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What We Do

Preston Pipe is a market research and consulting firm dedicated to the steel pipe & tube industry.

We help improve business performance by providing data, forecasts, actionable insights and analyses through regular and custom-designed reports and presentations.

Our experience in the OCTG, Line Pipe, Standard Pipe, Mechanical Tube, Structural Tube, Pressure Pipe & Tube, and Stainless Pipe and Tube markets combined with our extensive database of pipe and tube information makes us uniquely suited to provide actionable insights to your specific problem. Our experience and background, market connections and data, combined with our integrity, impartiality and focused approach, results in a superior value for our customers.

Our goal is to provide complete steel pipe & tube market data and analysis – as well as other services focused on the steel pipe & tube industry – in an impartial, objective manner. We at Preston believe that an informed market is better for the complete supply chain and end-user customers. To accomplish this, we maintain the largest market intelligence database on steel pipe & tube in the world. We utilize our database, along with our knowledge, industry experience, education and extensive network of contacts to maintain an up-to-the-minute understanding of every aspect of all seven steel pipe & tube product segments. We maintain information on the complete supply chain, from raw materials to the arrival of finished products at the customer’s location, as well as data on the end-use markets for steel pipe & tube. This provides us with the tools to publish well-informed industry periodicals and special reports, perform customized special market studies, and offer consulting services revolving around virtually all aspects of steel pipe & tube markets – both in North America and abroad. We have served as consultants for the industry, both in the U.S. and internationally, and for the U.S. and foreign governments.

Preston is committed to the highest degree of integrity, confidentiality and impartiality with respect to all of our interactions and publications.



We offer consulting services focused on the steel pipe & tube industry. Consulting services are specific to our client’s needs. Examples of our past work include: greenfield and brownfield expansion planning, acquisition guidance and advice, business plan preparation, market evaluation, distribution planning, topic-specific conference calls, special event presentations and onsite education and training. We also offer customer survey services. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Special Market Studies

We offer custom Special Market Studies for individuals and corporations covering a wide variety of topics including – but not limited to – detailed and precise analysis of market trends, pricing, supply & demand, and evaluation of production capabilities. These Special Market Studies are offered on a one time or on a subscription basis. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Special Reports

We also offer Special Reports on an as-needed/as requested basis. These may be initiated by Preston to address paradigm shifting events in the industry or may be requested by a customer and have included President’s Reports, Board Meeting Preparation, etc. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Historical Data

At Preston, we maintain or have access to data that we don’t regularly publish or data that we also offer in an Excel format. This can include import/export data, extended historical data, forecast data, and other pipe and tube industry topics. Many of our customers subscribe to data services in addition to our standard reports. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.