Be a Part of Our Rich History

100 years in the making


Historic photo of office building in Buffalo


In 1915, famous architect Albert Kahn designed Henry Ford’s plant at 2495 Main Street. Over 600,000 of the 15 million Ford Model Ts were produced here by 1927. The plant then continued producing Ford Model As until August 1931, when Ford decided to sell the Main Street facility, and all activities were transferred to the Fuhrman Boulevard plant.


Historic photo from the Tri-Main Center

The building was leased to various tenants, including Hercules Motors, to make diesel engines for the Navy and Bell Aircraft Corporation. On September 5, 1941, Bell Aircraft received a request to design and construct America’s first jet engine warplane. The aircraft was built in the utmost secrecy on the upper floor of the building and became known as a “black project.”

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 Main Street facade of historic Tri-Main building

Trico Products Company, founded by John R. Oishei of Buffalo, was the world’s largest maker of windshield wipers. Trico purchased the building after WWII and 2495 Main Street was known as Trico #Plant 2. During this time period, the building expansion increased the size to today’s 650,000 square feet. At one time, Trico was the largest employer in the city of Buffalo.

Trico logo


New Modern Era

historic image of Buffalo office complex on Main Street
Tri-Main Center became Buffalo’s first large-scale rehabilitation of a vacant industrial complex. Twenty-seven years later, it is a vibrant mixed-use business center with over 100 companies and growing. Tri-Main Center has been at the forefront of the city’s resurgence and is cultivating the creative community in Buffalo.
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2495 Main Street,
Buffalo, NY 14214



Move In

Want to call Tri-Main “home” for your company? Become a part of our bustling business community today.

Building Hours

Main entrance on Halbert Street open approximately
6:30 am to 7:00 pm Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturdays
Sundays and holidays all doors are locked

Our Mission

We have an unwavering commitment to the revitalization movement in Buffalo – and creating spaces that reflect the ingenuity and innovation of our community.

Events & Cool Stuff

At Tri-Main, we believe in creating space that reflects and fosters innovation and revitalization of our community. You should work someplace that makes you happy. That’s why we do more than offer distinctive office spaces. We offer plenty of networking, educational and social opportunities, too.