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Bristol Brass and Copper 
 
COMPANY/LOCATION: Bristol Brass and Copper, Bristol, Tennessee 
PRODUCT: Decorative brass and copper items 
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 2.5 
EMPLOYEES:
ANNUAL SALES: 
60
$5 million 
 
SITUATION:    Bristol Brass and Copper manufactures decorative brass and copper housewares in a 35,000-square-foot plant in Bristol, Tennessee. The company was planning to buy a new building and wanted an evaluation of their electrical service needs. 
 
PROJECT:       The company was in the process of expanding operations and purchasing a former weaving plant. They needed information on how to get the 550-volt power supply to the plant reduced to 220 volts. The Oak Ridge Centers for Manufacturing Technology provided a consultant to tour the plant and make a report with specific recommendations. 
 
RESULTS:       The recommendations are being implemented, and the company will move to the new and larger location and follow through with plans to double their employment in 36 months

Randy Coleman, Bristol Brass and Copper president and chief executive officer, describes the Oak Ridge Centers for Manufacturing Technology assistance as "quick and informative." 

 
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