Oakville Enterprises Corporation (OEC) is proud to announce our businesses’ recent successes at the 2018 Ontario Region Common Ground Alliance Association (ORCGA) Utility Locate Rodeo in Barrie, ON. Our companies, G-TEL Engineering and PVS Contractors, recently competed at the rodeo resulting in an excellent showing of locating quality and workmanship with multiple top three finishes!
The ORCGA Utility Locate Rodeo is the only one of its kind in Canada. This challenging and prestigious event happens annually and provides a stage to highlight the locating profession. The rodeo allows professionals to demonstrate the safety, skills and continual educational efforts that are needed to excel in their line of work through friendly competitions in the divisions of telecommunication, gas, water, power and ‘Locate from Hell’. Within these divisions, G-Tel had two 1st place finishes and PVS achieved one 1st place finish and three 3rd place finishes.
We are also proud to announce that G-Tel founder and former owner Ken Ritchie was honoured at this year’s event and moving forward the “Locate From Hell” Division will be known as the “Ken Ritchie Memorial Locate Challenge”.
OEC would like to congratulate each of our participants and volunteers for their outstanding representation at this year’s rodeo! We look forward to seeing our 1st place finishers represent G-Tel and PVS at the International Utility Locate Rodeo in 2019.
PVS’ Rodeo Team (left to right): Fahad Ibrahim, Shannon Robertson, Joe Gigliotti & John Sweeting
G-TEL’s Rodeo Team (left to right) Rob Jankowski, Rob Jollymore, Manager of Damage Prevention and Andrew Scholcz.