Buffalo Wire Works Innovations in Engineering

September 18th, 2017 by

Buffalo Wire Works is constantly engineering new and innovative products to cater to our customer’s ever-changing unique applications. With such a wide variety of customers with different needs, our engineers are continuously working to create custom products to solve the toughest screening problems.  Recently, our engineering and operations teams rose to the occasion to design and manufacture high performing urethane trommel screens and urethane magnetic liners.

Urethane Trommel Screens

One of our most recent custom projects was designing and manufacturing a urethane trommel screen.  Our customer uses a trommel screener and needed a newly designed screen which would both increase the percent of open area and also improve the structural integrity of the screen. After discussions with our customer to ensure we understood the application and the product requirements, we proposed a urethane trommel screen with a unique steel reinforcement design. Tooling was designed to meet precisely our customer’s requirements as well as to create a quick set up time and ease of operation. The urethane material was spec’d out specifically for the application to increase wear life.  After the urethane screen was poured and cured, the screen was rolled to exactly fit the customer’s machine. The customer was able to easily install the newly designed urethane trommel screen in its machine.  Our customer is very satisfied with the performance and wear life of the screen and specifically noted that the lower amount of downtime and maintenance required helped its business.

Magnetic Liners

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Recently, Buffalo Wire Works has been innovating a product line of urethane magnetic liners to release into the market.  Our engineers have been industriously designing a liner that will be an industry leader in magnetic pull strength and wear life. In order to create a liner that would have the best possible quality and work in all ranges of applications, we tested numerous styles and categories of magnets with various pulling forces. Additionally, we developed a new design which doubles the magnetic force in the liner, providing increased strength with fewer magnets, therefore keeping the cost down for our customers. Tooling was then engineered for a fail safe operation, providing quick set up and repeatability. One of our recent magnetic liner customers stated that they had been running the liner for 270 hours at 625TPh, totaling over 168,000 tons, with no movement of the liner and showing little signs of wear! A bonus? The customer is really excited they don’t have to weld plate anymore!

Looking Ahead

One of our exciting upcoming projects involves redesigning our dewatering panels with a new tooling design for heavy load applications. We have engineered our panels to create a stronger and more sustainable product.

Be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming products and contact our Inside Sales Specialists for more information on ordering your own! 716.826.4666

April – June Newsletter

June 23rd, 2017 by


April-June Newsletter

Introducing New Product: Magnetic Liners

Buffalo Wire Works is now offering Magnetic Liners! Protecting your investment with wear parts is extremely important. Let us help you do just that with our high quality polyurethane liners. With no bolts, adhesives, welding, cutting or retro fitting required, we guarantee quick and easy installation! Our liners are efficient in both static and vibratory applications. Rotation is also very quick and allows one to protect high wear areas easily.
Contact our sales team to learn more about this cost effective solution.

Industry News

2016 Aggregate Production Statistics
-Pit & Quarry

Study Shows One Aggregates Job Creates Five More Jobs
-Aggregates Manager

In 2016, 1.48 billion tons of crushed stone valued at more than $16.2 billion was produced by 1,430 companies operating 3,700 quarries, 82 underground mines, and 187 sales and distibution yards in 50 states. Visit the link below to discover more! A new report from the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies scientifically quantifies the economic benefits of the aggregates industry or the broader economy. And it is news worth sharing, check out this article in the link below!

 Buffalo Wire Represented at  Concass’ Show

 May 25-26 Buffalo Wire representatives attended      Concass’ Show organized by the Quebec Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association at Sainte-Sophie quarry in Quebec. We had a great    time at the show and loved being able to showcase  our products to our Canadian friends!

Testimonial Highlight

I installed Buffalo Wire Works magnetic urethane liners on one of my chutes and they are working great. They were so easy to install, strong enough to stay in place and are wearing well. I have had half a season on them and they are showing no signs of wear. If any fines build up they rinse off clean much easier than my old steel chute did. I would recommend to any owner or plant manager that you try them yourself.

Jeff Confer, Owner of Con-Stone

Congratulations Bob on 45 Years!

We would like to congratulate one of our amazing Inside Sales Specialists who celebrated his 45th year at Buffalo Wire June 21st! We’ve calculated that over the past 45 years he has done roughly 162,000 quotes for us!

Instagram Feature

Our most popular post for the past three months has been a repost of our PFX screens in action!
Want to follow us on Instagram for more great photos? Check out the link below.

2nd Quarter Newsletter

May 1st, 2017 by


2nd Quarter Newsletter


Conexpo-Con/Agg 2017

What a Great Show!

March 7-11 Buffalo Wire exhibited at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year we had a 20×20 booth in a great location and hosted events Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
​To learn more about our experience check out the link below!


