Near Miss DIRT Report

Near misses highlight breakdowns in the utility damage prevention process. The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has released an “Analysis of Near Miss Events” as a supplement to its most recent DIRT Report. We have compiled some of our key takeaways in the infographic below. The full report can be found here. Remember, the first step in protecting underground utilities is installing a reliable locating system. Here are the technical requirements for proper installation of tracer […]

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Copperhead’s Response to COVID-19 – Update

March 27, 2020 Since our first communication, and as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we’d like to update you on the most recent developments as they affect Copperhead and our continued commitment to serve our customers. Copperhead will continue operating as an essential business supporting critical infrastructure following CISA Guidance, and most recently, MN Executive Order 20-20 issued March 25. Of the sectors listed in the CISA’s “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: […]

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COPPERHEAD INDUSTRIES FULLY OPERATIONAL – COVID-19 UPDATE

Copperhead Industries is fully operational and remains ready to serve all customers during the Coronavirus pandemic. We have been in close communication with our suppliers, and although we do not anticipate an impact to our supply chain at this time, we are adopting the following precautions set forth by the CDC and World Health Organization to ensure that our sales team, customer service and support teams, and manufacturing team remain ready to serve you. • […]

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The Cobra™ Hydrant Flange is now Universal

At Copperhead, innovation and enhancements are driven by listening to our customers and understanding the challenges they’re facing in the field. One of those challenges came to us from a customer who said that while the Cobra Hydrant Flange is a great way to keep the Cobra Access Point affixed to a fire hydrant, it doesn’t fit the hydrants in their city. The mounting flange only accommodated ¾” and 5/8” bolts, and their city’s hydrants […]

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5 Steps to Installing a Tracer Wire System

Detecting the precise location of underground utilities is critical in protecting valuable infrastructure assets and in saving lives. But did you know that installing tracer wire alone is not enough? In order to be able to pinpoint the exact location of your utility, it is crucial to understand the principles of locating and what components help carry the locate signal down the tracer wire so it can be accurately traced. Following these 5 simple steps […]

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