American Piping Products, Inc. Adds to St. Louis Team

St. Louis, Mo (May 2011) – American Piping Products, Inc. (“APP”) has increased its sales support staffing to accommodate its growth. Most recently, APP hired Shep Hickey and Justin Shawe to join the operations teams. Prior to joining APP, Shep Hickey was the Vice President of Gannon Capital Partners (CGP), a division of Gannon International. While at Gannon, Hickey oversaw the acquisition, management, and disposition of multi-family real estate assets. Additionally, Hickey identified and secured an equity investment of $250 million used for acquisitions and debt restructuring. Hickey received his B.S. in Biology from the University of the South. Justin Shawe joined APP after working in the Shipping and Receiving department of Tengco, Inc. Shawe graduated with a BA in Business Administration and Sports Management from Culver-Stockton College.

“In an effort to support our growing customer base and order volume, we continue to add to our talented corporate staff. Maintaining our high level of customer focus is of the utmost importance. As such, we are thrilled to invest in high level human capital to benefit our stakeholders.” said Al Rheinnecker, Chief Operating Officer of APP.

About American Piping Products
American Piping Products, Inc. headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is primarily engaged in the distribution of carbon, stainless steel and chrome moly pipe, tubing, fittings, and flanges used in the processing, energy, manufacturing, fabrication and construction industries. As one of the leading steel pipe suppliers in the world, American Piping Products utilizes steel processing facilities in Houston, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Louisiana that stock over 50,000 tons of material and offers immediate shipment of steel pipe, flanges and fittings to customers across the globe. For more information, please visit www.amerpipe.com or call 1-800-316-5737.