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. […]

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 […]