In following guidelines set by the CDC, and the state of NC, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we will no longer be allowing customers in our physical store. We will continue processing and shipping all online orders for the US. We are currently suspending all international shipping. We ask that you be patient with us during this time as we cannot guarantee fast shipping and delivery as we have tried for the past 30 years. If you are wanting information on a certain product, we ask that you please email us. You can also call us Toll Free US at 1-800-462-6487 and leave a message with your name, number, and which product you would like information. We will get back to you as soon as we are available. Until all goes back to standard operation, we wish everyone safety and health through this troubling time.

UPDATE: Due to UPS and FedEx having troubles from COVID-19, there will be no more 2nd Day or Next Day shipping available until further notice. We will continue shipping orders for as long as we can by UPS Ground, USPS Priority, and FedEx Ground. Please check back often for more updates.

UPDATE#2: As of 5 PM EST on Monday, March 30th, the state of North Carolina is under a Stay-At-Home Order. Due to this, we will only be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 AM to 4 PM EST. We will be processing and shipping orders that we have the product for on those days only. Again, please be patient with us during these times. As we get products in stock they will become available for order. Please keep checking back if the product you wish to purchase is out of stock.

UPDATE#3: With North Carolina in Phase 1 of reopening, we will now be open from 9 AM—4 PM EST Monday—Thursday. We will process orders to the best of our ability, however still cannot guarantee Next Day or 2nd Day shipping for the foreseeable future.

On Monday, May 25th we will be closed for Memorial Day. There will be no UPS or USPS running on that day, as such we cannot ship out orders on that day. We will reopen at 9 AM on Tuesday, May 26th to process all orders from the weekend. We wish everyone an especially safe but fun Memorial Day celebration. is the central domain of our publishing company, Construction Trades Press, LLC. In 1989, we wrote and published "Pipe Fitter's Math Guide". When calls began to come in from around the country we heard constantly, "Do you know where I can get these other pipefitter books and these pipe fitting tools." We began to gather the pipe fitter books and tools and make them available. In 1995, we got online and we were pretty much the first to do so  in the pipefitting arena. I had to talk the tool manufacturers into letting put their products on our site. They were hesitant back then. I had an easier time with the pipe book publishers since we were always looking for place to sell our pipefitter books. 

Things really changed when we were lucky enough to get the domains, and It was a huge deal when Google came on the scene. Before that moment in time, we were always working trying to get listed on various search engines who were developing their parameters for search. Now with the internet, a pipe fitter could find the pipe fitter books and tools that they had always been looking for as they went around the country on their jobs. In the beginning with everything so new and different, we didn't have much competition. That certainly is not the case any more.  has kept its focus. We are about the tools and books that pipe fitters, pipe welders, and pipe designers use. 

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