Governor Signs Proclamation Making April Safety Digging Month!

April 12, 2017

On Wednesday, April 12, NC Governor Cooper proclaimed April Safe Digging month, while celebrating 811 Call Before You Dig’s 10th Anniversary with representatives of the underground utility safety and damage prevention community.

"It is a pleasure to be here with you today proclaiming April Safe Digging Month and celebrating 811 Call Before You Dig,” said Governor Cooper."

"The Governor recognizing the importance of 811 and all stakeholder’s responsibility in the call before you dig process highlights the importance of underground utility safety and damage prevention,” states, CAGC Utility Div. Director/Lobbyist, Allen Gray, "With everyone working together in the spirit of shared responsibility, we help ensure public/workforce safety and the integrity of vital facilities before, during and after underground utility construction."

Carolinas AGC is a national leader in underground utility safety and damage prevention.  Members and staff have been integral in the founding of the Common Ground Alliance, and developing Best Practices, both dedicated to safety and making sure all stakeholders do their share in the 811 process.

All over North America April is being celebrated as safe digging month.  Joey Lagano sported the 811 10th anniversary logo on his Penzoil/Shell Car during the Texas Race and celebrations are being held from coast-to-coast.  

For more information on CAGC, 811 and our underground utility safety resources contact Allen Gray, 704-609-0760,  For info on NC & SC 811 programs visit, &

Underground utility safety stakeholders meet with NC Governor Cooper to discuss 811 Call Before You Dig.


Governor signs proclamation making April Safe Digging Month (l to r, Bryan Beatty, NC Public Utilities Commission; Allen Gray, CAGC; Jim Nelson, Duke Energy; Mike Urkhardt, NC811 BOD Chair; Chris McGee, City of Raleigh; Louis Panzer, NC811; Tom West, Colonial Pipeline; Anne Rushing, NC811)