G-Tel Engineering is proud to announce our recent success at the 2018 Ontario Region Common Ground Alliance Association (ORCGA) Utility Locate Rodeo and Excavator Challenge in Barrie, ON. Our demonstration of locating excellence resulted in two first place finishes!
The ORCGA Utility Locate Rodeo is the only one of its kind in Canada. This challenging and prestigious event happens (occurs) annually, and provides a stage to highlight the locating profession. The rodeo allows (locators) to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to excel in their job, through friendly competitions in the divisions of telecommunication, gas, water, power and ‘Locate from Hell’. We are very proud to announce that within these divisions, G-Tel’s Andrew Scholcz achieved a first place finish in the Telecom Division, while Rob Jankowski took home first place in the Water Division.
We are also thrilled to announce that our founder, Ken Ritchie was honored at this year’s event. Moving forward, the “Locate From Hell” Division will now be known as the “Ken Ritchie Memorial Locate Challenge”. The renaming of this event, further demonstrates the impact Ken had on the Rodeo, and the locate industry as a whole.
It’s our teams’ quality work and efficiency that enables our clients to maintain their project timelines and receive timely accurate locates.” – Tom Blake, GM
“Our performance at the 2018 Rodeo is a great testament to our in-house training, our Q&A, and the quality Locate team we have” said Tom Blake, General Manager, G-TEL Engineering. “We have a first-class team working in unison to mitigate risk for our clients infrastructure. It’s our teams’ quality work and efficiency that enables our clients to maintain their project timelines and receive timely accurate locates.”
G-Tel would like to congratulate all the participants and the many volunteers ensuring another outstanding Rodeo! We look forward to seeing Andrew and Rob represent G-Tel at the International Utility Locate Rodeo in the spring of 2019.
To receive more information on our locating services or to learn about G-Tel’s roles in the Locate Rodeo, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
G-TEL’s Rodeo Team (left to right) Rob Jankowski, Rob Jollymore, Manager of Damage Prevention and Andrew Scholcz.