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About Chapin

In 1884, American homes were still illuminated with kerosene lamps and lanterns. In Oakfield, New York, young Ralph E. Chapin sold kerosene at the hardware store he ran with his brother-in-law, Frank Harris. But something bothered Ralph Chapin. Many of the cans his customers brought in to be filled with kerosene were so poorly made that they often leaked. So Mr. Chapin began making his own cans and selling them to his customers.

The demand for this product was so great that Mr. Chapin soon sold his hardware store and set up a manufacturing business in nearby Batavia. The company quickly expanded and began making 55-gallon storage tanks and pumps. In 1903, Chapin began making compressed air sprayers and hand sprayers.

Today, Chapin sprayers are still made from the best materials and exceed the most exacting industry standards. And Chapin products continue to perform safely and dependably, providing years of reliable service. Just as they have since 1884. 


Our Mission
By cultivating a culture of accountability, integrity and continuous improvement, we are driven to build upon our history of manufacturing excellence. In so doing, we will exceed customers' expectations in quality, delivery and value.

Our Vision
Our vision is to become a market leader through innovative engineering, new technology, and continuous improvement to provide world-class products for the lawn & garden and commercial customer.


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