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 most 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: We are now back to working a new, normal schedule. We will be open from 9 am—4 pm US EST Monday—Friday. We are doing limited international shipping to Canada and Australia. However, we cannot guarantee the time it will take for products to be received internationally. We are enabling UPS Next Day and 2nd Day, again, however we cannot guarantee it will get there in time. You will not be refunded shipping costs if you choose those methods.
Pipefitter.com 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, pipefitter.com and pipefitters.com. 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.
Pipefitter.com has kept its focus. We are about the tools and books that pipe fitters, pipe welders, and pipe designers use.