At the turn of the century, the Buffalo NY area started its journey as a steel capital when The Lackawanna Iron and Steel Company decided to move its facilities to West Seneca in 1899. Three years later, the company was reorganized into the Lackawanna Steel Company and was the largest independent steel company in the world at the time. On May 11, 1922, Lackawanna Steel announced it had agreed to be purchased by Bethlehem Steel in a merger which would create a billion-dollar company. Lackawanna continued to be a center for the manufacture of steel throughout most of the 20th century. In the 1940s, the Lackawanna steel mill employed over 20,000 people, and was the world's largest steel factory.
But by 1982, Bethlehem Steel announced the closing of nearly all production at the Lackawanna Steel plant in New York. Bethlehem Steel, like many American steel companies, was encountering significant financial problems. Many other Buffalo based steel companies were dealt a similar fate as US steel manufacture faced intense international competition.
That's why Buffalo Armory LLC takes great pride in its Buffalo NY location as the company transforms mild, low-alloy steel plates into armor and high strength steel. Buffalo Armory represents more than just a rebirth of steel in Buffalo, NY. With protected technology innovation, registered trademarks and patents, Buffalo Armory is consistently making quality products that are rigorously tested before distribution. Our products conform to US and international standards- and they are designed and manufactured in the United States by American owned companies.