Sunday, February 26, 2012

Minnesota Pipeline Contractors

Not the most detailed list of the Pipeline Contractors in Minnesota. The following list will however point you in the right direction. I do not guarantee that all numbers will work. I would recommend using Google as a great tool to find out more precise information on the Contractors listed below.

Alliance Pipeline LP
Albert Lea, MN 56007
(507) 434-9306

Avery Pipeline
545 4th St SE
Milaca, MN 56353
(320) 983-5948

Enbridge Energy
PO Box 607
Floodwood, MN 55736
(218) 476-2607

Enbridge Energy
1125 3rd St W
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
(218) 681-7195

Enbridge Energy
N Cass Lake Sta.
Cass Lake, MN 56633
(218) 335-8985

Enbridge Energy
21595 180th St SE
Plummer, MN 56748
(218) 465-4265

Enbridge Energy
Gowan Sta.
Floodwood, MN 55736
(218) 476-2607

Enbridge Energy
1125 Highway 59 N
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
(218) 681-7195

Enbridge Energy
6600 US 2 NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
(218) 335-8813

Enbridge Energy Company
17816 470th St
Clearbrook, MN 56634
(218) 776-3115

Enbridge Energy Company Inc
30879 County Road 178
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8570

Enbridge Energy Partners
21595 180th Ave SE
Red Lake Falls, MN 56750
(218) 465-4265

Enbridge Pipelines
17536 470th St
Clearbrook, MN 56634
(218) 776-3500

Enbridge Pipelines 
Crookston, MN 56716
(218) 281-5221

Enbridge Pipelines
Brooks, MN 56715
(218) 687-2025

Groebner & Associates Inc
9530 Fallon Ave NE
Monticello, MN 55362
(763) 295-5360

Haugen Pipeline Svc
12693 State Highway 371 NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
(218) 335-2826

Kaneb Pipe Line Operating
2288 County Road I C W
Saint Paul, MN 55112
(651) 636-1780

Kinder Morgan
300 Highway 12 SE
Benson, MN 56215
(320) 843-4474

Kinder Morgan
Olivia, MN 56277
(320) 365-4430

Koch Pipeline Co
6483 85th St S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
(651) 459-2424

Magellan Midstream Partners
2451 County Road H
Saint Paul, MN 55112
(651) 312-4151

Magellan Midstream Partners
22555 Bagley Ave
Faribault, MN 55021
(507) 334-8370

Magellan Midstream Partners
1601 W College Dr
Marshall, MN 56258
(507) 532-2761

Magellan Midstream Partners
RR 2
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 739-2651

Magellan Midstream Partners
11406 755th Ave
Glenville, MN 56036
(507) 448-2860

Magellan Pipeline
55199 State Highway 68
Mankato, MN 56001
(800) 720-2417

Magellan Pipeline LP
709 3rd Ave W
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-5610

Marco Enterprises
8888 Jamaca Ave N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 653-1419

Mesaba Pipeline Products
61st St SE
Chisholm, MN 55719
(218) 254-2600

Michels Corp
3600 Highway 13 W
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 736-3074

Michels Corp
22100 Pillsbury Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
(952) 736-3074

Michels Corporation
16184 54th St NE
Saint Michael, MN 55376
(763) 428-3554

Mid-America Pipe Line Co
2780 117th St E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
(651) 437-7048

Minnesota Limited
15250 Babcock Ave E
Rosemount, MN 55068
(651) 322-2707

Minnesota Limited Inc
18640 200th St NW
Big Lake, MN 55309
(763) 262-7000

Minnesota Limited Inc
944 Industrial Park Dr SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
(218) 755-9595

Minnesota Pipe Line
Staples, MN 56479
(218) 894-2331

Minnesota Pipe Line Co
46729 179th Ave
Clearbrook, MN 56634
(218) 776-3313

Minnesota Pipeline
PO Box 67
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
(651) 437-2242

Minnesota Pipeline Itasca Station
28249 206th St
Shevlin, MN 56676
(218) 657-2462

Modern Piping
8370 W 35W Service Dr NE
Minneapolis, MN 55449
(763) 786-7800

Northern Pipeline Construction
21880 US Highway 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 327-9467

NPL Construction Co
3914 19th Ave NW
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 282-3597

NPL Construction Co
20000 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
(952) 469-2800

Nustar LP
1833 Beltline Rd
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
(320) 352-2239

Pipeline Industries
2270 Capp Rd
Saint Paul, MN 55114
(651) 645-0622

Pipeline Manager
2414 Lake Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 886-2992

Pipeline Supply
9668 Fallon Ave NE
Monticello, MN 55362
(763) 295-3588

Plant & Flanged Equipment Co
10101 Xylite St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55449
(763) 792-3870

Sovde Enterprises Inc
932 Naylor Dr SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
(218) 751-2707
Transenergy Services Inc
14909 Crystal Lake Rd W
Burnsville, MN 55306
(952) 435-7422
Tuf-Lok International
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(608) 270-9478

Viking Gas Transmission Co
3188 400th St
Cushing, MN 56443
(218) 894-2744
Williams Pipe Line Company
1331 42 Hwy SE
Eyota, MN 55934
(507) 545-2651
Williams Pipeline Company
2451 County Road H C W
Saint Paul, MN 55112
(651) 636-2733

Monday, February 20, 2012

Rosie the Riveter

Vintage Photograph of Women Welders
***Permission given by, Gail Lipson of Photos of Old America***

The fictional character of “Rosie the Riveter” as the ideal woman worker: loyal, efficient, patriotic, and pretty. A song, “Rosie the Riveter”, became very popular in 1942. Norman Rockwell’s image on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on May 29, 1943 was the first widely publicized pictorial representation of the new “Rosie the Riveter”. This led to many other “Rosie” images and women to represent that image. 

