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Core & Main

From our homes to our workplaces—and throughout our community—the consistent delivery of clean water is vital to our health and safety. Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., Core & Main ( is the nation’s largest distributor of water, sewer, storm, fusible piping, and fire protection infrastructure products, which serve both contractors and municipalities in all aspects of the water, wastewater, clean water, landfill, energy, and fire protection industries. Simply put, we supply the materials and expertise for all the water that comes to you, and all the water that is taken away from you.

Core & Main operates multiple branches in the St. Louis region, with more than 245 branches serving the United States, the Caribbean and international markets. The company is in growth mode organically and through acquisitions. In late 2017, Core & Main completed the acquisition of Minnesota Pipe & Equipment, further expanding its nationwide footprint.
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Our more than 3,000 associates are committed to the safe distribution of water and fire protection to help communities thrive.... Read more


Our vision is to foster a world where communities thrive because our people and products provide safe, sustainable infrastructure for generations to come.... Read more


We are industry leaders, supplying local expertise, service and products nationwide to build innovative water, wastewater, energy and fire protection solutions for our customers and the communities we serve. We invest in the development and well-being of our people, who are the key to our future. Together, we act with honesty and integrity because we believe strong relationships make for strong communities.... Read more

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Building an exceptional company happens by choice, not chance. Because of this, we are very intentional about our culture. For example, we met had focus group sessions with our associates to hear directly from them on what makes us unique as a company and what they felt were key components of our culture. As one of our associates put it, "This isn't a job, it's who we are."
On any given work day, a Core & Main associate might take a training course, bring his/her dog to work, enjoy lunch in front of wide-screen television, or meet with co-workers in one of the open-air collaboration spaces. Oh, and every day is jeans day.
Our open and collaborative headquarters reflects our culture, which is built on teamwork and collaboration. We also use our space to bolster our learning culture where we help our associates build their careers through education and mentoring. Our People are our culture. And our Core Principles represent who we are and what we stand for.
Employees are highly engaged in our industry. For example, several key leaders serve on the board of associations such as National Utility Contractors Association and Water & Sewer Distributors of America. Our specialized trainers not only educate our associates, but also key members of the industry such as utility providers. Last year alone, our associates completed over 27,000 online courses and more than 600 associates attended training led by our in-house experts.
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Our team members are family.
We treat our associates with the same care and respect as our own families. Our customers, vendors and communities are extensions of our family.


St. Louis, MO


3,600 US Employees


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