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Traveler Rest's T&S Brass named 2018 IndustryWeek Best Plant

Feb 26, 2019 03:21PM

T&S Brass has been named a 2018 IndustryWeek Best Plant, the company’s second time winning the prestigious award in four years.

The IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards program recognizes North American plants that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction, and create stimulating and rewarding work environments.

“Our commitment to excellence, in both what we make and how we make it, has been the lifeblood of T&S for more than 70 years,” said Claude Theisen, T&S Brass president and CEO. “We’re proud to again be recognized as a Best Plant and will continue our dedication to keeping T&S a world leader in quality manufacturing for years to come.”

In the application for the award, T&S reported on several components of its commitment to world-class manufacturing, including a 98 percent customer retention rate, a record of more than 1.2 million working hours without a lost-time accident and an average employee tenure of nearly 14 years.

Best Plant award criteria include extensive employee involvement and empowerment programs, a strong customer focus, a commitment to quality control and continuous improvement, and management practices that cultivate breakthroughs in performance and customer satisfaction.

The award’s months-long selection process included an application and questionnaire, an evaluation from a team of manufacturing experts, and a site visit.

Best Plants winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony in April 2019.

T&S was previously named a 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants winner.

T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc. has been a leader in providing innovative equipment solutions to the foodservice and plumbing industries for more than 70 years — since 1947 — when it developed the first pre-rinse unit. Today, with facilities on the east and west coasts of the U.S., in Shanghai, China and in Europe, T&S leads the way in environmental initiatives from eco-friendly manufacturing processes to development of award-winning water- and energy-conserving products. T&S is among the first commercial plumbing manufacturers to be registered by UL to ISO 9001 Certification, the most stringent a corporation can receive. For more information, go to