History / Vision

A Brief History of Olin Brass.

In July 1892, Franklin W. Olin founded the Equitable Powder Company on 300 acres in East Alton, Illinois – the same site where 20 years later he would build the brass mill that remains the centerpiece of Olin Brass today.

The mill continues to churn out the copper alloys that are the foundation of the Olin Brass legacy – alloys developed by our scientists in our laboratories that have in turn fueled technological breakthroughs and product innovations for dozens of companies in a wide range of markets and industries.

Looking back over a century of accomplishments, it’s safe to say that few American companies have had a more far-reaching impact than Olin Brass.

A Common Vision for an Uncommon Organization.

Individual inspiration enables collective success, which drives our company toward elite performance in today’s complex world. Here at Olin Brass, we have generations of market leadership from which we draw strength. This tradition of manufacturing excellence has been unwavering, and is the platform that drives us to continually improve, build value for our shareholders, and respect our communities. Such is the vision that defines the quest and success of Olin Brass, today and tomorrow.

Our Vision

Olin Brass will be a world-class metals company by providing exceptional product quality and service to our customers, creating a culture of personal growth and continuous improvement for our employees, and generating superior returns for our shareholders.

Key Strategies

  • Commercially driven growth organization
  • Drive Supply Chain efficiency and service value
  • “Best in class” Manufacturing execution
  • Create extraordinary value through our People

Corporate Values

  • Fully committed to safety excellence
  • Commercially led – externally focused – financially driven
  • Passionate about leading improvement with a high sense of urgency
  • Data driven and aligned by systems
  • Guided by integrity, accountability, respect and recognition
  • Empowered by communication, collaboration and teamwork

Finding Solutions Since 1892.

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