How America's Largest Puzzle Factory Makes 2 Million Puzzles A Month

13 Okt 2020
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When the pandemic locked people inside, Buffalo Games saw an unprecedented spike in demand for its puzzles. But just as demand was taking off, the company's Buffalo, NY factory was shut down under New York State COVID-19 mandate. As the largest manufacturer of puzzles in North America, the company had to get creative. First, Buffalo Games sourced from overseas and then ramped up manufacturing stateside when the factory was able to reopen in May. Since May, the company has doubled production, now making 2 million puzzles a month. Business Insider visits the factory to see how Buffalo Games did it.
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How America's Largest Puzzle Factory Makes 2 Million Puzzles A Month

  • I started doing jigsaws when I moved for my first job and was bored and alone- and worked in a toy store- at 19. I just want something satisfying and time consuming so i really like 750 piece Americana puzzles like the first one they featured.

    A real Mrs. SmithA real Mrs. Smith2 hari yang lalu
  • That's cool and all but why modify old famous art? Like it's fine the way it is that's why it's famous....right? I don't get that part lol

    Alex CapekAlex Capek2 hari yang lalu
  • How are they cut?

    Sean LandersSean Landers3 hari yang lalu
  • The old camping/hunting ones with like the 50’s trucks are easily my favorite.

    Kyler MooreKyler Moore7 hari yang lalu
  • I love puzzle 🌆🏔️🌉🌃🏕️

    Arka JatmikaArka Jatmika8 hari yang lalu
  • 😍

    serpilserpil14 hari yang lalu
  • Yep, I'm one of the people who rediscovered puzzles during the pandemic. Now I have a shelf full.

    Em DeeEm Dee19 hari yang lalu
  • Misread the title. I thought clip is about Pizza factory from thumbnail. LoL.

    Oh MahOh Mah21 hari yang lalu
  • Im looking for pizzas 💔

    Bela BearBela Bear21 hari yang lalu
  • 5:15 after Covid-19?

    bababue33bababue3321 hari yang lalu
  • I was told by others some even after they do puzzle and all goes right they pasted to a board to frame and it a picture they can put on wall anytime. so not gotta pay alot for actual pic , u put together and then u have a cheap version to enjoy and see anytime.

    tyrone btyrone b22 hari yang lalu
  • This factory produces trash at a fantastic rate.

    Joe BramerJoe Bramer22 hari yang lalu
  • Walaikum play Laga small kid Boss 11 I can want

    Udayakumari O cUdayakumari O c22 hari yang lalu
  • Why did 90% of these people not have masks on?!?

    Max PowerMax Power24 hari yang lalu
  • Made in America: printed sheets from Canada, computers and proof printers from China and Malaysia, the board and box stock and glue from China and machines from Germany. Factory Lit with LEDs from China, shrink film from China, workers from whoknowswhere, workers wearing masks and clothes from every butt hole country on the planet. All Owned by an Indian. Yep! That’s today’s capitalism! “Made in USA!”

    Neo CraftNeo Craft24 hari yang lalu
  • I can't believe myself, I clicked here because I read 'puzzle' as pizza XD

    Dowithlove EXODowithlove EXO24 hari yang lalu
    • I did same kinda thought was pizza and not puzzle lol. so 2 milion pizza a month i was like what?

      tyrone btyrone b22 hari yang lalu
    • well, pizza is a puzzle too

      Hendy StarkHendy Stark23 hari yang lalu
    • Me too

      senghour khimsenghour khim24 hari yang lalu
    • Puzzle and Pizza? What a Serious difference.

      ocha arulocha arul24 hari yang lalu
    • Same thought it was pizza i got clickbated

      Hunter VigerHunter Viger24 hari yang lalu
  • 4:40 camera man knows what he likes

    rudridzrudridz25 hari yang lalu
  • One more Indian in CEO position

    5494r5494r25 hari yang lalu
  • Who the "F" buys puzzle's.

