Underground Safety Alliance and PelicanCorp Announce Mutual Agreement to End Relationship around Development and Service of One-Call Software as a Service (SaaS)

Underground Safety Alliance, the umbrella not-for-profit organization for One-Call centers Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811, and PelicanCorp OneCall, Inc., a niche provider of software and services to utilities, asset owners and to the Before You Dig industry specifically for the ‘Protection of Essential Infrastructure,’ today announced that both parties have mutually agreed to end their relationship around the development and service of a One-Call software as a service (SaaS) platform. Terms of the separation are confidential.

“Though the current relationship between PelicanCorp and Underground Safety Alliance concerning a One-Call SaaS platform has ended, the parties have laid the foundation to continue working together in the future,” said Duane Rodgers, CEO of PelicanCorp.

Dan Lucarelli, Executive Director of Underground Safety Alliance said, “Underground Safety Alliance appreciates PelicanCorp’s cooperation in reaching a solution concerning One-Call SaaS platform services, and are grateful the matter was amicably resolved.”

Damage Prevention Lifesavers Attend 2019 MWDPTC

With the theme, “Be a Damage Prevention Lifesaver,” the record-breaking 2019 Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference (MWDPTC) had its largest-ever turn out with almost 600 attendees. Attendees enjoyed a tone-setting keynote address, a charming Welcome Reception Luau and the most diverse set of training sessions to date. 

The conference kicked off with a Welcome Reception Luau, complete with colorful leis, a fun-filled Indiana Dunes photo booth, tropical-themed food and drinks and a room filled with Aloha shirts. A heart-felt keynote from Chief Richard Picciotto, former New York City Fire Department chief and battalion commander in lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, offered valuable lessons in leadership, preparation and quick-decision making for all damage prevention professionals and emergency responders from across the industry. Driving home the lifesaving importance of our industry’s work, conference goers also attended educational sessions exploring topics such as key attributes of strong leaders, damage investigation best practices, cross bore prevention and more.

Thank you to all who made the 2019 MWDPTC a success! Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2020 MWDPTC, returning to the French Lick Resort from Nov. 11-13, 2020.

Indiana 811 Service with the Scouts

While the damage prevention industry spends a lot of time knowing what’s below, it’s also important to look above the surface. When Indiana 811’s fire hydrants were serviced recently, it was brought to our attention that the fire hydrants needed a new paint job. Indiana 811 took action by “scouting” out the best help in town for a service project – Cub Scout Pack 264. With the Cub Scouts’ help and assistance from the Greenwood Fire Department, the fire hydrants were successfully re-painted to the correct color: safety red.  

The Scouts were rewarded for their hard work with first-hand tours of fire trucks from the fire department, warm cups of hot chocolate and of course, some safety tips about the importance of keeping up with fire hydrant codes. Thanks to the efforts of the Greenwood Fire Department, Program Manager Kelli Martin and Web Trainer Kristin Swank, fun was had by all (and the Scouts earned another badge!) as Indiana 811 continues to ensure the safety of the community.

A Victory for the Colts is a Victory for Indiana 811

What’s better than a Colts win? The Indiana 811 logo on the Indianapolis Colts’ Facebook story this October.

During the team’s win against rival Tennessee Titans, the Colts helped to spread the safe digging message by incorporating the Indiana 811 logo on images posted on Facebook during the game. This is one element of a season-long integrated marketing partnership with the Colts.

It’s tough to make out what Jacoby Brissett, Quarterback and number 7 for the Indianapolis Colts, is saying to Tight End Jack Doyle, but it’s probably along the lines of “call before you dig.” Go Colts!

Mark Your Calendar for the CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference

The Common Ground Alliance 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo, the largest educational and networking event in the damage prevention industry, will take place March 24-26 in Palm Springs, Calif. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with peers, share ideas with like-minded dedicated professionals, and learn the latest news about the industry and protecting buried utilities. To register for this year’s conference, visit www.cgaconference.com, and be sure to attend the Night of Networking on March 25, where Indiana 811 will once again be the sponsor of karaoke.

The Season for Giving

With the holidays quickly approaching, members of the Southwest Damage Prevention Council are in the giving spirit! Council members recently donated non-perishable food items to Feed My Sheep and dozens of toys to the Daviess County Partnership Connections’ Jubilee Christmas program. The items will benefit those in the community in need during the holiday season.

Indiana 811 Featured in Indiana Connection November Magazine

Published by Indiana Electric Cooperatives, Indiana Connection magazine provides its 280,500 readers with information on how to stay safe around electricity, as well as the latest news about issues important to them as consumers of member-owned electric cooperatives. Indiana 811 reminded readers to stay safe and know what’s below in the November issue of the magazine. This autumn-themed advertisement is just the beginning of Indiana 811’s partnership with Indiana Connection – stay tuned for our winter-themed artwork soon!

MWDPTC Photos are Available Now!

Do you want to see your photo from the 2019 MWDPTC Welcome Reception Luau, or be reminded of the fun networking events or sessions? Now is your chance! Photos from the 2019 MWDPTC are now available on the conference website, which you can check out here. In addition, to access the resources and information provided during this year’s training sessions, please view the session presentations here.

Interested in a Sponsorship at the 2020 MWDPTC?

Indiana and Kentucky 811 would like to thank to all the 2019 MWDPTC sponsors that made this year’s event truly remarkable. Without the support from each sponsor, the MWDPTC would not be possible.

There are sponsorship options for any organization that is interested in supporting the conference. If you’re interested in learning more about sponsorships for the 2020 MWDPTC, please click here.