Chart Industries to close AirSep Amherst plant

AMHERST, NY (WIVB)  AirSep, an Amherst company that produces portable oxygen tanks will be shuttered early next year.

Chart Industries, headquartered in Ohio, reports they are reorganizing their BioMedical group and will be closing the Amherst  factory on Commerce Parkway

In a news release, Chart said the reorganization will “better position the company to capture future growth in the respiratory products industry.” They will consolidate operations in their facility in Canton, Ga.

Earl Lawson, president of Chart BioMedical, said,” We are positioning the company to meet our strategic goal to have associated core engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing resources located together to better support the growing demand for our products.”

There is no word on exactly how many will lose their job.  Workers were told they were guaranteed employment until February. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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