Charlotte Pipe & Foundry
Charlotte Pipe has been a reliable producer of plumbing systems since 1901. It is the leading manufacturer of cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings from the United States.
Charlotte Pipe is based in Charlotte, NC and has seven more plant locations across the USA. Their products are distributed around the world. The company is guided by the philosophy of its founder: to produce for the customer the best possible product and the best possible service. They can accomplish this by combining contemporary technology with more than a century of experience making high quality goods.
Charlotte Pipe products are developed to work together effortlessly. They are the only producer that delivers a complete system of PVC, CPVC, ABS, cast iron and FlowGuard Gold pipe and fittings for commercial, industrial and residential plumbing systems and applications.
They are constantly focusing on process improvement to provide you with the best possible service. They have invested millions of dollars in improving manufacturing efficiency, capacity and productivity. Ongoing investment in the most recent casting technology has made their foundry one of the most advanced in the world.
The company manufactures a full line of service, Extra-Heavy, as well as No-Hub cast iron soil fittings and pipe from 1" to 15", plus double-hub pipe from 2" to 6".
All their products are manufactured in the U.S.A. and they meet or exceed all applicable CISPI and ASTM and standards. Their demanding quality testing and constant process improvements have helped the company achieve an ISO 9000 certification, a worldwide recognized standard in quality assurance.
Because they manufacture for inventory and not for orders, they are able to ship your orders completed and in a timely manner.
Charlotte Pipe meets or exceeds all national, state and local environmental regulations and standards. They have spent about $30 million on environmental improvement projects since 1988. They recently won the "Blue Thumb" award from their local water authority for their water conservation efforts.
Investments in the most recent tooling and machinery make it possible for the company to meet the increasing demand for its products and to produce the highest possible quality pipe and fittings in the market.
Productivity keeps increasing and lead times keep shortening thanks to ongoing process equipment and improvements.
They are able to reduce the shipments costs by intelligently and properly loading plastic pipe on top of cast iron. This reduces the number of shipments to one, from one supplier, so you only need to make one call.
Computers and technicians always monitor the production with online and in-lab quality control checks. All pipe and fittings are tested for dimensional accuracy and chemical composition, hydrostatic burst, crush and impact strength.
Their information systems are powered by SAP software and give both customer service teams and plant managers essential information, including real-time inventory balances. Information regarding order entry is linked with production scheduling and inventory management.
Customer accounts are handled by teams rather than a single service rep in order to provide customers with information on shipments easily and quickly.