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Register for Your Local Damage Prevention Meeting

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The Minnesota Common Ground Alliance invites all who share the goal of preventing damages and increasing awareness for the use of best practices to register for their local Damage Prevention meeting. DP meetings are held by and for the excavation community each year in March and April. They are focused on safe digging and best practices education. 

To find a DP meeting in your area, or to organize your own, please visit the MNCGA website: http://www.mncga.com/events/2020-03/

President's Day closure - Monday Feb, 17th

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We will be taking calls for emergency locates only on Monday, February 17th in observance of President's Day, but remember, you can file a ticket online 24/7. NOTE: Monday will not count towards your standard 48 hour notice when filing a locate, so please plan accordingly.

MN Home & Garden Show Discount

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The GSOC booth is #1348. Stop by and grab some free promo items! And don't miss our "Call Before You Dig" garden display at #1218.
 
DATES & HOURS FOR 2020
Wednesday, February 26 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 27 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, February 28 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 29 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 1 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
 

When Should I Use a Meet Ticket?

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With snowfall, frost and routine melts paired with early spring rain, keeping locate marks fresh during the coming months means filing multiple remark requests just to complete one project—or does it? We’d like to inform you that there’s actually an easier way and one that uses locating resources more efficiently.

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How to Submit Precise Marking Instructions on Your Ticket and Mark the Excavation Area in White

Gopher State One Call wants you to have a safe and successful excavation process. Providing precise marking instructions is a critical step to ensuring a smooth locate by assisting the locator to work more efficiently and effectively. After providing the general location of a proposed excavation via the address or corresponding driving directions, you’ll be asked to include specific details and instructions about the area you need marked. These details are required for precise marking instructions.

To allow the facility operator to fully understand the jobsite, use the marking instructions section of your ticket to enter detailed information about the excavation site. Think ahead about how best to describe any specific needs or situations that a facility operator or locator may need to know.

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GSOC Event Calendar

  • ITIC Excavator Webinar

    02/26/2020 1:00 PM - 02/26/2020 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-79372113127

  • ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

    03/18/2020 1:00 PM - 03/18/2020 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-94697309201

  • ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

    03/25/2020 1:00 PM - 03/25/2020 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-94697311207

  • ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

    04/01/2020 1:00 PM - 04/01/2020 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-94697313213

  • ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

    04/08/2020 1:00 PM - 04/08/2020 2:00 PM

    Registration Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gsoc-itic-webinars-registration-94697315219

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