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2013 Holidays

Preparing for the 2013 digging year? Click here for a full list of holidays to consider when giving two full working days notice before digging as required by Indiana state law.

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Message from Dan Meiners

Dear Indiana 811 Members,

Thanks to you, 2012 was a banner year for Indiana 811. Before 2012 comes to a close, I'd like to take the opportunity to reflect on the many accomplishments we've made as a team. I'm thrilled to report that as of the end of November, inbound requests to Indiana 811 are up 12.8 percent from the same time last year. We also set a new record in May when the call center processed 89,955 requests, the highest number received in a single month in our 31-year history.

Indiana 811 has also achieved many milestones this year. We created new radio advertisements, became a LEED-certified building, partnered with CGA to sponsor the Race to South Beach, produced a customized Superbowl XLVI care package and successfully partnered with the Indianapolis Colts, Marco's Pizza and minor league baseball teams throughout the state. As you'll see in this final 2012 edition of The Dirt, the combined efforts of Indiana 811 and our members have led to millions of media impressions across the state and positive exposure at statewide events.

As we look forward to 2013, I would like to express my gratitude for all that we've accomplished with the help of our members and partners. Your involvement with Indiana 811 this year has contributed significantly to the safety of your employees and our communities.

Happy holidays to you and yours,

Dan Meiners

Executive Director, Indiana 811

In the News

Indiana 811 was frequently featured in the news this year with print, web, television and radio stories reaching more than 2 million Hoosiers. The majority of these media placements occurred during National Safe Digging Month, when Indiana 811 was featured in more than 60 media outlets. Indiana 811's media coverage throughout the year created exposure for the safe digging message that reached professionals and homeowners. Click here to see clips of TV coverage Indiana 811 received in 2012, and here to read a recent article posted by South Bend's WSBT-TV.

Holey Moley

Holey Moley spent 2012 attending parades, fairs, safety events, open houses, minor league baseball games and trade shows throughout Indiana teaching Hoosiers young and old the importance of calling 811 before digging. Some highlights of Holey Moley's busy year include:

  • Teaching kids about safe digging at the Colts Kids Club Extravaganza at Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Marching in the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade
  • Attending Earth Day Indiana at White River State Park
  • Attending the Colts Draft Day Party at Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Being mentioned on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show
  • Starring in the Indianapolis Indians Diamond Dig

Holey Moley is busy preparing for what's shaping up to be an eventful 2013. You can keep track of Holey Moley by friending him on Facebook. Don't forget to invite Holey Moley to an event in the new year.

Vectren Sends Relief to Recovering East Coast

Vectren sent more than 40 gas employees, 50 contractor line specialists and 20 tree trimming crews to Flushing, N.Y., to assist Con Edison with power restoration and clean-up after the area was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Indiana 811 would like to thank all Hoosiers who traveled to the East Coast to assist with clean-up efforts after the hurricane.

Did you know?
Indiana 811's recent software upgrade was a great success! The new software has features and capabilities that enhance the Indiana 811 user experience for both our members and the excavating community. Please visit our website to learn more.

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