Dig Safely New York, Inc. held its official groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 6706 Collamer Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057, the site of its future headquarters and state-of-the-art training facility. Over 50 attendees stood witness to this historical event, both in-person and through Facebook live.
As a pillar of New York State communities, the groundbreaking was a symbolic representation of Dig Safely New York’s almost 50 years of community dedication and safety education. During the ceremony the details of the new state-of-the–art training facility were shared. “Look around. You are standing in the parking lot of what will be our new headquarters. Sitting on this four-acre property, the more than 21,000 square-foot building will meet the demands and needs in the industry, elevating a safety culture with the encompassing 5,570 square-foot indoor training arena.” Explained Dig Safely New York’s, Executive Director Kevin Hopper.
Special guests and speakers of the groundbreaking ceremony included New York State Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Onondaga County Legislature’s Debra J. Cody, Dig Safely New York’s Board of Directors President Laurie Brown, and members of Dig Safely New York’s Board of Directors.
The new building is anticipated to open in Spring 2019 and will help to build a bright future for New York State’s communities, families, and infrastructure. From training opportunities to educational events, the new headquarters and state-of-the-art training facility offers endless safety resources for communities state-wide.