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Celebrating 7 Years of Ownership!

Celebrating Our 7 Years of Ownership!

We’ve been flying through the last couple months, tackling every mountain that arrives at our door, heads down and hustling, that we actually forgot that this month has been 7 years since Michael and I became the proud new owners of 3-D Line Locating. So, now we are taking this moment to celebrate the accomplishments our 3-D Team has conquered these last several years!

Michael and I still think about the first day we walked up the stairs into our new office to meet Laurie and Dwayne as they handed the reins over. They had many great years in 3-D, running a great company, and could now rest and enjoy their time with their 12 grandchildren!!!!

C- Sylvia Duckworth

There has been an abundance of family, friends, team mates, clients and even our vendors who have helped in many ways and contributed to our success at 3-D. We have an amazing 3-D Team and, yes, we’ve had many come, many go and those we love to call our “lifers” our “3-D Family”. It is these individuals who help shape this company and show up day in and day out ready for work. Without our Team there would be nothing. Plain and Simple.

With the good comes the bad, and there have been struggles and hills to climb these past several years. It amazes us each and every day how we’ve managed to pull together and create these little miracles for us to move forward with, to become stronger as a company and in the Industry as a whole. At the time some days we’ve asked ourselves, “Why??!!” and in the end we are thankful for the struggles, for they have made us stronger, taught us lessons, and created new-found tools that help strengthen us.  We accomplished things we never thought we were capable of as a Small Business. This is what we celebrate.

Our greatest accomplishment in the last 2 years has been building and molding 3-D into a diversified service Company. A one-stop-shop for our clients. It has taken every ounce of our energy, hard work and determination to bring this to fruition and we have never been so proud.

What we’ve been up to! 3-D’s Highlights of 2016-2018:

  • Solidifying our foundation while strengthening our Quality
  • Focused on building our 3-D Team
  • Ground Disturbance Supervision & Coordination Services
  • Fine-tuned our internal processes
  • Expanded our Service areas to include B.C. and the opening of our Kamloops Office.
  • Offering Surveying and Geomatics Services
  • Hydrovac Services
  • One Call Management Services

7 years ago Michael and I had a vision. A vision to take a company which we both called home for many years previous, and create something that our employees could be proud of, our clients could be confident in, and continue building THE Family Business into something truly special that we can be proud of for the many years to come.

 

…and, so, at the end of the day, Michael & I would like to truly thank everyone (you all know who you are) for contributing to the success of 3-D. Be Proud!

Here’s to 24 years in business, 7 years of new ownership and one hell of a ride to come! We can’t wait!

 

-Lindsay Mayr

 

 

“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined efforts of every individual”


3D-logo-redesign-bup33-D Line Locating Ltd is a privately owned Buried Pipeline and Utility Locating company. For over 20 years, we have been at the forefront of the Damage Prevention industry in Western Canada. Although the industry has changed significantly over the last 20 years, we have been very fortunate to have been at the leading edge of the evolution and still maintain the highest levels of quality, accuracy, consistency and customer satisfaction in our industry.

Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ and stay up to date with what we are working on and all the latest news in our industry.

Q&A With 3-D: What Tickets Do Our Crews Have?

You don’t know unless you ask!

We’ve decided to take some time and begin to answer a lot of recent and frequent questions clients and homeowners ask us, in hopes that more and more in the industry will hear about 3-D, and understand the value, experience and efficiency we provide. Each week we’ll pick a question…answer it and discuss a bit about it!

“What safety tickets do your crews hold?”

Each LOCATE TECHNICIAN / ASSISTANT maintains the following certifications when working at 3-D:

3-D Line Locating Ltd. Minimum Requirements:

  • H2S Alive
  • Standard First Aid
  • WHMIS
  • TDG
  • PCST (Pipeline Construction Safety Training)

3-D Line Locating Ltd. In-House Training for the following:

  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Heat Stress/Extreme Temperatures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazard Recognition and Control
  • 3-D Safety Training Orientation
  • Client- Specific Orientations
  • 3-D Line Locating Ltd. – Quality & Procedural Manual

As there is no current trade designation process, 3-D Line Locating (2011) Ltd recognizes and utilizes the above courses as providing adequate training for basic locating skills. This formal training in conjunction with in-house training, audits and using a mentoring process ensures our personnel are trained to the highest standards in the industry.

3-D Line Locating (2011) Ltd.’s Locators must exhibit knowledge, understanding, and competence of several key elements pertaining to the locating industry. These competencies are recognized by many locating contractors as standard. Higher levels of each competency improve as experience grows.

