The Latest: Faucet manufacturer Brass is moving its production line from Canada to the U.S.
Brass is making its first U.K. production of the brand’s Brass Pumps and Accessories, and plans to invest $2.2 million in the move.
Brass says it will also build a second plant in the U of T’s city of Scarborough, which is home to one of the world’s largest concentrations of brass plumbing contractors.
The move comes as the company looks to reduce the cost of production by 30 per cent.
Brass is currently the only company in the world to produce brass pipes and accessories for the home plumbing market, which has grown to more than 2 million in Canada and the U, from roughly 800,000 in the late 1980s.
It’s also expanding its supply of plumbing fixtures to meet the needs of a growing population of millennials, who are increasingly concerned about quality and cost.
The company has also invested $2 million to upgrade the equipment for its new Canadian facility, which Brass says will produce 1,500 Pumps per month and deliver a higher quality product.
Brass has made a big bet on Canada’s booming home plumbing industry.
It plans to build a $30 million Canadian-made facility in Scarborough, and said it will hire at least 1,000 people over the next three years.