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HEMCO Corporation ISO 9001:2015 Certification 2021

HEMCO Corporation was re-certified as an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company. This marks a commitment on HEMCO's part to continuously improve, in an effort to meet & exceed the needs of our customers. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 161 countries, one member per country. ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. Therefore, ISO enables a consensus to be reached on solutions that meet the requirements of business and the broader needs of society. Click Here to view Certification


HEMCO Corporation Exhibits at PITTCON 2020

HEMCO Corporation proudly exhibited at PITTCON 2020, March 1st -5th at the McCormick, Convention Center Chicago, booth #2026. PITTCON 2020 offers the latest technology and instrumentation from over 930 exhibitors, and a diverse Technical program. Every day, scientists are making new discoveries; formulating new medicines and solving global environmental, energy & food related challenges. Pittcon keeps you informed of, connected to and up-to-date on significant on going findings and new instrumentation

Engineers Week

HEMCO Corporation Exhibits at Engineers Week Expo 2020

HEMCO Corporation proudly exhibited at Engineers Week 2020. The 69th annual engineers week celebration, held February 21st at the Downtown Marriott Muehlebach Tower, Imperial Ballroom. Hosted by the Western Chapter Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) and the Easter Chapter Kansas Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE).

Veterans Day

HEMCO Corporation Salutes Veterans Day 2019

HEMCO Corporation honors all who have served and those who are currently serving.

Thank you for your service


HEMCO Corporation Exhibits at PITTCON 2019

HEMCO Corporation proudly exhibited at PITTCON 2019, March 19th - 21st at the Pennsylvania, Convention Center, booth #2757. PITTCON 2019 offers the latest technology and instrumentation from over 930 exhibitors, and a diverse Technical program. Every day, scientists are making new discoveries; formulating new medicines and solving global environmental, energy & food related challenges. Pittcon keeps you informed of, connected to and up-to-date on significant on going findings and new instrumentation


HEMCO Corporation at SEFA's 30th Annual Meeting

HEMCO Corporation attended the 30th annual meeting and trade show at Rockefeller University, New York City, November 14-16 2018. SEFA Advisory Board Member Jay Bargmann led a panel including representatives from the University. SEFA has two new drafts of Recommended Practices for review by the Membership.  The updated draft of the Lab Ventilation Design Management Guide is available for review. 


HEMCO Corporation Awarded Manufacturer of the Year 2018

HEMCO Corporation was named the Independence MO Manufacturer of the Year for 2018, by the Independence Chamber of Commerce. Awards are given to Independence businesses that have made a significant impact to the city's economy through capital investment and/or employment. Click Here to view Video


HEMCO Corporation Celebrates 60th Anniversary

HEMCO Corporation celebrated it 60 Anniversary in on March 22nd 2018. HEMCO Corporation also known as Hill Engineering and Manufacturing Company, was joined by members of the Independence Chamber of Commerce for a Business before hours event. As part of the festivities Independence declared March 22nd HEMCO day.

HEMCO builds Environment for Stanford University

The core labs include a Soft & Hybrid Materials Facility, Bio-Chemical Lab and Imaging Lab. Staffed by full time technicians who can offer instruction on operation, maintenance and best practices for these shared resources, the core labs provide access to cutting edge equipment. These facilities are located on the basement loop that connects all four buildings on the quad, making them easy to access by many researchers from outside.

Dave Campbell President

HEMCO Corporation Announces Dave Campbell as New President

January 26th 2016, Ron Hill congratulates David Campbell on the anniversary of his 40 years of service to HEMCO Corporation.. As part of the ceremony Dave was named as President of HEMCO Corporation. Ron Hill will remain as Co-Founder, CEO and COE.


University of Kansas Hill Engineering Building

The Hill Engineering Research & Development Center

The Hill Engineering Research & Development Center has been created to allow students to focus on sustainable energy research. The building is divided into three pods. The first two pods contain interior high-bay fabrication & work areas, as well as supplemental storage areas. The third pod is a detached, open-air mechanical research yard, the ground floor is a concrete slab deck which will house the Eco Hawks syn-gas machine while the upper floor is galvanized steel grating to support photo-voltaic research. The facility meets the LEED platinum rating. Sustainable features: the use of reclaimed materials & highly recycled materials such as glass, aluminum & steel; a super insulated structure; an advanced mechanical system that provides efficient means of heating & cooling via an underground cistern that reduces potable water demands & storm water run off.

