BrassCraft Manufacturing Company, a provider of rough plumbing products, will invest more than $13 million to expand its manufacturing operations in Thomasville, North Carolina. The project is expected to create 100 jobs in Davidson County.
The expansion 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.”
As an incentive, a performance-based grant of $200,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with BrassCraft’s expansion in North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs.
Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
“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.”
Founded in 1946, 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.
“This expansion by BrassCraft is a great vote of confidence for North Carolina’s economy,” said Governor Roy 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.”
Joining the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) were key partners in the project that included the North Carolina Community College System, Davidson-Davie Community College, Davidson County, Davidson County Economic Development Commission, and City of Thomasville.