Miss Utility Recognizes Outstanding Contractors in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Gaines and Company (Maryland)

Miss Utility of Maryland/District One Call recently recognized the winners of the 2019-2020 Dig Smart Awards. Miss Utility’s annual Dig Smart Awards was established more than 20 years ago to promote underground utility safety and recognize contractors who steadily work toward damage prevention. The award program is sponsored by MD/DC subscribers and supported by the Board of Directors. The Dig Smart Awards program is a self-nomination process; a committee of damage prevention stakeholder representatives review entries based on entry criteria response to select one winner for Maryland and one for Washington, D.C. Companies winning a Dig Smart Award at least three times in the past are eligible for the Excellence Award.

Anchor Construction Corporation (Excellence Award).

The 2019-2020 Dig Smart Award winners include: Gaines and Company (Maryland), Flippo Construction Company, Inc. (Washington, D.C.), and Anchor Construction Corporation (Excellence Award).

Each year, the Dig Smart Award winners receive a beautiful acrylic plaque with an embedded shovel and recognition by peers as leaders in damage prevention at the Greater Chesapeake Damage Prevention Training Conference (GCDPTC), taking place in Ocean City, Md., in October. The winners also receive two complimentary packages to the conference, including registration, meals and two nights of hotel accommodations.

Although the 2020 GCDPTC was postponed due to the COVID- 19 pandemic and the traditional awards presentation could not take place, members of Miss Utility’s Awards Committee were able to safely visit each winning company at their workplaces this past fall to present them with their plaques. Each winner will receive their complimentary conference packages to the 2021 GCDPTC this upcoming October, where they will be recognized in front of their industry peers.

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