Pope’s History and Bright Future

Published on: November 20, 2019
Pope's history

Glass blowers at work at Pope’s manufacturing facility in WI, USA in the late 1970s.

For more than half a century, Pope Scientific Inc. has been at the forefront of manufacturing chemical processing equipment, engineered systems and laboratory apparatus for science and industry. Founded in 1963, The company quickly started doing business worldwide in a broad variety of industries with expanded offerings of production processing equipment including the Wiped-Film Molecular Distillation line and Toll Processing Services. Our first cannabinoid customer application goes back to 2003 for post-extraction CBD purification via Pope 2″ wiped film stills.  The hemp came from dumpsters, actually being tossed out as waste byproduct from hemp seed oil processing. How times have changed! Today, Pope sits at the forefront of cannabis processing technology with distillation, extraction, and isolation equipment being provided in the USA and internationally.

Our long history demonstrates how clients have brought both routine and difficult and demanding separation/purification/mixing applications to us to make their solutions a reality…why we are solution driven.

Pope breaking ground on facility expansion

Pope breaking ground on the new expansion. Left to right: Geoff Martin, Thomas Martin, Rich DeLuca and Dean Segal of Pope.

In 1998, Pope moved into a 44,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Saukville, just north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The new facility supported our engineering, construction areas, technical and testing labs, glassblowing facility, shipping /storage and a fully equipped toll processing area.

Today, to support Pope’s growing business we are expanding yet again.  Pope recently broke ground on 20,000 square foot building expansion to our Saukville office. We are thrilled to be manufacturing proudly in the US.  The nearly 50% increase in space will be multi-use and include more state of the art manufacturing space as well as offices. Our expansion is estimated to be complete in May 2020.  We’d like to thank all our customers, new and old, for their support over the years and we look forward to a bright future.  Stay tuned to see progress as we get closer to completion!