Brasstech is a manufacturer of plumbing fixtures and decorative trim. It was founded in 1987 by Ross and Geoffrey Escalette, father and son, who realized the need in the plumbing industry for reasonably priced products made of quality materials and excellent craftsmanship that are as good as the expensive ones.
In 1989, the company made the first major addition to its product line with the creation of Newport Brass, a premium brand of solid brass faucets and fixtures. In the 1990s, multi-operational machinery and sophisticated finishing techniques were added. With these additions, the finishing expertise evolved to encompass physical vapor deposition (PVD), which is a highly specialized technology perfected by only a few in the plumbing industry. During this time, Newport Brass started one of the defining and enduring features of the brand by being one of the initial brands in the industry to provide dozens of finish options.
In 2002, Masco Corporation obtained Brasstech, Inc. from the Escalette family. Masco is one of the world's largest producers of brand-name products for the home improvement & new home construction markets including, kitchen and bath cabinets, bath and shower units, showering and plumbing specialties, paints and stains, windows and decorative hardware, faucets, and spas.
Today, Brasstech is a company with two brands -- Newport Brass and Ginger -- that provides quality crafted kitchen and bath fixtures, accessories, and lighting and mirrors.