Mechanovent Corporation Integrates Into New York Blower

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Mechanovent Corporation becomes part of
The New York Blower Company

In 1938, the Mathis Brothers (founders of nyb) renamed their original company Mechanovent Corporation. This subsidiary focused on manufacturing products for select OEM customers.

For over 125 years, nyb has been committed to total customer satisfaction through continuous improvement of their products and services. Mechanovent's current product offerings will still be available but sold under the New York Blower Company's name. To improve synergies between both organizations, Mechanovent’s products and services have been fully integrated into nyb’s operating systems as of May 15, 2018. The result is Mechanovent is now operating under the New York Blower Company’s name.

To ensure that our customers continue to receive the same high level of service and quality expected from both organizations, nyb has reorganized internally so Mechanovent customers receive the same support they have had in the past.

Legacy Brands

1904 - The New York Blower Company

The New York Blower Company, a fan manufacturer founded in 1893, is purchased by the Mathis Brothers, a Chicago sheet metal contractor and purveyor of pneumatic tube systems. Original product offerings included heavy-duty fans, steam engines, and ductwork.

1938 - Mechanovent Corporation

The Mathis Brothers is renamed Mechanovent Corporation, a subsidiary originally used to sell unit ventilators mainly to schools. Today they manufacture quality air-handling equipment for select OEM markets and customers.

1972 - CECO

CECO was purchased in 1972 to build gas make up air units. Due to high prices for natural gas in 1975 business declined and CECO was later sold in 1984.

1987 - Barron Industries

Barron Industries, a company strong in the service side of the fan industry, is acquired. Its products included fans, dust collectors, dampers, air locks, and their installation.

2003- TLT Babcock, Inc.

TLT Babcock, Inc. specializes in custom engineered blowers specific to electric power generation and pollution control systems. The acquisition allowed nyb to enter into new custom market niches.

2008 - Alphair Ventilating Systems, Inc.

Alphair added to nyb's process fan portfolio with their heavy-duty axial and centrifugal fan lines, mostly sold to industrial sectors like mining, pulp and paper, ultilities, power generation, and cement, steel, and petrochemical production.

2009 - MAS Air Systems, LLC

MAS Air further expanded the nyb product offering, specializing in high temperature fan applications and mechanical draft fans for heavy process industrial applications. Their facility in New Castle is now the fourth nyb production facility located in the United States.

2012 - Air Trade Systems LTD

In 2012, nyb partnered with its longstanding licensee in Singapore, Air Trade Systems, LTD, a manufacturer of heavy duty fans focusing on the marine industries.

2014 - J.P. America

J.P. America is acquired by nyb. They are a global manufacturer of silencers, dampers, flexible connectors, rainhoods and sound enclosurers. This allows expedited service of these products to nyb's customers. 

2014 - Windsor Engineering Group PTY LTD

In 2014, nyb partnered with its long standing licensee in New Zealand, Windsor Engineering Group PTY LTD, and engineering firm providing air moving solution in New Zealand and lumber drying kilns throughout the world.

Expansions & New Facilities

2001 - Effingham, Illinois

nyb purchases and opens a manufacturing facility in Effingham, IL. The first production facility outside of La Porte, Indiana since 1918.

2012 - Leitchfield, Kentucky

nyb opens the Leitchfield plant, running in addition to the La Porte and Effingham facility. The plant will help to better serve customers in the Southeast and allow nyb to be more competitive and responsive in the global marketplace.

2015 - LaPorte, Indiana (Laboratory)

nyb expanded their laboratory air and sound testing capabilities by building a new, state of the art facility. The new facility has six airflow test chambers of various flow and pressure capabilities and two reverberant sound rooms. The laboratory brochure has a complete overview.

2017 - New Castle, Pennsylvania

nyb begins expansion on a new facility in New Castle, Pennsylvania to better focus on serving the heavy industrial fan market. The 30,000 square-foot building is in addition to the existing 15,000 square-foot building right down the road.

Product Lines


Comet Steam Unit Heaters with a STEELfin heating element was introduced in 1924. Unit Heaters with STEELfin coils are still in production today.


nyb launches the standard General Purpose Fan and begins standardization of all product lines.


The Type HP Pressure Blower is designed for pressures to 85" WG, flows to 10,000 CFM, and temperatures to 600°F. 


nyb introduces its line of Pressure Blowers. They are NYB's most successful product ever.


The first line of fiberglass fans is launched.


Three new models of AF Fans are introduced. The AF-30 for pressures to 30" WG, the AF-40 for pressures to 46" WG, and the AF-50 for pressures to 50" WG. 


nyb and Mechanovent add a line of Square Fans to the portfolio, further enhancing the position of the company in the air-movement industry.


nyb expands high capacity fans line with RTS Fans and AF Fans in larger sizes designed to accommodate greater capacities.


A new Plenum fan line is introduced, with many new features. The FA/EZ Plenum fans unhoused, compact configuration combined with the choice of four airfoil wheel designs provides the utmost in quiet and efficient operation.


nyb announces the release of the Open Style Pressure Blower Steel Wheel. They are ideal for efficiently handling material that might otherwise get caught up on a shrouded wheel.


nyb celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the company.


nyb announces the release of the Backward Curved (BC) Pressure Blower. This addition makes NYB's pressure blower line the most complete on the market today.


nyb has implemented a new Limited No Fault Warranty for 20 HP and lower motors, purchased and supplied by nyb. This policy covers all claims excluding gross negligence or physical damage to the motor not as a direct result of a manufacturing defect. For more information, please contact your local sales representative.


nyb introduces Vaneaxial Fixed Pitch Fan line. For high-pressure ventilation, nyb Vaneaxial Fixed Pitch (VXFP) Fans are ideal where axial and space is at a premium.


nyb introduces the Vaneaxial Adjustable Pitch Fan. The Vaneaxial Adjustable Pitch (VXAP) Fans are designed and constructed for high-pressure applications found in heavy industrial-process applications such as air-assisted flares, combustion air, process supply and exhaust.


nyb adds a Surge Limiting Pressure Blower into it product family. The addition of this fan helps nyb continue to better serve the heavy duty industry a unique wheel and housing design that minimizes surge without the need for auxiliary equipment or accessories.

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