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Positive Response: An Interview with Kim Boyd

“Have the facilities been marked?” “Does the locator need to meet with the contractor or are there no facilities in the proposed area of excavation?” Positive response automatically closes the communication loop and answers these questions (and more) on a locate request. We asked Gopher State One Call’s general manager Kim Boyd a few questions about positive response and what makes it such an important feature for excavators and locators.

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President's Day closure - Monday Feb, 17th

GSOC PresidentsDay 2020

We will be taking calls for emergency locates only on Monday, February 17th in observance of President's Day, but remember, you can file a ticket online 24/7. NOTE: Monday will not count towards your standard 48 hour notice when filing a locate, so please plan accordingly.

MN Home & Garden Show Discount

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The GSOC booth is #1348. Stop by and grab some free promo items! And don't miss our "Call Before You Dig" garden display at #1218.
 
DATES & HOURS FOR 2020
Wednesday, February 26 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 27 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, February 28 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 29 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 1 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
 

When Should I Use a Meet Ticket?

Normal vs Meet Tickets 2020

With snowfall, frost and routine melts paired with early spring rain, keeping locate marks fresh during the coming months means filing multiple remark requests just to complete one project—or does it? We’d like to inform you that there’s actually an easier way and one that uses locating resources more efficiently.

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How to Submit Precise Marking Instructions on Your Ticket and Mark the Excavation Area in White

Gopher State One Call wants you to have a safe and successful excavation process. Providing precise marking instructions is a critical step to ensuring a smooth locate by assisting the locator to work more efficiently and effectively. After providing the general location of a proposed excavation via the address or corresponding driving directions, you’ll be asked to include specific details and instructions about the area you need marked. These details are required for precise marking instructions.

To allow the facility operator to fully understand the jobsite, use the marking instructions section of your ticket to enter detailed information about the excavation site. Think ahead about how best to describe any specific needs or situations that a facility operator or locator may need to know.

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Upcoming Events

ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

10/07/2020 - 10/07/2020

ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

10/14/2020 - 10/14/2020

ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

10/21/2020 - 10/21/2020

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