DBLLC is Glowing Orange

The DBLLC is Glowing Orange to show support for National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13, 2018.  We are committed to safely returning our workers and those traveling through work zones to their loved ones each and every day.  By doing our part, we can make our commitment a reality.  You can help by being alert while driving without distractions in a work zone.  Also, driving the designated lower speeds posted in work zones helps prevent accidents.  SAFE DRIVERS + SAFE WORKERS = SAFE WORK ZONES!!

KentuckyWired Safety Performance

The KentuckyWired project is the first of its kind in the United States. The execution of the KentuckyWired project brought together two mature organizations that have robust safety programs. The DBLLC team was able to organize the joint venture (JV) structure and created an inclusive PSSP and project hazard assessment (PHA) over the last two years. The JV structure also afforded the project the opportunity to cross-pollinate safety program tools, templates, and training to create a project safety culture that everyone is proud of. The KentuckyWired network will consist of more than 3,000 miles of fiber optic cable serving over 1,000 network sites statewide. To construct the KentuckyWired network, there limitations were put in place for the selection of subcontractors who would be performing the scopes of work. The development efforts have benefited the project and have educated the team for future successes for both companies, including:

  • – 17 months with only one injury requiring medical treatment that calculates into a Total Recordable Injury Frequency rate of 0.24
  • – 833,795 hours worked on the project to-date, without a lost-time injury
  • – 807 employees participated in DBLLC Safety Orientation project to date
  • – 48 Business Partners have combined efforts to construct the KentuckyWired project
  • – Successful implementation of a behavior-based “Employee Involvement Program,” where 2,035 cards were submitted


The KentuckyWired Project will install over 3400 miles of Fiber Optic Cable throughout the Commonwealth, creating a “Middle Mile” to all 120 counties in Kentucky.  And, the DBLLC is ready with  12.2 Million Feet of Fiber Optic Cable in Market.  As the Construction portion of the project gears up, you may expect to see crews at several locations in Rings 1A, 1B and 2.  Additionally, in the upcoming months they will be working in Rings 3, 4 and 5, as well.  It is an exciting time for Kentucky!




The NG-KIH DBLLC raised $1,360, with more to come with company matches from Ledcor and Black&Veatch, to help battle Men’s Health issues with their Movember Drive.  The brave participants agreed to grow facial hair throughout the month of November with sponsorships from employees of the DBLLC.  At the end of the month, an auction was held to pick a beard type the participant would have to reveal the next day.



And, what a reveal it was!  A big “THANK YOU” to all of the participants who brought awareness to the issues men face regarding their health and to all of the employees who supported their efforts with financial donations.


Dozens of Beards, Love Locks and Chops are being grown throughout the month of November to honor Men’s Health Month.  Several of the brave men of the DBLLC have agreed to shave their faces clean and allow their facial hair to grow for the month of November to help “change the face of men’s health.”  To learn more about Movember go to https://us.movember.com/.

Other members of the DBLLC are participating by sponsoring our team’s wooly efforts.  If you are interested in supporting the DBLLC Team, you may make a contribution at https://moteam.co/dozens-of-beards-love-locks-and-chops?mc=1.

Time is measured in Days, Weeks and Beards… Good Luck Gentlemen!

Chili Cook-off for a Cause

The DBLLC put their money where their mouth is, hosting a Chili Cook-Off to raise funds for the Salvation Army Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund.  The group raised $445, with a company match making their total contribution $990!  There were several entries, with the top honors going to:  Kari Walrich, 1st Place; Lilly Neal, 2nd Place; and Susan Johnson, 3rd Place, not to mention the bragging rights the victors get to enjoy, as well.  Great job by all of the participants, those who cooked and those who ate for a worthy cause.

KentuckyWired Project Has Gone Aerial


The KentuckyWired Project has taken flight with the first aerial Fiber Optic Cable being placed in Lexington, KY in July 2017.  The DBLLC will soon have crews working across the Commonwealth to provide the 3400+ Middle Mile project.  The project will place Kentucky as the first in the nation to have this high speed internet backbone available in all 120 counties. Continue reading “KentuckyWired Project Has Gone Aerial”