Chicago Region Crews

Troy Johnson, Mike Oswskey, Charlie Willis, Chris Kula, Mike Smugala, Bob Humphrey and Robert Humphrey kicked off the Swartz Crossing Pipe Removal for BP in May. A third party was developing a piece of property just south of Indianapolis with an idled 12-inch BP pipeline running through the middle of it. Some of the challenges the crew faced included the coordination with the land development occurring all around the work site, encountering an unknown pipeline crossing above the pipe to be removed, and a total removal length that exceeded the estimated length by 30%. Even with these challenges, the crew finished the project well ahead of schedule. Their performance made the client and the third party very happy, and strengthened UPI’s position in the region as the go-to contractor for this type of work.