It was back in 1902 that a young engineer named Willis Carrier had prepared a set of mechanical drawings for his new employer, the Buffalo Forge Company, that would solve a problem that had long plagued printers and other 'hot' companies. The humidity in the air was not good for printing presses and something had to be done.

We salute Willis Carrier who designed the first modern air-conditioning system, launching an industry that would vastly improve the way we live, work and play. We must gloat that the process started here in Buffalo, New York!

Carrier Technologies says:

But precise control of humidity in a manufacturing environment—that was something entirely new. Lyle also had an innate ability for sizing up people. In this case, he believed he knew the engineer who could tackle this problem, a recent Cornell University graduate who had already impressed many people at Buffalo Forge. So, Lyle accepted Timmis' challenge and sent the problem to Willis Carrier, the first step in a long and prosperous collaboration.

And so the days of air conditioning comfort began. Did you know those days began here in Buffalo, New York?