The Canadian Copper and Brass Association is made up of members who fall into the categories of copper producers, fabricators and manufacturers.
The following represents a growing list of members in Canada who contribute to, and benefit from shared industry intelligence and research.
Each member company listed provides an outline of their products and services complete with their website and contact information.
If you require additional information on membership qualification please contact Stephen Knapp, Executive Director CCBDA. Telephone Toll Free 1-877-640-0946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alberta Custom Tee Ltd.
Alberta Custom Tee Ltd., established in 1988 in Westlock, Alberta, manufactures fittings and headers that are time saving and worry-free in their installation, and can be used in a wide variety of applications. They have developed a product line that has set the industry standard and is CSA, NSF, UPC, and WARNOCK HERSEY approved. They are currently building custom products for a number of Canadian and international companies, and their custom headers are in use worldwide.
Alberta Custom Tee uses only Type L or Type K third-party certified copper tube, CSA approved brass fittings, and 1160-1360 degree high-temperature brazed joints. Their products have a professional polished finish.
The company's custom manufacturing area has expanded to enable them to produce in-house production pieces in Types L or K copper with extruded outlets. They can provide a wide variety of closed and reduced ends. Alberta Custom Tee often produces fittings custom-built to their client's specifications that cannot be built with conventional fittings. Alberta Custom Tee's end products are compact, accurate, versatile and reliable.
For more information on Alberta Custom Tee, please visit www.customtee.com.
Artcast Inc. has been casting sculptures in bronze and various other metals using the 'lost wax process' since 1964. Located in Halton Hills, Ontario, Artcast provides services including enlarging, moldmaking, casting, finishing, patinating, polishing, repairs, and restorations. They are also available for consultation on new and existing sculptures.
Artcast's experienced staff is well trained in modern techniques and all phases of the process guaranteeing quality castings and excellent workmanship. Modern equipment and facilities enable them to produce sculptures ranging in size from small desktop pieces to monumental sculptures weighing several thousand pounds (some of these projects are highlighted in Canadian Copper Bulletin articles, found in the CCBDA's online archives).
A family-operated business, founder Eric Knoespel, son Marcus, and a dedicated team of employees work to ensure that the foundry operates as a leader in the field of casting metal sculpture. Over the years Artcast has gained an international reputation for quality, service and reliability and is proud to be the foundry of choice for North America's leading sculptors.
Mr. Eric Knoespel, President of Artcast Inc., is the Member Representative at the CCBDA. For more information on Artcast Inc., please visit www.artcast.com.
Cambridge Brass Inc.
Cambridge Brass Inc. is a leading manufacturer of bronze and brass fittings for the waterworks industry. Located in Cambridge, Ontario, the company has been designing, manufacturing, and distributing a wide range of waterworks products for over one hundred years. They offer a full line of corporation fittings, setters, and saddles, in both standard and no-lead copper alloys. Cambridge Brass distributes its products throughout North America.
The company is at the forefront developing products for today and for the future. They are a leader in manufacturing waterworks products to meet new standards. For example, the company has been supplying the City of Los Angeles with lead-free products since their adoption of lead-free fittings and components in 1998, and the City of Welland, Ontario, now specifies Cambridge Brass' lead-free products for their municipal system.
Cambridge Brass is integral in the CCBDA's market development efforts on the use of copper and copper-alloy products for underground water services.
Mr. Pat Werby, President at Cambridge Brass, is the Member Representative at the CCBDA. For more information on the company and its products please visit www.cambridgebrass.com.
Canadian Brass & Copper Co.
Canadian Brass & Copper Co., headquartered in Concord, Ontario, was founded in 1983 by Peter Sheppard, primarily to supply products to the brass bed marketplace. Having started out in a modest 2,000 sq. ft. (185 m2) building they have expanded over the years to a 100,000 sq. ft. (9,300 m2) facility.
Today Canadian Brass & Copper is one of North America's premier nonferrous metal distributors and suppliers with inventories tailored to meet the diverse needs of many industry segments. Their architectural product lines have been vastly expanded to include nonferrous products in the fields of roofing, interior design and exterior cladding of buildings, homes, elevator cabs, railing systems, architectural hardware, lighting and a host of other fabricated applications.
On the industrial and manufacturing side, screw machine bar stock, plumbing tube, and electrical inventories are a staple. Along with supplying quality materials from around the world, Canadian Brass & Copper provides secondary services such as slitting, saw cutting, and cut-to-length services.
