The Baker Company

The Baker Company

For nearly 70 years The Baker Company has been at the forefront of engineering, testing and production of reliable laboratory contamination control equipment. Recognized as the industry pioneer, The Baker Company maintains an unparalleled passion for helping our customers advance science, discovery, and clinical care. The people of Baker have built that reputation by taking no chances with customers’ safety and making no compromises when it comes to protecting the success of your research. Baker`s laboratory products are built to order with precision craftsmanship and designed expressly for your unique application need. Our rigorous testing protocols go above and beyond what the average user would ever encounter and our quality control measures exceed industry standards. Our commitment to sustainable business practices and the development of a new generation of energy efficient products ensures that you — and your budget — will be pleased.

Company details

175 Gatehouse Road , Sanford , Maine 04073 USA
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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1951
Employees:
101-1000

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Driving Collaboration for Inspiration
For 60 years Baker has been at the forefront of engineering, testing and production of reliable laboratory contamination control equipment.

Baker maintains an unparalleled passion for helping our customers advance science, discovery, and clinical care.
The people of Baker have built that reputation by taking no chances with customers’ safety and making no compromises when it comes to protecting the success of your research. Baker's laboratory products are built to order with precision craftsmanship and designed expressly for your unique application need. Our rigorous testing protocols go above and beyond what the average user would ever encounter and our quality control measures exceed industry standards. Our commitment to sustainable business practices and the development of a new generation of energy efficient products ensures that you — and your budget — will be pleased.

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SafeGARD captures those solutions designed to protect people, their work, and/or the environment. Through innovation and collaboration with customers we develop truly revolutionary technology in biocontainment and contamination control, for a wide variety of industries and applications. That spirit continues, as standard products may be modified to meet the specific needs of our customers while new technology is developed to meet emerging needs in biosafety and biocontainment.

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An area of evolution and expansion. Both Baker and Baker Ruskinn supply solutions for an exploding global cell culture market. The Baker Ruskinn brand is recognized globally for delivering solutions in where precise control of the environment is required.

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We work with and listen to our customers to understand their functional requirements and translate those requirements into a design specification, calling upon 60+ years of engineering “know-how” and manufacturing expertise to turn a conceptual idea into a real solution. We aim to forge partnerships with other commercial brands who share a similar passion for advancing science and clinical care so that together we may supply our customers with an optimal tool set for their work.

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From aligning ourselves with industry leading experts, Baker has a strong understanding of the wider industry and the complex problems our customers face. The long-term relationships with academic and industry partners who are making ground breaking discoveries in science and clinical care collaborate with Baker to create the best tools for the job.

Innovate + Educate
Recognized as the industry pioneer, The Baker Company maintains an unparalleled passion for helping our customers advance science, discovery, and clinical care. With a Science Director based in Sanford, ME, Baker carry out their own hands-on laboratory research to help develop relevant tools for end users.

Recognized as the industry pioneer, The Baker Company maintains an unparalleled passion for helping our customers advance science, discovery, and clinical care. With a Science Director based in Sanford, ME, Baker carry out their own hands-on laboratory research to help develop relevant tools for end users.

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The Baker Standard
Baker thrives on helping scientists and researchers achieve their mission in almost every kind of endeavor and a wide variety of industries, including biotech, pharmacy, government, clinical and medical education research. Our employees, from our engineers to our customer service representatives, are motivated by the trust our customers have placed in us to protect life — your life, the life of your research, and ultimately the lives you save through discovery and healing.

At Baker, nothing is more important to us than the trust you place in our solutions to help you achieve your goals. Whether you are involved with basic scientific research, drug discovery, or patient care, Baker has a proven record of delivering high-performing equipment through an uncompromising commitment to safety, testing, quality, and craftsmanship.

As a Maine-based family owned business in operation for more than 60 years, you can rest assured that Baker will be there for you throughout the life cycle of your new equipment. Baker is a pioneer in the field of biological safety, and our reputation is built on taking no shortcuts and making no compromises when it comes to user safety. We are the only manufacturer to routinely subject our own equipment to extensive microbiological aerosol testing in the most challenging conditions – above and beyond what the average user would ever encounter. However, the adequacy of any equipment for user safety in a specific application should always be evaluated. This risk assessment should be performed by an industrial hygienist, safety officer, or other qualified person representing the purchasing organization. Remember that you, the owner and user, are ultimately responsible and that you use this equipment at your own risk.

Our commitment to providing the highest quality, best performing, most reliable products ensures that our customers are satisfied and that we remain their supplier of choice.

