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The T&S Story

T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of faucets, fittings and specialty products and accessories for the foodservice, industrial, commercial plumbing and laboratory markets. Founded in 1947, the company introduced the industry's first pre-rinse unit, followed by key innovations like the foot pedal valve over the next decade.

T&S products are highly acclaimed throughout the industry for being well-built, long-lasting and reliable. Rigorous testing and a focus on interchangeability have helped set T&S apart from the competition for nearly 70 years.

Today, more than 200 employees manufacture products and serve customers from the company's main headquarters in South Carolina — with many more working behind the scenes at distribution facilities in California and China. In the last two decades, T&S has significantly increased its overseas presence, with representatives now selling products in Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Canada, Japan, southeast Asia and South America.


  • 1947

    T&S Brass & Bronze Works is founded on Long Island, New York, with the creation of the industry’s first pre-rinse unit

  • 1950

    T&S introduces its full line of foodservice plumbing products

  • 1953

    T&S introduces another industry first, the foot pedal valve

  • 1956

    T&S introduces the Lab-Flo line of laboratory service fittings

  • 1957

    T&S introduces the first-ever electronic glass-filling faucet

  • 1960

    T&S enters the commercial plumbing market with a line of faucets for institutional applications

  • 1969

    T&S updates its logo, modernizing its appearance and changing from a sharp-pointed triangle to one with rounded corners

  • 1976

    Long before the modern sustainability boom, T&S introduces its first low-flow spray valve, the B-0107-C

  • 1978

    Having outgrown its New York facilities, T&S relocates its headquarters and plant to a new 80,000 square-foot facility in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Operations officially begin November 1, 1978

  • 1985

    T&S expands its operations to Rotterdam, Holland, setting the stage for future international growth

  • 1988

    T&S expands the manufacturing facility and adds an internal waste treatment system to safely manage manufacturing waste

  • 1989

    T&S again updates its logo to the modern iteration featuring rounded corners and a serif font

  • 1991

    T&S is awarded South Carolina’s Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award for its innovative pollution prevention efforts and outstanding achievement in the reduction of hazardous waste

  • 1992

    Claude I. Theisen is named President of T&S. George I. Theisen becomes Chairman.

  • 1992

    T&S opens a new distribution center in Simi Valley, California

  • 1992

    T&S is named Manufacturer of the Year by Greenville Chamber of Commerce for its exemplary corporate citizenship, innovative production processes and positive management leadership

  • 1995

    T&S first achieves ISO 9001 registration. Certification has been maintained ever since, including the latest version, ISO 9001:2015

  • 2000

    equip line, offering value-priced plumbing alternatives, is launched

  • 2002

    E-store is launched

  • 2002

    Opening of the George I. Theisen Family YMCA, named in honor of T&S Brass founder George Theisen and created with the financial help and support of T&S and its associates

  • 2003

    T&S continues international expansion with the opening of a new distribution and manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China

  • 2003

    T&S enhances its educational role in the industry with the launch of T&S University

  • 2006

    T&S is named South Carolina Manufacturer of the Year (small/midsize category) by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

  • 2007

    T&S expands its headquarters campus with the addition of 13 acres of land and 61,000 square feet of warehouse space

  • 2010

    T&S opens warehouse facility in Hong Kong

  • 2010

    T&S redesigns its entire product line to meet new lead-free standards, several years before U.S. legislation mandates the change

  • 2012

    T&S adds new 4,400 square foot hands-on training facility

  • 2013

    Corporate headquarters undergo renovation

  • 2014

    T&S is named an IndustryWeek Best Plant, a recognition of its leadership in smart, world-class manufacturing

  • 2015

    T&S is again named South Carolina Manufacturer of the Year by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

  • 2016

    T&S receives the Silver Crescent Award, South Carolina’s top manufacturing award

  • 2017

    T&S marks its 70th anniversary with a continued emphasis on sustainability, installing more than 600 solar panels that provide 15% of the facility’s total electrical usage

  • 2017

    T&S begins rollout of a product line revamp that introduces a new look across T&S products

  • 2018

    T&S named a Top Workplace in South Carolina

  • 2018

    T&S acquires Italian foodservice plumbing manufacturer Klarco

  • 2018

    T&S is again named an IndustryWeek Best Plant