AIRMATIC Celebrates 80 Years

The company has evolved from a local air tool distributor to a provider of bulk materials handling products and services throughout North America.

Kevin Cronin, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2024

2 Min Read
AIRMATIC headquarters
AIRMATIC is celebrating 80 years of excellence in providing bulk material handling products and services to customers worldwide. AIRMATIC

AIRMATIC, a North American leader in industrial distribution in Malvern, PA, is celebrating 80 years of excellence in providing bulk material handling products and services to customers worldwide.

As a testament to its enduring legacy and commitment to sustainable excellence, the company is now proudly under fourth-generation management.

Established in 1944, AIRMATIC began as a Philadelphia-area air tool distributor and has since evolved into an accomplished and respected player in the agriculture, mining, construction, manufacturing, transportation, and energy production industries with an international footprint. The company's journey has been characterized by a pursuit of innovation, a dedication to customer satisfaction, and a focus on adapting to the ever-changing demands of the industrial landscape.

The fourth-generation leader, William J. “Billy” Dougherty III, brings a fresh perspective to the helm of AIRMATIC. His leadership is defined by a strategic vision that combines the wisdom of tradition with a dynamic approach to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving global market. "We are excited and proud to celebrate this significant milestone in our company's journey," said Dougherty, vice president and general manager. "As we reflect on our achievements over the past 80 years, we are grateful for the trust our customers and suppliers have placed in us. Looking ahead, we are committed to continue providing innovative solutions and services to our growing list of North American and international customers."

To commemorate its 80th anniversary, AIRMATIC has planned a series of community service events, team-building exercises, and celebration events designed to express appreciation for the invaluable contributions of its employees.

With a comprehensive range of powder and bulk solids handling products and services, AIRMATIC remains at the forefront of its field. The 80th-anniversary activities serve as confirmation of the company's resilience, adaptability, and commitment to delivering value to its customers.

About the Author(s)

Kevin Cronin

Editor-in-Chief, Powder & Bulk Solids

Kevin Cronin has been editor-in-chief, Powder & Bulk Solids, for 30 years. For several years, he also edited food and chemical industry publications. He received a B.A. in communications—with a concentration in journalism—from the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, in 1988.

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