Gift to KU

HEMCO Gift Houses KU Eco Hawks

The Hill Engineering Research and Development Center, located at 2105 Becker Drive on KU's west campus, was dedicated June 7th, The 4,000 square foot building was designed and built by KU architecture students in Studio 804, which is committed to the research and development of sustainable, affordable and inventive buildings. "Sue and I are excited about the new KU Research and Development Center" said Ron Hill. "We see the research and development center as an opportunity for mechanical engineering students to learn by doing with hands-on experience, turning ideas into sustainable products and services now and in future generations".(from Kansas Engineer summer 2013) More....

Gift to KU

KU Hill Engineering Research & Development Center

Ronald and Sue Hill, have made a gift to support the construction and equipping of the Hill Engineering Research and Development Center on KU’s west campus. The center, which will be completed later this spring,will house KU Eco Hawks, a student research program of the School of Engineering that focuses on developing innovative sustainable energy solutions for transportation and other areas of research. The Hill Engineering Research and Development Center is located at 2105 Becker Drive on KU’s west campus. The 4,000-square-foot building was designed and built by KU architecture students in Studio 804, which is committed to the research and development of sustainable, affordable and inventive buildings.

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HEMCO Corporation provides Lab Equipment for the Mercy Ships

HEMCO Corporation provides laboratory equipment for Mercy Ships. Mercy Ships is a global charity that provides training, medical relief and sustainable development to areas of natural disaster or where there is chronic need. The fleet of ocean going vessels brings hope and healing to the world's most needy. Mercy ships have provided dental care, specialized surgeries, clothing, construction materials, development training and a message of hope to 90 port districts around the world. Founded in 1977, with the purchase of the first ship the Anastasia's, would become a floating hospital that would serve for 29 years. The fleet has since expanded with 3 more ships and is based in Garden Valley Texas.

Ron Hill & Govenor

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visits HEMCO

Governor Jay Nixon visited HEMCO Corporation on Tuesday April 3rd 2012. During his press conference he recognized HEMCO as one of Missouri's top 40 exporters. From chemicals to computers to high-tech lab equipment, Missouri made goods are in demand, the Governor stated. HEMCO Corporation an Independence Company makes laboratory equipment including fume hoods and clean rooms. The media tracked the Governor closely during the HEMCO tour and conference. (Kansas City Star, Independence Examiner, CBS and NBC News channels.)


HEMCO Announces Addition of U.L. 1805 Fume Hoods

HEMCO Corporation is pleased to announce that as of August 16th 2010, UniFlow model SE, LE, and CE hoods are available in U.L. model Hoods. Specified models were tested and Certified to U.L. 1805 Classification. 1805 Classification defines requirements specific to Laboratory Fume Hoods & Cabinets.

  • This Classification covers construction, materials, flammability and containment performance.
  • HEMCO's test facility is compliant to test Fume Hoods for U.L. 1805 Classification.
  • Click here to view listing on U.L.Site
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Ron Hill Ronald E. Hill PE President of HEMCO Corporation was awarded the University of Kansas School of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Mechanical Engineer of the year award 2009.

His 50+ years of entrepreneurial leadership have led HEMCO Corporation (Hill Engineering and Manufacturing Company) to fill a unique niche in the research, development, and manufacturing of Laboratory Facilities World Wide.

