Wolverine Pipe Line Company just wrapped up sponsorship and participation in the 2020 Paradigm Liaison Program throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. These meetings took place in counties in which Wolverine’s ~700-mile steel refined petroleum products pipeline operates.
Paradigm is an educational program that takes place across the nation with the goal of engaging local contractors, excavators, public officials and emergency responders in a public safety and public awareness training related to pipelines. Pipeline operators are encouraged to participate in the regions where their pipeline exists so that meaningful relationships can be built with the attendees.
This year, Wolverine participated in a total of 19 Paradigm Liaison meetings. The meetings provided a great opportunity for Wolverine personnel to meet face-to-face and establish connections with Paradigm attendees. In total, 2,148 stakeholders attended Paradigm this year in the communities in which Wolverine operates. A breakdown of attendance by state is provided below:
- Illinois – 480
- Indiana – 569
- Michigan – 1,135
Wolverine’s participation in the 2020 Paradigm Liaison Program yielded significant outreach that supplements our regulatory compliance requirements. These meetings also proved beneficial and effective towards our continued efforts of increasing public awareness of our pipelines with community partners and building strong relationships.