PIPE Program

In early 2010, Wolverine Pipe Line Company launched a new and innovative program aimed at educating and enhancing relationships with every community and key stakeholders along Wolverine’s 700+ miles of underground steel pipeline. Wolverine’s community outreach program is called the “Partners in Pipeline Education” or PIPE. Through the PIPE Program we make personal connections to the local Fire Departments, Police Departments, Emergency Management Personnel, Government Officials and other stakeholders with whom we work with for normal operation and maintenance activities and in case of an actual emergency.

Each PIPE Program is customized to the needs of the audience and can include presentation and video materials that discuss Wolverine’s history, pipeline operations, regulations, safety, accident prevention, right-of-ways, emergency response preparation, one-call and other topics. We typically visit with groups at the county and city level to smaller municipalities, such as villages and townships, along our pipeline. A Wolverine management representative conducts every presentation.

This presentation is also available to be shown to groups and organizations whose members may come in contact with pipelines, including environmental, construction, housing development groups and others. The PIPE Program is a continuous and ongoing effort to build better relationships with the communities we serve and to educate public officials and citizens about Wolverine’s pipeline in their community and that pipeline transportation is the safest and most efficient method of delivering liquid petroleum products to the market.

To schedule a PIPE Program presentation, please email pipeprogram@wplco.com.