City of Kings Mountain Energy Services Chosen as an NC811 Safe Digging Partner

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- NC811 began a Safe Digging Partner program in April of 2015.  The program signifies a commitment to help prevent damages to buried utilities. To become a partner, all that's needed is to sign a pledge to 'Call 811 Before You Dig'.  NC811 will provide safe digging partner stickers to place on vehicles and equipment in order to spread the 811 message to the public.  Each month NC811 will chose a Safe Digging Partner that exemplifies this commitment and will spotlight them with recognition.

The City of Kings Mountain Energy Services was chosen as the Safe Digging Partner for May.  Ann Rushing, Education Manager with NC811, stated, "The City of Kings Mountain Energy Services has committed to attending the Foothills Utility Coordinating Committee meetings each month to promote safety standards, to discuss common concerns and to advocate awareness of unnecessary utility infrastructure damages within Cleveland County." Chase Gibson, a natural gas locator, will be serving as the Secretary for the Foothills Utility Coordinating Committee.  Darryl Philbeck, Natural Gas Division foreman, having seen the value in protecting their facilities has encouraged his employees to take active roles in damage prevention. Several banners and 811 signage have been placed on all their regulator stations to remind everyone to 'Call 811 Before You Dig'.  "This is truly the type of Safe Digging Partner that NC811 is looking for:  The commitment to making the Call to 811, Waiting the required time, Respecting the Marks, and Digging Safely," stated Ann Rushing.

About NC811
Since 1978 North Carolina 811 has provided you a fast and easy communications link with your local utility providers. You give us your locate information, we transmit it to the utilities and then they send out locators to mark your underground lines for FREE. So remember, call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 three business days before you plan on digging.  More information about the services of NC811 is available at

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