N G 12 9 http://www.orcga.com

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
INTERNATIONAL NEWS: ‘811 BIKE’ PROMOTES SAFE DIGGING MESSAGE ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S AMERICAN CHOPPER: SENIOR VS. JUNIOR
INTERNATIONAL NEWS: UPDATE FROM THE CCGA - A UNIFIED APPROACH TO DAMAGE PREVENTION
Q&A: A CONVERSATION WITH CORAL LUKANIUK, PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAM MANAGER, TRANSCANADA
THE SIGNS OF SPRING: TRAFFIC PROTECTION
BLOCKED SEWER SERVICE LINE? CALL BEFORE YOU CLEAR
CHEERS TO ORCGA VOLUNTEERS
LEGISLATIVE SPOTLIGHT
ORCGA’S HALL OF FAME MEMBERS AND MEMBER OF THE YEAR
ORCGA’S EXCAVATOR OF THE YEAR
JOE JOHNSON EQUIPMENT – ONE OF CANADA’S 50 BEST MANAGED COMPANIES
ORCGA’S 2012 SYMPOSIUM
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