Our tradition is integrity.

Hydrostatic Testing

Monday, April 29, 2019

The final step before tie-ing in a pipe line assembly or pipe segment is the hydrostatic test. This critical test is usually done in a cramped trailer full of fittings and hoses. Midwestern Contractors wanted something better for their customers, operators and inspectors.

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The Proper Way to Lift

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Construction is labor intensive. Machines certainly do the heavy lifting but many things still need to moved around by hand. Wood skids, pallets, plywood, small pipe and fittings, pumps, generators, jack hammers, hydraulic jacks and energy packs. The list goes on. These items can weight 30 to over 100 pounds. improper lift techniques can pull muscles, strain backs and tear tendons. Midwestern Contractors believes that these injuries are avoidable. This video explains the proper way to lift.

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Crumbling Infrastructure

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Oil and gas infrastructure will not last forever. Midwestern Contractors works with its customers to bring facilities up to date.

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Integrity Work on Suspended Pipelines

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Some of the most dangerous and challenging integrity work is on suspended pipelines.

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Midwestern Contractors Digs Planet Underground

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Midwestern Contractor digs at Planet Underground's Round Table Live event. This was a day of hands-on excavation to promote techniques that allow excavators and drillers to do their work safely.

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Mechanical Project

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Our welders, fitters, operators and laborers continue to do an outstanding job staying safe and productive in all types of weather. One ongoing mechanical project has proven this.

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Electric Capability

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The ability to offer our customers turn key service simplifies project management, and allows for better QA, and safety management. Midwestern Contractor's, (MWC) expanded capabilities now include wiring for circuits ranging from 48 to 4,200 volts. Power wiring, motor controls, valve actuators, control wiring, SCADA as well as fiber optic cable placement and splicing. We are committed to delivering high quality, safe work to our customers.

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Certified Safety Professional

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The designation of Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is a coveted accomplishment. Mr. Jeff Larson has worked hard to win this designation and further his education and expertise as a safety professional. We are very proud of Larson and his ongoing efforts to contribute to the culture of safety at Electric Conduit Construction and Midwestern Contractors

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Gas Liquids Injection Piping

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Many contractors play a role in large projects. Midwestern Contractors was pleased to be awarded the above ground piping contract for gas liquids injection into a major storage field.

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Rail Road Casing Complicates Cut Out

Monday, May 1, 2017

Working near rail roads is complicated enough. But when a casing limits the access to the carrier pipe the project becomes challenging. Add to that the pressure to minimize down time and the PM's had no room for error.

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Pump Replacement and Re-wire

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A liquids pipeline customer replaced all of the pumps in a Northern Ohio facility. This upgrade required new wiring for power and controls throughout the facility.

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Golf Course Creates Hazard for Pipeline Crew

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The casing vent extension project was going smoothly. The crews started early, traffic was under control. Then the golfers arrived. Maybe it was the damage being done to the sand trap that caused their swing to be slightly off.

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2,400' Pipe Extraction & Return to Service

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

In four weeks Midwestern Contractors extracted 2,400' of heavy wall pipe, welded and hydro-tested a new pipe string and pulled it in behind making the pipe ready for service.

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DCA Safety Director of the year awarded to Midwestern Contractor Employee

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mr. Weston Countryman earns the DCA Safety Director of the year award. Hard work, dedication to safety and innovation were the reasons Mr. Countryman won. But these same qualities help to maintain our safety standards on every project site 365 days each year.

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Midwestern Contractors Earns DCA Safety Award

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Distribution Contractors Association held their annual meeting in Naples Florida. Each year the Arthur T. Everham Safety Award is presented to the contractor with the best safety performance for the previous year. This year Midwestern Contractors was the proud recipient.

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Bi-Directional Flow Control

Thursday, January 14, 2016

To keep products moving efficiently, pipeline companies and their terminals need to be able to direct those products to the the customer that needs it most urgently. This requires Bi-Directional Flow control in piping systems and pipelines.

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Great Lakes Dock Lines Rebuild and Modification

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

There is a world of commerce in motion on the surface of the Great Lakes. It takes fuel to run it. Midwestern Contractors played a small part in keeping it running

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Diverging Diamond Pipeline Relocation

Monday, December 28, 2015

When IDOT and the Tollway Authority decided to upgrade the Elmhurst Rd. interchange they did it in a big way by constructing a Diverging Diamond. This caused a lot of utilities to be moved.

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4 Cut Outs in 2 Days

Friday, December 18, 2015

It is an El Nino year in Northern Illinois and Indiana. The weather has been kind and enabled us to continue operations at a fast pace. A recent pipeline service project on a 20" line revealed problems that could only be dealt with by cutting out and replacing sections of pipe.

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Larson earns Construction Health & Safety Technician Certification

Friday, December 18, 2015

Our safety team continues to grow and expand their knowledge. Jeff Larson just earned his Construction Health and Safety Technician certification (CHST).

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Pipe Fitting

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pipe fitting and welding go hand in hand. Doing it right requires craftsmanship and science.

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Three Cut Outs - Three Days

Friday, November 20, 2015

Cutting out three sections of high pressure petroleum pipeline in three days required some planning and work to make it fit in the scheduled outage.

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Complacency? or Interest? One will keep you safe.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Complacency is a lack of interest and concern, the enemy of safety.

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Highway Expansion - Casing Extensions

Thursday, October 15, 2015

When roads are expanded or modified, utilities and pipelines are moved out of the way. This is not a simple process. It takes planning, time and expertise to get the job done properly.

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Permits Made Easy

Thursday, March 12, 2015

In an effort to provide our customers with a smooth path on which to begin a project and maintain the consistency of work processes, we have created a special Permit Services Department.

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Gas System Upgrade, 35 mile Hydrotest and Two River Crossings (Includes Video Content)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

During the 2014 construction season Midwestern Contractors (MWC) completed a large gas integrity project in Northern Illinois. This project included fabrication, piping modifications, launcher and receiver installations, valve installations and hydro-testing of line segments.

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Midwestern Contractors Qualifies Crews for BlackDiamond/DiamondWrap Application

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Midwestern Contractors has continued its quest to be the leader in the field when it comes to crew training to meet and exceed its customers’ requirements.

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Suspended Pipelines

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Integrity projects are complicated enough when they involve locating anomalies along a buried pipeline that will then need to be excavated, evaluated and repaired. That factor increases significantly when the pipeline involved is connected to a heavily traveled motor bridge over a busy commercial river adjacent to an active railroad spur in a large metropolis like Chicago – in the dead of winter.

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Midwestern Contractors Announces NACE-Certified Cathodic Protection Instructor on Staff

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Midwestern Contractors, a full-service contractor for the Oil and Natural Gas industry, announced today that Corrosion Control lead member Dan Ruane has qualified to become a NACE-certified cathodic protection instructor.

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Integrity Work at 16 Below Zero (Includes Video Content)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The winter of 2013-2014 still does not feel over, and it is March 26. It was 16 degrees this morning. Despite winter conditions integrity work on pipelines is not suspended.

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A legacy of responsibility.

For over 60 years, we have built an environment within our company where safety is everyone’s responsibility. In all phases of every project, we accept nothing less than an accident-free jobsite. We believe that having a safe workplace leads to a productive workplace, and we’re dedicated to having the highest level of protection for our employees, our customers and the general public.

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60 years of experience in the natural gas and petroleum industry

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