About Kewaunee


  • Company Overview

    Kewaunee Scientific Corporation is a recognized leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of Laboratory, Technical and Laminate furniture products. Laboratory furniture products include both steel and wood cabinetry, fume hoods, adaptable modular systems, moveable workstations, environmentally friendly casework, biological safety cabinets and epoxy resin counters and sinks. Technical furniture products include column systems, slotted-post systems, pedestal systems and stand-alone benches. Laminate furniture includes laminate casework, systems and related products for educational, healthcare and industrial applications. The Company's corporate headquarters are located in Statesville, North Carolina. Three manufacturing facilities are located in Statesville, NC serving the domestic and international markets. Our manufacturing facility in Bangalore, India serves the local and Asian markets. The Company also has subsidiaries in Singapore and India.

    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, and 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. We expanded our market with an enhanced dealer organization to take advantage of this growth. By the end of 1920's, we were building both steel and wood laboratory furniture and accessories. During World War II, we were a government contractor for the Air Corps, and an important supplier for the Manhattan Project. After the war, America experienced a technological explosion resulting in increased demand for scientific laboratory equipment. Kewaunee responded by building its present facilities in Statesville, North Carolina and its staff of experienced people. A lot has changed in the last 100+ years but not the original goal: to build a superior line of laboratory furniture, the best that can be built.

    Experience
    Many years of experience has qualified Kewaunee as a leader in the design and manufacture of furniture products. We serve clients from many disciplines in industry, research centers, schools and universities, government agencies, and healthcare. From original designs and layouts through complete installations, Kewaunee has the experience to make your laboratory the best it can be.