History of The Small Corporation
SmallCorp was founded in 1972 by Van and Molly Wood in an old mill in Newmarket, New Hampshire. The original products were acrylic boxes and display covers sold to frame shops, artists and galleries in the Northeast. In 1975 welded aluminum frames, hardwood frames and pedestals were added to the line. In 1976 they built a small manufacturing building on their property in Berwick, Maine, and began to focus on design and manufacturing solutions that met the needs of conservators, museums and artists.
In 1987, the company built a new 36,000 square foot energy-efficient building in Greenfield, Massachusetts. In 1990, SmallCorp introduced its custom-made aluminum honeycomb support panels and microclimate display cases. Hoyt Wood joined the family firm in 1991 as Plant Manager. In addition to his Plant Manager duties, Hoyt also oversees the design and quoting phases of large projects.
SmallCorp is a vertically integrated manufacturer working in acrylic, glass, metal, wood and textiles to create archival and durable exhibit solutions. Our capacity ranges from our line of standard frames and cases to customer designed projects, whether it is one piece or hundreds. Our goal is to work with the conservation and exhibition community to make the highest quality products at a reasonable price. We believe that collaboration creates value both for our clients and for their audiences.
In 2008, SmallCorp installed a 100Kw photovoltaic system on its roof to supply its electrical power. This was the culmination of a 20-year process to reduce our energy and resource demands. Our commitment to conservation means the conservation of all our resources-natural and cultural. We continue to look for better ways to use resources wisely and preserve our shared cultural heritage and welcome your ideas and insights.