Category: News

Service Updates for Areas Affected by Winter Storm Uri

Winter Storm Uri continues to affect the safety of our employees and operations in Texas and the surrounding states.  Our priority has been to make sure our employees and their families are safe, and that they have access to resources needed for this unprecedented winter weather in Houston and Corsicana. We are continuing to evaluate […]

The Global Shipping Backup on Video

A video from the U.S. Coast Guard shows the massive backup of container ships waiting to be unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles. As we’ve previously mentioned, Covid-19 disruptions continue to affect the availability of dock workers needed to unload ships and containers. With a backup in Western receiving, containers themselves aren’t able to […]

Winter Service Update for MA and PA, 2/1/21

A major winter storm is happening the Northeastern U.S., and due to the current and expected snowfall, we have postponed all Monday deliveries from our Easton, PA and Ipswich, MA distribution centers for safety precautions. Please stay safe if you need to use the roads in the affected areas, and be advised that we have […]

Closed Thursday: MA & PA Warehouses

Our Ipswich, MA and Easton, PA distribution centers will be closed tomorrow, 12/17 due to the impending Winter Storm Gail. A winter storm warning was issued in these states and no deliveries or will calls will be available on Thursday. We plan to resume normal operations on Friday, 12/18. For more information, please contact your […]

Hurricane Laura and the PVC Supply Chain

A potentially large hurricane, being called Laura, is currently moving toward the Gulf Coast. There’s a lot of PVC-related manufacturing and infrastructure located in Laura’s path. This development has the potential to disrupt the PVC supply chain, which has already been experiencing tightness related to Covid-19 stoppages. What’s Happening, How We’re Preparing We’re currently preparing […]

Greg Leidner, CEO Merfish United

Greg Leidner Featured on PHCP Pros Off the Cuff Podcast

Our CEO, Greg Leidner, was recently featured on the Off the Cuff Podcast from PHCP Pros.  He talks with The Wholesaler Editor Ruth Mitchell about: How Merfish United immediately reacted to the Covid-19 pandemic and the safety precautions we have been taking The economic backdrop of the pandemic, including local and national policies How our […]

How We Can Help Wholesalers NOW, News This Week

With construction and maintenance or repair of important public health infrastructure underway to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to remind our wholesale customers that our business model – which enables wholesalers to buy a broad array of pipe products from one supplier, at low minimums for FFA – is designed for low and unpredictable […]

United Pipe & Steel Truck and Driver

Despite Crisis, They Keep on Trucking.

From picking up extra jobs and staying on the road longer in order to keep grocery store shelves stocked, to the worry of bringing coronavirus from the job to their homes, the freight industry and truck drivers are braving incredible circumstances to keep the nation moving. The Boston Globe has an article with the thoughts […]

Forklift picks copper tube at United Pipe & Steel

New Will-Call Minimums and Procedures

In order to ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers, we will be instituting a new will-call policy effective tomorrow, Tuesday March 24th, that will focus on social distancing and include the following: The new MINIMUM Order quantity for ALL will-call orders is now 5,000 lbs. Will-call orders must be scheduled in […]