Proud leader in the lawn and garden industry.  We've been manufacturing sprayers since 1884 and have expanded with spreader production.  Learn more below.  

Our History 

Chapin History PhotoIn 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. 


But the Chapin story can’t be told without including generations of men and women who have worked here from then through today. Through their ideas and inspiration, and a lot of hard work, Chapin has become not just a company, but a community...


Pictures Of Chapin Employees


Our Benefits Include The Following

Chapin is proud to have a thriving business in Western New York that’s been manufacturing the highest-quality consumer products for almost 140 years.  An opportunity at Chapin affords you the privilege of being a part of a local community and global success story. Not only will you have the pride in contributing to our long-term legacy, but you can also play a role in helping to forge new initiatives and solutions that further Chapin’s success.   


  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Disability Insurance Coverage
  • Optical Reimbursement
  • Paid Holidays
  • Professional Development Opportunities 
  • Local Discounts & Memberships
  • Healthcare & Dental Plan
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation & Personal Time
  • Company-Sponsored Events 

How We Give Back

Chapin Giving Back

Beyond the bottom line, Chapin makes an impact in the surrounding community. Our commitment to Batavia and Western New York shines through charitable giving efforts.  The annual Chapin Charity Golf Tournament, held each summer, raises funds to support a worthy local cause, with many employees participating. In addition, the company sponsors employee participation in other events benefitting local charities and causes.  Beyond philanthropy, Chapin works to foster a friendly work environment. These efforts include the Family Picnic, inviting employees to enjoy food and fun with their families and children, the Corn Roast, which marks the end of the fiscal year, and the company Christmas Parties. Additional milestone lunches and special events happen regularly. All of these efforts are made to show appreciation for the men and women who help make everything we do happen.

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