Ron is a founding member of the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA), has served as the Chair Person on the Laboratories Fume Hood Recommended Practices, the ASHRAE committee for Laboratory Fume Hood Performance Testing, and the American Industrial Hygiene Committee, Z9.5 Laboratory Ventilation Standard.  He is a member of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (PEI), and the National Society of Professional Engineers. Member of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) and the Independence Council for Economic Development (ICED)

New Products

UniMax Large Floor Mount Fume Hoods for Cannabis

 The UniMax series of hoods has been expanded to include wide selection of models that feature greater interior working dimensions. Standard models range from 6 feet to 24 feet wide, 4 feet to 8 feet deep, and 7 feet to 16 feet high. Botanical Extractions, Tall apparatus / distillation processes, roll-in reactors, or long integrated instrumentation systems can be easily accommodated in these hoods. UniMax Floor Mount Hood’s are constructed of chemical resistant, non-conductive modular panels featuring composite resin surface material. This modular design allows for onsite assembly and the ability to disassemble at a later date, move and reassemble. Custom sizes and designs can also be designed and built to exact specifications.

MicroFlow III

MicroFlow III Ductless Workstation

The MicroFlow III is an ideal Class 1 ductless carbon filtered workstation equipped with Activated Carbon filtration, for fumes, odors, and non-hazardous chemical vapors. Completely self contained with integral recessed work surface to contain spills. A clear hood surrounds the work area and includes a hinged viewing sash for user protection. Sash can be conformed for use with a microscope. Variable speed fan control allows for high speed 100f/m. air flow thru the sash opening, or medium and low flow for sensitive operations. Filter change light is installed to alert the user when it is time to replace the filter. Typical applications include, general chemistry involving small volumes of common chemicals, individual work stations, tissue staining and processing, gluing & drying operations, solvent cleaning of electronic parts, soldering fumes and odors, school demonstration workstations, containment of forensic applications.


VSE Enclosures for Critical Procedures

The VSE is offered in 24”, 36” and 48” widths to accommodate an analytical balance and other small scale lab processes. Constructed of chemical resistant metal framing and 1/4” thick clear acrylic side panels and viewing sash. Efficient air flow design with airfoil and by pass, directs contaminates to baffled exhaust thereby providing superior air flow and containment performance for user protection. The viewing sash is angled 15 degrees for ease of viewing comfort with 8” reach in opening height. Sash swings up to provide 20” of access opening. 2 service ports are located in lower right and left rear wall. The ergonomic design provides added user comfort.


Clean Aire HEPA and Carbon In-Line Filter Paks

HEMCO Clean Aire HEPA and Carbon Filter Paks are designed to be mounted in-line in the exhaust ducting from a fume hood or contaminant source up to 1500 cfm.  The filter pak includes a galvanized steel housing with hinged and gasketed access door for filter change-out and molded composite resin inlet and outlet plenums with duct connection collars sized to meet specification. Both filters include a 30% pleated prefilter and can be paired together for applications that requires particulate and fume removal. 

Acid Cabinets

Acid Storage Cabinets

Acid Storage Cabinet is specifically designed for the storage of corrosive chemicals and available in 12”, 18”, 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, and 48” widths. Standard size is 35” high and 22” deep. The molded one piece fiberglass liner inserts directly in the cabinet and is sealed on all edges for ease of cleaning. Interior features a containment lip, on the front bottom edge to hold spills. Then front access doors have air inlet vents, are lined, and the edges are sealed. No metal is exposed to corrosive vapors. Shelf is removable for smaller container storage.

Clean Rooms

Laboratory Clean Room Furnishings

Choice of clean room casework, or furniture, is one of the most important decisions made when setting up classified space. Cabinets and associated doors, hinges, handles, panels, bench tops, shelving, and vertical/horizontal surfaces must be compatible with the application and the clean room’s classification by Federal Standard 209E for airborne particulate cleanliness. Surfaces must be as easily cleaned as walls and floors, emit no particulate contaminants, and above all resist exposure to liquids and solids processed inside the room.”More....


Laboratory Ventilation Products

HEMCO offers Fume Hood exhaust blowers, ducting & components, HEPA and carbon filtration, fume scrubbers, & manifold systems. Fume hood blowers are designed to exhaust corrosive fumes, humid or polluted air, gases & odors. These blowers are in coated steel or PVC, in standard or explosion proof models. Rigid PVC ducting and accessories are provided for fume hood exhaust systems. The smooth interior surface reduces static pressure loss and chemical waste build up, and PVC is extremely resistant to a wide variety of acids & corrosives.


