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The 2014 Damage Prevention & Excavation Safety Summit

The 2014 Summit will be November 5th & 6th at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Columbia, MO.

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2014 SUMMIT A HUGE SUCCESS!

Building on 3 years of overwhelming success, the 4th annual MO CGA Damage Prevention & Excavation Safety Summit held on November 5th & 6th was
the best event yet. With 1,356 attendees, nearly 60 vendors, and more than 70 volunteers, the MO CGA continues to be the model for damage prevention and safety training in the United States. In addition to 17 FREE classes and thousands of hours of training
enjoyed by participants, the event was a premiere showcase for new products and services available to personnel from a variety of industries. Additionally, the locator and excavator rodeos once again gave participants the option to demonstrate their skills.
Winners of the events are as follows:

 

EXCAVATOR RODEO

1st Place – Rob Muelenburg

2nd Place – Kent Leonard

3rd Place – Tim Newlon

 

LOCATOR RODEO

 

WATER DIVISION

1st Place – Nick Rasa (USIC)

2nd Place – Jeff Penland (USIC)

3rd Place – Jimmy Ott (City of Columbia)

 

TELECOMMUNICATION DIVISION

1st Place – Jeff Penland (USIC)

2nd Place – Mark Helling (USIC)

3rd Place – Kirk Lorence ( NEMR Telecom)

 

GAS DIVISION

1st Place – David Carnell (USIC)

2nd Place – William Foutch (USIC)

3rd Place – Paul Link (USIC)

 

ELECTRIC DIVISION

1st Place – Elizabeth Okeson (USIC)

2nd Place – William Foutch (USIC)

3rd Place – Matt Gibson (USIC)

 

Photos and videos will be posted soon. Details on the 2015 Summit will be released soon. Please check back on this site for additional information and to see how you can get involved!

 

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Missouri Common Ground Mission Statement

The mission of Missouri Common Ground is to promote communication among responsible parties to identify and encourage the use of Best Practices for underground facility damage prevention for public safety and welfare.