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BrassCraft Manufacturing Awarded First Place 2012 Innovation Award


NOVI, MI – BrassCraft Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer and marketer in the rough plumbing industry, was awarded first place in the 2012 Innovation Awards. The Home Improvement Executive annually selects a recipient for this award based on interviews with retail buyers, store personnel and product achievements.
“Safety+PLUS® gas connectors combine excess flow technology with the advanced corrosion resistance of the ProCoat® polymer coating to provide a safer connector for your home, family, and community”, said Jeff Jollay, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development. Jollay went on to state, “These gas connectors are designed, machined and assembled in the USA at our manufacturing plant in Corona, CA”.

Engineered and manufactured for added safety, the ProCoat coating is baked directly onto the connector surface for uniform protection over the entire length of the stainless steel core. Mahesh Cheerla, Director of Engineering and Technology, explained, “We feel that BrassCraft Manufacturing stands apart in our dedication to safety. Protecting all of our gas connectors with ProCoat is a prime example of this commitment. Offering our customers anything less is unacceptable”.

With manufacturing facilities in 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-quality products. These include a complete range of 100% no-lead compliant connectors, fittings, water stops and valves that meet the provisions of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act. This nationwide legislation becomes effective on January 4, 2014, but our customers can transition to a compliant-product inventory now, and secure an important competitive advantage. BrassCraft product packaging displays a check mark to designate 100% compliance.

More information on Safety+PLUS gas connectors is available by visiting

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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