Press Room

Ski the On Target Moonlight Challenge and support the Maine Children's Cancer Program
December 16, 2016
Ski the On Target Moonlight Challenge and support the Maine Children's Cancer Program

In our continued support of the Maine Children's Cancer Program, we are proud to present the On Target Moonlight Challenge at Shawnee Peak - a charity ski and snowboard slalom event. Top prizes include a trip to Denver and Red Sox tickets.

Following the race, participants are invited to the Base Lodge at Shawnee Peak for a buffet dinner, an awards ceremony, live music and dancing in the moonlight.

Enter your team today!
Kennebunk Light & Power Praises On Target for Emergency Restoration
November 21, 2016

Crews were recently called to complete an emergency restoration for Kennebunk Light & Power (KLP) after a car hit a very busy pole. The crews responded on Saturday July 30th and completed the restoration. Mark D, General Foreman at KLP, was very pleased and sent John Fallona the email below after the crews had completed the job:

"Good afternoon, Mark from Kennebunk Light and Power here. We had a car break a 50/2 pole with 2 spacer cable circuits and an open crossarmcircuit on Thursday night. I got ahold of Jim Conroy an hour after the accident and we made plans to look at it Friday am. We got a plan in place to change it out today I spent the rest of the day notifying a handful of businesses that we needed a 1 hour outage Sat am. Jim and his crews - 2 diggers & 3 buckets - did an amazing job. You definitely have some hard working crews that have obviously spent a lot of hours together. This was a hard corner pole which involved setting a temporary 50' pole just to be able to handle the top of the broken pole. It is always a pleasure and as stress free as these jobs could possibly be when working with On Target, Jim and the boys.

Big thanks from KLP."
Mark D, Gen. Foreman

On Target to Support Center for Grieving Children Through Partnership with Maine Red Claws
November 20, 2016

The Maine Red Claws are thrilled to welcome On Target Utility Services aboard as one of our brand new corporate partners. Fans will recognize On Target as the new sponsor of Hoops For Hope. For every free throw made this season, a donation will be made to the Center For Grieving Children, thanks to the Red Claws and On Target.

Having a meaningful presence throughout the state of Maine and working hard to not only do business in the community, but also play an active role in the growth and support of the community is important to both the Red Claws and On Target, which makes the relationship between the two businesses a perfect fit.
 
"The Center for Grieving Children provides tremendous support to so many in need in this area. After meeting Anne Heros from the Center and getting a tour of the facility, we were impressed with how much impact the Center has not only within Portland, but also throughout the entire state," said Michael Fallona, Vice President of Locating and Corporate Services.

"After learning of that impact and seeing how the Red Claws have been connecting local businesses to the Center, we were happy and proud to come on board as a partner for the Hoops for Hope Program."
 
Thank you, On Target, for being one of our great partners!

Red Claw Logo

John Fallona, President of On Target, Receives 8th Annual John Bridge Award
November 19, 2016
The John Bridge award is given to a deserving individual who continues to show great philanthropic leadership in strengthening the Kennebec Valley Community. The award was presented to John Fallona in recognition of his commitment to the Kennebec Valley YMCA and the youth and families of the Kennebec community.

Congratulations, John, on this well deserved recognition!
Gardiner company taps Fairfield community college pipeline for workers
August 02, 2016

Kevin McKay, of Vassalboro, followed in his family's footsteps in taking up a career as a line worker at On Target Utility Services.
Full Story: http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/08/01/gardiner-company-taps-fairfield-community-college-pipeline-for-workers/

 

On Target Welcomes Old Friends and New Ones
August 01, 2016

On Target processes and responds to over 2 million locate requests per year on behalf of its customers across New England. We consider it a testament to our accuracy and service that our long standing customer, FairPoint Communications, will continue to retain our locating services.

We are also proud to welcome the City of Portland to the On Target family. Starting in 2016, On Target will provide locating services to the City of Portland and we look forward to demonstrating our commitment to safety, accuracy, and service to our newest customer.

On Target teams up with Pirates and Sea Dogs
August 01, 2016
On Target usually doesn't associate with the likes of Pirates and Sea Dogs, except for a good cause and our favorites sports. This past winter, we teamed up with the Portland Pirates and donated $3,500 to the Maine Children's Cancer Program via the Goals for Good promotion.

With the ice thawed we joined our friend, Slugger, and the Portland Sea Dogs for a beautiful day at Hadlock field for On Target Cares. The On Target Cares Program enables local organizations to attend a Portland Sea Dogs game where they are given field access prior to the game to visit with players.

