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Monday, 29 April 2019 11:28

Freight is one of the most important aspects of having a successful company in the steel business.  Getting our product to job sites is not just a must, but is crucial that it's there on time for our customers so we are not the reason of delaying jobs.  

Getting pipe to the job site on time not only keeps the customer happy, but builds trust between you and them as well.  The best way to make sure you can be relied on is teaming with a few great freight brokers.  These guys can make or break you to your best customers.  Having a good relationship with a few different freight brokers makes your life in this industry so much easier.  Freight seems like it might not be at the top of the list as far as importance, but to us it means everything to keeping customer relationships and a strong company overall.  

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 10:38

Everyone here at Alpha Pipe wants to wish you and your family a Happy Easter!

Alpha Pipe will be closed on Good Friday, April 19th.  We will be returning to the office on Monday April 22nd ready to take on any needs that you have coming up.  

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Monday, 01 April 2019 13:28

The spring of 2019 in the Midwest has been a crazy one for millions of people.  Record flooding is now threatening the safety of more than a million private water wells. The National Ground Water Association estimates that people living in more than 300 counties across 10 states are going to have their groundwater threatened from bacterial and industrial contamination carried by flood waters.  This very well could turn into a national emergency.  

This flooding very well may spark an upturn in the demand for water well casing and the construction for damaged infrastructure like bridges and overpasses.  

Alpha Pipe is able to help in the rebuild process for any damages.   We also sell water well casing to many private drillers that then provide the wells for many of these people in need.  

Everyone at Alpha Pipe hopes that things can stay under control as much as possible, but we are here to help provide solutions for many problems if that time comes.  

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 10:21

There are many different grades when talking about carbon steel pipe.  Being knowledgeable about different grades of steel pipe is very important when bidding a job or trying to land a job for your company.  Let's say your company is bidding a piling job, it would not be in your best interest to quote a steel pipe grade that was more costly to purchase.  If you know the different grades of carbon steel pipe before going into a bid, you give your company a better chance at landing the job.  Here at Alpha Pipe, we mostly deal in structural grades of pipe.  Different grades of pipe have different yield and tensile strengths and are produced for different applications. Below, I will go over some of the grades that Alpha Pipe stocks on a regular basis. 

Piling grades - ASTM A252 GR2, ASTM A252 GR3, and ASTM A500 GRB & GRC.  All of these grades come in straight seam and spiral weld.  Each meets a different strength that some jobs require. 

Line pipe grades - X42, X52, X60, and X70.  These also can come in straight seam or spiral weld.  A lot of time, we can find this pipe and put it into stock for great deals.  We will substitute these grades for anything structural because it usually meets or exceeds the strength that our customer is looking for. 

Casing grades - J55, N80, and P110.  These grades are normally used for down hole applications.  We will keep some of this type of pipe in stock for our smaller drillers and pile drivers.

We carry other grades of steel pipe as well, but these are some that we use the most.  If you are needing a quote for a job, Alpha Pipe would love to try and save you money.  Call us at (800) 860-0599 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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