    Luciano BernalLuciano Bernal25 hari yang lalu
  • "It's yoga for your mind." You serious? When I can't solve the shit I get angry af

    MusicAddictionMusicAddiction26 hari yang lalu
  • I just play Retro Video Games to keep myself busy so if you could please stop on by

    GrandMasterLynxGrandMasterLynx26 hari yang lalu
  • All i really wanted to see was how the puzzles where getting cut

    Carl NyströmCarl Nyström26 hari yang lalu
  • I know it's not related, but I realized this company have a lot of female employees, even those who operate the forklifts! Kudos for the inclusivity✨✨

    Silvi Angelia May PurbaSilvi Angelia May Purba26 hari yang lalu
  • This is puzzling

    Kyaw ThutaKyaw Thuta26 hari yang lalu
  • 4:39 thicc

  • I thought this said pizza.

    BumbleChannelBumbleChannel27 hari yang lalu
  • Who else read pizza at first lol. And then realised it was puzzle .

    j jj j27 hari yang lalu
  • Glad to see another quality product made in good old USA by American tax payers. Pisses me off when my wife gives me a $7 Christmas, Anniversary & birthday card made in scum bag communist cheating lying china. Hallmark & others go to hell for this. Beg my better halve to purchase a card from the dollar store that always seem to be made in USA. If not please just make a card with a Croyla made in USA crayon..

    izzy garboizzy garbo27 hari yang lalu
  • Cool, good for them :)

    miaskittens Dmiaskittens D27 hari yang lalu
  • I used to solve jigsaw puzzles , now I play brain sage champion in my phone.

    Arun JoseArun Jose27 hari yang lalu
  • I read it as pizza for some reason. big brain I guess

    Oregon CrowOregon Crow27 hari yang lalu
  • Not all heroes wear capes

    BatakGalakBatakGalak27 hari yang lalu
  • To the puzzle maker. Instead of cutting from the front of the picture, why not cut from the back of the picture. So when puzzle is assembled, it will leave a sleemless picture.

    Henry YuHenry Yu27 hari yang lalu
  • It's puzzling how they do it :-o

    Catchme IfyoucanCatchme Ifyoucan28 hari yang lalu
  • Great to see local manufacturing, need more of this

    Melbourne MelbourneMelbourne Melbourne29 hari yang lalu
  • They should send these torture devices to ppls in prison.

    GbX Music ChannelGbX Music Channel29 hari yang lalu
  • For some reason, I read it as "Pizza".

    MauricelywMauricelyw29 hari yang lalu
  • That was a pretty entertaining video!👍

    sharat guptasharat gupta29 hari yang lalu
  • Big question, can I get an "UNCUT" puzzle. I like the pictures and I want to hang them on my wall but I don't want to put them together.

    Just ImagineJust ImagineBulan Yang lalu
    • 🤣

      Being BetterBeing Better7 hari yang lalu
  • My biggest is 6.000 pieces, ca 3 month building time.

    ulgn1964ulgn1964Bulan Yang lalu
  • Buffalo brand is 100% perfect. I wish they did 40k ones

    Friday Night PuzzlingFriday Night PuzzlingBulan Yang lalu
  • Loved this! So cool to see how they are made. Buffalo Games puzzles are my favorite!

    Peaceful PuzzlingPeaceful PuzzlingBulan Yang lalu
  • @4:25 this dude sound like hi is eating with full mouth and dying at same time...

    Nikola StarcevicNikola StarcevicBulan Yang lalu
  • Boring!

    RedbladeRedbladeBulan Yang lalu
  • I like puzzle

    Fatiha MusarratFatiha MusarratBulan Yang lalu
  • It was so stupid to close down the factory for covid. A company like this has the means and ingenuity to devise ways to keep running while staying safe. Mindless government officials have harmed our economy in the false name of safely.

    stepaushistepaushiBulan Yang lalu
  • How America's biggest puzzle producer is managed by an Indian??

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    Frieda JulietFrieda JulietBulan Yang lalu
  • Love the Buffalo puzzles. I've done several 1000 pcs and one 2000 pc which was fun. Going to start another over the Easter weekend.

    KlassyKat45KlassyKat45Bulan Yang lalu
  • Nice

    Renee WallaceRenee WallaceBulan Yang lalu
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    Madelene DianMadelene DianBulan Yang lalu
  • Q: How does America's largest puzzle factory make 2 million puzzles a month? A: Piece by piece

    Dave MDave MBulan Yang lalu
  • The most recent puzzle I got was a Buffalo games puzzle and it was so miscut that pieces were hanging on by a thread and a good chunk of them actually broke off one of their connectors

    Jonathan McCormickJonathan McCormick2 bulan yang lalu
  • Are images on line owned and does one have to get permission to use them on puzzle prints . I have some great ideas for production

    Hump ChannelHump Channel2 bulan yang lalu
  • This company has the worst missing piece policy ever. It doesn't help that the customer service is slow and even fails to respond.

