Skip to main content

Safety and Equipment Rodeo Roundup Double-Header Set for June 11-12

6/11/2015 12:00 AM

BRYAN, TX - Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and Texas811 will present a safety double-header at the same location - the Texas A&M Riverside Campus in Bryan, TX. On Thursday, June 11, between 1 and 4 p.m., manufacturers will be displaying new roadway safety equipment and products, including the new “Smart Work Zone” applications. The event is presented by TEEX Lone Star LTAP in conjunction with Texas American Traffic Safety Services.

Part two of the double-header begins on Friday, June 12, at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. TEEX Lone Star LTAP will be presenting its first annual Safety and Equipment Rodeo. An estimated 500 attendees associated with transportation, utilities, construction, municipalities, and pipeline professionals will be on hand. This free event will provide safety training, a mock gas line hit, heavy equipment demonstrations, and door prizes.

Texas811 Damage Prevention Manager Jaime Medina says, “It’s vitally important that all professionals who break ground in Texas for any project know what’s down there – and know what to do in the event of a line strike. Knowledge gained in a mock event could very well be life-saving in reality.”

Media Opportunities
When: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Friday, June 12
Various media opportunities for demonstrations and interviews
Where: Texas A&M Riverside Campus, 3100 Highway 47, Bryan, TX

About Texas 811
Texas811 was formed in 1984 as Texas Excavation Safety System, Inc. and was the first statewide one-call notification center in Texas. During the past 30 years, Texas811 has grown into the largest, and arguably most experienced, one-call notification center in the world, exceeding well over 2.5 million inbound locate requests annually. Texas811 maintains multiple data centers and communications nodes to minimize downtime and safeguard important information. In addition to Texas, Texas811 provides one-call services in South Dakota and West Virginia. Texas811 is a 501 (c) 4 non-profit organization. http://Texas811.org

Media Contacts:
Jaime Medina: jaimemedina@texas811.org or 713.962.5563
Brian Blake: brian.blake@teex.tamu.edu or 979.458.6837
Scott Finley: scottfinley@texas811.org or 972.595.8859

Contact Information

Kathy Fraser

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

© Copyright 2015 Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
A member of the Texas A&M University System
Ver.1.2015.0204