The company's focus on customer service and sourcing of rare or hard-to-find alloys has brought them a wide array of clients that return time and again. At Canadian Brass & Copper they do not just sell metals per se but endeavour to fully understand the scope of their clients' needs and an important part of this is forging relationships with their customers.
Mr. Peter Sheppard, President of Canadian Brass & Copper, is the Member Representative at the CCBDA. For more information on Canadian Brass & Copper Co., please visit www.canadianbrass.ca.
Cello Products Inc.
Cello Products Inc. is the premier copper solder fittings manufacturer in Canada. Cello produces fittings ranging in use from underground water services to water distribution and air conditioning systems, as well as drainage, waste and vent systems for use in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional applications. They have the most extensive line of solder fittings available in Canada.
Founded in 1946 in Cambridge, Ontario, Cello Products today produces an extensive line of both wrought copper and cast brass solder fittings, in sizes ranging from 1/8-in to 8-in. Cello also manufactures a cast threaded brass product line and does custom casting for special order fittings.
Cello is the only cast brass fittings producer in Canada, and one of only two full-line solder fittings manufacturers in North America. Their fittings are made from the highest quality raw materials, and modern production techniques such as fully automatic computer numeric controlled lathes, programmable logic controllers, and hydraulic forming machines which ensure consistency and quality in their products. All manufacturing is done in an 85,000 sq. ft. (8,000 m2) building in Cambridge.
Mr. Jason Aurini, General Manager of Cello Products Inc., is the Member Representative at the CCBDA, and he serves on the Association's Board of Directors. For more information about Cello Products Inc., please visit www.cello.on.ca.
Fairview Fittings & Manufacturing Ltd.
The breadth and depth of Fairview Fittings & Manufacturing's brass fitting, valve and quick-disconnect lines is unequalled by any single competitor. They also offer hose, couplings and other controls to the propane and natural gas, hydraulic, plumbing and automotive and recreational vehicle industries.
Fairview started business in 1969 as a small manufacturer and distributor of fittings and hose in Toronto. Since then, it has become an international company encompassing branches across Canada and the United States comprising over 250,000 total square feet (23,000 m2) of warehousing space.
Fairview's focus is on providing quality products, service and value to their customers. Their Corporate Headquarters is based in Wheatfield, New York, and the Toronto facility serves as the main manufacturing and distribution centre for Canada. Satellite locations in Boston, Indiana, Moncton, Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver serve as stocking regional sales and distribution points, with some manufacturing capabilities.
Mr. Bill Ring, Product Manager at Fairview Fittings & Manufacturing Ltd., is the Member Representative at the CCBDA, and also serves on the Association's Board of Directors. For more information on Fairview Fittings and Manufacturing Ltd., please visit www.fairviewfittings.com.
Great Lakes Copper, Inc.
For over 50 years, Great Lakes Copper, Inc. has been manufacturing copper tube for the plumbing, refrigeration and industrial markets across North America. A successful 50 years has been the result of our dedication to the core fundamentals: quality, service and innovation.
Formerly known as Wolverine Tube Canada, Great Lakes Copper, Inc. is located in London, Ontario, Canada. Our casting, drawing and extrusion processes turn raw cathode billets into fabricated copper tube products for a variety of applications and markets. Supplying a wide variety of soft annealed coils or straight lengths, our product offering services today's industry with the required diameters and lengths to meet any application.
Plumbing tube is available in a wide variety of lengths and diameters and is provided in straight stock or soft annealed coils. Copper tube has long been used in underground water service or residential applications and has always been relied on for its durability and formability and its ability to be joined by a number of methods. Available in Type K, Type L or Type M copper tube, our products can service any application.
We have solutions for projects and applications extending beyond the standardized plumbing or HVAC markets. Our industrial division turns your custom copper tube dimensions into suitable fabrications for the toughest of installations. Custom dimensional wall thicknesses, lengths, and temper are all custom fabricated to meet your specifications.
GLC expanded its reach and product offering with the 2008 acquisition of Kamco™ Products for its industry-leading brand of coated copper tube. Building codes are continually changing and for the better. New enforcements for corrosion control, energy efficiency, and longevity all provide residential and commercial constructions with options to install high quality building materials for energy efficient solutions. New codes are requiring most bare copper installations to be provided sleeved, coated or run through a conduit to protect the copper tube from aggressive elements. Factory coating ensures the tube has been completely protected against corrosive elements as well as saves labor costs eliminating the need to sleeve or tape wrap on site.
