MISS UTILITY of Maryland/District One Call recently recognized 47 outstanding locate technicians from 12 different companies for their dedication to damage prevention through the 18th Annual Locator Achievement Awards. This year’s winners were celebrated for their exemplary performance with zero safety violations and at-fault damages in 2020.
Since its inception in 2003, the Locator Achievement Awards program has aimed to recognize the essential role that locate technicians in Maryland and Washington, D.C. have in protecting underground infrastructure and keeping communities safe. Through Miss Utility of Maryland/District One Call’s annual awards program, locate technicians are honored and celebrated for their excellence in the damage prevention industry.
Each winner of the 18th Annual Locator Achievement Awards received a “goodie bag” including custom-embroidered safety jacket, 811 logo t-shirt, “Locator Achievement Award Winner” car magnet, awards certificate, Miss Utility baseball cap, pen, and a $100 restaurant gift card for them to enjoy a meal with their families. Miss Utility plans to return to hosting an in-person awards event in 2022.
Editor’s Note: All award recipients are invited to participate in Global Locate Masters, the international competition to designate the world’s best locate technicians. Global Locate Masters will be held during Damage Prevention Week, February 28 – March 4, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at GlobalLocateMasters.com.