Locate technicians recognized for skill, drive

Sunshine 811 introduced its Locate Technician Excellence Award earlier this year as a way to honor the hard work and dedication of those men and women who locate underground utilities to ensure the safety of Florida's residents.

We asked excavators to tell us which locate technicians exceeded expectations. The technician's supervisor verified eligibility per our criteria. Take a look at some of the glowing compliments these techs received.

In the end, two public and two private locate technicians received $200, an 811 rain slicker perfect for those rainy Florida afternoons, an award and bragging rights plus travel expenses to the awards luncheon.

"Locate technicians have a tough job," states Mark Sweet, Sunshine 811 executive director. "This is just one way to let them know that we appreciate everything they do for Florida."

This locate excellence program will run again in 2017. Watch our website and follow us on social media to stay updated.