Category: Featured

UPI Chicago Region Office: “We moved!”

After 5 years of working in a double wide trailer next to busy I-80, the Chicago Region has finally found a building to call their own. The new building is located in the Village of Newark, about 20 miles northeast of their prior location in Morris, IL. The steel pole building is 9600 square feet […]

LEAN Fabrication Shop

The Fabrication Shop has begun implementing the LEAN Principle to create a more productive and efficient work environment. By eliminating unnecessary equipment and unused material, we have opened up new areas within the shop to store and organize daily used items for quicker access. While the process has just begun within the shop, we plan […]

Safety Culture is Our Focus

Safety Opportunity Program Our Safety Opportunity Program is a hybrid safety observation and hazard identification program. It encourages employees to identify behavior-based safety observations and hazardous conditions and to correct the situation. Safety Opportunities are documented on our Safety Opportunity form. They are then sent to the Safety Department where they are reviewed, assigned points […]

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 […]

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 […]

YPP White Paper Finalist

UPI Client Manager Matt Fournier recently submitted a paper to a White Paper Competition held by the Young Pipeline Professionals (YPP) in conjunction with their 2019 Symposium. His paper was chosen as one of the top 3 finalists and Matt was invited to present it at the YPP Symposium last month! Congratulations Matt! Line 4 […]

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 […]

Remote Weather Monitoring Station

Weather Station

UPI needed a solution for monitoring outside temperatures, underground temperatures, and solar radiation. The main feature limiting a normal weather station from being used was the need to monitor underground temperatures every three inches down to 48,” as well as send and display data in real-time to a website. As a result, the idea came […]

UPI in Pipeliners Hall of Fame

United Piping Inc is featured in the October/November 2017 edition of Pipeliners Hall of Fame News! UPI’s 20 years of growth, strong values, and commitment to advocacy for the oil and gas industry are the focus of the magazine’s cover and a two-and-a-half-page article. Pipeliners Hall of Fame News is a leading pipeline industry publication […]

ABC News features United Piping

By: Julie Kruse [email protected] There are numerous oil and gas pipelines running through the Northland, with more proposed, and building and maintaining those high pressure lines can a be dangerous job. That’s why more than 450 of workers came out to the DECC on Monday to refresh their training. The crowd was made up of […]