John W. Danforth Company

Danforth – Since 1884

Danforth's Original Headquarters in Buffalo, NY

Danforth’s Original Headquarters in Buffalo, NY

1884 – John Willison Danforth establishes the John W. Danforth Company

1897 – John W. Danforth Company is Incorporated and moves into Ellicott Street location in Buffalo, NY

1889 – Danforth becomes a member of the Master Steam and Hot Water Fitters Association

1911 – Loring Danforth becomes the company’s leader

1917 – United States enters WWI; Danforth serves as general contractor for the US Navy Bureau of Docks and Yards

1936 – Leo Hopkins and Albert Wood acquires Danforth

1940 – Danforth constructs aircraft-manufacturing plants to aid the United States in WWII

1946 – Danforth opens branch office in Niagara Falls, NY

1959 – Danforth moves headquarters to 1940 Fillmore Avenue in Buffalo, NY

1964 – L. Nelson Hopkins becomes Danforth’s President

1967 – Danforth begins providing state-of-the-art Cleanroom construction services

1978 – Wayne Reilly becomes Danforth’s President

1979 – Danforth becomes one of the first contractors to be licensed by the Atomic Energy Commission and begins remedial work at Love Canal

1980 – Danforth acquires Dineen Mechanical in Rochester, NY

1985 – JWD Group, Inc is formed as parent company of new divisions and branch offices

1988 – Danforth acquires Nova Mechanical in Syracuse, NY

1993 – Wayne Reilly becomes CEO of Danforth

1999 – Danforth installs 50 miles of refrigerant piping in Lake Placid, NY for the Goodwill Winter Games Bobsled Track

2002 – Danforth moves into the Colvin Woods Business Park and Kevin “Duke” Reilly becomes CEO

2003 – Danforth acquires Total Filtration Solutions

2004 – Danforth acquires Niagara Frontier Sheet Metal

2005 – Danforth Acquires Automatic Firing

2005 – Danforth Builds new Sheet Metal Fabrication shop in Tonawanda, NY

2008 – Danforth builds new LEED Certified office in Victor, NY

2014 – Danforth acquires Tougher Industries in Albany, NY

2014 – Danforth opens Albany Regional office in Clifton Park, NY

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