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John R. Oishei Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The foundation strives to be a catalyst for change to enhance economic vitality and the quality of life for the Buffalo Niagara region.


Incorporated in 1941 in NY - Founded by the late John R. Oishei, founder of Trico Products Corporation, a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of integrated wiper systems and electronics. After the car Oishei was driving on a rainy night hit a cyclist, though not seriously, he vowed to improve driver visibility during inclement weather to prevent such accidents. His company introduced the first windshield wiper, the Rain Rubber, to the automobiles of the early 20th century.


John R. Oishei Foundation

Independent foundation




726 Exchange Street No 510 Buffalo, NY United States 14210

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