Most recently, On Target sponsored The Opportunity Alliance, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Gardiner, and STRIVE.
On Target Hires 9 Grads of KVCC Lineworker Program
July 26, 2016

GARDINER, ME (July 27, 2016) – On Target Utility Services recently hired nine graduates of Kennebec Valley Community College’s (KVCC) Electrical Lineworker Technology (ELT) Program. The one-of-its kind program, developed with the support of On Target, produces the region’s utility industry workforce.

ELT graduates Josiah Audet, Samuel Benson, Joshua Craig, Kaleb Forsman, Shawn Gray, Edwin Greenlaw, III, Jeffrey Merrill, III, and Dalton Skidgel were hired by On Target as Line Worker Apprentices. Dustin Fisher was hired as a Locate Technician. All nine graduated from the ELT program with the technical background and the manual skills necessary for careers in the installation and maintenance of electrical power, telephone, and cable television systems.

The Line Worker Apprentice position is part of On Target’s utility construction division. In this role, the graduates will employ education and skills in the performance of transmission and distribution construction and maintenance, storm and emergency restoration, dedicated utility pole setting, smart grid infrastructure construction, and fiber optic cable installation and splicing services.

The Locate Technician position performs the essential role of On Target’s locate division. The company processes and responds to over 2 million locate requests annually across New England. Locate Technicians are the frontline of that effort, marking the location of underground utility facilities to ensure safe excavation. 


On Target’s continued support of the ELT program is reflective of the company’s commitment to training and safety. Company leadership helps to shape the program’s curriculum and even leads training courses. However, its support is most evident in their personnel – more than 80% of On Target’s construction division workforce are graduates of the ELT program and division management can be traced back to the program.


“As utility construction professionals, we are in the business of technical proficiency and safety,” remarked John Boucher, Construction Division Manager at On Target. “Training is therefore essential to our trade and we place a lot of confidence in ELT graduates. We’re looking forward to their careers developing with us.”

On Target provides locating services for utilities and their customers in all six New England states.
May 24, 2016

The largest private locating company in New England, On Target sets the standard for locating, ticket screening and damage investigation services.

Service Area
On Target provides locating services for utilities and their customers in all six New England states. The map below indicates the number of locates by state that On Target serviced in 2015.


Locate Map Total

2015 Locate and Screening Analysis Table
May 24, 2016

The locate and screening analysis table below details the number of annual locates performed and tickets screens by On Target in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The data demonstrates that even with significant increases in the number of requested locates, On Target maintained exceptional accuracy and limited liability incident rates.

2015 Locate Totals

In the News

Ski the On Target Moonlight Challenge and support the Maine Children's Cancer Program
December 16, 2016
Moonline Challenge…Read more
Kennebunk Light & Power Praises On Target for Emergency Restoration
November 21, 2016
Crews were recently called to complete an emergency restoration for Kennebunk Light & Power (KLP) after a car hit a very busy pole.…Read more
On Target to Support Center for Grieving Children Through Partnership with Maine Red Claws
November 20, 2016

The Maine Red Claws, D-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, released the following statement announcing On Target's sponsorship of the team's charitable "Hoops for Hope" promotion:

Read more
John Fallona, President of On Target, Receives 8th Annual John Bridge Award
November 19, 2016
John Fallona, President of On Target, Receives 8th Annual John Bridge Award…Read more
Gardiner company taps Fairfield community college pipeline for workers
August 02, 2016
Kevin McKay, of Vassalboro, followed in his family's footsteps in taking up a career as a line worker at On Target Utility Services.
Read more
On Target Welcomes Old Friends and New Ones
August 01, 2016
On Target Welcomes Old Friends and New Ones…Read more
On Target teams up with Pirates and Sea Dogs
August 01, 2016
On Target teams up with Pirates and Sea Dogs.…Read more
On Target Hires 9 Grads of KVCC Lineworker Program
July 26, 2016

On Target Hires 9 Grads of KVCC Lineworker Program

Company helped to develop the Electrical Lineworker Technology Program, the primary workforce provider for the region’s utility industry.

Read more
On Target provides locating services for utilities and their customers in all six New England states.
May 24, 2016
The largest private locating company in New England, On Target sets the standard for locating, ticket screening and damage investigation services.…Read more
2015 Locate and Screening Analysis Table
May 24, 2016
2015 Locate and Screening Analysis Table…Read more