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United Pipe & Steel, Merfish to Merge

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United Pipe & Steel and Merfish Pipe & Supply will combine businesses. The new company will be called Merfish Pipe Holdings.

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

United Pipe & Steel, Ipswitch, Mass., operates from 12 locations across the United States. The company distributes carbon standard pipe, cobber tube, PVC pipe, electrical conduit and related products.

Merfish, based in Houston, distributes steel welded and seamless pipe, plus carbon steel fittings and flanges. It operates from five locations in the U.S.

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

“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,” said Leidner.