USIC, 3M and Penhall Company were Dominating the North America Utility Locator Market in 2021

North America Utility Locator Market is expected to grow in the forecast period of 2022 to 2029. The years considered for study are as mentioned below.

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North America Utility locator market is a highly consolidated market, which includes specific number of key players. The market has witnessed increased strategic developments owing to favourable market scenario.

The major players dealing in North America utility locator market are introducing strong range of products provider along with launching new products and adopting strategic initiative such as acquisition, agreement, business expansion, award and recognition into the market. This helped companies to maximize the sales with enhanced product portfolio.

For instance:

  • In January 2022, USIC announced the acquisition of Utility Resource Group, LLC (URG) (U.S.) headquartered in Troy, Michigan. The acquired company provided utility locating, gas leak detection, meter services, sewer lateral inspections, and cross bore mitigation for utilities and municipalities across the country. This acquisition helped the company to expand its range of utility services. It enabled the company to offer tremendous value to its customers.

USIC is the dominating player in North America utility locator market. The other key players existing in the market are US Radar, 3M, Emerson Electric Co., Vermeer Corporation, Stake Center Locating, Subsite Electronics, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC, RYCOM Instruments, Inc., Penhall Company and others.

North America Utility Locator MarketUSIC

USIC, headquartered in Indiana, U.S. The company provides suite of utility services including underground utility damage prevention. The company has two service categories which are services, safety & training in which both are market focused category.

For instance,

  • In August 2021, USIC announced the training services offering in underground utility locating for high school seniors in partnership with the Hinds Career Center in Elwood, Indiana. These training services helped the students to begin a career as a locate technician with USIC immediately after high school graduation.

The company has presence across North America.


3M, founded in the year 1902, headquartered is in Minnesota, U.S. It is a diversified technology company offering solutions in safety and industrial, transportation and electronics, health care and consumer businesses. The company operates in business segments such as safety and industrial, transportation and electronics, health care, consumer in which safety and industrial is the market focused segment. The company has several product categories including automotive, commercial solutions, consumer markets, design & construction, electronics, energy, government, health care, manufacturing, safety, transportation in which design & construction is the market focused category.

For instance,

  • In February 2021, 3M announced the production ramp-up in their manufacturing facility in New Ulm, Minnesota. The company undertook continuous improvement projects to ramp up manufacturing. The company also increased the production of its utility locators for finding underground pipes to cope with the increasing demand from the construction sector in the country. This helped the company to attract new customers to the market.

The company has wide presence Europe, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa. The company also has various subsidiaries including 3M Global Channel Services, Inc. (U.S.), 3M do Brasil Ltda (Brazil), 3M China Limited (China), 3M Purification SAS (France), Dyneon GmbH (Germany) among others.

Penhall Company

Penhall Company, founded in 1957, headquarter in Texas, U.S. The company provides concrete cutting, concrete breaking, excavation and concrete highway grinding services. The company has service categories which are concrete coring, concrete cutting, concrete scanning, concrete x-ray imaging, private utility locating, demolition, grinding & grooving, bridge services, scarifying & shaving, concrete breaking & removal, fiber reinforced polymer in which private utility locating is market focused category.

For instance,

  • In July 2021, Penhall Company announced the completion of its project at “Student Health Services” building at CSULB, Long Beach, California. The company provided abatement, selective soft demolition, and selective structural demolition to facilitate the existing “Student Health Services” renovation. The company successfully removed lead and asbestos hazards and demolished gypsum walls, doors, door frames, lights, HVAC, and ceiling components. GPR scanned all structural openings by Penhall Company before demolition.

The company has presence across North America.