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American Locator – Volume 31, Issue 5


In this issue, 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? Also, read part two of our interview with Jack Beach of VAC Group as he talks urban digging in Australia and offers more thoughts on their Soil Transfer System. Find out about People’s Energy in Chicago and their new advanced training facility, zSite from KorTerra, Schonstedt’s new REX locator, and an important, eye-opening survey of excavators from the Minnesota Utility Contractors Association.


View from the Streets
Editor’s Choice Awards 2017

Excavation Safety
Ambitious Undertakings: A Talk with Rick Gaylean of Gold Shovel Standard

The International Excavator
Excavating Tales from Down Under, Part 2: Urban Digging, Soil Transfer Systems, and Looking into the Future

The System Operator
It Takes a Villiage: Giving Back, Growing Stronger with a Training Center for the Future

The American Engineer
Conducting the Orchestra

Locating Technology
Rex Marks the Spot: Schonstedt Brings Comfort, Compact Efficiency, Accuracy, and Affordability to the Field with its New Pipe & Cable Locator

Excavation Safety
Movin’ On Up with zSite and Thomas Hall of Korterra

Excavation Safety
Minnesota Utility Contractors Association – Survey on Utility Hits