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 


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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. 


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 ...


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 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.    

  • Competitive salary
  • Healthcare plan - 6 options to choose from
  • Dental Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Vacation & Personal Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Robust 401k Retirement
  • Group Term Life Insurance (options for dependents as well)
  • Disability Insurance coverage
  • Optical reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-site flu shots
  • Wellness programs
  • Local discounts and memberships
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • Company-sponsored events

How We Give Back

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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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Job Opportunities

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Chapin International, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of compressed air sprayers and broadcast spreaders for professional and home use. Our world-class organization includes exacting manufacturing and progressive technology and design methods enabling us to provide our customers the best sprayers, spreaders and applicators for their needs.

If you are a career-minded professional ready for the next step in your career, this position may be for you. Our culture is friendly, open and supportive; we value and reward high performance, and we provide significant opportunities for personal and professional growth and development. We offer continued learning opportunities through in-house training and continued education.  

We're always looking for people to join our workforce manufacturing sprayers. Production employees will work at our plastics machines trimming plastic bottles, assembling and packaging sprayers for shipment. Applicants must work safely, be reliable, able to work their assigned shift (we have first, second or third shift opportunities) and overtime as needed. We are a union plant and offer paid holidays, paid vacation, health benefits, retirement and more once in the union. Other jobs may be available for bid/transfer once hired. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent - Reading and math skills - Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. - Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred but not required.        


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If you are a recruiter or are acting on behalf of a candidate, please note that Chapin values our relationships with professional recruitment firms. To protect all parties’ interests, and given the large volume of inquiries received from third-party placement agencies, we are not able to respond to all agency inquiries.  Further, please note that, Chapin will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates for current or future positions. Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of a signed agreement between our company and a recruiter does not create an implied obligation and, if an unsolicited candidate represented by a placement agency is hired, we are not obligated to pay a fee.  Only approved recruitment firms will be allowed to provide services to Chapin and its subsidiaries. 


    Human Resources
    Chapin International Inc.
    700 Ellicott Street
    Batavia, NY 14021-0549