Category: Blog

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 »

American Piping Products climbs in Metal Center News Top 50 ranking

St. Louis, Mo. (September 18, 2019) – American Piping Products has moved up in Metal Center News’ annual ranking of the Top 50 pipe and tube suppliers. The company now ranks 42 on the list, up four spots from last year’s ranking of 46. It is the eighth straight year American Piping Products has made… Read more »

Case study: Preserving growth potential for a gas system manufacturer

It seems simple: You order raw materials from a supplier and the supplier delivers what you ordered. And if you’re required to follow approved manufacturer lists (AMLs), you share that information with the supplier. If the supplier says it can meet those requirements, it ought to meet them. It seems simple, but it’s not. And… Read more »

Leading on purpose (excerpt from PHCP Pros)

“Celebrating its 25th anniversary in business, American Piping Products follows a unique corporate concept of shared prosperity.” Company President Matt Danis was the subject of a feature article published by PHCP Pros, a plumbing, heating, cooling and piping trade publication. Danis discussed American Piping Products’ commitment to shared success. An excerpt from the article is… Read more »

A Salute to the Salesperson

When I was a kid my father’s left arm was very tan by July 4th of every summer.  He drove the roads of Missouri and Iowa throughout the week and his left arm tanned as it rested on the open window of the Chevrolet while he steered with his right.  He was a traveling salesman…. Read more »

American Piping Products climbs in St. Louis Top 150 rankings

St. Louis, Mo. — American Piping Products again improved in the Top 150 Privately Held Companies ranking by the St. Louis Business Journal for 2018. Earning $210 million in revenue during 2018, the company jumped 20 spots to 107th on St. Louis Business Journal’s list. Company leadership attributes its success to improved demand for products… Read more »

Case study: An alternative fuel success story

Having the right products in stock and the ability to mobilize quickly to get those products to customers on tight schedules is often the measure of success in any business. It’s no different for suppliers of industrial pipe, fittings and flanges. In our business, fortune favors those equipped to quickly respond to customers’ ever-changing needs…. Read more »

Market commentary: Will tariff uncertainty choke off the perfect storm?

2018 was a good year for buyers of industrial piping—oil & gas firms being the prime example. From what we can tell in early 2019, it’s clear that the circumstances that made last year profitable for those buyers are still in play today. And when those buyers are profitable, so are we. But uncertainty around… Read more »