Substitution away from copper a necessity: Kohler

Jun 25, 2013 | 05:45 PM | Everdeen Mason

Tags  MSCI, Copper, brass, Kohler, substitution

KOHLER, Wis. — Higher metal prices have forced plumbing products manufacturer Kohler Co. to substitute out copper in order to stay successful, company executive Jim Westdorp said.

Kohler started substituting cheaper materials for copper when prices began rising about a decade ago, he told delegates at the Metals Service Center Institute’s (MSCI) Copper and Brass Products Division Conference June 25. ....

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