Tru-Edge Story

On June 10, 1914, Alvin Hock put out a hand-lettered sign advertising a “Practical Coppersmith,” and the company that would become Brighton Tru-Edge was born. By 1919, Alvin was doing business as “Brighton Copper Works, Coppersmith,” named for the Cincinnati suburb.

His products included copper kettles for the food industry, including kettles for candy, ice cream, fresh pot ice cream freezers, and varnish kettles. After the repeal of prohibition in 1933, Brighton Copper Works added brewery and distillery copper work into its line of products. In 1944, Alvin Hock, serving as the company’s president, purchased Hamilton Copper & Brass Works in Hamilton, Ohio. By the 1950s, the company had changed its name to Brighton Corporation, signaling the diversity of work the company produces.

Then in 1986, Brighton was purchased by Trinity Industries. Jeff Hock, the son of Paul Hock and grandson of Alvin, served the company as a vice president and had a vision for its growth.

Today the company is the largest cold-form head manufacturer in North America.

With our 100 years of fabrication excellence, Brighton Tru-Edge offers our customers a true competitive advantage. We start by providing the highest level of customer service, innovation, and quality. Then, we apply our unique combination of fabrication and manufacturing capabilities.

You have the edge when working with us. Our success as a leader in tank and vessel Head production comes from offering you a total solution on our full-line of standard and custom heads. Our polishing and pickling capabilities set us apart. We also offer a comprehensive variety of value-added services such as half pipe, seam welding, dimple jackets, or shell plate.

With constant attention to the details of your custom design, or perfection on our standard Heads, Brighton Tru-Edge is committed to building long-term partnerships. Whether you are a hometown shop or a global leader, we pride ourselves on providing an unmatched level of service that our customers appreciate. Get your edge with Brighton Tru-Edge.

Market Update
304/304L – 0.6700 $/lb.
316/316L – 0.9555 $/lb.
317/317L – 1.1275 $/lb.
309/309S – 0.8864 $/lb.
2205 – 0.9123 $/lb.
Alloy 276 – 6.0286 $/lb.
Alloy 625 – 6.3487 $/lb.
316 – 0.6300 $/lb.
Carbon Steel – 0.1300 $/lb.