It’s official, our head office mailing address has been changed. Super Sucker Hydro Vac Service Inc. is still located at the corner of Trinity Road and Claybar Road, across the road from the Ancaster Fairgrounds, but our mailing address is now:1643 Claybar Road, RR #1 Jerseyville, ON L0R 1R0
If we are in your system anywhere, please adjust your records to ensure we receive your correspondence.
And if you are in our area, feel free to stop in and say hello.
The ORCGA has recently announced some pretty exciting news! They will be welcoming a new President and CEO come August. Bryon Sackville, who possesses extensive industry knowledge and experience, will begin working with the ORCGA on August 1, 2013, and will assume the role of President and CEO from Jim Douglas on September 27, 2013.
After ten impactful years, we would like to thank and acknowledge Jim Douglas for the time and effort he has poured into the ORCGA. Jim has been a major contributing factor to the growth and success of the organization and our industry. The ORCGA now boasts 13 different geographical councils and many people have received the ‘call before you dig’ message because of Jim’s hard work.
Bryon Sackfield, brings 18 years of experience as a supervisor, manager, and vice president in the utility service industry to the ORCGA. During his time in these positions, Bryon has worked closely alongside many industry clients and he displays vast knowledge in the areas of contract tendering, business development, safety, deployment, budgeting, and strategic planning.
On behalf of the Super Sucker team we would like to welcome Bryon to the ORCGA! We look forward to many exciting opportunities and ideas, while we work together to increase awareness and decrease damages across the province.
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is hosting Ontario’s first ever Power Line Safety Week from May 13 – May 19. The ESA is asking people across the province to remember this slogan: “look up, look out, and locate!” When working in the vicinity of power lines it is extremely important to be aware of your surroundings. In the last decade alone, 28 Ontarians suffered fatal injuries after coming in contact with live power lines. “We have an obligation to work together to protect our families, our communities, our co-workers, and ourselves.” (Doug Crawford, Chief Public Officer of the ESA)
Injuries due to power lines have been especially evident in the construction industry over the last few years. Being in the hydrovac excavation industry, we must use extra precaution when digging in the vicinity of overhead and underground power lines. Our operators are required to complete specific training such as: electrical utility safety rules & electrical awareness, hydrovac operator competency & equipment training, high voltage, and equipotential bonding; we reinforce this training through our monthly safety meetings, which are mandatory for all operators.
Safety is extremely important, so please join the ESA and local distribution companies, in spreading this message – look up, look out, and locate!
For more information visit – www.powerlinesafety.ca
Also, watch their informational video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAwaPmAwPL8
Another Dig Safe Month has come and gone – we were really excited to sponsor and participate in many of the events. To continue to spread the Dig Safe message Super Sucker will be applying Dig Safe stickers to our fleet of hydrovac excavation, coring + restoration, backfill + stone slinger, and fleet support vehicles (these decals are available at digsafe.ca).
We would like to take some time to recognize and thank the ORCGA and its staff for tirelessly spreading the message to ‘call before you dig.’ This has been done through many different events and marketing campaigns, especially over the last few months. We would like to recognize Jim Douglas – ORCGA President, Lori O’Doherty – Meeting & Events Co-ordinator and Brenda Dobrindt – Office Administrator for all the time and effort they have poured into this cause.
Super Sucker is committed to supporting the ORCGA in their ventures and we look forward to the ongoing events/campaigns (including the golf tournament in June).
In response to our continued growth and expanded product/service offerings, Super Sucker Hydro Vac Service Inc. is excited to announce that Ryan Wolski has been promoted to the new position of Project Co-ordinator.
In this new role, Ryan will be responsible for working with Business Development (sales) , dispatch, as well as the various equipment operators, to ensure identified projects are completed in an efficient and timely manner. Additionally, he will be a clear point of contact for both project clients and team members, anticipating and addressing specific project issues by working alongside team members to develop workable solutions.
Ryan has been with Super Sucker Hydro Vac Service Inc. since its inception in 2001 as a hydro vac operator, and as a Team Leader since 2012. We have every confidence that, with his extensive field experience and expansive knowledge of our equipment, our personnel, and our industry, Ryan will succeed in this new role. You reach Ryan directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with him on LinkedIn.
Super Sucker Hydro Vac Service is committed to upholding and fulfilling our brand promise – We Dig a Little Deeper ™- by continuing to develop and offer the highest levels of customer service and value added benefits to our clients.
Dig Safe is at it once again, even though Dig Safe Month just ended this week! On Wednesday, May 1st the ORCGA teamed up with Home Depot to support and participate in Home Depot’s Contractor Appreciation Day. The ORCGA set up tables at 13 different Home Depot locations across the province – from Niagara Falls all the way up to Thunder Bay. The yellow t-shirts were back on and ORCGA members/volunteers were promoting the message once again. The idea was to reach contractors (and DIYers) alike, who were walking the aisles of Home Depot.
Since, spring has finally come; Home Depots were busy across the province yesterday. Super Sucker representatives volunteered at locations in London and Niagara to help spread the word and to show our commitment to Dig Safe. In the hydrovac industry it is imperative to call for locates even though hydro excavation is considered an extremely safe digging method.
As spring turns into summer, make sure to dig safely and call for locates before you begin digging. It’s simple and free, it can also save you from some pretty harsh consequences (visit on1call.com or call 1-800-400-2255 for free locates).
So get those outdoor projects started – happy digging!