Since 1906 - Our history
In 1906, a handful of investors with a vision, hired 18 workers and formed what is today, the Kewaunee Scientific Corporation.Their goal was ambitious: build a superior line of laboratory furniture and accessories. Until the early 1900's, America relied on Europe, particularly Germany, for the bulk of its laboratory equipment. After World War I, the American scientific industry began to gain ground, and Kewaunee grew rapidly. During World War II, Kewaunee was a government contractor for the Air Corps, and an important supplier for the Manhattan Project. After the war, Kewaunee responded to the increased demand for scientific laboratory equipment by building its present facilities in Statesville, North Carolina and expanding its team of experienced people. In the last 110 years, Kewaunee has expanded to China, Singapore and India, ensuring it leaves a mark in the South Asian and Middle East markets, as well.
While Kewaunee has been constantly revolutionizing its offerings, in the last 110 years, it has remained faithful to its goal –to build the best and most superior line of laboratory furniture that can be built!