You’re invited to attend a pipeline safety event hosted by North Carolina 811 & Pipeline Operators on November 7, 2017 at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Join us for education, vendors, food, action and prizes!

RSVP online at or by telephone at (336) 601-8644

On-site registration begins at 8:00 AM. Arrive early to participate in our Pipes Plus training or come at 11:00 to visit with vendors and enjoy lunch on us prior to the Mock Line Strike presentation!

Join excavators, emergency responders, utility operators, and public officials to witness the live-action demonstration. The event will feature a simulated natural gas pipeline damage to illustrate the importance of calling before you dig and using industry best practices when working in close proximity to underground utility lines. While a narrator describes the details, industry professionals will demonstrate each step in the safe digging process 
using real equipment. From locating and marking an underground natural gas line, to exposing the facility using vacuum excavation, to consulting the pipeline operator for site-specific advice, excavators witness the best way to protect themselves from liability and injury.

Hotel Accommodations 

utilities Working Together FOR safety

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Education through Demonstration….

The Mock Line Strike demonstration covers a complete excavation lifecycle from making the one-call, line locating, proper excavation tactics, line strike and emergency/operator response to the line strike.  The forum is set on an excavation site and representatives from each stakeholder group speak on each topic during the excavation lifecycle.  Education through Demonstration is designed to transform the contractors experiences, improve reach and create the critical connections necessary to prevent a pipeline incident. 

Mock Line Strike Agenda

November 6, 2017

  • 10:00am-3:00pm / Vendor Set-up

November 7, 2017

  • 8:00am-9:00am / Registration & Vendor time
  • 9:00am-11:00am / Pipes Plus Presentation
  • 11:00am-1:00pm / Vendor time & Lunch
  • 11:00am-12:00pm / Registration & Vendor time
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm / Mock Line Strike Presentation
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm / Vendor Break-down

Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Cary I-40
​111 Hampton Woods Lane, Raleigh, NC

​Click the link below to book your room with the NC811 group rate.