UNIVERSAL was established 1n 1983 under the legal name, Universal Steel Trading Corp., to sell as a steel trader to the steel distributors in Puerto Rico. Soon after, UNIVERSAL changed its business strategy and became an industrial distributor for pipe, valves and fittings in PR and the Caribbean market.

During the past 34 years, UNIVERSAL has grown into the largest supplier of pipes, valves and fittings in our market with the biggest inventory. Our inventory of close to $4 million dollars consist of more than 8,000 SKU’s in Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Copper, Plastic, MDPE, Cast Iron, Ductile Iron, SDR35 and DR14 pipes and fittings.

Our trained sales personnel targets various markets in our territory, such as:

  • Mechanical Contractors and Engineers
  • Fire Protection Contractors
  • Plumbing, Residential and Commercial Contractors
  • Industrial and Pharmaceutical projects
  • Oil & Gas market
  • Power Generation market
  • Municipal Water market (AWWA) is our newest sales division opened in 2018-2019

UNIVERSAL also provides added services to our customers including: pipe cutting, threading, grooving, pipe nipple fabrication and valve automation at our fabrication shop. Our mission is to build a strong and lasting relationship with our customers and suppliers, providing exceptional customer service levels as well as the best inventories at the best price.