Environment Laminar Flow Work Station Will Not Rust

Environment Enclosures by HEMCO Corporation are constructed entirely of chemical resistant, flame retardant, non-metallic composite resin materials and features an exclusive “Unitized” construction that does not require screws, bolts, rivets or metallic hardware to assemble. HEMCO Enclosures are designed to isolate liquid handling workstations, HPLC equipment, sample weighing, high throughput screening, powders handling and other lab automated processes by providing exhaust air systems, clean workstation or temperature/humidity controlled environments. The enclosures feature a flexible, modular design and are engineered and built to exact customer size and design requirements.

SE AireStream Fume hoods

UniFlow SE AirStream Fume Hoods

The SE AireStream Fume Hood is equipped with a 36” high extended view height, exclusive vector slotted rear VaraFlow baffle system, aerodynamic sash lift with perforated air-sweep feature, and molded-in belled outlet collar for reduced airflow resistance. The lighting is a vapor proof LED strip fixture with a central switch, per-wired to a single point junction box 115V /60Hz. Hood is shipped completely assembled and can include a wide selection of accessories that can be factory installed to meet your specific need.  Work surfaces in a variety of materials and a choice of base cabinets including acid or flammable storage are optional.

HazMax Large Floor Mount (Walk-In) Fume Hoods

Specifically designed for isolating hazardous  materials, the HAZMAX Hazardous Containment Work Area has applications including containment of potentially hazardous dispensing and sampling procedures,  material storage and equipment isolation. The ventilated work area is constructed of corrosion and flame retardant fiberglass, with an epoxy coating on all metal parts.  Sliding doors, constructed of ¼” tempered glass, provide convenient access to the work area and can be securely locked. A secondary containment basin, constructed of seamless composite poly resin, has coved corners and a sloped bottom to facilitate draining and cleaning of any accidental spillage.  A raised fiberglass grate deck floor allows spillage to flow through. Specific requirements can be met through a variety of safety and service accessories, also available through HEMCO.

Corner Canopy

Rust Proof Chemical Resistant Corner Canopy Hoods

Corner Canopy Hood is the solution to maximizing your wasted space in corner areas. Designed to capture and exhaust corrosive vapors, heat steam, and odors when mounted over areas that have water baths, hot plates or other lab equipment.  The canopy hood is molded one piece seamless of advanced composite resins that have superior chemical and corrosion resistance, are flame retardant and lightweight for a NO RUST guarantee.  The corner canopy can either be wall mounted or suspended from the ceiling and can be equipped with optional side wall panels to prevent cross drafts from affecting the containment of fumes. Standard wall and island canopy hoods are also available both in composite resin and stainless steel.

5 year warranty

5 Year Warranty on U.L. Classified UniFlow Fume Hoods

HEMCO introduces the best Warranty in the industry. The UniFlow Fume Hood is guaranteed not to rust, or need repairs for 5 years. HEMCO warrants UniFlow Laboratory Fume Hoods, that have received U.L. 1805 Certification for materials, ( for details see Warranty) and workmanship on equipment. HEMCO’s warranty shall be for a period of (5) Five years from the date of sale to the original purchaser.

HEMCO 5 year Warranty

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Traditional Fume Hoods vs UniFlow Fume Hoods

Much like the Ford Tri-Motor Air Plane of 1925, traditional Fume hoods feature metal construction, and are held together with sheet metal fasteners and brackets. UniFlow Fume hoods are constructed using a composite super structure for total chemical resistance, this non- metallic construction insures against rust. The interior fume chamber of the UniFlow Fume hood is a one piece glass smooth, all coved corners for ease of cleaning. Unitized construction reduces weight for ease of installation ”More....


