Praxair’s largest engineering and R&D center has been located in Tonawanda, NY since 1937. Over 1,100 people work at this site, making Praxair one of the top private employers in the Buffalo-Niagara region. Using the HPC resources at UB-CCR for our reformer-related CFD simulations has reduced run costs by 50-60% and improved productivity.
In addition, Praxair is a member of the Founders Council for Buffalo Manufacturing Works, part of the Buffalo Billion initiative aimed at making the region a leader in high-tech advanced manufacturing and innovation. The Founders Council is a group of anchor companies that advises on industry needs and informs the center’s technology road-mapping activities.