New Blast and Paint Booths

As you may have heard, our [long awaited] blast and paint booths are finally here! We have been working hard to grow our painting and coating services at UPI, and these new facilities will give us the ability to do just that. Traditionally, all of our painting and coating has been done outside, in the […]

September Message

It’s coming to the end of the 3rd quarter of 2018 and, as I reflect on this year, I am amazed at how quickly it has gone by. In addition to finishing this year strong, we are now starting our business planning and budgeting for 2019. I am looking forward to seeing the Division and […]

Fabrication Shop Update

We are continuing our work on the ASME welding procedures. It is a slow process, but will be well worth the effort when we are all done. We just finished the fabrication and painting of the BP Whiting Station Upgrade project under the ASME code – our first real ‘job’ using it – and it […]

Employee Spotlight – Justin Hultquist

Employee Spotlight: Justin Hultquist is a Foreman for UPI and has been with us for 10 years now. He has been a part of the BP work since the beginning, and is heading to Michigan soon for a cutout. Justin started working on the pipeline right out of high school; he labored on distribution for […]

June Message

UPI has logged nearly 360,000 man-hours through May 2018 this year. That compared with approximately 620,000 for all of 2017 is setting us up for a good 2018. Thank you for all of your efforts! The biggest thing on my mind the past few months and increasing of late is the Enbridge Line 3 project. […]

Community Giving

CHUM Food Drive UPI held another food drive for CHUM’s food shelf in March, in conjunction with Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign. This campaign is extremely important because it provides incentive dollars for donations of food and cash throughout the month of March. It is held during the time of year when food supplies are lowest. […]

Featured Veteran: Lucie Stein-Cartford

No one would be surprised to see us spotlight Lucie as our featured Veteran, although she’s no longer an active duty U.S. Marine, she lives and breathes “esprit de corps” whether she’s talking about her time in the Service or her work at UPI. When Lucie was in high school, she had the opportunity to […]

Thank you to a special couple and our team!

A special shout out and thank you to a special couple AND our team! During a recent job, a wonderful couple, Bob and Lonna Hutchinson, allowed our team to utilize their property as a place to both park our vehicles and hold our morning meetings. They were so, so accommodating and we can’t thank them […]