Brasstech manufactures high quality designer plumbing products. Located in Santa Ana, California, Brasstech has four major product lines- Brasstech plumbing trim items; Newport Brass faucets and tub and shower sets, Plumbtrim faucets and tub and shower sets and Newport Brass lighting fixtures. The manufacturing facilities encompass over 154,000 sq. feet. Brasstech Inc. was founded in 1987 by Ross and Geoffrey Escalette (father and son). The company is now a subsidiary of Masco Corporation. All products manufactured by Brasstech Inc. are of the highest quality brass. Low lead materials are used and those products required to meet the lead leach requirements of NSF 61, Sect. 9 have been tested and meet the requirements. Test results are available. In addition, products requiring Universal Plumbing Code approvals have been tested and are listed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) File No. 3152.
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Brasstech was founded in 1987 when Ross and Geoffrey Escalette, a father and son team, recognized a need in the plumbing industry for reasonably priced products made of quality materials and crafted with the same care given to more expensive offerings.
To fulfill the need, they began devoting endless time to developing sources for plumbing fixtures and decorative trim. They took on the role as cultivators and craftsman of their products as well as their employees.
In 1989, the company made the first major addition to its product offering with the creation of Newport Brass, a premium brand of solid brass faucets and fixtures. In the 1990’s, the Escalette’s added multi-operational machinery and sophisticated finishing techniques. With these additions, the finishing expertise evolved to include physical vapor deposition (PVD), a highly specialized technology mastered by a few in the industry. At this time Newport Brass instituted one of the defining and enduring features of the brand by being one of the first brands in the industry to offer a multitude of finish choices.
The Newport Brass business more than doubled in size by 1998, and the company expanded its offering with a quality competitively priced value line (currently Newport 365) of faucets and fittings with instant delivery turnaround time. By 2000, Brasstech was available in all 50 states along with Newport Brass which expanded its lines to include console racks, bar faucets and cabinet hardware. Today, Newport Brass is the preferred brand for customization and quality in kitchen and bathroom products offering solid brass construction and multiple finish, style and pricing options.
In 2002, Masco Corporation acquired Brasstech, Inc. from the Escalette family. Masco is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name products for the home improvement and new home construction markets including faucets, kitchen and bath cabinets, paints and stains, bath and shower units, spas, showering and plumbing specialties, windows and decorative hardware. Another important change occurred in 2004 when Masco merged another of its companies, Ginger, with Brasstech to better position Masco in two additional segments of the market.