Safety Corner

DCA Arthur T. Everham Safety Award In March, UPI was awarded the 2018 Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) Arthur T Everham Safety Award in the 600,000 to 2,000,000 manhour worked category. The DCA established the Arthur T. Everham Safety Award in 1986 to recognize contractors with exceptional safety programs. Judging criteria includes: the number of OSHA […]

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 […]

Dairyland Outdoor Veterans Retreat Support

Dairyland, WI is soon to be the home a brand new Outdoor Veterans Retreat that will offer all veterans experiences in a healthy recreational setting with retreat facilities and campgrounds. Dairyland is located on Highway 35 between Danbury and Superior, WI. The facility is located on Radigan Flowage and offers an abundance of nature, lakes, […]

Safety Opportunity Program

Our safety opportunity program was strong last year. Over 4,200 safety opportunities were turned in; companywide, our employees earned 60,000 safety opportunity points. Our goal was to have 3.0 safety opportunities turned in per 1,000 hours worked and we exceeded that by reaching 4.5 per 1,000 hours. Our goal for 2019 is to reach 4.5 […]

February Message – Round Up of 2018 and 2019 Outlook

Round Up of 2018 and 2019 Outlook “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin “Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.” – Max McKeown 2018 is in the books and what a year it was for UPI. Last year really proved to me that our UPI […]

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 […]

Community Giving

Courage Kenny of the Northland Shoot for Fun The 20th annual Shoot for Fun was on target this year. UPI, Jamar, APi Group, and Northland Constructors were the event’s presenting sponsors, and were proud to help hold such a great cause for our community. The event raises money for local adaptive sports and recreation programs […]

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 […]

Safety Recognition and Situational Awareness

Safety Recognition John Eastman, operator for our Access Division, was in our customer’s yard when he noticed a log truck driver (not associated with the project) in need of medical care. The log truck driver was using a cheater to release a lever style load binder when the cheater and lever swung back and struck […]