Frequently Asked Questions

What types of industries does LOC Scientific serve?

We serve a variety of industries including industrial, research & development, government, healthcare, pharmaceutical, education and consumer goods. View our Project Portfolio photo gallery to see many of the installations we have completed.

What kinds of furniture does LOC Scientific provide?

LOC Scientific provides metal, wood, plastic laminate, modular, polypropylene, ADA and ergonomic – to name a few. We offer many colors, sizes and configurations to fit virtually any room or lab application. Visit our Laboratory Furniture page for details and product examples. 

My lab handles corrosive chemicals and reagent materials, do I need special countertops?

Our Product Specialists at LOC Scientific will assist you with choosing the right countertop material for your specific application. We carry phenolic resin, epoxy resin, and stainless steel. To find out more, go to our countertops and sinks information page.

I need a new fume hood for my science lab. Where do I begin?

Many years of experience have taught us that there's a big difference between a good fume hood system location and a poor fume hood system location.  You can check out our Fume Hood FAQ page for the answers to some frequently-asked questions. Our Product Specialists are here to assist you with each step from design all the way through final installation.    

Do you provide laboratory installation services?

Yes, our team of installers has over 20 years of successful industry experience. A successful lab installation requires professionally trained and certified laboratory installers. Our Project Portfolio page displays many of our installations by industry segments.

I need to relocate my laboratory, is that something you can help me with?

Yes! LOC Scientific’s field installation team is very experienced with laboratory relocations and renovations whether they are across town, across campus or across state lines. To find out more go to our installation information page.

I need a science lab specifically designed and installed to meet ADA requirements?

One of our ADA experienced Product Specialists will assist you every step of the way to meet ADA requirements. We believe functionality shouldn’t be compromised to accommodate ADA workstations. Special attention is given by our designers to allow for wheelchair spacing, casework heights, widths and depths. LOC Scientific also offers fume hoods, fixtures and sinks uniquely designed for staff utilizing wheelchairs at their workstations. Go to our ADA Workstation page for more information. 

Do you supply other laboratory products besides casework and fume hoods?

LOC Scientific provides all of your lab needs from safety equipment to appliances to shelving and much more. Visit our accessory page for product photos and a full listing of products and accessories.

Do you supply, install and maintain lab equipment for the US Government?

Yes, we supply, install and maintain equipment for the US Government under our GSA Contract # GS-24F-0026M Category 66 (Scientific Equipment and Services). When designing a new lab or planning a renovation, LOC offers a comprehensive selection of lab furniture, fume hoods, design assistance and accessories. View a sample of our dedicated GSA Advantage equipment at our information page.

I already have a fume hood, but it hasn’t been tested in a while, what do I need to do?

We specialize in fume hood performance testing and proper maintenance. All fume hoods require proper maintenance to protect the user and other laboratory personnel. To find out more contact us

My hospital wants to install an indoor waterfall system that is attractive and inhibits airborne bacteria; how do we accomplish this?

LOC Scientific carries several different cascading waterfall models designed for indoor use and to inhibit airborne bacteria.  Each waterfall unit is engineered and produced with the highest quality hand-finished customized features. To find out more, go to our Accents in Water information page.