TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal - Editorial Mission / Editor Biography
Optimizing your tube and pipe operations – inside and out
If you are looking for an ideal way to connect to tube and pipe shops, both producers and fabricators, look no further.
TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal® is it. The magazine goes out to over 28,000 subscribers* in shops large and small. Our coverage
includes technology advances, shop floor tips and tricks, and company profiles. Our aim is to keep our readers up-to-date on
manufacturing processes, industry news, and related developments. Keep in mind that we have raised the bar for objective
coverage—our subscribers have come to expect this information without the usual sales pitch. They are looking for content
they can trust—articles that are free of commercial bias and marketing lingo. And we deliver.
The Tube & Pipe Journal
TPJ’s core coverage consists of technical articles and case studies. Our technical articles give our readers the “how-to”
information they rely on for improving their shop floor practices. We use case studies to share with our readers the
challenges involved in tackling a specific tube or pipe problem, analyzing its scope, and implementing a solution. Our
technical articles and case studies provide a one-two combination that has proven unbeatable.
The editorial departments provide a more detailed look at the tube and pipe industry. Our Product News and Product
Highlights sections keep readers informed about new equipment on the market. The Industry News section keeps them
current on the business side: hirings and promotions, mergers and acquisitions, legislation, trade actions, and brief reports
on relevant topics. Our buyers’ guides help our readers get started in searching for new equipment when they are ready to
upgrade equipment, increase capacity, or branch out into new fabricating niches.
What’s Ahead in 2009?
TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal and its parent organization, the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl., will continue with the Industry
Award program in 2009. We will showcase a company that has improved operations, attained business growth, and contributed to both the local and industry communities. The winner will be profiled in the January/February 2009 issue. This
award is part of TPJ’s ongoing commitment to the industry. It’s a chance to look at the personal side of the business and
highlight the success of a manufacturer that has worked hard and deserves industrywide recognition.
We’ll also publish more multisourced features to look at recent developments in a particular technology area. These features
are intended to give readers an in-depth look at technological advancements in certain types of machines. We’ll also expand
our welding coverage to include more materials. Rather than focusing so much on carbon steel, we’ll also cover
aluminum, stainless steel, chrome-moly, and titanium.
Finally, we’ll continue to cover the energy sector, exploring conventional and up-and-coming energy technologies.
TPJ sets itself apart from its competitors because we are committed to our subscribers. We focus on providing articles and
news they can use—we deliver the articles they want on the topics they want in the formats they want. We have been doing
so for nearly 20 years, and we’ll continue to do so well into the future.
Editor - TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal
Source: TPJ's BPA Worldwide Circulation Statement for the six-month period ended June 2008
Eric Lundin joined the editorial staff of TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal® as an associate editor in 2000. His primary
duties include editing technical articles on tube and pipe production and fabrication and writing case studies
and company profiles. In addition to his day-to-day editorial duties, he is responsible for writing the annual
macroeconomic forecast. He was promoted to senior editor in 2003 and editor in 2007.
Before joining the magazine staff, he spent five years serving in the United States Air Force (1985-1990) and six
years working for a manufacturer of tube, pipe, and conduit benders, first as a customer service representative and
later as technical writer (1994-2000). He attended Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill., and earned a Bachelor
of Science degree in economics in 1994.