BrassCraft Plans $13 Million Expansion
BrassCraft Manufacturing Company to expand manufacturing footprint in North Carolina
BrassCraft Manufacturing Company is planning a $13 million expansion of its manufacturing operations in Thomasville, NC. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced the expansion, noting that it will create nearly 100 new jobs in the area.
“This expansion by BrassCraft is a great vote of confidence for North Carolina’s economy,” said Governor Cooper. “The company has seen success in Davidson County and understands the value of our workforce, quality of life and central location that support its global reputation.”
Founded in 1946, BrassCraft Manufacturing Company is a leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of rough plumbing products for new construction and repair and remodel markets. The company’s portfolio includes water stops, gas connectors, water connectors/supply lines, water heater connectors, drain cleaning products, and plumbing hand tools that are sold in wholesale and retail locations across the United States. Its flagship BrassCraft® brand is widely recognized among professionals for quality. Expansion of the Thomasville location will increase the company’s local manufacturing footprint to 157,000 square feet of production space.
“The Thomasville team is critical to delivering the quality and craftsmanship that plumbers and contractors have come to expect from BrassCraft products,” said Tom Assante, President, BrassCraft Manufacturing Company. “Expansion of this facility is an investment in our people, our brand and US manufacturing.”
“North Carolina’s greatest asset to growing companies is our people,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “We remain committed to creative workforce training systems and partnerships that will offer the talent and innovation that companies like BrassCraft need to execute their growth strategies.”
The new jobs, which will vary in both types of positions and wages, will have a significant positive impact on the community, creating a potential payroll impact of more than $4.5 million per year. The BrassCraft expansion was encouraged by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, the One NC Fund, the North Carolina Community College System, Davidson-Davie Community College, Davidson County, Davidson County Economic Development Commission and City of Thomasville.
“Congratulations to BrassCraft on this exciting expansion,” said N.C. Senator Steve Jarvis. “The company’s continued investment in our community is a testament to the talent, innovation and growth potential of our manufacturing region.”
“This is outstanding news for Davidson County,” said N.C. Representative Sam Watford. “BrassCraft has been a great corporate citizen for more than 60 years and we’re ready to support their operations for many years to come.”