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October 27, 2020 in News

Oklahoma entrepreneur known as ‘The Man of Steel’ turns 100

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A violinist, a soldier and an entrepreneur… Those are just three of the lives one Oklahoma man has lived in his 100 years. Al Karchmer will…
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May 28, 2020 in News

Happy 96th Birthday, Al Karchmer!

Oklahoma City, OK (September 21, 2016) – Oklahoma City-based International Pipe & Supply, LLC, a family-owned and operated company with decades of steel pipe distribution experience, celebrated Al Karchmer’s 96th birthday…
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May 26, 2020 in News

Winners At The Golf Tournament

Our very own Jim Pirrie And Spencer Graves traveled to St. Louis for the 2018 Omega/Sligo Steel Invitational Golf Tournament! They were teamed up with Alpha Steel, and won 1st place-2nd…
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May 26, 2020 in News

Thank You, Veterans

International Pipe and Supply would like to give special heartfelt thanks to all of those who have served and protected us in the armed forces. We thank you for your service,…
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May 26, 2020 in News

Happy 32nd Anniversary!

International Pipe and Supply would like to wish its president, Don Karchmer, a Happy 32nd Anniversary! There are many words to describe our leader. Valiant, bold, fearless, exact, noble, faithful,…
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May 26, 2020 in News

One Of Our Own Deployed in Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Alex Weeks, a sales rep for IPS, has been called to active duty with the United States Army/Oklahoma National Guard to help with disaster assistance and recovery in the aftermath…
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May 26, 2020 in News

Love For Houston

International Pipe and Supply would like to voice our deepest concern, and offer our thoughts for a safe and speedy recovery, to the many people in southern Texas who have…
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May 26, 2020 in News

8/21/17 Eclipse

During the recent eclipse, our founder, 96 year old Al Karchmer, was verifying that the sun and moon were still out there! He took a look, smiled, and replied, “nothing…
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May 26, 2020 in News

Happy 95th Birthday, Al Karchmer!

At 95, Al Karchmer is the Oldest Working Pipe Distributor in the World. And by working, we mean working. In the office every day, Al is still providing guidance and…
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May 26, 2020 in News

Employee News

International Pipe and Supply announces the retirement of Lew Shaw. Lew has managed our Arizona Branch for over 8 years. With over 40 years in the pipe industry, his expertise and…
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May 26, 2020 in News

International Pipe Gains CRM, Boosts Productivity with Acumatica

International Pipe & Supply LLC, a family-owned company with decades of steel pipe distribution experience, used SouthWare ERP for the last decade. But the legacy software was extremely difficult to…
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May 26, 2020 in News

Pipe Executive’s Business Perspectives Remain Strong Through Time

Al Karchmer was recently highlighted in the Daily Oklahoman. Please click the link below to follow the story. READ MORE
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May 26, 2020 in News

Steel Industry Titan Celebrates 99 Years

Al Karchmer celebrated his 99th birthday on September 21.  Click the following link for Al Karchmer’s interview with Oklahoma News 4. Steel industry titan celebrates 99 years
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May 26, 2020 in News

Why Steel Pipe Doesn’t Always Follow The Steel Market

Steel pipe is separate from the steel market due to one major factor, steel pipe is price driven by coil versus general steel shape products such as angle, channel, and…
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May 14, 2021 in Blog

Darren’s Desk: Creating a Positive Company Culture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acmSm8LZ-rw
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May 14, 2021 in Blog

Scott’s Thoughts –2021 Blog #1

Topic: Preparation The weather in Oklahoma has been record-setting. So too is the amount of time most of us have spent in our home offices, at our dining room tables, or…
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May 14, 2021 in Blog

Darren’s Desk: Update on Market Conditions

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May 26, 2020 in Blog

Thank You For 40 Years!

On this day, not only is International Pipe & Supply celebrating its 40 year anniversary but my father, Al Karchmer, the oldest known steel pipe distributor, is turning 98 years…
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May 26, 2020 in Blog

The Leadership Factor Of Kindness

I’ve noticed a trend in posts and articles on social media explaining why being kind is a sure-fire way to be taken advantage of. The subtext is that leaders are too…
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May 26, 2020 in Blog

Choosing The Right Leaders For The Job

In our current business environments, many managers find themselves scratching their head at the dozens of leadership articles crossing their desks in magazines or emails. Even social media now seems to…
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May 26, 2020 in Blog

For Simple Structural, Should You Use Reject?

Through the years Reject pipe has been called everything from Reject, commercial grade, Prime secondary and the like. The truth is “Reject is just that, Reject.” At some point in…
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May 26, 2020 in Blog

Should We Buy Structural Pipe Inventory In This Market?

Good question… We all know we can afford to buy small quantity inventories on A, B, and C items at higher prices and not get caught with overpriced inventory if…
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May 26, 2020 in Blog

Generational Communication

Is it a “Millennial thing” or a “refusal to communicate thing?” In my short but long career, I have found that kind, thoughtful, respectful communication seems to work with all generations.  I…
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May 26, 2020 in Blog

Happy Holidays!

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May 26, 2020 in Blog

Chances To Shine

I am often asked, what can I do to get a promotion or how do I advance or how do I get a raise.  Often times the question is asked…
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May 26, 2020 in Blog

Sketch Of Success

So I was asked the other day, what does success look like, that is a tough question to answer.  How do you describe it because it can be different for everybody? …
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May 26, 2020 in Blog

Call Of Duty Leadership Lessons

I have a confession to make.  I play Call of Duty.  I mean, I play a lot of Call of Duty.  I mean, I play way too much Call of Duty,…
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