3-D Line Locating (2011) Ltd. recognizes an individual as a competent locator who is able to work unsupervised and maintain a standard of quality that is consistent with 3-D policy. Individuals must work alongside a senior 3-D locator for mentoring and observation. Once an individual has satisfied 3-D’s demands as a competent locator they are then allowed to work as a junior crew chief under the supervision of senior staff. For each new locator, the time required under observation varies depending on previous training and proven abilities.

 

3-D Line Locating (2011) Ltd. Grading System

3-D Line Locating (2011) Ltd. has further broken the areas of competency down and created a grading system from 1-5 to demonstrate at which level each 3-D locator understands or exhibits these competencies.

  1. Master skill & knowledge
  2. Above average skill and knowledge
  3. Average skill and knowledge
  4. Basic skill or knowledge
  5. Basic training

 

3-D Line Locating (2011) Ltd. Standard Locator Competencies

Standard locating competencies have been broken down into 10 areas for consideration. These are as follows:

  1. Theory of Electromagnetic Locating
  2. Use of transmitter
  3. Use of receiver
  4. Marking procedures
  5. Knowledge of facilities
  6. Visual observations
  7. Safe work practices and regulations
  8. Locate request procedure, documentation and mapping
  9. Federal, provincial and local regulations
  10. Communication Skills

 

3-D Line Locating Ltd. Safety Certifications/Scope of Work:

  • Ground Disturbance Level II Supervisor
  • UFL Transmission Advanced Line Locating Course
  • Transmission Advanced Line Locating
  • Petroleum Advanced Line Locating
  • Utility Advanced Line Locating
  • UTV Rider Course
  • Bear and Wildlife Awareness Training
  • EGSO

 

Each HYDROVAC OPERATOR maintains the following certifications when working at 3-D:

3-D Line Locating Ltd. Minimum Requirements:

  • H₂S Alive
  • First Aid
  • Ground Disturbance Level 2
  • Confined Space
  • Fall Arrest
  • PCST
  • CST
  • Class 3 Drivers Licence
  • Log Book Training

3-D Line Locating Ltd. In-House Training for the following:

  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Heat Stress/Extreme Temperatures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazard Recognition and Control
  • 3-D Safety Training Orientation
  • Client- Specific Orientations
  • 3-D Line Locating Ltd. – Quality & Procedural Manual

Hydrovac Operators also must demonstrate Safe Driving, and will take an in house drivers test so we can assess knowledge and skill.  Hydrovac Workers must also understand Commercial Vehicle Safety Compliance by taking Log Book Training.


3D-logo-redesign-bup33-D Line Locating Ltd is a privately owned Buried Pipeline and Utility Locating company. For over 20 years, we have been at the forefront of the Damage Prevention industry in Western Canada. Although the industry has changed significantly over the last 20 years, we have been very fortunate to have been at the leading edge of the evolution and still maintain the highest levels of quality, accuracy, consistency and customer satisfaction in our industry.

Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ and stay up to date with what we are working on and all the latest news in our industry.

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Another Familiar Face at 3-D!

 

Ryan Mehler- Operational Development Manager                      (with his wife; Julie and daughter Harper)

Focusing on another familiar Face at 3-D!

Operational Development Manager

Ryan joined our 3-D Team, last fall, with over 13 years’ experience; beginning in the engineering side of cathodic protection and eventually lead into the Ground Disturbance industry.

He brings an enthusiastic, humorous personality to our team and is vigorously supporting and managing our Ground Disturbance Division. You can find Ryan pacing the hallways and offices while handling the overflow of One Call submissions and responses or frequenting the field doing what he does best.

In 2009 he was introduced to the Ground Disturbance and Line Locating Industry where he was heavily trusted upon to audit Inspectors performing Ground Disturbance around hot lines on various projects and areas around the Provinces. In order to promote safe digging within these client’s organisations his main priority was assisting and directing them through the creation and/or design of their own Ground Disturbance Code of Practice(s).

On top of his many years of Ground Disturbance training and education Ryan also currently holds his NACE tickets for corrosion protection and looks forward to furthering that knowledge while at 3-D.

Safe digging and all aspects of performing safe Ground Disturbance has been exceedingly significant to his career and will continue to be for the countless years to come.

When you get to know Ryan he has quite the fascinating pre-ground disturbance career as well! Before starting in this Industry; he spent majority of his time travelling the USA, Europe, Australia and most of Canada playing professional baseball. He continues to play occasionally in Edmonton in his spare time although his love of golf has filled up majority of that spare time he talks about.

Ryan has a beautiful wife, Julie, of 3 years and recently welcomed their daughter, Harper, last September.

We are more than excited to have Ryan on the 3-D Team and look forward to the many challenging, exciting years ahead together!


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