JULIE Announces Damage Prevention Advocacy Awards

THE BOARD of Directors at JULIE, Inc. recently announced the winners of the first Gina Meehan-Taylor Damage Prevention Advocacy Awards. David Tidball, a damage prevention specialist for ComEd, and Rich Kuczkowski, Jr., a superintendent for Nash Brothers Construction, were chosen for their dedication as advocates of damage prevention.

Chosen from a pool of nominations from throughout Illinois, Tidball was nominated by a peer at MetroNet for being one of the most proactive and responsive advocates for safety with a professional and positive attitude. Kuczkowski was nominated by a co-worker and praised for his crews having zero at-fault damages while installing nearly 1,100 commercial and residential gas services.

JULIE established this award in memory of Meehan-Taylor, a damage professional with Ameren Illinois. Nominations are sought from anyone within the industry including utility members, excavators, first responders, locators and others who embody Meehan-Taylor’s passion for safety.

For more information on the award nomination process, visit JULIEBeforeYouDig.com.