Community Newsletter
December 20, 2019
Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a joyful New Year. Best wishes from your friends at Wolverine Pipe Line Company.

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Wolverine Pipe Line Company Adopts-A-Family for the Holidays
The holiday season is upon us, and at Wolverine we are focused not only on celebrating the festivities, but also on giving back to our local community. Through our Good Neighbor Grant Program and individual employee donations, we have partnered with Family & Children Services’ Adopt-A-Family program to provide support to local families and children during the holiday season.

Along with a $1,000 donation, Wolverine employees have supplied household items, meal items, personal hygiene items, clothing, toys, and holiday gifts to a local family in need this Christmas. 

Wolverine is proud to support this project and our local community through donations to organizations like Family & Children’s Services , whose mission is to “support, strengthen, and preserve the safety, well-being, and dignity of children, individuals and families.” 
Wolverine Pipeline volunteers assist Hope House in Gratiot County
Originally published in the Morning Sun , written by Greg Nelson
Each year employees of Wolverine Pipeline Co. in Alma conduct an annual Day of Caring in conjunction with the United Way of Gratiot and Isabella Counties to assist a local individual, family or nonprofit agency in need.
This year that organization was the Gratiot County Hope House, located at the St. Louis Church of the Nazarene, 1001 W. Washington St.

The county's only homeless shelter needed some work done before opening for its second season on Nov. 1.

Eight volunteers from Wolverine showed up Friday to install new wiring, LED lights and a new main door in the shelter's multipurpose community room that's used for meals, a partial kitchen, and gathering place for guests to play games and watch TV. Read More
Wolverine Pipe Line Company Practices Simulated Spill at Herbert W. Stieth Memorial Park in Bay County with Bangor Township Fire Department
Kawkawlin, Mich. — Wolverine Pipe Line Company conducted a simulated spill response drill at the Herbert W. Stieth Memorial Park on September 19th, 2019. The drill was part of Wolverine’s annual emergency response preparedness training.  Read More
Wolverine Pipe Line Company Works with Local Emergency Responders to Practice Simulated Spill at Trestle Bridge in Jackson County
“We appreciate the Wolverine Pipe Line staff taking the necessary steps to promote preparedness in Jackson County,” said Jackson County Emergency Management Director, Jason Breining. “A key component in keeping our communities safe is developing partnerships. Through planning, simulations and exercises, we’re better prepared to respond in the event of a real incident.”  Read More
Bertrand Township Fire Department in Van Buren County Receives $1,300 Grant from Wolverine Pipe Line Company
Bertrand Township, Mich. - Wolverine Pipe Line Company presented a check on October 3rd, 2019 to the Bertrand Township Fire Department for $1,300. The Bertrand Township Fire Department will use the grant to purchase new Elkhart Brass Nozzles. 

"We are extremely grateful for the generous donation made toward the purchase of the Elkhart Brass Nozzles," said Bertrand Township Fire Captian Tyler Knisely. "On behalf of Bertrand Township Fire Department, I would like to personally thank Wolverine for supporting our push into the future of firefighting."

The check was part of Wolverine’s Good Neighbor Grant Program, where money is used to fund good work in communities along their pipeline route. The program focuses on supporting schools and emergency first responders such as fire departments and other non-profit agencies. Read More
Portage Day of Caring: Wolverine Pipe Line Team volunteers at Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes
On Friday, October 18th, 2019 Wolverine Pipe Line Company employees from the Portage, Michigan Headquarters volunteered for the day at Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes as part of the company's annual Day of Caring.

Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes is a non-profit organization in Kalamazoo that works to close the food gap in the community, and provide an average of 700 people with groceries each day. The Wolverine team helped to prepare donated food items to be stocked in the food bank for those in need to pick up.
Wolverine Pipe Line Company Conducts Boom Deployment Exercise on the Grand River
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Wolverine Pipe Line Company conducted a simulated spill response drill in Grand Haven, Michigan early on the morning of November 8th. The drill was part of Wolverine’s annual emergency response preparedness training.

Wolverine personnel, along with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, placed containment boom in the Grand River to simulate released product control and recovery. This was only a simulated drill to better prepare Wolverine personnel and local emergency responders in the event an actual release were to occur.

“Boom deployment exercises like this response drill are essential to ensuring emergency preparedness,” said Matt Dunne, Vice President and Manager of Wolverine Pipe Line Company. “When local agencies participate, it allows a partnership to form.” Read More
Our community outreach program, the Partners in Pipeline Education or PIPE, continues to visit with local communities across Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. Through the PIPE Program we make personal connections with 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 includes 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. Contact us using the button below if you are interested in scheduling a PIPE Presentation.
Thank you for reading the Wolverine Pipe Line Company Community Newsletter. We hope you enjoyed reading about some of the community programs and projects we have been involved in for the past few months.

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 Always remember to call 811 before you dig!
Wolverine Pipe Line Company is a fuel transportation company headquartered in Portage, Michigan. Wolverine operates ~700 miles of active pipeline transporting refined petroleum products from refineries in the Chicago area to the Michigan market. Wolverine transports more than 30% of all gasoline and diesel fuel used in Michigan.