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Four Keys To Success In Domestic And International Pipe Sales

October 22, 2014 in Blog by

Pipe distributionIn any industry, there are certain qualities companies have to have to be successful, and the piping industry is no different.

Here are four factors that we’ve found to be important to our success in both domestic and international pipe sales.

Being On Time

Project delays happen for many reasons. Some can’t be foreseen or prevented. But delays because you haven’t received your materials don’t belong in that category. They just shouldn’t happen.

We pride ourselves on delivering orders on time. As a domestic pipe supplier, our central location in St. Louis, MO allows us to quickly ship materials to all corners of the country. When it comes to international pipe sales, our sister company’s warehouse in Houston gives us port access, allowing us to efficiently send materials all over the world.

Plus, our system is set up for speed. Our inventory is computerized so we can nimbly respond to any request. And we guarantee same day shipping or the shortest lead time possible if you request a product that isn’t in stock.

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The Anti-Dumping Petition On Tubular Goods

August 14, 2013 in Industry Trends, OCTG by

Tubular goodsEarlier this month, U.S. OCTG tubular product manufacturers filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) asking the commission to investigate potential dumping of tubular goods by a host of countries, including India, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam, India and Turkey.

Dumping is the practice of selling goods abroad at a price that’s either lower than what you sell it for domestically or lower than the cost of production. Dumping is often used as a strategy to drive competitors out of business, and has been considered detrimental to the companies in the countries in which the goods are being dumped into. Some see it as predatory trade practice, and many countries have laws against it.

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International Pipe Supply With One Vendor, One Solution

June 18, 2013 in Blog, Industry Trends, News & Articles, Pipe by

Here at St. Louis Pipe & Supply, we strive to live up to the term ‘one vendor, one solution.’

That means that whether our clients are looking for steel pipe and fittings or sheet metal, whether they need their products shipped to Indiana or India, we can take care of everything they need.

Our experience–over 20 years in the business–has certainly helped us become a ‘go-to’ for so many builders and companies. But there are three other assets that help us meet our ‘one vendor, one solution’ goal.

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A Leading International Pipe Supplier

May 01, 2013 in Industry Trends, Pipe by

Steel pipe distributionIn recent years, international pipe suppliers and steel pipe distributors have had to step up to meet an increased demand for their products. There are a handful of reasons for this trend.

The first is the rise of natural gas. To harvest and use this resource, companies have had to build refineries and filling stations overseas. These projects require pipes, and often very specific pipe alloys.

The second reason is

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601 Nickel Pipe, 625 Nickel Tubing & other Nickel Alloy Products

October 18, 2012 in Blog, Manufacturing, Pipe by

Nickel TubingPipes are made of many different materials, including concrete, plastic, fiberglass, ceramics and a wide array of metals. Each material has its advantages — its properties that make it useful in certain situations. For example, aluminum is used in refrigerant systems for heat transfer. Plastic tubing is useful for its chemical resistance, non-corrosive properties and light weight. Ceramic and concrete work well for low-pressure conditions such as drainage or gravity flow. However when pipes must survive intense conditions, many rely on Nickel alloys.

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Pipe Fitting Taxonomy 101

September 20, 2012 in Pipe, Pipes Valves and Fittings by

valve and pipe fitting supplyWe’re familiar with pipes, those long, straight tubes that transport fluids. But what if you need that fluid to change direction,or to connect two pipes of different sizes? Or regulate the fluid flow, or add some new component to the flow? You need a lesser known pipe product. You need a pipe fitting.

Pipe fittings perform many duties, and, consequently, there are a many types pipes fittings. So here is a simple pipe fitting taxonomy from a leader in valve and fittings supply and international pipe sales.

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From Ancient Egypt to Modern Suppliers: A Pipe History Lesson

September 05, 2012 in Blog, News & Articles, Pipe by

Pipes have been used for thousands of years to transport fluids. But the first galvanized steel pipe supplier appeared only 135 years ago to help supply water to the citizens of San Francisco. What did people ever do without steel pipe?

Over the course of history, many civilizations developed a method of piping to transport water for drinking and irrigation. Bored stone, wood, clay and lead were popular materials for building the first piping systems.

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Steel: Reducing, Reusing & Recycling

July 25, 2012 in Industry Trends, Manufacturing, News & Articles by

I-beam SteelSteelmakers are continuing to adopt good practices to protect the earth. Fortunately, being energy efficient is not only environmentally responsible, but it is cost efficient too. Not to mention all the pressure that various environmental agencies are putting on manufacturers. Green practices allow steel products to be cheaper, so international pipe sales can increase and more people can afford to buy I-beam steel, for example.

By reducing, reusing and recycling, steel companies are saving energy, reducing CO2 emissions and conserving resources.

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