Copper | Our Story
our name, you see the great American patriot, Paul Revere. Many of us learned
of Revere in grade school as immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem,
“Paul Revere’s Ride.” An active patriot during the Revolutionary War, Revere
was also a silversmith by trade. This trade allowed him to finance work in the
casting of iron, bronze bells, cannons, along with the forging of copper bolts
and spikes. In 1800 he became the first American to successfully roll copper
into sheets for use as sheathing on “Old Ironsides” and other naval vessels. In
1801, Revere became a pioneer in the production of rolled copper, opening North
America's first copper mill south of Boston. His company’s sheet copper was
used to cover the original wooden dome of the Massachusetts State House in
1802. After Revere's death, generations of Revere’s descendants’ remained
active in the business. The copper works founded in 1801 continues today as
Revere Copper Products, Inc. in Rome NY, our company, which gives us the honor
of being among America’s oldest manufacturing companies.
Revere Copper is one of the finest copper manufacturers in the world.
have over one million square feet of manufacturing space in Rome, NY. We are an
employee-owned company, competing in the architectural, electrical,
telecommunications, air conditioning, industrial machinery, equipment,
antimicrobial, and other emerging markets. We proudly work as a team in a safe,
environmentally sound and ethical manner to achieve absolute customer
satisfaction through superior quality and reliability. We strive to continue
the pioneering tradition of our founder, Paul Revere.
began its “Lean” journey in the early 2000's. The journey involved
implementing a manufacturing system based on manufacturing principles that were
developed by Toyota during their dramatic rise to automotive manufacturing
prominence. This system focuses on the relentless pursuit of the
elimination of waste and continuous improvement to increase value to our customers.
We have re-designed our manufacturing processes and trained our employees
to incorporate “Lean” tools such as accelerated improvement workshops, 5s
events, mistake-proofing, value stream map analysis, visual controls, “pull”
metal flow systems and inventory control. This effort has resulted in a
measureable increase in the percentage of value-added tasks we perform.
Since this “Lean” journey never ends, we have created a fulltime team of “Lean
Leaders” trained in the use of “Lean” tools. As we rotate new
employees through the “Lean” team we are guaranteed that the improvement
mission is to be the best in the world at what we do and have fun doing
it. This means using to the fullest extent the talents of all Revere
people working as a team in a safe, environmentally sound and ethical manner to
achieve absolute customer satisfaction through superior quality and
future will consider equally our employees and shareholders, our customers and
full commitment to creating a Continuous Improvement culture...
Relentless pursuit of the elimination of waste
Passion to provide value & service
A focused “80/20” approach to simplification
Motivating atmosphere that instills a sense of
Decision-making driven to all levels
Being process focused
demonstrated daily commitment to achieve the full benefits of “CI”