Manufacturers of the Air-Sentry Fume Hood


In 1978 Metal Crafters Manufacturing, Co, a sheet metal fabrication business, was founded in the garage of the current CEO’s Long Island home. Out of this business grew Aero-Data Metal Crafters, Inc. Metal Crafters was incorporated in 1980, its primary business being precision sheet metal fabrication for the defense and computer industry. Metal Crafters established a reputation for producing high quality products with its state-of-the-art computerized equipment. Metal Crafters grew into a very successful sheet metal shop in the early 1980’s, when the defense industry on Long Island was thriving. It became apparent in the mid to late 1980’s, however, that the defense industry was declining and that the medical field was where their future customer base was to be found.

Metal Crafters expanded its product offering to include a line of precision manufactured steel furniture and fume hoods. A line of laboratory furniture was designed like no other before it. By incorporating the same precision manufacturing techniques that went into the production of the parts for the U.S. Air Force’s fighter jets and NASA’s Space Shuttle, this new laboratory furniture line was the highest quality line ever manufactured for mass production.

In 1990 Lab Crafters, Inc. was founded to support the new product line. As the laboratory product line matured, it was becoming apparent that there was significant overlap between the laboratory and clean room industries. In response to this, a complete line of clean room contamination control equipment and environments were developed.

This product line resulted in the creation of Air Crafters, Inc.

Under the direction of the company principals, the companies of the Metal Crafters Group have grown into significant players in the laboratory furniture, fume hood and clean room industries. The companies are widely recognized as having the most technologically advanced manufacturing facility in the industry, for its innovative designs, and its high quality products.

Lab Crafters supports the following organizations:

• Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA)
• American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
• American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
• United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Laboratories for the 21st Century Program
• United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
• Advancement for Commerce, Industry & Technology (ACIT) on Long Island |

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