World War II Kaiser Shipyard Workers, Richmond California
***Photo taken from NPS***

Friday, February 17, 2012

Women in the Navy - HOORAH


A Woman Teaches Men How To Weld and So Much More

test4A woman teaches men  more than just welding

test4A woman teaches men  more than just welding

Photos taken directly from website: Press of Atlantic City

Reblog: Tips for Women Welders

Tips for Women Welders

As any welder knows, welding can be an excellent career. It has a lot of opportunities for advancement and a welder can work just about anywhere they want to. There are many different kinds of welding - from underwater welding to laser welding - and this leaves the field wide open for anyone who wants to learn valuable skills and have an excellent career.
Welding is an excellent career for women who want to have a good paying job with the chance of earning even more. On average, a shop welder earns about $15.50 an hour. Those who have more specialized skills - such as in underwater welding - or who simply have more skills and experience can potentially earn even more. This is great for any woman who wants to take care of herself, family, or anything else.


Even though welding is an excellent career choice, only about 5% of welders are women. This could be because most women don't see welding as something they can do or it could be simply because women don't realize the potential that is offered with a welding career. If you're a woman considering welding, or just looking for a new career change, there are some things you can do to help you enjoy a career in welding.

First of all, make sure that you are educated. The more training and experience you have, the better off you are. Learn all the facts you can about welding, the hows, the whys, and take classes in all forms. This will make you a more valuable worker and allow you to branch out into other jobs if the one you're currently in doesn't meet your needs.

Always be professional. Remember that welding is a male-dominated field, and the way you dress and handle yourself impacts how you are treated. If you whine, cry, and fuss over everything, you'll be seen the same way as a man who does the same thing - you can't do your job and you have no business welding. You may need to toughen up, meaning learning to deal with some people's crude jokes or overlooking bad language. That being said, while a woman might be working in a male-dominated field, that does not mean she has to take harassment. Learn to speak clearly and let people around you know what is or isn't acceptable to say to you. You'll earn respect and be treated as an equal. The issue of gender in the workplace, welding including, is vanishing rapidly.

A problem that some women have as welders is being proud of what they do. Many times, women are told that they should be home for their children, or they should be puttering around the house or at least in a job that is more feminine. This is some of the worst advice any woman can get, and in the case of women welders, it can make them feel guilty. Remember that if you enjoy welding, there is nothing to feel guilty about. A woman should do what she loves just like any man should, so a woman who chooses a career in welding should feel proud of what she does. If you are proud of your work, it will show and your quality will be better.

Make sure that you learn about all the tools and equipment you'll come into contact with as a welder. Many women are underestimated when they work in a male-dominated field such as welding, but you can easily surprise those who have a tendency to write you off - and earn their respect - if you know at least as much as they do about the trade. Learn how to handle tools properly and how to care for them, ask questions, and then listen to the answers. If you know what you're doing with the tools then you'll be more confident in yourself, your choice to be a welder, and your work. That confidence will show and you'll be a valuable welder to any company.

Women in Welding
Women Who Weld
Women's Welding Workshop

A Reblog, taken from:
Check them out weldmyworld is a great resource for any welder, helper, or fabricator.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Don't forget... no matter how far away you might be from your loved ones, you can still order something and have it sent to your house. Here are just a few places that offer this type of service. Remember the best place to start is to Google: Flowers or chocolates (the link I have provided will take you to florists in the Odessa area - remember type in the location of where you are delivering, not where you are) in your area, then you can order from someone that will be able to deliver them tonight or tomorrow with a "I'm sorry this made it late, but I love you still" note attached! Good Luck Guys!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Minnesota Inspection & Testing Services

Not the most detailed list of the Inspection & Testing Services in Minnesota. The following list will however point you in the right direction. I do not guarantee that all numbers will work. I would recommend using Google as a great tool to find out more precise information on the Contractors listed below. Another important tidbit, not all companies listed below are Oil & Gas Contractors.

Advanced Excavating Inc
702 Railroad St W
Norwood Young America, MN 55368
(952) 467-9004

John's Sewer & Drain Cleaning
(888) 377-2942

JR's Optic Inspections Inc
PO BOX 4033
Hopkins, MN 55343

3095 S. County Road 45
Owatonna, MN 55060
(507) 334-8960

Thursday, February 9, 2012

West Texas Job

That can weld on structural & pipe fabrication.​
Must pass 5 welding tests.​
Contact 432-530-6010
Looking for locals!

(No per diem, because they are looking for locals. Per Diem is given on the basis that you live more than 60-90 miles from home.)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

National Welding Inspection School

This post is for all my Inspectors, Chief Inspectors and the wanna-be-ones too! I highly recommend this program and taking the time out of your busy schedules to obtain this certification. Not many of you have heard of this certification, but it is nationally recognized and a must have for the Elite Inspectors in the oil & gas fields. The CPWI stands for Certified Pipeline Welding Inspector... can you imagine your on a pipeline with a CWI and he wants to make your pipeline a "clean zone" like the refinery or plant he just worked in. Well, the CPWI is a more focused certification for those pipelines that so need an inspector with the understanding and knowledge of the pipeline in all its rustic dirtiness! Sorry all you new CWI's... its' not a clean room! With specific regulations and codes that must be adhered too, I find the National Welding Inspection School and John to be at the fore-front of this battle with EPA and environmentalist to produce safe, sturdy and superb pipelines. Check 'em out... don't trust my humble opinion.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl Sunday... Go Giants!!!

Too much to eat...
Crazy commercials...
Weird Half-Time Show...

Hope Everyone's Day was as Spectacular as Our Families!