Our coated copper products are colour coded for easy tube-content identification, and line marked with descending footage to simplify any installation. The newest innovations in coated copper technology are our Oil V-Tec™ clear and orange striped product, manufactured to serve the fuel oil industry, and EZ-Roll™ Line-Sets for the HVAC and solar energy markets.
Our products are all Eddy Current tested and third party certified; distinguished by the Warnock Hersey symbol we incise mark on our copper tube.
Great Lakes Copper, Inc. continues to provide installation solutions for all copper tube applications in the plumbing, refrigeration, industrial, medical, coated or HVAC markets. Mr. Don Wellington, President and Chief Operating Officer at Great Lakes Copper, represents Great Lakes Copper at the CCBDA. For more information on Great Lakes Copper, Inc., please visit www.wlvtc.com.
Hudbay Minerals Inc.
Hudbay is an integrated mining company with operations, development properties and exploration activities in North and South America. Their mission is to create sustainable value through increased commodity exposure on a per-share basis, in high-quality and growing long-life deposits in jurisdictions where conditions are supportive of responsible mine development and operation.
In 1927, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co., Limited (HBMS) was founded at the Flin Flon orebody in northern Manitoba. Today, Hudbay is an international mining company with properties under exploration, development and operation in Canada, the United States, Peru, Chile and Colombia. They produce copper, zinc, gold, and silver.
In the company's own words: "At Hudbay, we believe that we can make a positive and lasting difference in the communities in which we operate. We apply the same discipline to Corporate Social Responsibility as we do to meeting operating and financial targets. We commit to our stakeholders to do what we can to create benefits and opportunities that contribute to their economic and social sustainability, and to protect our natural environment."
Mr. Graham White, Director of Marketing at Hudbay, is the Member Representative at the CCBDA and currently serves on the Association's Board of Directors. For more information on Hudbay Minerals Inc., please visit www.hudbayminerals.com.
Ingot Metal Company Limited
Ingot Metal Company Limited is one of the largest manufacturers of brass and bronze ingot in North America. The family-owned company has been in the brass and bronze smelting business for over seventy years and at its present location in Toronto for almost fifty. The company produces the full range of ingots (where copper is the main element) to certified world standards such as ASTM, CDA and SAE. The company has a monthly capacity of four million pounds (1.8 million kgs) and is registered to ISO 9001:2008.
Over fifty per cent of all copper-alloy ingots are ultimately consumed in water distribution systems. Worldwide legislation is at the cusp of eliminating all lead-containing brasses and bronzes from plumbing systems that come into contact with potable water. Ingot Metal is at the forefront of bringing new lead-free alloys to the marketplace. The company manufactures all of the "bismuth bronzes" including Federalloy TM, as well as all of the lead-free silicon brasses including ECO Brass TM.
The company produces additional ingot alloys that serve many other industries. Examples are as varied as bearing alloys, bronze sculptures, plaques, marine hardware, mining machine parts, ornamental hardware, ship propellers, railroad castings and even musical instrument components!
In order to service its foundry customers with just-in-time deliveries of certified ingot or bare bright copper choppings, Ingot Metal stocks and distributes product from eleven warehouses that are situated throughout North America.
Mr. Ivan Betcherman, Vice-President of Ingot Metal Company Limited, is the Member Representative at the CCBDA, and serves as the Secretary- Treasurer of the Association. For more information please visit www.ingot.ca.
Masco Canada Limited
Representing companies and brands that have over 100 years of experience in the Canadian marketplace, Masco Canada brings relevant, smart solutions for plumbing-related goods to consumers and business partners. Responsible for manufacturing, product management, product development, sales and marketing, the company meets the needs of the Canadian marketplace. Masco Canada Limited is the Canadian division of Masco Corporation, one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand-name products for the home improvement and new home construction markets.
Masco Canada's products include faucets, kitchen and bath cabinets, paints and stains, bath and shower units, spas, showering and plumbing specialties, windows and decorative hardware. The Company's operations consist of five business segments: Cabinets and related products, Plumbing products, Installation and other services, Decorative Architectural products, and other specialty products.
With manufacturing and distribution facilities based in St. Thomas and Mississauga, Ontario, Masco Canada has a diverse portfolio of plumbing- related brands including; BrassCraft, Delta, Brizo, Hansgrohe, Axor, Peerless, Franklin Brass, PlumbShop, Master Plumber, Motiv and Waltec.
Mr. Rod Pullen, President of Masco Canada, is the Member Representative at the CCBDA. For more information on Masco Canada Limited, please visit www.mascocanada.com.
