Community Giving

CHUM Food Drive UPI held another food drive for CHUM’s food shelf in March, in conjunction with Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign. This campaign is extremely important because it provides incentive dollars for donations of food and cash throughout the month of March. It is held during the time of year when food supplies are lowest. […]

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 […]

Thank you to a special couple and our team!

A special shout out and thank you to a special couple AND our team! During a recent job, a wonderful couple, Bob and Lonna Hutchinson, allowed our team to utilize their property as a place to both park our vehicles and hold our morning meetings. They were so, so accommodating and we can’t thank them […]

Employee Spotlight – Justin Nos

Justin grew up on a small farm in Minnesota where he still enjoys farming with his family, as well as ice fishing. He came to United Piping after graduating from the University of Minnesota – Duluth (Go Bulldogs!) with his Mechanical Engineering degree. Justin is currently the Client Manager for Enbridge LP/MP projects and has […]

Community Giving

Community Giving Hermantown Hockey We recently supported the Hermantown Hockey PeeWee B Tournament. The tournament was a success and Hermantown B Gold took third place and Hermantown B Blue came in fourth out of eight teams. Great job boys! We’re proud to be able to support such a great group! University of MN Duluth Engineering […]

Certificates of Recognition

Mike Arneson, UPI foreman, and Scott Blacketter, UPI laborer, were recently awarded certificates of recognition by Enbridge for going above and beyond the call of duty to contribute to safety. Mike continues to demonstrate and drive a safety mindset every day and always conducts a very detailed morning meeting. Scott noticed that one of the […]

Piping Hot News – March 2018 Issue

In Vol. 6 Issue 2 of Piping Hot News you will find: Nushka Lake Project Mel’s Message Safety Corner Project Updates: UPI Access Division, Griffith Terminal, Tank Farm, HDD, Fabrication Shop, Floodwood Digs, Chicago Region, Joliet Compressor Station, Nexus Community Giving People of UPI: Justin Nos, Tim Darif, Lucie Stein-Cartford, John Wenberg, Robert Gall, Joe […]

March Message

We are two-thirds of the way through what will be our busiest 1st Quarter ever. We have worked 163,154 man-hours through February 2018. That is compared to 625,409 man-hours in all of 2017. For all the people working through the winter temperatures and challenging conditions, thank you for your efforts to make us successful! Operations […]

Nushka Lake Re-Route Project

The Nushka Lake project has been in full swing since November 2017, with huge milestones being accomplished recently. The project involves the installation of ¾ of a mile of 48-inch pipe that is being re-routed from a 60-foot-deep swamp. The size of this project is incredible, from the length of the re-route to the pipe […]