In 1896, Wilmot Stephens founded The Stephens Company in Binghamton, NY. “Stephen’s Climbers” were handcrafted in his blacksmith shop and formed the genesis of entire product lines serving linemen and arborists. Several years later in 1913, W.H Buckingham purchased The Stephens Company and changed the name to what is now known as Buckingham Manufacturing Co., Inc. At that point in time, manufacturing was expanded beyond climbers to include linemen’s body belts, safety straps, climber pads, knives, and other tools.

Andy Batty Jr. and a new management team took ownership in 1984 and grew the company substantially over the next several decades, solidifying Buckingham’s role as the world’s leading and most trusted manufacturer of equipment for major electric utilities, telecommunications companies, wireless and cable providers, and arborists. Today, Andy and his son Tim continue to guide the company and have expanded, improved, and introduced new products; built, maintained, and grew a robust sales and distribution system that spans the globe, and introduced new technology to the industries Buckingham serves as well as its own production facility.

According to a catalog from the 1940’s, “Mr. Buckingham always demanded the utmost in fine workmanship and made no compromise with quality.” That laser-like focus on quality remains today amongst a continually growing and dedicated workforce at the same exact Binghamton, NY location.


Buckingham Manufacturing is ISO 9001:2015 certified and follows all applicable industry standards including OSHA, ANSI, ASTM, CSA and CE requirements. Our factory is located in its original location and we still manufacture our products right here in America. The BuckLab, where we research, design and test products is ISO 17025 Certified. Knowing the dangers of the industries we serve, our products are inspected BuckTough™ and from raw materials, through in-process manufacturing, to the final product.

P.O. Box 1690 Binghamton, NY, 13902