Buffalo Air Handling has been around for more than 100 years, beginning in 1878 as Buffalo Forge, which specialized in the manufacture of blacksmith forges. The company quickly grew, and the product line included fans, dust collectors, industrial steam engines, and factory machinery. Early in the 20th century, Buffalo Forge began designing key elements of modern air conditioning systems, thus becoming a leader in the air handling/heating and cooling technology field. When custom air handling units emerged as a specific market need in the mid-20th century, the company grew and expanded to the hospital, pharmaceutical, and laboratory markets. In 1977, the facility in Amherst, VA was constructed to manufacture air handling units; in 1980, Buffalo Air Handling became part of the Ampco-Pittsburgh corporation and joined companies such as Aerofin and Buffalo Pumps, Inc. In 2023, Buffalo Air Handling expanded its facilities into Lynchburg, VA, converting 60,000 sq. feet of the former RR Donnelly building into additional manufacturing space, with room for growth.
Today, Buffalo Air Handling produces units for many market sectors for both new and retrofit applications, covering everything from engineering and fabrication to installation and service. Market sectors served include:
The expanded capacity in LYH will primarily involve hiring for assembly positions and requires little former experience, as long as basic math and measurement capabilities exist. Successful candidates may also have experience utilizing hand tools and other powered equipment to work with sheet metal. These positions will assist in setting up and/or assembling all fabricated parts and components in the HVAC assembly departments.
For more information, please visit buffaloair.com or call 434-946-7455. Welcome to LYH, Buffalo Air Handling!