Former Hamilton Scientific Clients Look for New Lab Furniture Resource
Sudden Closure Leaves Customers in the Lurch
With their sudden unannounced closure in March of this year, dozens of Hamilton Scientific clients are left wondering where to turn for sales, service, and support of their laboratory furniture and fume hoods. Hamilton Scientific shuttered manufacturing plants in Round Rock, TX, Mountain Home, AR, and across the country, largely unannounced to the general public. Hamilton Scientific’s website has gone dark, as have their social media outlets. OpenGate Capital, Hamilton Scientific’s corporate parent, has made no announcement regarding their plans for the Hamilton Scientific brand, nor for the fate of their employees throughout the country. In fact, OpenGate still features Hamilton Scientific as part of their portfolio, linking to their non-existent website.
When even the employees of one of the country’s largest laboratory suppliers don’t know the fate of their own company, where does this leave clients?
Venture Capital Firms Strip Value from Trusted Brands
OpenGate Capital bills themselves as an “investment firm.” These firms frequently buy up struggling divisions of larger corporations as corporate divestitures (Hamilton Scientific was previously owned by Thermo Fisher Scientific), strip them of their value, repurpose their brand and sell them off at a profit.
In the case of manufacturing, these good American jobs are frequently shipped overseas where costs and quality are sharply reduced. Good brands with strong reputations are cheapened and rarely have the opportunity to recover their integrity.
In the case of Hamilton Scientific, we hope this is not the case, but we have seen it happen far too often.
Stable Privately-Owned Laboratory Supply Business
PSA Laboratory Furniture is a privately-held corporation based in the United States. We have no shareholders to appease nor corporate parent to control how (or if) we run our own business. Our only obligation is to our clients, to whom we have dedicated considerable resources to provide the highest level of customer support before, during and after every transaction.
This is how we’ve done things since 1983, and it’s how we will keep doing things today and long into the future.
Our commitment to personalized and responsive service is why PSA Laboratory Furniture has a robust base of global clients large and small, from our own neighborhoods around Milwaukee, WI to the farthest corners of the world in Beijing, Papua New Guinea, Bahrain and more.
When the time comes to build and outfit your next industrial or research laboratory, trust the service and stability of PSA Laboratory Furniture.