American Locator Magazine


American Locator magazine gets to the heart of news, debate, technology and processes focusing on damage prevention in the underground utility industry. With each issue, we focus on relevant topics within key areas of the industry and strive to bring tips, breaking news and information to our readers from people working daily in the field. See highlights from our most recent issue or read through past issues for valuable ideas to implement on your own projects.

Volume 31-Issue 5, October 2017:
Mid Year Product Review

In Volume 31-5, we examine some of our top pics in damage prevention for 2017. What products will actually help lower damages? Which companies are truly dedicated to damage prevention? What are the ideas, attitudes and philosophies that truly stand out in the crowd? Find features on bringing big city infrastructure from design to completion, the Gold Shovel Standard, an eye-opening survey of excavators from MUCA and more!


Volume 31-Issue 4, October 2017:
Mid Year Product Review

In Volume 31-4, we bring you a closer look into some top products and technology in damage prevention from 2017, including NEPTCO and their booming tracer wire business as well as a close look at VAC Group’s groundbreaking Soil Transfer System in Australia, a smart vacuum excavation system that dramatically improves productivity, cost efficiency and reduces environmental impact. Read these stories and more…out now!


Recently Featured Content

Building a New Chicago – with INTREN

Diverse challenges await those who excavate in an older metropolis like Chicago — abandoned lines, unstable earth, etc. — and INTREN is surely prepared to meet those challenges head on. INTREN was hired for the rehabbing of historic Fulton Market Square, which was once the meatpacking district of Chicago. Find out more about INTREN in action in the June issue of American Locator.

Little Giants, Big Hearts

In the June issue of American Locator, we revisited the site of a devastating gas explosion in Canton, IL (first covered in Vol31-1) with this exclusive follow-up on their efforts to rebuild with pride in their local community. Learn more about how a strong, local community came together and led us to question..are we doing all we can to prevent these tragedies?

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