Nexans Canada Inc.
Over one hundred years ago, the construction of the first Hydro Generating plant in Niagara Falls begat the need to bring this new-found source of energy to Southern Ontario. Five entrepreneurs recognized the opportunity, and so Canada Wire & Cable was created and established in Toronto. The company grew and over time became part of Nexans, a world-wide organization of 23,000 employees in 39 countries involved in all aspects of the wire and cable market. Nexans in North America, headquartered in Markham, Ontario, boasts 11 facilities on the continent.
From the first utility products offered by the company, the Canada Wire product line expanded and by 1920 came to include building wire, weatherproof wires and bare rectangular copper wire. Nexans North America continues to design and manufacture a wide range of power cable and specialty cables. The Nexans continuous casting wire rod mill in Montreal provides the copper requirements for all the manufacturing operations. The Weyburn, Saskatchewan plant produces a complete line of utility wire and cable, while residential, commercial and industrial cable are manufactured in Fergus, Ontario. Nexans North America's product portfolio also includes LAN cables, aerospace and shipboard cables, and the CAT-1 Dynamic Line Rating System.
Nexans North America continues its tradition of innovation and excellence as a world leader in the manufacture of wire and cable. It has established the "Nexans CONNECTS" program to encourage participation in community outreach and connections with charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.
Ms. Gayle Oram, Marketing Manager at Nexans Canada, is the Member Representative at the CCBDA, and also serves on the Association's Board of Directors. For more information about Nexans Canada and Nexans North America, please visit www.nexans.ca.
Streamline Copper & Brass Ltd.
Streamline Copper & Brass Ltd. is a Canadian subsidiary of Mueller Industries, Inc., which engages in the sale and distribution of products that support the plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration and industrial markets. Streamline Copper & Brass sells multiple brands of a wide assortment of residential and commercial flow control products such as tube, pipe, valves, fittings, and plumbing specialties, to name a few.
Mueller Industries, Inc., through its operating companies, is a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of copper tube and fittings; refrigeration valves and fittings; brass and copper alloy rod, bar and shapes; brass forgings; copper impact extrusions; and fabricated tubular products. Operations are located throughout Canada, United States, China and Great Britain.
Mueller Industries, Inc. is a multi-billion dollar revenue company that provides wholesalers, retail distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) around the world with one of the broadest offerings of flow control and industrial products from a single source. Since beginning in 1917 in Port Huron, Michigan, as Mueller Metals Company, and later Mueller Brass Company, the organization has built a well-earned reputation for producing the finest quality products in the industry - and have excelled in the development of new products and innovative manufacturing processes. Mr. Louis Pereira, General Manager of Canadian Operations at Streamline Copper & Brass Ltd., is the Member Representative at the CCBDA. For more information about Streamline Copper & Brass Ltd., as well as Mueller Industries, Inc., please visit www.muellerindustries.com.
Xstrata Copper is the world's fourth-largest copper producer and one of the world's largest producers of smelter, refined and recycled copper, including from third-party materials. Its mining and metallurgical operations and development projects span eight countries. In 2011, Xstrata Copper produced 889,000 tonnes of mined copper in cathodes and concentrates. Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, Xstrata Copper is one of the commodity business units within Xstrata plc, a global diversified mining group.
Headquartered in Toronto, Xstrata Copper's operations in Canada employ approximately 2,600 people, including contractors. The Canadian operations comprise of the Kidd Operations in Timmins, Ontario; the Horne Smelter in Rouyn-Noranda, Québec; the Canadian Copper Refinery (CCR) in Montreal-East, Québec, and Xstrata Recycling, whose facilities are located in the U.S. and throughout Canada. Xstrata Copper manages activities at each key stage of the sustainable development cycle, including exploration, mining and milling, smelting and refining, and closure and rehabilitation. Its operations in Canada produce copper anodes and cathodes, and copper and zinc concentrates from the deepest mine below sea level in the world The company is one of the world's largest recyclers of electronic scrap.
Xstrata Copper's mined and processed products are used extensively in many sectors, from building construction, to transportation, electrical delivery and consumer goods. The company is committed to the highest standards of health, safety, environmental and community performance and sustainability.
Mr. David Anonychuk, Manager of Strategy Development at Xstrata Copper Commodities Middle East DMCC, is the Member Representative for Xstrata Copper at the CCBDA. He currently serves as President of the Association.
For more information on Xstrata Copper, please visit www.xstratacopper.com.