Member Criteria

Investment in membership in the Copper and Brass Servicenter Association is guaranteed to reap both tangible and intangible rewards and dividends. It is neither an expensive investment in terms of dollars, nor one requiring a great commitment of time on the part of the executives of either service center, mill or plater members. First and foremost, it is an investment in your industry.


 

Pursuant to CBSA Bylaws, Article III – Membership

Sec. 1. Membership Categories.

There are four categories of membership: service center, mill, plater and honorary. Members must meet the requirements stated in the Bylaws and the Policies as established by the Board from time to time.

Sec. 1A.

Service Center Membership. Any individual, partnership, corporation, or a division, subsidiary or department of a company that is engaged in distribution of copper and/or copper alloy mill products in the form received from the producers or recut to length or size, is eligible for service center membership. Service centers must meet all the eligibility requirements for Service Center Membership stated in the Policies as established by the Board from time to time.

Sec.1B.

Mill Membership. Producers and fabricators of copper and copper alloy mill products must meet all the eligibility requirements for Mill Membership stated in the Policies as established by the Board from time to time.

Sec. 1C.

Plater Membership. Platers of copper and/or copper alloy mill cast or wrought products must meet all the eligibility requirements for Plater Membership stated in the Policies as established by the Board from time to time.

Upon application, a candidate so qualified shall become a Service Center, Mill or Plater Member of the Association upon approval by a majority of the Directors and upon subscribing to the Constitution and Bylaws and the payment of annual dues on demand.

Sec. 1D.

Honorary Membership. Upon a majority vote of the members of the Board of Directors, honorary membership may be conferred upon individuals who advance the interest of and provide an outstanding service to the Association and the industry, and who have retired from all commercial activity in the industry.

Exceptions to any of the foregoing requirements for any category of membership may be made by the Board of Directors upon its determination that the particular circumstances will not be to the detriment of the association or the applicant.

SERVICE CENTERS: Annual Dues: Based on Sales Volume

THE APPLICANT REPRESENTS THAT IT:

  • Is engaged in the distribution of copper and/or copper alloy mill products in the form received from the producers thereof or recut to length or size.
  • Has been in business for a minimum of 3 years and has been distributing copper and/or copper alloy mill products for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Has had for the last 2 years, and must continue to have an owned inventory of copper and/or copper alloy mill products in various sizes, shapes and alloys, and has a current inventory of copper and/or copper alloy mill products of at least 300,000 pounds. (“Inventory” as used herein does not include products or items being processed for producers or customers.)
  • Has and must continue to have at least two suppliers of copper and/or copper alloy mill products.
  • Has not been found guilty of violating anti-trust regulations by a court of law.

MILLS: Annual Dues: $4,500

THE APPLICANT REPRESENTS THAT IT:

  • Is a producer or fabricator of one or more of the following copper and/or copper alloy mill products: flat rolled products, rod, tube, bar, wire, extruded shapes.
  • Markets and sells a portion of the copper and/or copper alloy mill products it produces or fabricates (exclusive or plumbing and refrigeration tube) to a minimum of five service centers.
  • Total annual sales to service centers are at least 1 million pounds.
  • Has been in the business of producing and fabricating copper and/or copper alloy mill products for a minimum of four years and has been selling such products through service centers for a minimum of two years.
  • Has not been found guilty of violating anti-trust regulations by a court of law.

PLATERS: Annual Dues: $4,164

THE APPLICANT REPRESENTS THAT IT:

  • Is a plater of continuous flat-rolled or extruded copper and/or copper alloy strip, rod or wire products.
  • Markets and sells a portion of the copper and/or copper alloy mill products it plates to a minimum of 5 service centers or brass mill companies as defined in the Association Bylaws.
  • Has been in the business of plating copper and/or copper alloy alloys for a minimum of 4 years and has been selling such products through service centers and/or mills for a minimum of 2 years.
  • At least 50 percent of its business is the plating of copper and/or copper alloys.
  • Has not been found guilty of violating anti-trust regulations by a court of law.