Fifth-generation family business Metropolitan Pipe & Supply, distributor of plumbing, heating, pipe, valves, fittings, and industrial supplies, is celebrating 85 years in business.This Somerville, Mass.-based company, founded in 1934 by Wesley E. Brown Sr., is committed to making customers its top priority. Pictured (left to right) are company owners, Josh Brown, Kevin Brown, and Tim Brown. Read the story of generational success in this issue.
Cover Story: Long recognized for its exceptional service and quality products at competitive prices, Somerville, Massachusetts-based Metropolitan Pipe & Supply Co., (fondly known in the industry as Met Pipe), is a family-owned and operated, fully-integrated independent wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, pipe, valves, fittings, and industrial supplies.
A belief in family, employees, and hard work established this company, and is also the reason Coburn Supply has remained successful in business. At a celebration for its 85th year in business - there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
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While it appeared the U.S. debt ceiling, which had already surpassed the previous $20 trillion “top” by almost three trillion dollars at the end of July, would become a significant congressional confrontation, it was cast aside without a murmur.