Testimonial Highlight

“We put in PFX-L and immediately went from 100 ton an hour to 130 ton an hour. They are lasting just as long as the woven wire panels we used to run. I love them.”
– Ryan F., Rason Paving

Industry News

How Trump’s 2-for-1 Regulatory Approach Translates to Mining
-Pit & Quarry
NSSGA to Congress: Over-Regulation Crushing the Aggregates Industry

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) future regulations could have potential hurdles as regulations not yet in effect are to be held in abeyance for an additional 60 days.

Visit the link below to learn more about concerns for future laws.

Martin Marietta CEO talks to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources about the importance of domestically sourced materials for infrastructure projects.

Read more about what Ward Nye had to say to the House Committee below.


Product Highlight


Our PFX HT screens are guaranteed to increase throughput and production and have an extended wear life compared to round wire.
Don’t believe us? Listen to this!

One of our committed customers boasts 5X ROI when using HT.

Buffalo Wire and UB Students Teaming Up!

Buffalo Wire is currently working on a great project with University at
Buffalo students in order to optimize current product flow systems. A group of six students studying Industrial Engineering are currently
investigating an alternative scheduling method for flow of product and comparing it with our existing systems. At the end of the semester the group will recommend an optimum solution. The project is part of the coursework for the class “Production, Planning and Control” and will be completed around May 10th. Not only is this project giving these students real world manufacturing experience, but also helping Buffalo Wire to
explore better system alternatives.
Look out for news updates on our website in May to see how the project turned out!

We Would Like to Welcome Two New Dealers!

Komatsu Southwest

Viking Aggregate Equipment

Located in New Mexico and Texas, Komatsu Southwest offers a range of construction, utility and mining equipment.

Located in Webster, MN, Viking Aggregate Equipment offers crusher wear parts and conveyor components.

Instagram Feature

This is our most popular post for the 2nd quarter! We found our photo in Construction Equipment Guide!
Want to follow us on Instagram for more great photos? Check out the link below.


Do you know these Buffalo Wire employees? Give us your best guess and feel free to share!


We would like to congratulate two of our employees on their new positions!
Scott Rados, former Sales Manager is currently the Director of Materials.
VP of Architectural Sales, Maxon Davis, is changing it up a little bit and is taking on the role of VP of Business Management.
We can’t wait to see the good things that come from these wonderful employees.

ConExpo 2017: Buffalo Wire Presents a Strong Exhibition and a Great Event!

March 16th, 2017 by

March 7-11 Buffalo Wire exhibited at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This trade show caters to businesses in the Construction and Aggregate industries and takes place every three years. 2,500+ exhibitors occupied over 2,500,000 square feet for this high energy show!

This year we grew our booth size to 20×20 and were able to show off four different categories of products; self-cleaning PFX and traditional wire cloth, manganese crusher parts, urethane and rubber modular panels and our conveyor belting and idlers. Our booth was in an extremely ideal location with a constant flow of traffic. Thanks to our great team, we had many encouraging conversations with both prospective and current customers and look forward to the up-and-coming business!

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For this trade show, we also had the pleasure of hosting an event for our partners and customers; “Eat, Drink & Be Sketched”. Attendees were treated to a Buffalo style evening, complete with La Nova Wings shipped from Buffalo and a caricaturist to sketch them! All three days of the event were a great success and we had loads of fun.

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 The view from our hospitality Suite  Our boss in caricature!

To see more photos, visit our Facebook album

Altogether, we are extremely happy with our experience at ConExpo and look forward to developing new business relationships!

Buffalo Wire to Exhibit at Conexpo/ConAgg 2017

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New Magnetic Liners Now Available

October 24th, 2016 by

We are very pleased to announce that we will be providing another wear protection product!
Buffalo Wire will now be helping you protect your investment with our high-quality polyurethane magnetic liners. With no bolts, adhesives, welding, cutting or retro fitting required, we guarantee a quick and easy installation. Our liners are efficient in both static and vibratory applications. Rotation is also very quick and allows one to protect high wear areas easily.

Products Offered:

· Discharge Lips
· Feed Lips
· Pan Liners
· Chute Liners
· Cross Tube Protection
· General Frame Protection

Meeting your specific needs is our ultimate goal; we create custom solutions for your specifications and requirements. Buffalo Wire’s liners can be made in various shapes and designs and is also available with ceramic inserts.
Please contact our sales team at 716.826.4666 for more information on how we can bring you the most cost-effective solution.

Buffalo Wire Aided Exhibition featured in Art Daily

October 6th, 2016 by

Over the summer we were pleased to provide wire and help in the production of Lydia Okumura’s Situations. To see our full album of the project, click here.

The following article from Art Daily discusses Okumura’s piece.


BUFFALO, NY.- The UB Art Galleries announces its fall exhibitions Lydia Okumura: Situations and SCREEN PROJECTS: Rodney McMillan. Lydia Okumura: Situations is the first solo museum exhibition of the Brazilian-born artist. Spanning both the UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts and the UB Anderson Gallery, this exhibition showcases work dating from 1972 through today. The exhibition is a survey of Okumura’s career, showcasing her dynamic installations, indoor and outdoor sculptures and works on paper.

