Our History



About Us


Our History

Originally established as Empire Air Systems in 1990, Empire Automation Systems (EAS) began with a heavy focus on the distribution of pneumatic components. In the decades since then, EAS has become one of the premiere distributors for industrial automation components in Upstate New York with a much more diversified product offering.


In 2014, current President and Owner, Don Davis, purchased another distribution company that at the time was known as Minuteman Controls. Minuteman had been a major player in the northeast region of the US since its inception in 1970 with a strong initial focus on air logic.


In April of 2016, in an effort to further solidify the connection of the two companies, Minuteman Controls was renamed to Minuteman Automation Systems (MAS).


Due to the close relationship between MAS and EAS, a singular brand was developed where both companies would be referenced as MASEAS.

While a good portion of focus remains on selling components, both companies now also excel at solutions integration. We strongly feel that our best value comes from the knowledge of our sales team and engineers who will be able to identify pain points in current customer operations and offer comprehensive solutions ranging from initial design to assembly.


What you're left with is a distribution force that can cross pool resources and personnel talents in a way that will always benefit the people who matter most - the customer.

Minuteman Automation Systems


7 Foster Street

Wakefield, MA 01880


Office: 781.245.9550

Fax: 781.246.4982

Empire Automation Systems


20 Vantage Point, Suite 4

Rochester, NY 14624


Office: 585.352.3333

Fax: 585.352.8656