Celebrating 75 Years of Innovation
This year CRL celebrates its 75th anniversary. We have a rich history full of industry-first and innovative technology developments spanning seven decades. Find out more about how it all began.
In 1945, at the close of World War 2, three friends from Massachusetts Institute of Technology came together to found Central Research Laboratories. Using their experience performing research for the U.S. War Department they set up shop in Red Wing, Minnesota and branched out into supplying the growing U.S. Atomic Energy Commission with safer methods for handling radioactive materials. These innovative products protected operators, and scientists while they performed critical research into atomic energy. CRL grew during the cold war years, and the innovation of the founders led to a complete line of remote handling and containment solutions for the nuclear and radiopharmaceutical industry. That legacy of innovation is alive today in our Telemanipulators, Glove Ports, Alpha/Beta Transfer Systems, and Waste Drum Transfer Systems. Around the globe these products allow operators and scientists in the Nuclear and Life Science Industries to safely and efficiently perform their work.
The legacy continues as we carry on the fundamental values of our founders; Lead the way with new technologies, help our customers tackle their most demanding problems, and serve as stewards in our community.