    HenryHenry2 bulan yang lalu
  • "...there will be a robust demand for a long time to come..." As soon as the pandemic is over most of these "new customers" are going back to their normal lives and will drop die-cut gramma puzzles like a hot rock. Don't squander this opportunity. Invest and innovate with highly desirable products to retain and wow these people by stimulating their minds in new ways. You can start by updating your bland package design. Otherwise you face the same fate as your namesake.

    CratecruncherCratecruncher2 bulan yang lalu
  • People stay at how are so boring.

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  • We're not trying to mandela effect you but we will. 🤣

    Gates SGates S2 bulan yang lalu
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    Zachary McFerrenZachary McFerren2 bulan yang lalu
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    Torikul IslamTorikul Islam2 bulan yang lalu
  • CORONA VIRUS is no more dangerous than the COMMON COLD. It’s all a bunch of schitt designed by SOCIALIST SYMPATHIZERS wanting to destroy OUR way of life. WE THE PEOPLE must REJECT all forms of SOCIALISM.

    SPEAK FREELYSPEAK FREELY2 bulan yang lalu
    • I'm asian

      #Wachtime Glitch#Wachtime Glitch2 bulan yang lalu
  • Why not an AMERICAN as CEO? I'm sick and tired of foreigners!!!

    Mike MullinMike Mullin2 bulan yang lalu
  • I could work there. I'm in love with puzzles.

    Hannah's DrawingsHannah's Drawings2 bulan yang lalu
  • I misread and thought it was pizzas 🍕 🤣

    CCC HO FFCCC HO FF2 bulan yang lalu
  • Where's your masks?

    T ParkT Park2 bulan yang lalu
  • Wow, I did not know they made puzzles in Buffalo. It's Amazing when something happens you find out what in your Area

  • I'm Puzzled Why This Video?

    Jayne NovakJayne Novak2 bulan yang lalu
  • So interesting. Love puzzles and Buffalo Puzzles

    Gerri StephensonGerri Stephenson2 bulan yang lalu
  • 2:20 this is so cool, they're so dedicated

    Mix ZoeMix Zoe2 bulan yang lalu
  • It’s difficult to take this video seriously, with the narrator’s childish up-talking.

    D. D.D. D.2 bulan yang lalu
  • I'm always disappointed in these videos in how they only show the big machines at work. I wanted to see how the punches actually cut up the puzzle with such interlocking precision the way they do

  • They make so many per day because Buffalo puzzle pieces suck! The images peel off the edges of the pieces, a ton of the pieces are still stuck together when you get it, they're thin....just awful. Go with a Ravensburger or Educa if you actually want a decent puzzle.

    Rachel BoyntonRachel Boynton2 bulan yang lalu
  • It puzzles me that this is on my feed

    Coffee DudeCoffee Dude2 bulan yang lalu
  • Wow!

    Sandra CrockettSandra Crockett2 bulan yang lalu
  • Good to know people still appreciate the simpler things in life.

    Peter LouisPeter Louis2 bulan yang lalu
  • Psst...don't let Biden and his cronies find out about these US jobs!!

    TheRiverRiseIITheRiverRiseII2 bulan yang lalu
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    Kim DerrKim Derr2 bulan yang lalu
    • Thanks Luiz .+

      Kim DerrKim Derr2 bulan yang lalu
  • I'd say there'll be a massive dip in demand when covid restrictions are lifted

    Just RedJust Red2 bulan yang lalu
  • As a customer of Buffalo Games, I've always have enjoyed doing their puzzles. It was interesting to find out how they are made.

    AthenaSchroedingerAthenaSchroedinger2 bulan yang lalu
  • And yet their "designs" Are lame. I preffer Clementoni 👌🏻

    Angel GaleanaAngel Galeana2 bulan yang lalu
  • My family was ahead of the curve: I had a bank of puzzles prior to the Covid business. Buffalo has interesting puzzle designs.

