Trenching and Excavation Competent Person with Dana “Buck” Buchholzer
Meet the Trainer: Dana “Buck” Buchholzer
Mr. Buchholzer is an accomplished classroom and field trainer, with over 40 years of experience in the construction industry. From designing and operating heavy equipment to developing commercial property, Buchholzer has seen the construction industry and related trades from all angles.
Currently, Buchholzer serves as founder and President of Midwest Underground Technologies, Inc., formed in 1993 to specialize exclusively on all aspects of excavation safety. Midwest Underground Technologies designs and manufactures a full line of excavation safety products and equipment, and Buchholzer specializes in jobsite-specific applications and training.
Buchholzer’s training programs are considered by industry insiders as the most advanced and complete in the nation. He’s been recognized as an approved instructor for the Federal Government, the State of Ohio, National Utilities Contractors Association, Ohio Contractors Association, Ohio Gas Association, Speed Shore Corporation, National Trench Safety and numerous safety organizations, associations, universities and trade unions.
Buchholzer’s cutting edge training programs have provided critical instruction for the construction, industrial, utility, municipal and emergency service industries throughout the Midwest. From providing expert opinions, to new product design guidance, Buchholzer’s companies continue to provide industry leading services to municipalities, utility companies and contractors. Buchholzer has been a guest lecturer for dozens of contractor associations and industry organizations, and he holds several industry training and achievement certifications.