Chase Brass is a leading manufacturer of brass rods in the U.S. Located in Montpelier, Ohio, Chase employs nearly 200 hourly employees who are represented by the United Steelworkers Union (USW) Local 7248, and 85 salaried employees. Founded in 1876, in Waterbury, Connecticut, it was one of the brass manufacturers that contributed to Waterburys nickname "The Brass City". One of the largest brassworks in Waterbury, Chase left the city in 1975. The company was incorporated in 1876, with Henry Sabin Chase as its founder and first President.