About us

OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1979 by Mr. Felipe Vidal Cos, we have had a long and successful history serving the industrial steel market in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. As a company we have expanded our product and service catalog venturing into different industries through the years. Our core business is steel, but we are proud to serve as a steel service center and fabricator. Our diverse catalog includes divisions such as Home Products, Welding Equipment, Steel Tank Fabrications and much more.

Under the slogan: "Much More Than Steel", we manufacture, sell, and distribute a wide variety of products and services to fulfil our client's needs. Our ability to evolve and meet the demands of the industry and our customers has been the key to our success.

MILESTONES

OUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS

1984

Our second store opened in Manatí

1990

The Structural Steel Fabrication Division was created

2000

The acquisition of Rite Way Ornamental Products (Florida Operations) helped launch Orange Steel and Ornamental Supplies in the state of Florida

2002

S&P starts fabrication of PVC Fencing Products, on a 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse

2005

The Vidal Family owns and operates six stores in Puerto Rico under the Steel and Pipes Company, the biggest steel fabrication shop in Puerto Rico and one company in Florida

2005

S&P targets the welding and industrial gases market in Puerto Rico

2006

Our seventh store opens in Las Piedras

2007

The Industrial Gases Division starts distributing oxygen, acetylene, nitrogen, helium among other gases

2009

S&P starts selling and distributing Rebar

2009

Our tenth store opens in Río Grande

2010

After a 5-year hiatus, S&P starts on Structural Steel Fabrications and Erections

2011

Our refrigeration division, Refricool, starts distributing LG and Quül Air Conditioner units

2012

Scorpion brand name is developed and under that name S&P distributes welding machines, welding equipment, welding helmets, locks, latches and much more

2014

S&P acquires Mateco, a rebar fabrication facility with over 30 years in the market, making its way into the rebar fabrication market in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

2015

Distribution of Miller Welding equipment and consumables begins

2017

In September, Hurricane María made landfall in Puerto Rico destroying the island's entire power grid and causing severe structural damage, driving S&P to the aid and reconstruction of Puerto Rico

2019

The Steel Tanks Division is created introducing S&P into the fabrication and erection of Steel Tanks

2021

Historic sales are reached in the Puerto Rico and Florida market due to the Federal Aid and stimulus given due to the COVID-19 pandemic

1979

Steel and Pipes, Inc. was founded by Felipe Vidal Cos at its current main location in Caguas

1989

Our third store opened in Guayama

1996

The acquisition of Rite Way Ornamental Products (Puerto Rico Operations) brought the incursion of Ornamental Iron sales in the company

2001

The Structural Steel Fabrication shop building, which occupied 20,000 sq. ft., moved to a newly built facility with 85,000 sq. ft.

2004

A 40,000 sq. ft. Distribution Center in Caguas is built, facilitating the distribution of steel to stores and customers

2005

The Structural Steel Fabrication Division is sold (formerly known as S.P. Fabrications, Inc.) making Steel and Pipes to create a five-year growth plan into segments related to the Retail and Construction Industry

2006

The Welding Division starts with the support of Lincoln Electric, ESAB, Victor and others

2007

Our eighth store opens in Quebradillas

2007

S&P becomes an official distributor, in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, of Red-D-Arc® welding rentals

2009

Our ninth store opens in Ponce

2010

S&P acquires the distribution, in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, of Richards-Wilcox® and Chamberlain® garage doors and operators.

2011

A new 35,000 sq. ft. Fabrication Shop is built in Caguas

2011

The S&P Rewards Program is created and under this program the company rewards the loyalty of our customers and members

2013

Storm Security Shutters manufacturing and distribution begins

2015

Steel and Pipes of Florida, LLC. is founded and opens a 30,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Miami, Florida covering the Dade and Broward Counties

2016

The Home Products division is created under a new corporate structure: Fencing Division, Garage Doors Division, Storm Security Shutters Division, and other home improvement products are consolidated

2018

Construction of a second Steel Distribution Center began with a 50,000 sq. ft. warehouse and 20 tons traveling cranes

2020

In March, COVID-19 became a worldwide pandemic, pushing S&P to develop new protocols to continue operating in a safely manner to protect employees, clients, and business opportunities

2021

Metal Deck an Aluminum Storm Panels manufacturing begins

DIVERSIFICATION AND LEGACY:

THE KEY FOR TODAY’S SUCCESS AND THE FUTURE...

“We’ve become the industrial supermarket of choice, not only to the industry we serve but also to our customers. It’s so varied that each of our branches is visited by contractors, iron workers, architects & even housewives! We fulfill all our client’s needs in one place”

The words that clearly define Steel and Pipes current trajectory in the industrial market are diversification and legacy. Founded by Felipe Vidal Cos in 1979, Steel and Pipes has become one of the leading companies in its market, solidifying its offerings by being able to provide their customers with the necessary materials, equipment, or services to carry out their projects.

CERTIFIED WARRANTY SERVICE CENTER FOR:


In 2015, Steel and Pipes, Inc. established a plan to diversify and expand operations in markets other than Puerto Rico. To achieve this, a separate entity was created under the name of Steel and Pipes of Florida, LLC and started operations in November 2015 in Miami, Florida. The goal is to establish operations in the following Florida cities: Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville.

Currently we operate on a 45,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility and an outside storage area of approximately 1/2 acres. We service the Broward and Dade County Areas.

MARKETS COVERED:

SERVICES AND PRODUCTS PROVIDED:

  • Stocking Distributor of: Beams, Angles, Channels, Flat Bars, Square Tubes and much more
  • Steel Service Center and Aluminum Supplier • CNC Plasma Plate Processing
  • Cutting, Punching and Bending of Steel and Aluminum Products
  • Miscellaneous Metal Fabrications
  • Welding Products Distributor and Supplier
  • Miller® Electric and Lincoln® Electric Distributor • Truck fleet able to deliver 24hr a day
  • Next Day Delivery on Most Orders