American Piping Products remains in Metal Center News Top 50

St. Louis, Mo. (September 19, 2018) – With revenue of $160 million in 2017, American Piping Products has earned the #46 spot in the Metal Center News Top 50 pipe and tube suppliers for 2017. St. Louis-based American Piping Products has earned a spot on the list each of the last seven years. The $160… Read more »

American Piping Products moves up in key industry ranking

American Piping Products improved to 30th on the American Metal Market list of top metal product service centers. The ranking is based on annual revenue. American Piping Products advanced in the ranking thanks to $180 million in revenue for 2017. The company previously was ranked 36th on the list. “We are proud to be included on… Read more »

Welded vs. seamless steel pipe

As industrial applications have evolved and grown more complex, the piping products and systems that serve them have had to keep pace. While many pipe manufacturing methods exist, the most prominent discussion in the industry compares electric resistance welded (ERW) vs. seamless (SMLS) steel pipe. Both ERW and seamless steel pipe manufacturing methods have been… Read more »

American Piping Products CEO comments on global trade fight

Al Rheinnecker, CEO of American Piping Products, was quoted in an Associated Press article on the world’s retaliation against protectionist trade policies recently implemented by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. Rheinnecker described recent volatility in the price for steel piping products. “Steel pricing is usually relatively stable,” Rheinnecker told the AP. But “since April, you… Read more »

American Piping Products moves up in St. Louis Top 150 rankings

St. Louis, Mo. — American Piping Products moved up in the Top 150 Privately Held Companies ranking by the St. Louis Business Journal for 2017. Posting a revenue of $155 million, American Piping Products ranked 127th on the St. Louis Business Journal’s list. The 24 percent bump in revenue resulted in a ten-spot move in… Read more »

Comparing common steel pipe: A106 vs. A53

They’re the most commonly used carbon steel pipe types in industry today, and they’re very similar. But while the differences between A106 and A53 are few, they matter a great deal in terms of when and where each is specified. To ensure you purchase the correct pipe and receive it quickly, two things are a… Read more »

Types of steel and their uses in the piping industry

As manufacturing processes have evolved and become more complex, steel buyers’ options have expanded to suit many unique needs across a variety of industries. But not all types of steel are equal. Piping industry professionals can become better buyers by examining the types of steel available today and understanding why some steels make great pipe… Read more »

Understanding steel grades for piping procurement

As industrial processes and applications have matured, industry organizations have developed unique classifications and specifications for the pipe destined for service in those sectors. There’s lots of overlap among the organizations’ published specs, and likely lots of confusion as well. Buyers can improve their purchasing experience by learning more about how grades of steel are… Read more »