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BrassCraft Manufacturing Announces the Hiring of Rich-Tomkins as Sales Rep.


NOVI, MI – BrassCraft Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of plumbing products, announces the hiring of Rich-Tomkins Company, Inc. as its sales representative in Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. Rich-Tomkins replaces former longtime representative Grothaus Sales, which recently closed its doors.

Founded in 1961, the Aston, Pennsylvania firm values strong relationships with its customers, while delivering effective and exceptional service to wholesale trade partners.

“Everyone here at Rich-Tomkins is extremely excited to become the BrassCraft Manufacturing representative,” said Rich-Tomkins President Stew Chaffee. “Having Paul Grothaus and Pete Ponton join Rich-Tomkins will make this a seamless transition for BrassCraft Manufacturing and its customers. The rest of us have a lot to learn. However, with many BrassCraft® core category products being designed, machined and assembled in the United States, it’s a great place to start.”

“Rich-Tomkins brings over a half-century of expertise as a manufacturer’s representative to BrassCraft Manufacturing,” said Jim Pletcher, Vice President, Sales. “We are fortunate to have them join our team of respected sales professionals.”

With facilities in Michigan, North Carolina, California and Texas, BrassCraft Manufacturing continues to invest in the most advanced design and manufacturing technologies for the creation of its thousands of high-value products. These include a wide range of 100% no-lead compliant connectors, fittings, water stops and valves that meet provisions of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act. This legislation becomes effective on January 4, 2014, but BrassCraft Manufacturing customers can transition to a compliant-product inventory now and secure an important competitive advantage. BrassCraft Manufacturing packaging displays a check mark to designate 100% compliance.

About BrassCraft:
BrassCraft Manufacturing Company, a Masco Company, is a leading manufacturer of products for use in the new construction and repair/remodel markets. The Company’s promise to these markets: Committed to Quality – Driven by Innovation, is reflected in the thousands of high-quality plumbing products that are sold under the BrassCraft® brand. Founded in 1946, BrassCraft Manufacturing is an international corporation headquartered in Novi, Michigan, with manufacturing and distribution facilities in the USA and around the globe.

Geri Kostello

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