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from the desk of
Tom Taylor
Greetings to all of you. In part, things seem to be moving back to what I remember as a normal way of existence. Perhaps I saw you at the 2022 West Virginia Construction and Design Expo at the end of March. If you came by booth 720, we probably visited for a few minutes about the importance
of calling 811 before you dig. You probably noticed that I wasn’t alone. A special thanks to Rebecca Lane, Texas811 and Carrie Clendening, Executive Director of West Virginia’s Enforcement Board for their help in promoting call West Virginia 811 before you dig.
We are reminded that April has been designated safe digging month across the nation. Please remember the importance of calling before you dig and help us protect our communities and vital underground infrastructure. We appreciate Governor Justice signing the proclamation promoting safe digging in West Virginia in support of National Safe Digging Month.
On a national level, we’re reminded that when the call to 811 is made, damages occur less than one (1) percent of the time. A special thanks to all of you who continue to work tirelessly for the safety and protection of our communities and families. West Virginia 811 recognizes our responsibility to all of you. The owners/operators, the locators and the excavators depend on the accuracy and timeliness
of data that we collect and we understand the importance of that. Our commitment to you is that we will not be your problem! We are available to provide the information you need to be successful. Just give us a chance to do that by calling 811 or by clicking on the Portal tab at
Many thanks to the supporters of this magazine. Whether you are in the retail side of this industry or in the utility side trying to reach folks who can damage your facility; this is the publication to be in. It reaches the people you want to reach. If you haven’t made the decision to advertise with us yet, I hope you will reconsider and give us a call. You’ll be glad you did!
Remember, call 811 before you dig. Not just because it’s the law but because it is still the right thing to do!
Tom Taylor Executive Director West Virginia 811
2022, Issue 2
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