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Across the Industries: The Capabilities and Applications of Mechanical Tubing

Mechanical tubing has become an integral part of many industries due to its versatility, strength, and durability. It comes in various shapes, sizes, and materials to cater to different applications and specific industry requirements, including automotive, construction, aerospace, energy, industrial machinery, and agriculture.  In this article, we will explore the applications of mechanical tubing in… Read more »

The Importance of Value-Added Services in Pipe and Tube

In the competitive landscape of the pipe and tube industry, efficiency and cost-effectiveness are paramount. Choosing the right distributor can make all the difference when it comes to streamlining your operations and keeping your expenses in check. In this article, we’ll discuss the numerous advantages of working with a distributor, like APP, that offers both… Read more »

Pipe & Mechanical Tubing: The Perfect Marriage for American Piping Products

Since 1995, American Piping has become one of the largest steel pipe distributors in the US. Our humble beginning as a pipe broker with a limited inventory of heavy wall seamless carbon pipe led to our diversification into other piping products. Initial additions to our inventory included SA333 low temp pipe, SA335 chrome-moly, and a… Read more »

3 Things You Need in a Mechanical Tubing Distributor

The mechanical tubing industry has undergone many challenges in the past few years, including supply chain issues, mill closures, reduced availability, labor shortages, and pricing fluctuations. With these difficulties, ensuring your tubing distributor has the inventory, expertise, and services you need is crucial in keeping your operation running smoothly. Material Availability Mechanical tubing manufacturers are… Read more »

American Piping Products moves up in Metal Center News Top 50 ranking

St. Louis, Mo. (September 15, 2020) – American Piping Products has once again earned a spot in Metal Center News’ annual ranking of the Top 50 pipe and tube suppliers. This year the company ranks 41 on the list (moving up for the second year in a row) and achieved the $200 million revenue mark…. Read more »

Case study: Oil refinery up and running during an emergency

Oil refineries fuel our world and fundamentally impact our lives, from the cars we drive to the trucks, trains and ships that move the products of global labor. When they’re down, people lose jobs, gas and commodity prices spike and entire supply chains are put at risk. In October 2013, a fire put a major… Read more »

Enterprising kids ply toilet paper arcade game to help local police

On a recent warm Saturday in suburban St. Louis, a pair of brothers stood outside their home flagging down passers-by, selling them the chance to win rolls of toilet paper from an arcade-style claw machine. It looked a lot like capitalism in the COVID-19 era—at least until you saw the fine print. And that fine… Read more »