BrassCraft Manufacturing Company Makes an Ecological Commitment with Streamlined Packaging

NOVI, Mich., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- BrassCraft Manufacturing, as a leading manufacturer of premium quality plumbing supplies for over 65 years, has taken a broad and comprehensive approach to doing its share to protect the environment, from the way its products are made, to the packaging that wraps them.

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Packaging materials used by BrassCraft Manufacturing are provided by suppliers who are certified to ISO 14001-2004 Environmental Management Standards and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). These certified suppliers support the worldwide growth of responsible forest management using recycled materials and virgin materials from renewable resources.

"BrassCraft Manufacturing routinely evaluates its manufacturing, packaging, and shipping processes to find ways to conserve resources and energy, thereby reducing the impact on the environment. We believe that it's part of our responsibility as a leading manufacturer to continually address environmental opportunities," says Marketing and Product Development Vice President, Jeff Jollay.

Packaging Engineer, Mike Chapman added, "These opportunities resulted in reducing the annual total weight of packaging by 118,000 lbs. This equates to saving 765 trees, eliminating sulfur dioxide and greenhouse gases created by 200 tractor trailers, and saving enough water to fill an Olympic-sized pool.  By using recycled materials and decreasing total packaging material weight, BrassCraft Manufacturing has reduced its carbon footprint."

With manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, California and Texas, BrassCraft Manufacturing continues to invest in the most advanced product design and manufacturing technologies right here in the U.S. These include a complete range of 100% no-lead compliant connectors, fittings, and water stops that meet the provisions of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act which becomes effective nationwide on January 4, 2014.  BrassCraft product packaging displays a checkmark to designate 100% compliance.

For more information, visit www.brasscraft.com.

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-reputation 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.

Media Contact:

Geri Kostello, BrassCraft Manufacturing Company, 248-374-3906, gkostell@brasscrafthq.com

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