Known widely in Brazil for her spatially engaging work, Okumura remains underrecognized in her adopted country of the United States. She actively challenges viewers to question their perception of space through sculptures, installations and works on paper that blur the line between two and three-dimensions. Utilizing simple materials such as string, glass and paint, her work provocatively balances line, plane and shadow. Working for almost 50 years, she continues to explore the realms of geometric abstraction through both re-visiting past installations and new work. On display will be the installation In Front of Light for which Okumura won a prize in the 1977 São Paulo Biennial, along with additional installations from the 70s and 80s. These include the colored string installation, Prismatic Appearance, from 1975 and several wire mesh sculptures recreated from her 1984 solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo including the installation Labyrinth. These works were made during a residency in summer 2016 at Buffalo Wire Works in Buffalo, NY. In addition, Okumura will create a work for the UB Art Gallery windows.

Through the exhibition and catalogue, the UB Art Galleries seeks to encourage critical reassessment of Okumura’s entire oeuvre and secure her position as a dynamic and integral figure in art history. The exhibition is on view September 8-December 17, 2016 at the UB Art Gallery, CFA and September 8-January 8, 2017 at the UB Anderson Gallery.

SCREEN PROJECTS is a new initiative from the UB Art Galleries—a 24-hour, 7 day a week public art video program located on the 2nd floor of UB’s Center for the Arts. SCREEN PROJECTS: Rodney McMillian is the first iteration, with McMillian’s Untitled (the Great Society) I on view September 8 – November 13, 2016. In Untitled (the Great Society) I, LA-based artist Rodney McMillian recites former president Lyndon B. Johnson’s entire commencement speech at the University of Michigan in 1964, where he first introduce his idea of the Great Society. LBJ’s main goal was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice through a series of domestic programs, while focusing on improving America’s cities, landscape and education system. This speech forecasted much of Johnson’s administration, which included originating programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, and food stamps as well as the signing of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.

McMillian plays the role of the politician, juxtaposing the past and present by investigating history and the performative aspects of politics. The artist found himself in agreement with many of Johnson’s ideas, and the speech continues to resonate as much in present day as it did in 1964. While originally performed in 2006, the artwork feels timely a decade later, especially during the recent conflict ridden years and a tumultuous election season.

Lydia Okumura (b. 1948, São Paulo) lives and works in New York. She was born to a Japanese immigrant family and attended a Japanese school in Brazil—merging two very distinct cultural influences that continue to resonate in her work. From 1970-1973, she attended Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her work is included in other prestigious collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museo de Art Moderna, Brazil; The Akron Art Museum, Ohio; and Museum of Belas Artes, Venezuela.

Rodney McMillian (b. 1969, Columbia, SC) received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2002. He is also an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His works are in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Orange County Museum of Art; Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Support for Lydia Okumura: Situations is provided by BROADWAY 1602 UPTOWN & HARLEM and Buffalo Wire Works. Additional support provided by Sally Marks and Frits Abell.

To see the full article visit here

MINExpo 2016 A Success

September 30th, 2016 by

Over the past week, Buffalo Wire attended MINExpo in Las Vegas, a trade show specifically for the mining industry. Our booth was in a great location with a constant flow of traffic. We had promising conversations with prospective customers and greatly enjoyed catching up with our current customers and partners.

On display was our rubber and urethane modular panels, crusher parts, a conveyor system, PFX samples and small wear parts. Overall we are very happy with how the show went and look forward to seeing where these new opportunities take us!

Thank you to everyone who came to see us and especially to our staff members who worked the show.

Visit our Facebook page for the full photo album.

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Buffalo Wire to Attend MINExpo

September 19th, 2016 by

Join us at

MINExpo 2016
Sept 26 28
We will be exhibiting at MINExpo September 26 – 28 in Las Vegas! We are very excited to show our conveyor system, manganese crusher parts, a rubber and urethane screener and PFX samples to take with you!
MINExpo Stop By

BOOTH #7034

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Buffalo Wire Works | 1165 Clinton St. Buffalo, NY 14206 716.826.4666

Buffalo Wire Works Receives Pride in Partnership Award

May 10th, 2016 by

Buffalo Wire Works is pleased to announce its Pride in Partnership award with Lincoln College of Technology in Denver, Colorado.  As part of Buffalo Wire Works’ acquisition of Rock Polymers Inc., the company has been actively involved with the Denver community.  Buffalo Wire Works has made it a point to get more involved in the communities surrounding their new plant in Rollinsville; attending job fairs, educating the local towns and cities of their manufacturing facilities, and most importantly hiring from the local communities.

Recently, Buffalo Wire Works joined up with Lincoln College of Technology to hire their recent graduates to work at Rock Polymers.  Buffalo Wire Works was able to hire several graduates and was nominated by Lincoln Tech for their Pride in Partnership award.  Buffalo Wire Works won the award for demonstrating the highest praise for Lincoln Tech’s campus, their program of instruction, and their high caliber students.