Our founder, Kenneth H. Carpenter has been in the clean air and laminar flow business since the very early days of the industry. The original technique for laminar flow workstations was developed by Willis J. Whitfield of Sandia Corporation in 1961. The first two laminar flow units were built for Sandia by Agnew-Higgins during those initial years in the clean air business. In 1967 his son, Ken R. "Kenny" Carpenter joined his father at Agnew-Higgins as a cabinet maker and began his long tradition of manufacturing clean-room components.
In 1974 Ken senior set off to establish a new company dedicated to manufacturing a quality, lower cost flow workstation for all types of industries. He offered a large line of standard configuration equipment and Airtech's reputation soon grew. Over the years, we have helped both large and small companies resolve their clean workstation problems with standard and custom designs. At the time of Ken Sr.'s retirement, Kenny assured management of the business and now maintains the same strict dedication to quality control, customer service, and on-time deliveries.