Four Stars Pipe and Supply is a newly opened store in Montoursville serving the local gas and oil industry.
"We service large energy companies down to small ones and everything in between," said Josh Shaffer, manager of the business at 1050 Broad St.
The business, which opened May 1, sells pipe valves, hoses, weld and threaded fittings, work gloves, tools, and other supplies. The local business is the third one opened by the company. Others are located in Eighty-Four, Pennsylvania, and Farmington, New Mexico.
Josh Shaffer stands next to Four Stars Pipe and Supply truck with two co-workers.
"We moved here to service the industry in the area," Shaffer said. "We are very customer-oriented."
Shaffer said with gas drilling sites all around the region, the business location is Montoursville is a good one.
"There's work in Lock Haven, Warrensville, Route 87, the Hughesville area, so we're right in the middle of it," he said.
Four Stars Pipe and Supply
1050 Broad St., Montoursville
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
He said business has been good in recent weeks.
"We've had many compliments on the location," he said.
Deliveries of supplies can be made 24 hours a day.
Shaffer noted that if his store doesn't have an item in stock, he can get it for a customer. The business employs three people, but Shaffer said the business can be expected to grow.
To get the site ready for business, renovations were made to the building to create new office space and the area in front was repaved for parking.
Shaffer said people ask about the business logo which resembles the Pittsburgh Steelers emblem but includes a Dallas Cowboys star.
One of the company's owners is a Steelers fans, while the other one roots for the Cowboys, he explained,
Store hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
More information is at 570-601-4601.