Andy Hinterlong Retirement

We’d like to congratulate Andy Hinterlong, Morris Yard Manager, on his recent retirement! He has been an extremely valuable member of the UPI team and we wish him well! Words from Andy: “I retired from the Department of Corrections with 31 years in. I was enjoying retirement when Jim Bailer (UPI Superintendent) called me 4 […]

Pipeline & Gas Journal: Unplanned Pipeline Outages

Unplanned pipeline outages have many different causes and can happen at any time. Our team prides themselves on their ability to react and repair an emergency outage and Joel Bailer, Vice President of Construction, recently spoke with Pipeline & Gas Journal about our expertise completing repairs safely and efficiently. The Q&A also highlighted UPI’s experience […]

Employee Spotlights

UPI’s latest Employee Spotlights are on Tom Provost and Lisa Dahl #OurPeopleBuildOurLegacy Tom Provost Tom is a Hydrovac Foreman under Todd Ernst and recently received his NACE certification. Tom has been with UPI just over 3 years. Previously, he has worked for Northland and the Bureau of Land Management & U.S. Forest Service, where he […]

UPI Chicago Region – What A Journey!

If you visit or drive by our office in Morris, IL, you may think that we are just another field office with all of our trailers on site, but this is not the case. The Morris office is the hub of our Chicago Region. As we continue to search for the perfect location and a […]

ISHN Magazine Interview with UPI’s Mike Villa

We’re proud of how our leadership and employees have worked to build a world-class safety culture. Mike Villa, safety manager at UPI, spoke with Industrial Safety and Health News (ISHN) Magazine recently about how our team consistently meets and exceeds our safety goals. Here is an excerpt from the interview: UPI employees are held to […]

Troy Johnson Recognition

Below is a testimonial that was recently submitted through UPI’s website that recognizes Superintendent Troy Johnson and his crew: “The pipeline near my home was recently worked on. I wanted to let you know that your workers were kind, respectful and worked hard each day. The experience for my husband and I was exceptional. The […]

UPI Foreman Jim Mitchell Receives Safety Award

UPI Foreman Jim Mitchell was recently nominated and selected to receive a 2018 CEO Safety Leadership Award from TransCanada (now TC Energy) and was the recipient of the Living Safety as a Value award. The award recognizes individuals and teams that demonstrate outstanding safety leadership and commitment to the value of safety. In November of […]

Featured Veteran – Derek Wade

UPI’s featured veteran is Derek Wade! Derek is an Operator currently working on the TEAL Colerain Compressor Stations in Ohio. He has been on this project since October of 2018. Derek enlisted in the Army in 1999 and served until 2014. He was an E5 Sergeant and his primary role was a diesel mechanic. Derek […]

Operations Snapshot – Projects and Crews

Currently we have several projects, customers, and crews firing up. The Chicago region is ramping up in crews and is almost at normal strength. There is a good amount of work ahead of them. We were also successful in securing the Manhattan project. We continue to see more opportunities from more customers in this region. […]