Molly and Van Wood founded SmallCorp in 1972 in an old mill in Newmarket, New Hampshire. They started out fabricating acrylic boxes and display covers for frame shops, artists and galleries in the Northeast. In 1975 the line grew to include welded aluminum frames, hardwood frames and pedestals , and in 1976 Molly and Van built a small manufacturing building on their property in Berwick, Maine, and began to focus on design and manufacturing solutions to meet 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 custom-made aluminum honeycomb support panels and microclimate display cases. Hoyt Wood joined the family firm in 1991 as Plant Manager. Molly and Van began semi-retirement in 2012 and Hoyt became part owner and Managing Director, overseeing day-to-day operations.
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. In the spring of 2015 we added an additional 100Kw of solar panels to our roof, making SmallCorp a net energy generator and ensuring that our entire manufacturing process is based on green power.