Category: People of UPI

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Field Leader Recognition

We’d like to recognize field leader Sam Anderson. He has been one of the key employees on multiple projects this past year. He was Weld Foreman for the Cushing, Oklahoma Central to Seaway Early Construction project and the Griffith Terminal Trap Replacement, helped hydro test and tie in the 48” line replacement on the Nushka […]

Employee Spotlights: Jon Hillman & Scott Maki

UPI Employee Spotlights Jon Hillman Jon Hillman is from Ladysmith, WI. He has a wife Brooke, and two sons, Dylan and Chase, as well as a daughter, Breann. Jon started working for Dan Baillargeon, UPI HDD General Manager, at the age of 17 and has been on all sizes of drilling rigs for several different […]

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 […]

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 […]