Dig Safely New York Unveils New Name

Dig Safely New York, the nonprofit organization facilitating excavation safety through the 811 One Call Center and educational services in Upstate New York for more than 50 years, recently introduced its new name: UDig NY.

The name UDig NY, the new tagline “Safe Digging Starts Here,” and a fully redesigned website (UDigNY.org) are an expression of the organization’s updated mission, vision and leadership role in the damage prevention industry.

“Since we opened our doors in 1969, we have worked tirelessly to promote damage prevention and protect our community by facilitating quality communication between excavators and utility operators,” said UDig NY Executive Director Kevin Hopper. “Our organization has truly grown into the place where all safe digging in Upstate New York starts, and now our brand has grown along with it.”

UDig NY continues to be the 811 contact center serving all Upstate New York, the geographic area north of New York City and Long Island where excavators can place location requests 365 days a year, 24/7, or by placing a request online through Exactix. In addition to serving as the link between excavators and underground utility operators, UDig NY provides industry- leading damage prevention education through its Certified Excavator Program, and hosts dozens of educational events each year at its Center for Damage Prevention in East Syracuse.

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