UtiliQuest dominates 2003 International Utility Locate Rodeo

Aug. 8, 2003
A team of employees from Atlanta-based UtiliQuest LLC dominated the 2003 International Utility Locate Rodeo held in Macon, GA on August 1, 2003.

ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2003 -- A team of employees from Atlanta-based UtiliQuest LLC dominated the 2003 International Utility Locate Rodeo held in Macon, GA on August 1, 2003. The team won first place in the Telecom and Water Divisions and second place in both the Power and Bonus Event of the competition.

"We believe that we have the best people and the best training in the business. Our success in this contest, where all of our major competitors and quite a few in-house utility experts were present, certainly reinforces that belief," said Brian Johnson, Senior Vice President of Operations for UtiliQuest. "I'm proud of the team's performance, and even more proud that UtiliQuest has hundreds of other locate technicians performing at an equally high level for our clients across the country every day."

The results of the Rodeo were as follows:

* TELECOM DIVISION
* 1ST- Dixon Holtzclaw - UtiliQuest - Rome, GA
* 2ND- Shannon Knause - STS - Lawrenceville, GA
* 3RD- Mike Roach - Golden State Utility Co. - Santa Clara, CA
* WATER DIVISION
* 1ST- Todd Grinham - UtiliQuest - Atlanta, GA
* 2ND- Rodney Purvis - Gainesville Regional Utilities - Gainesville, FL
* 3RD- Robert Duncan - City of Tallahassee - Talahassee, FL
* LOCATE FROM HELL [BONUS EVENT]
* 1ST- Sharon Holder - RHD Services - Atlanta, GA
* 2ND- Wade Hundley - UtiliQuest - Richmond, VA
* 3RD- Gene Redden - Georgia Power - Atlanta, GA
* POWER DIVISION
* 1ST- Sharon Holder - RHD Services - Atlanta, GA
* 2ND- Todd Vickers - UtiliQuest - Frederick, MD
* 3RD- Gene Redden - Georgia Power - Atlanta, GA
* GAS DIVISION
* 1ST- Jim Tileston - Gainesville Regional Utilities - Gainesville, FL
* 2ND- Carlton Sellers - Geotrack, Inc . - Hufman, TX
* 3RD- Julie Mendoza - TBE Group - Norcross, GA

About UtiliQuest LLC
Atlanta-based UtiliQuest LLC provides underground facility-locating services to over 200 utility companies and divisions across the country, helping them to conduct safer excavations, reduce damages to their buried facilities, and lower their total cost of service. Nationwide, UtiliQuest's 1800 field technicians successfully receive, mark, and status more than 50,000 locate requests per day, with greater than 99.96% accuracy. More information about UtiliQuest can be found at UtiliQuest's website: http://www.utiliquest.com/

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