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Bry-Air Company History

Bry-Air was founded in 1964 and has been a customer-focused leader in the field of environmental control systems for over 60 years.  The Company is a leading manufacturer of desiccant dehumidifier products and services for technically complex applications with critical quality requirements in both industrial and commercial markets.  A worldwide presence has been developed to better serve our many global customers.

Bry-Air’s manufacturing facility is located in Sunbury, Ohio with affiliate locations in India, Brazil, Malaysia, Switzerland, China, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. Throughout the world, the company maintains a network of more than 400 representatives in 145 countries.

Our Story

Our Success

Our success has been and will continue to be based on providing our customers with solutions to their most difficult moisture related challenges in a way that makes it easy to do business with us.  We will constantly strive to contribute our technical and practical expertise to each customer focused partnership promptly, accurately and professionally.

We know you will be satisfied with our response to your needs.  In fact, I guarantee it!  My name is Mel Meyers and I am the Owner and CEO of Bry-Air.  If you are not completely satisfied, contact me at mmeyers@bry-air.com or call me at 877-427-9247.

1964-1965

Founding of Bry-Air, Inc. and Initial Expansion

Bry-Air was founded in Sunbury, Ohio, in 1964 by Art Harms and partners Jack Whitaker, Bob Bolt, and Tony Montagno. Recognizing the potential of desiccant technology, Art acquired the desiccant dehumidifier line from the Bryant Company. Construction of their Sunbury plant in 1965 established the core of Bry-Air’s manufacturing capabilities.

1964-1965

1966

Setting the Stage

Paul Griesse joined Bry-Air as the sixth employee, bringing new energy and perspectives crucial for the company’s growth. His contributions, along with the leadership of the founding team, propelled Bry-Air to achieve impressive revenue in its first year, reflecting strong market demand and effective solutions.

1966

1975-1979

Global Expansion and Joint Ventures

The Sunbury plant was expanded in 1975 to enhance assembly and electrical capabilities, setting the stage for future technological advancements. In 1978, Bry-Air was introduced to Deepak Pahwa, leading to the establishment of Bry-Air Asia in 1979. This joint venture marked the first U.S. small business corporation to partner with an Indian company, significantly expanding Bry-Air’s global footprint.

1975-1979

1990s

Technological Innovation and Office Expansion

The early 1990s witnessed the introduction of the desiccant rotor technology, revolutionizing the dehumidification process by reducing costs and enhancing efficiency. In 1992, Bry-Air expanded its office facilities to support its growing operations, further solidifying its role as an industry leader.

1990s

2019-2022

Battery Dry Room Manufacturing

In 2019, Bry-Air entered the Lithium-Ion battery sector. The company contributed to the design of the iM3NY Gigafactory, launched in 2022, which began production of 15,000 green-credentialed batteries daily, with output projected to increase twentyfold by 2030. The iM3NY plant is the first purely American-made battery plant in the U.S., powered by hydroelectricity and setting new standards for environmental responsibility.

2019-2022

2022-Present

Bry-Air Today

As it celebrates 60 years of excellence, the company continues to pioneer innovative solutions to increasingly complex moisture-related challenges. With the same zeal and commitment to customers that started it all in the 60s, Bry-Air’s continued vision is to be a company that provides security for its employees and a place where they enjoy working by providing a stress-free experience for its customers. With Bry-Air, clients get what they need, when they need it!

2022-Present
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