Demand for lead free products drives increased employment at Lee Brass

May 01, 2013, 15:00 ET from Lee Brass

ANNISTON, Ala., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The workforce at Lee Brass is being increased up to 30 percent as a result of the increased demand for their lead free LEE FREE product line. Lee Brass has been a leader in manufacturing lead free alloy products for over 40 years.  The new federal water safety regulations, which go into effect this coming January, are driving demand for lead free water delivery system components.  In order to meet that demand, Lee Brass is proactively increasing its workforce.  The new regulation, known in the industry as NSF 61G, requires less than 5 parts per billion of lead leaching for the "Health Effects of Safe Drinking Water". It also addresses the "lead content" of potable water delivery system products as having a weighted lead content average of not more than 0.25%.

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Brass and copper water lines are used in the U.S. for the vast majority of potable water delivery systems; and with good reason.  The copper in brass makes brass a natural antimicrobial agent.  The Environmental Protection Agency regulates the registration of antimicrobial products, and after extensive testing according to the agency's stringent test protocols, 355 copper alloys, including brass, were found to kill more than 99.9% of Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and a number of other harmful bacteria.

There are many advantages offered by Lee Brass' LEE FREE package:

  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Contains antimicrobial properties that kill bacteria naturally. Not so with all other materials.
  • LEE FREE offers the most extensive lead free package of cast solder and threaded brass fittings and flanges with 745 line items.  It is the most complete lead free package in the world. 

And LEE FREE is NSF 61G certified.

For more information about our LEE FREE package, contact Denise Eicher at or call 1-800-876-1811.

SOURCE Lee Brass