Posted February 7, 2019

United Pipe & Steel merges with Merfish Pipe & Supply

United Pipe & Steel and Merfish Pipe & Supply Co. announced that they are combining under Merfish Pipe Holdings, which is majority owned by One Equity Partners.

MPS is a master distributor of carbon steel welded and seamless pipe as well as carbon steel fittings and flanges serving distributors across the United States through five locations in Houston, New Jersey, Florida, and California.

UPS is a master distributor of carbon steel standard pipe, copper tube, PVC pipe, electrical conduit and related products. UPS distributes this diverse set of products from 12 locations strategically located throughout the United States.

UPS CEO Greg Leidner will assume the role of CEO of MPH. Current MPH CEO Gerald Merfish has been named chairman of MPH. Merfish remains an investor in MPH and Leidner has also invested in MPH with OEP.

“Our new partnership with UPS is synergistic and will create the largest master distributor of standard pipe products in the United States,” said Merfish.

Greg Leidner added, “We are pleased to join with MPS. Together we will continue to develop ways to enhance the supply chain for our suppliers and customers, while providing employees with meaningful and rewarding opportunities to develop professionally. This is a new and exciting chapter for MPS/UPS, our employees, our customers and our vendors.”