Fedders Manufacturing Co. was established in 1896 in Buffalo New York. The company entered the infant automobile market making radiators. In 1908 Fedders gained fame when the Buffalo make Thomas Flyer auto won the first around the world auto race. Fedders expanded into heating and refrigeration products.
The original Fedders merged with F.J. Quigan Inc. in 1945 and introduced its first room air conditioner in 1946. Fedders quickly became the worlds room air conditioning leading brand. Fedders no longer manufactures room air conditioners. Today new Fedders Quigan LLC is a new American company, who owns the Fedders trademark in America, and is dedicated to recycling air conditioners and appliances, advanced energy efficient heat pumps and IAQ indoor Air Quality in the United States.