This week’s blog focuses on partnerships – a key item in the business world!
For over 30 years, Texas811 has been leading the one call industry with technology, service and education. Now, Texas811 is excited to announce its partnership with KorTerra. This partnership will provide Texas811 members with KorTerra’s leading One Call ticket management software, KorWeb, at no cost, while members who prefer the advantages of the KorWeb advanced program may choose that option at a reduced rate.
KorWeb is a web-based One Call ticket management software designed to increase safety and efficiency by streamlining ticket processing. Texas811 members will have the ability to receive, sort and manage all of their One Call tickets from one application. All information is processed and stored electronically, enabling users to access past ticket information at any time.
KorTerra brings over 25 years of experience to the utility damage prevention industry. KorTerra uses this experience and knowledge to continue advancing its leading One Call ticket management software while keeping safety the top priority. Directly collaborating with One Call centers provides their members with the opportunity to utilize the most innovative and effective industry technology at no cost.
KorTerra’s One Call center partners include:
- Alabama One Call
- Arkansas One Call
- Mississippi 811
- Ohio Utilities Protection Service
- Oklahoma One Call
- South Carolina 811
- Tennessee One Call
Texas811 Executive Vice President and COO Chris Stovall says the partnership is a win/win for everyone involved. “The KorTerra advantage offered through KorWeb to Texas811 members is something we’re very pleased about,” said Stovall. “Combining KorTerra with our own processes will give our members an advantage that’s unmatched by any other one call system.”
Some of the key advantages Texas811 members will receive through KorWeb are access to industry leading ticket management software which allows them to accurately and efficiently manage their locate tickets and quickly and efficiently complete their locate tickets.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Texas811, and are happy to be able to provide their members ticket management software at no cost,” said KorTerra President Chris Stendal. “We are committed to providing the most advanced technology to do so.”
In other news, I’m happy to report that the recent Texas811 charity golf tournament raised $20,000 for The Turning Point! This North Texas non-profit sexual violence crisis center is open 24/7/365 .
And for those of you keeping up – I promised to update my weight loss program right here every week. I started at 219 pounds on January 4. I’m still holding at 208 pounds.
Finally, you may remember that over a month ago I started working on a 1959 German radio receiver/stereo record player. The gremlin I’ve been chasing throughout the radio has now lodged itself in the power supply, specifically in the rectifier. The rectifier takes incoming AC voltage from the house wall plug and turns it into DC voltage for the radio to use. The original rectifier was a series of selenium disks, stacked one on top of the other inside of a thin metal tube – much like chips in a Pringles can. I replaced this with a full wave bridge rectifier (basically four diodes, operating in pairs) but am having overheating issues once I push voltage up to about 105 volts. I think I need to put in a dropping resistor to compensate for the voltage difference between the diode rectifier and the original selenium version.
Until next week, safe digging!