Answers to questions about our steel tubing, exhaust tubing, and other products

As the leading expert on rectangular steel tubing, exhaust tubing, and other electric welded steel tubing products, Sterling Pipe & Tube is often approached with questions about the manufacturing process, our order minimums, and our capabilities. When it comes to these questions, our goal is absolute transparency. We have over thirty years of experience in the industry and we’re happy – and proud – to share what we’ve learned. Whether you’re interested in learning what grades of materials we produce, who we’re affiliated with, or any of a number of other common questions, you’re certain to find the answer on this page. And, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can always reach out to us via our contact page.

Sterling Pipe & Tube produces tubing in a wide variety of finishes, including hot-rolled black, hot-rolled pickled and oiled, cold-rolled, A.K.D.Q. aluminized, and hot dipped galvanized. If you have a specific finish that you required, please contact us for additional information.

Sterling produces tubing to a variety of different grades. Specific grades include commercial quality, A.K.D.Q., low carbon, high carbon and high strength select low alloys.

As a tube mill, we sell in truckload and combination truckload quantities. Although the total weight on an order will vary due to the type and size of tubing ordered, a typical truckload order will be approximately 40,000 to 45,000 pounds.

All of our tubing is produced to the following specifications; ASTM – A500, ASTM-A513, and ASTM-A787. We also have the capability to produce tubing to other specifications. If you’d like more information, we encourage you to call us or reach out to us via our contact page.

We fill orders to industries and manufacturers at a minimum of truckload and combination truckload quantities. For orders requiring less than truckload quantities, we can direct you to an appropriate steel service center in your area.