How Technology is Revolutionizing the Steel Industry

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  Recently in the news, at conferences we have attended and through conversations with our customers, there is one distinct theme popping up across all industries: the Fourth Industrial Revolution. According to the World Economic Forum, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is characterized by new technology that is fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting… Read more »

Five Questions with Gary Chess

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In the early 1980s, Gary Chess’ acquaintance and fellow little league baseball coach hired him as a buyer for a career in which he had no knowledge or history. Now, 37 years later, he is the President of National Tube Supply (NTS) and has been a compelling force behind ­­­­the company’s success and growing the… Read more »

What Makes A Good Steel Tubing Supplier

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Choosing a steel tubing supplier can either be simple or complex based on your approach to the process. Some customers may simply want the cheapest product, while others may want more of a partner in the ordering process that looks at total costs. To offer customers the best possible service, we constantly ask ourselves: what… Read more »

A Day In (And Out of) the Warehouse With Greg Williams

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Greg Williams has been a lead/supervisor of our Baytown warehouse for more than three years. At work, he makes sure the facility runs in an orderly and timely manner, while making sure employees are doing their job safely, correctlyand comfortably. After work, he unwinds by fixing older model cars. See what a day in his… Read more »

Five Questions with Debbie Keppler-Stepp

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After 37 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, National Tube Supply (NTS) Area Manager Debbie Keppler-Stepp has a passion for building relationships with customers across the region. In her spare time, she also enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors with her family. Learn a little more about her and her role at NTS below. Tell… Read more »

National Tube Supply by the Numbers (Infographic)

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National Tube Supply is celebrating 27 years of customer-focused service to manufacturers across North America. To learn a little more about us, our services and our facilities, we put together the infographic below, which summarizes the state of our business in 2017. To find out how we can provide you with value-added service, contact us here.

3 Common Trends Across Manufacturing Industries in 2018

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With so many industries playing a key role in manufacturing, it is important to stay up-to-date with the various factors that can affect supply and demand, and our customers’ projects. As we kickoff 2018, we decided to immerse ourselves in some of the upcoming forecasts for the year ahead. Below you will find three key… Read more »

Five Questions with Patience Bailey

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Patience Bailey is the Office Manager of our Baytown, TX facility and is the one who keeps the office up and running as smoothly and efficiently as it should be. She is an enthusiastic manager, a dedicated mom and Houston sports fan. We recently sat down with her to ask what she enjoys about her… Read more »

Five Questions with Terry Flanary

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With more than 30 years of experience in the steel industry, National Tube Supply’s (NTS) Baytown Branch Manager Terry Flanary is one of the key drivers of growth for NTS, specifically for the southern region. We got the chance to catch up with Terry and ask him a few questions, so you can learn more… Read more »

Helping Baytown Employees and Community Recover Post-Harvey

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National Tube Supply (NTS) has always supported and assisted employees during times of need. Hurricane Harvey, which ripped through Texas in late August, was no exception. During the week of August 28, 2017, the Baytown, TX, facility remained closed, to ensure the safety of its employees. Luckily, the building was fortunate enough to come through… Read more »