2021 MWDPTC Highlight Video Now Live!

Plans for the 2022 Midwest Damage Prevention Conference (MWDPTC) are well underway, but we are still reminiscing about reuniting a record-setting number of attendees from the damage prevention industry at the 2021 conference. Watch the 2021 MWDPTC highlights video to relive our largest event yet, or check it out to see what you missed! Enjoy the many highlights from the conference… Read more

Gov. Holcomb Proclaims April as National Safe Digging Month

Gov. Holcomb Proclaims April as National Safe Digging Month in the State of Indiana, as Survey Reveals 34.9 Million Americans Plan to Dig Without Contacting 811 First Indiana 811 reminds Hoosiers to contact 811 before all digging projects to prevent damage to underground utility lines and keep communities safe and connected to essential services GREENWOOD,… Read more

Register for Virtual Damage Prevention & Pipeline Safety Training

Join other industry stakeholders across Indiana next week for a webinar to help grow your damage prevention education. To make up for the canceled January and February in-person excavator meetings, damage prevention stakeholders are hosting a Virtual Excavator Damage Prevention & Pipeline Safety Program next Friday, March 4at 8 a.m. ET. The webinar is free of charge and… Read more

Underground Safety Alliance Names Justin Sell Executive Director

Sell brings 14 years of utility damage prevention experience to lead umbrella non-profit organization for Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 GREENWOOD, Ind. (Feb. 23, 2022) – The board of directors of Underground Safety Alliance (USA), the umbrella non-profit organization for Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811, today announced Justin Sell as the organization’s new Executive Director…. Read more

Save the Date: 2022 MWDPTC Nov. 9-11 in French Lick!

Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference (MWDPTC), Nov. 9-11, 2022, at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana! This year’s conference will mark a decade of the MWDPTC bringing industry professionals together in a unique way for damage prevention networking, education, training, and socializing. Over the next few… Read more

Feb. 2 & Feb. 3 INPAA Safety Meetings Cancelled🚨

Indiana 811 Members, We have an important announcement! Due to the Winter Storm Warnings that have been issued for our state, the Indiana Pipeline Awareness Association and Indiana 811 have made the decision for the safety of all to cancel the Wednesday, Feb. 2 Terre Haute and Thursday, Feb. 3 Bloomington Excavator AND Emergency Responder Pipeline Safety Meetings…. Read more

Attach Files to Your Locate Request with Exactix!

Indiana 811’s online ticketing platform, Exactix, is packed with features that help you submit ticket requests more efficiently online. One helpful tool is the attachment feature, which allows you to attach photos and other documents to your ticket as you create it. You can add information to help provide greater detail about your ticket request… Read more

Holey Moley Gets a Smartphone!

Indiana Damage Prevention Stakeholders, As our industry continues to modernize, Indiana 811 has decided to refresh our beloved mascot, Holey Moley! We’re excited to introduce the updated Holey Moley logo, which replaces his early-model cell phone with a smartphone. We have kept all other elements of the logo the same, as Holey Moley provides us… Read more

Introducing New Exactix Logos for Home and Pro!

Indiana Damage Prevention Stakeholders, In 2021, Indiana 811 successfully implemented its new software, Exactix, to improve the ticket request process for excavators and members. In 2022, Indiana 811 is continuing to encourage increased online ticket submissions to help streamline the 811 system and provide users with access to the helpful features Exactix offers, including state-of-the-art mapping… Read more

December 2021 DIRT

Thank you for attending the 2021 MWDPTC Thank you to all who joined us at the 9th annual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference in French Lick, Indiana this November! This year’s sold-out event brought together nearly 600 damage prevention professionals for three days of educational and networking opportunities. The MWDPTC featured educational sessions covering a breadth of damage prevention… Read more