The Copper and Brass Fabricators Council

The Copper and Brass Fabricators Council is a non-profit membership trade association open to any person, firm, or corporation engaged in the fabrication or production in the United States of products made, in whole or in part, from copper or copper alloys.  Generally, the member companies are engaged in the production of copper and copper alloy sheet and strip, rod and bar, plumbing tubing, OEM or air-conditioning tubing, wire, extrusions, shapes and profiles, forgings, and fittings.  These products are used chiefly in the automotive, construction, and electrical/electronic industries.  There are currently nineteen member companies who produce over 80% of all copper and brass mill products produced in the United States.

The purposes for which the Council was formed and continues to operate are to engage in any and all activities designed, directly or indirectly, to promote the interests of American fabricators of copper and brass products in the following respects, among others:  (a) the export of copper and brass fabricated products from the United States; (b) the import of such products into the United States; and (c) other activities in connection with regulatory action, including legislation, rules, controls, stockpiling or other similar measures affecting fabricators of copper and brass products.

The Council operates on the basis of these purposes and is guided by its mission statement:

  • To stem the flood of unlawful imports of brass mill products, which depress prices, displace domestic sales, and erode the domestic industry’s profits.

  • To minimize the compliance costs of federal regulations, including those related to the environment, energy, industrial health and the like, by concerted industry-wide participation in the federal legislative and administrative “rule-making” processes.

  • Generally to deal with brass mill industry problems that can be handled more effectively through the Council than by individual companies independently.

Council member companies enjoy many benefits from the association they have created.  These include interaction with other industry leaders, sharing and monitoring of trade statistics for trade-law violations that can be prevented through the use of trade laws to deal with unfair foreign trade practices and presenting a unified voice in Washington on government actions that affect the industry and individual members in areas such as trade, environment, legislation, regulations and policies.