Darren’s Desk: Creating a Positive Company Culture
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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 on our couches attempting to do work equal to what…Read More
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 achieve a milestone on Monday: He is becoming a centenarian.…Read More
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 with a party on Wednesday, 9/21/2016. Mr. Karchmer, the oldest…Read More
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 old. As I celebrate my 33rd year alongside my father, I…Read More
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 tier! We are so proud!Read More
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 kind when they are agreeable, or when they ignore poor…Read More
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 target those of us in management positions with the latest…Read More
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 the inspection process, the pipe did not meet the requirements.…Read More
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 the market recoils. So the question is, will prices back…Read More
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, courage, and sacrifices you have made so that we could…Read More
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, compassionate, and many more. Thank you for all you do!Read More
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 of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area. We know that…Read More
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 been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.Read More
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 new” as he went back to selling pipe!Read More
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 wisdom to those of us fortunate enough to work alongside…Read More
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 first class customer service will be missed. While we are…Read More
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 have found that leadership seems to happen in all generations. I have…Read More
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 use, lacked a system to track sales leads, and had…Read More
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 MORERead More
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 yearsRead More
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 beam. Coil must be made from a slab (vs a…Read More
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 by a good associate. That question has always been tough…Read More
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? I spent the evening thinking about success. What is it?…Read More