Category Archives: International Pipe

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 have a better life and a country to call home.

With respect, honor, and gratitude. Thank you, Veterans.

We would also like to personally thank your founder, Al Karchmer, for his service in the armed forces during World War II, where he served in Australia, New Guinea,  Leyte Bay, and eventually Manila, Philippines, where he experienced attacks from Japanese kamikaze pilots.

Thank you, Al for your service.

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 new” as he went back to selling pipe!

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 known steel pipe distributor in the United States, was greeted at his party by company associates, family members, close friends, and business partners.

Mr. Karchmer started International Pipe & Supply, LLC in the 1970’s at the age of 56. Through hard work, perseverance, and a dedication to his associates, Al successfully grew International Pipe & Supply, LLC to a well-respected steel pipe distributor that ships pipe domestically and internationally. Don Karchmer, Al’s son and the president/COO of International Pipe & Supply, LLC had this to say to Al, “They say that wisdom comes with age. Today, for me, you have to be the wisest man I know.” Al quickly replied, “You don’t know many people, do you?”

At 96 years old, Mr. Karchmer – a hard-working family man who still comes to the office five days a week – is actively involved in daily operations and sales at International Pipe & Supply, LLC.

International Pipe & Supply, LLC wishes its founder, Al Karchmer, a very happy 96th birthday!


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 him. Al is also still “ringing the bell,” a tradition at International Pipe when a truckload of pipe is sold. Feel free to call Al to say Happy Birthday in person. 1-800-716-7473

New Website

We are pleased to introduce an all-new website for 2015. If you’re looking for pipe, you’ve come to the right place. Search our inventory by diameter or click on the US map to see where we have stock. Check back often for special pipe sales, deals on surplus equipment and more.

Employee News

lew-shawInternational 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 excited to see Lew start a new chapter in his life, his dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction will be missed. We wish Lew all the happiness and luck in his retirement and will hold him in the highest regard.

Lew’s expertise and customer service will be hard to replace but we feel we have found a worthy candidate in Ryan Pauley. Lew and Ryan are working together to make this transition as seamless as possible. We appreciate your business and we look forward to a bright future for both Lew and Ryan.