Baker designs and manufactures products which provide optimal 'Environments for Science'. We will produce high quality, innovative products that satisfy or exceed customer expectations, safety requirements, and applicable regulatory requirements.

Baker strives towards customer satisfaction through Continual Improvement in all aspects of the customer experience: from initial sales contact through long term product support.

Our employees will be dedicated to providing top quality products and service to our customers in the Life Sciences by doing the job “Right the First Time”. Each individual will be responsible for and empowered to implement Continuous Improvement in his/her job activities.

Baker is also committed to applying a thorough evaluation into the business practices, policies and procedures inherent to our suppliers, distributors, notified bodies and subcontractors with respect to:

  • Quality supply management
  • Quality production systems
  • Quality innovation and design
  • Risk management
  • Adherence to applicable regulatory and customer requirements
  • Implementing ISO 9001:2015 International Standard
  • Management is committed to setting objectives for continuous improvement.

Making the world a better place
In research and clinical care, you are dedicated to making the world a better place. We not only share your passion for your work, but the wider mission of dedication to principles of sustainability and responsibility.

Sustainability
Baker is committed to the efficient use of our natural resources. That's why we offer the safest, best performing products for you and your work, while also developing technologies to increase efficiency.

Our Products: Exclusive Energy-Efficient Features Save Time and Money
Beginning in 2008, Baker began introducing its Energy Efficient Engineered (e3) line of industry-leading Class II biological safety cabinets and animal research products. The e3 line utilizes revolutionary fractional horsepower VFD motor technology to deliver significant, quantifiable energy savings, less noise and vibration. Our exclusive FlexAIR® canopy exhaust connection further reduces the use of conditioned air - the primary source of operational cost - by up to 30%. Across all product lines, Baker products provide the longest filter life in the industry, reducing the use of toxic chemicals needed for decontamination.

Our Company: Committed to Ongoing Sustainability and Process Improvement
Baker is proud of its use of sustainable business practices. Low-energy light fixtures installed throughout our factory offer brighter light while using 50% less energy. Painting operations were overhauled from solvent-based to the more environmentally-friendly powder-based paints, practically eliminating harmful VOC emissions and toxic waste. Ongoing migration of all internal documentation into a paperless approach and expanding the product information available on our website is part of our commitment to preserving natural resources too.

Giving back
One of Baker's core philosophies is that we all have a responsibility to the community where we live and work. That’s why Baker is a proud supporter of the annual United Way workplace campaign. Every year, Baker employees contribute to the United Way of York County through voluntary payroll deductions that are matched by Baker. We are proud to be recognized with a Gold Participation Award year after year.

Employee giving also spreads to other areas in the community. Efforts include a yearly food drive for the York County homeless shelter, and also for the animal shelter in nearby Kennebunk. And, during the winter holidays, Baker supports a “Christmas Angels” effort for the Salvation Army, granting children's holiday wishes by purchasing clothes and toys.

Promoting Lab Safety and Environmental Protection
Baker also has a history of supporting our wider scientific community. Baker contributed significantly to the entire laboratory field around the globe through the founding of The Eagleson Institute, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting the principles and practices of laboratory safety through seminars, online videos, scholarships, lectures and a worldwide referral service.

Baker employees are a unique and dedicated group of people in northern New England who are committed entirely to one thing: safety. This level of drive and focus has generated worldwide respect among the most renowned science, industry and academic colleagues. The company is a learning site, a research lab, and an advanced, built-to-order manufacturing center.

Be part of a company that leads the industry in clean air, containment and incubation technology, and help us support sustainable, environmentally friendly laboratories.

Baker headquarters occupies a 120,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Sanford, Maine, housing all company activities including sales, marketing, customer service, engineering and design, research, microbiological testing and quality control.

Baker’s home in Sanford offers a small-town lifestyle with big-city availability. Close to the hottest restaurant scene north of Boston, fresh seafood, and beautiful landscapes, Maine residents are nestled right up against Boston’s thriving metropolis, New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and countless quaint New England villages.

To hear more about Baker Ruskinn (Bridgend, UK) and CleanAir by Baker (Utrecht, Netherlands) get in touch with us today.

Baker has helped advance science, discovery and clinical care by pioneering innovative solutions for air containment, contamination control and controlled environments. Baker biological safety cabinets, clean benches, fume hoods, and pharmacy isolators provide unparalleled user and product protection for a variety of applications.

Our solutions for cell science and oxygen regulation, including the Baker Ruskinn line of physoxia workstations and anaerobic chambers help improve research results by providing a more precise, controlled environment for low-oxygen and anoxic studies.