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BrassCraft Manufacturing Co. Celebrates 70th Anniversary With BrassCraft® Zell Scholarship Program Inspiring Talent to Join Our Craft!


NOVI, MI – As part of its 70th anniversary celebrations, BrassCraft Manufacturing Co. announced it will continue to support the plumbing industry by offering scholarships through the BrassCraft® Zell Scholarship Program, named in honor of the company’s founder – Robert M. Zell.

The BrassCraft® Zell Scholarship provides $1,500 scholarships to support the next generation of skilled tradesmen and women. These funds help to offset costs for plumbing apprentices enrolled in accredited four-or-five year training programs. The scholarships are available to apprentices on an annual basis.

“The Bureau of Labor & Statistics projection indicates that employment in the plumbing industry (plumbers, pipefitters, etc.) will grow 21% through 2022 and with about 1/3 of the current workforce aging out, we have a responsibility to help attract talent and this scholarship program will help do that.” Said Rick Mejia, president, BrassCraft Mfg. Co.

“Over the last couple of years we have awarded more than $230,000 in scholarships through our relationships with associations (like the PHCC Educational Foundation, Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)) and independent trade schools.”, said Jill Shippy, Marketing Communications, BrassCraft Mfg. Co.

“Helping deserving students is something we are very passionate about.” Said Shippy.

Students/apprentices and accredited programs may apply for scholarship funds by submitting an application here.

About Brasscraft Manufacturing Company:
Brasscraft Manufacturing Company, a Masco-owned company, is a leading manufacturer of plumbing products for use in the new construction and repair and remodel markets. Founded in 1946, Brasscraft Manufacturing is headquartered in Novi, Michigan and has manufacturing facilities throughout the continental United States. BrassCraft®. This is our Craft™.

Media Contact:
Jill Shippy
Brasscraft Manufacturing Co.

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