Pipe & Tube Conference 2016

Pipe & Tube Charlotte 2016 Showcases Best Practices and New Technologies

Pipe & Tube Charlotte 2016 – Racing to the future with best practices & new technologies will be Sept. 20-22, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. This full conference features technical presentations, an informative keynote, tabletop exhibits, and multiple networking events.

The Tube & Pipe Journal® Industry Award Winner for 2016 will also be presented at the event, and Joe Gibbs Racing will open its doors for an exclusive tour for conference attendees!

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The Call for Speakers is Now Closed.

The call for speakers has ended and the selection process is in progress. Please check the website soon for the roster of speakers and sessions.

Jim Williams Photo“I presented at Pipe & Tube Houston and was impressed by the professionalism and relevance of the attendees and the amount of interaction I had with them.  I was able to connect with current customers as well as reach potential ones, making my participation well worth it”Jim Williams, Sales Director
Starrett-Bytewise Measurement Systems, Columbus, Ga

Plant Tour

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Joe Gibbs Racing Headquarters, Huntersville, N.C. is owned and led by three-time Super Bowl winning and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs. The 400,000 sq. ft. facility produces over 2,000 different parts which make 90 % of the cars and bikes made there. With over 70 engineers, the company works constantly to design parts to make cars lighter, stronger and faster.

JGR is home to four Sprint Cup teams, three Xfinity teams, three moto cross teams, and more than 540 employees. The 2015 NASCAR championship resides with the group. The tour will feature 75 cars in different stages of completion.


Conference Venue

Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park

5700 Westpark Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217


The location of this Charlotte Convention Center hotel makes it a great base for business travel. The Crowne Plaza hotel in Charlotte also sits within easy distance of many of the country’s top offices and headquarters, including the Bank of America Financial Center and Time Warner Cable. From a warm welcome in the updated lobby to free Wi-Fi and late checkout, Crowne Plaza has taken care of every detail to eliminate any travel stress.

Group Room Rates

Reserve by Aug. 30, 2016 to get TPA’s discounted rate of $164 per night. Call (866) 380-0612 and use the group code PAT or reserve online.


Registration currently closed
Conference registration will open in June. Continue to check this site for updated information

Conference Fees

FMA/TPA Members Best Value! Non-Members
Standard $725 $895
See Conference Policies Join FMA to Save $170!

Questions? Speak with an FMA customer service representative at 815-399-8700, or via email.

TPJ’s Industry Award 2016 presented by TPA

Each year the Tube & Pipe Association, Int. (TPA) presents The Tube & Pipe Journal® Industry Award recognizing exceptional performance. The award is open to companies or individuals in the tube and pipe fabricating and producing industry that have successfully improved operations, attained business success, and contributed to both the local and industrial communities.

To learn more about the award, see past winners, or apply, visit the website here.



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Tabletop Exhibits

A tabletop display during Pipe & Tube Charlotte 2016 will provide highlighted exposure and allow your company to interact one-on-one with conference attendees, giving you opportunity to make contacts and do business instantly on site.

Pipe & Tube Charlotte 2016 Committee Roster


Phil Meinczinger
Magnetic Analysis Corp.

Vice Chair:

Frank Joy
Global Nuclear Fuel


Ron BochatInnovo Corp.
John Reinhart – Reinhart Consulting, Inc.
Joe Ryan – Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
Walter Sperko – Sperko Engineering Services
Dan Ventura – Ventura & Associates


Audrey Long, FMA
Jen Christian, FMA
Eric Lundin, FMA
Jim Warren, FMA

Event Producer

The Tube & Pipe Association, Intl. (TPA) is the technology affiliate of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA).  FMA is the leading educational association for the metal processing, forming and fabricating industry. FMA offers products and services that keep professionals in the industry informed about the latest trends and technology. www.fmanet.org

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