18th Annual GCDPC Excavator Breakfast

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On Tuesday March 1st, the Great Chicago Damage Prevention Council hosted their breakfast at UIC Student Center. The guest speaker this year was Mr. Michael Parilac from Underground Focus Magazine and HBK’s, CEO, Ronald Kaminski emceed the event.

This year the Greater Chicago Damage Prevention Council (GCDPC), in collaboration with Peoples Gas, HBK Engineering, LLC and the City of Chicago, partnered with Home Depot to spread the word about safe digging practices in the Chicago area.  Through this partnership the GCDPC was able to place awareness posters and tear off pads in 13 area Home Depot stores.  The purpose of this campaign is to help make home owners and small contractors aware of the need to call 811 before starting any projects that would require digging.  This campaign officially kicked March 1st and it has been received very well by Home Depot and all the partnering organizations.  The GCDPC hopes to continue forming partnerships with businesses in Chicago to help spread the message of safe excavation.

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