Guardair Corporation is the largest US manufacturer of OSHA compliant safety air guns, siphon guns, gun-vacs, and pneumatic accessories used for industrial cleaning. The company products are equipped with superior design, engineering, and manufacturing expertise. 

Created in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1942, the company developed the very first "safety air gun" paired with a safety air shield to protect the operator from "chip fly-back." This feature was patented along with other innovations that came after. Guardair is a leading manufacturer of best-in-class pneumatic tools and gasket cutters. These advancements help the company flourish throughout the 1940s and 1950s. In 1959, the assets of Guardair Manufacturing were purchased by Union Engineering, Inc. of South Hadley, Massachusetts where more patents were awarded.

Responding to the growing concern over safety in the manufacturing workplace, Congress authorized the US Department of Labor to create the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In 1994, the assets of Union Engineering were sold, and the name changed back to Guardair Corporation. The name closely reflects the roots of the company and its mission. To keep pace with its significant growth and customer requirements, Guardair moved to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Since then, the company has patented three distinct brands: Guardair, AirSpade, and Allpax.

Guardair expanded its product line by purchasing the assets of Allpax Gasket Cutter Systems (1999), Nortech Vacuum Products (2005), and Air-Spade (2008). Designed for safe, and effective cleaning, the line includes a wide range of specialty air guns for a multitude of industrial applications. Guardair pneumatic vacuums offer significant advantages in performance, dependability, safety, and life-cycle cost over conventional electric-powered vacuums. Operating on compressed air, with no moving parts or electric motors, to burn out, these powerful, versatile, and low-noise vacuums are ideal for the toughest industrial environments. You can also view their catalog for a preview full of items, accessories, and replacement parts.

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