    M 3M 32 bulan yang lalu
  • After watching this video, I went shopping for the bird puzzle. What a surprise, the shelves were overloaded and all of the puzzles of every brand were "Made in China" including Buffalo puzzles. Even the Audubon Society bird puzzles. Maybe the made in Buffalo puzzles don't get shipped all over the USA. Get ready for a massive over stock BG.

    rickpaulosrickpaulos2 bulan yang lalu
  • 10-15 hours??? I can finish a puzzle in 3 hours!!!

    Olive WooOlive Woo2 bulan yang lalu
    • @Bosco nope.

      Olive WooOlive Woo2 bulan yang lalu
    • 10 piece puzzle

      BoscoBosco2 bulan yang lalu
  • I love this company🥰

    Tiffany TateTiffany Tate2 bulan yang lalu
  • i love puzzles hugs hugs

    Barbie BurnettBarbie Burnett2 bulan yang lalu
  • I love their puzzles. My husband and my 12 year old granddaughter work on a new one of their puzzles every two weeks. We then pass them on to cousins. Never ever had a problem with any of the new puzzles we have ordered from them. Love them.

    B. NealB. Neal3 bulan yang lalu
  • Thanks for this video, it was very interesting. I'm not a fan of Buffalo's aesthetic... I would much prefer a more "designed" look rather than the "kitchen sink" approach of rainbows and Photoshop comps, but it's good to see that they are doing well.

    w0mblesw0mbles3 bulan yang lalu
  • Some really ugly puzzle designs out there. Now I know wherr they are made.

    Rachel GibsonRachel Gibson3 bulan yang lalu
  • Why do I have to watch a commercial before I watch a commercial? Just wondering. After covid? Not quite. 2/13/21

    don't Caredon't Care3 bulan yang lalu
  • i have a where's waldo/wally puzzle 2000 pieces (i really should start it) also i love these how things are made videos wish there was more of them out there

    TheAussieNinja8TheAussieNinja83 bulan yang lalu
  • my problem with puzzles is that after I'm done, idk what to do with it.

    D. LadeD. Lade3 bulan yang lalu
    • Frame them

      Janet FrisbyJanet Frisby19 hari yang lalu
    • If you like them so much, you can frame and hang them on the wall. I have many framed puzzles, which I plan to sell for making money before leaving Turkey for Work & Travel and coming to US. So, only one of them is hanging in our house, the rest is stored with bubble wrap. I don't want to put pieces in the box back again and I don't have much space left for frames. I will try to stick them from the back using tape for being able to keep doing puzzles.

      ChlorineChlorine3 bulan yang lalu
    • I suggest convincing your family and friends to take up jigsaw puzzles, and then you can trade them around your family.

      w0mblesw0mbles3 bulan yang lalu
    • You can take it apart, put it in the box and tape shut. Donate to a thrift store, or a nursing home, etc, Everybody loves a puzzle!

      mary smithmary smith3 bulan yang lalu
  • Glad to see a Buffalo NY company excelling!

    Elizabeth GerardElizabeth Gerard3 bulan yang lalu
  • I would like to get a job at Buffalo Puzzles but i do not have any puzzle experience.

    vanhouten64vanhouten643 bulan yang lalu
  • Would have been nice to see more about how they cut the puzzles.

    Roy HeffnerRoy Heffner3 bulan yang lalu
  • I live in pittsford (about an hour from Buffalo) I have so many puzzles from this company.

    Jay ToddJay Todd3 bulan yang lalu
  • Me: 15 hours? How slow are they? *sees puzzle the size of a bed sheet* Oh...

    Lisa RegehrLisa Regehr3 bulan yang lalu
  • It would be fun to work on the packaging line, and remove one piece from each box. Or not.

    Matt RostMatt Rost3 bulan yang lalu
    • I would imagine their HR Department makes sure the employees are always happy enough with their pay and benefits to prevent this. 😁

      Jim GardnerJim Gardner2 bulan yang lalu
  • I've put together 3 Buffalo Games puzzles this Winter. It's nice to see the people and factory.

    Tom smithTom smith3 bulan yang lalu
  • Buffalo Puzzles are my go to for relaxing...especially Charles Wysocki puzzles. My aunt and I like the 300 to 500 piece puzzles. A 300 piece will take an hour for us to do. A 500 piece will last 8 hours. Its fun.

    Maggie SatterfieldMaggie Satterfield3 bulan yang lalu
  • would love to work in a puzzle factory

    NanaNana3 bulan yang lalu