UniFlow AireSteam Laboratory Fume Hoods featured in Lab X

UniFlow SE AireStream Fume Hood is a high performance fume hood that maximizes user protection and energy savings. UniFlow SE AireStream Hoods are constructed entirely of chemical resistant, flame retardant, non-metallic composite resin materials, & feature “Unitized” construction. Hood is shipped completely assembled. Work surfaces in a variety of materials and a choice of base cabinets including acid or flammable storage are optional as required. http://bit.ly/2IC0xnt

Trace Metals

UniFlow Polypro Trace Metals Fume Hoods Fume Hoods for Metal Testing Laboratories
• Polypropylene Fume Chamber, unitized construction with integral fume chamber,integral worksurface, baffle   system, air foil & outlet collar. Exterior composite FRP Super Structure for total chemical & corrosion
• Fume hood is offered in 48", 60", 72", & 96" wide models in 30" or 36" depths.
• Polypro Trace Metal hoods are ideal for water treatment, marine and soil sciences, environmental toxic
  analysis, forensics, and toxicology. http://www.polyprofumehoods.com/

Radioisotope Fume Hoods features a Type 304 Stainless Steel interior to prevent absorption of Radioactive & Corrosive materials.

• 304 Stainless Steel Fume Chamber, unitized construction with integral dished worksurface, baffle system,
  air foil  & outlet collar. Worksurface is reinforced to support weight loads associated to isotope work such
  as lead barriers and equipment
• These fume hoods are offered in 48", 60", and 72" widths and can be outfitted with service fixtures, electrical   service options, cabinets/tables and suitable exhaust blowers to safely remove hazardous fumes
  or particulates
• Radioisotope Fume Hood, engineered to meet the strict requirements for lab work involving radio chemicals

Auxiliary Air

UniFlow Auxiliary Air fume hoods, amount of Supply Air Volume equals Exhaust Air Volume, making zero room air requirement

• FRP composite Fume Chamber, unitized construction with integral, baffle system, air foil & outlet collar.
  Exterior composite FRP Super Structure for total chemical & corrosion resistance, epoxy worksurface.
• Reduce energy costs, with the sash in the ½ open position it only requires 50% supply air to make up for the  exhaust air, providing 100 fpm face velocity.
• When there is a shortage of air in the lab, it is less costly to provide an Auxiliary Air fume hood system than to  change or enlarge the building air handling system. http://www.auxiliaryairfumehoods.com/

Perchloric Fume Hoods

UniFlow Perchloric Fume Hoods are Engineered to Safely Handle procedures involving Perchloric Acids

• 316 Stainless Steel Fume Chamber, unitized construction with integral worksurface, baffle system, air foil &
 outlet  collar. Exterior composite FRP Super Structure for total chemical & corrosion resistance. construction
  for superior  chemical resistance, strength,& durability.
• Fume hood features dedicated wash down with integral piping spray nozzles & remote control on
  right column. Rear drain trough is integral to superstructure
• Perchloric acid is used in the production of rocket fuel, etching liquid crystal displays, and other perchloric
  acid procedures.

HDPE Acid Digestion

UniFlow HDPE Acid Digestion Fume Hood ideal for procedures involving corrosive acids

• High Density Polyethylene Fume Chamber, unitized construction with integral fume chamber, worksurface,
  baffle system, air foil & outlet collar. Exterior composite FRP Super Structure for total chemical & corrosion
  resistance, and rear drain trough.
• Acid Digestion process for the selective separation / removal of precious metals,from non-precious metals.   Materials are completely dissolved into a liquid form for separation.
• Features a polycarbonate sash for work with hydrofluoric acid
• Integral wash down system with spray nozzles is included.

Emergency Shower

Eyewash and Emergency Shower 5 Steps for Compliance

In an ideal workplace, employers would always be aware of potential dangers to employees' eyes, and employees would always wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). But some workplaces aren't ideal, and accidents do happen. Therefore, in workplaces where corrosive chemicals are handled, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires that facilities provide devices for drenching or flushing the eyes for immediate emergency use. Eyewashes & showers should be in compliance with Z358.1-2014. Construction, installation and location of the eyewash or eyewash & shower should meet the ANSI requirements. http://www.emergencyshowerbooths.com/ white paper on Common Eye and Skin Hazardous Chemicals

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