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.
Troy Forte, USIC, was presented his Locate Excellence award by John Segovia, South FL Sunshine 811 liaison, at the Collier County Utility Coordinating Committee Meeting. Troy was nominated by Mark Calloway with the City of Naples.
Karen Vaughan, Pinellas County Utilities, standing with Sunshine 811 Executive Director Mark Sweet, accepted the Locate Technician Excellence Award at the April 7th awards luncheon in Ocala. She was nominated by Steve Allen, Pinellas County Utilities.
David McClymonds, City of Largo, standing with Sunshine 811 Executive Director Mark Sweet, also accepted the Locate Technician Excellence Award at the April 7th awards luncheon in Ocala. He was nominated by Cole Twehous with Garney Construction.
Ruben Adrianza, High Tech Engineering, was presented his Locate Excellence award by John Segovia, South FL Sunshine 811 liaison, in front of his managers and peers. Ruben was nominated by Nelson Rodriguez with Guaranteed Fence Corp.