Bob Hale(left) and Steve Aronson(right) both graduated from Northeastern University and started Hapco(Hale and Aronson Polymer Company) out of an old paint shop in Braintree.
First developing and manufacturing polymer alloys and structural adhesives, Hapco’s major milestones in the 1970’s included formulating a structural adhesive used to repair the fence surrounding the Boston Commons.
Another major application in the 70’s included molds for unitsoles and heels, primarily used in the shoe industry.
The turn of the century brought many changes to Hapco. The most important was the design and development of dispensing and processing equipment to provide one integrated source for high quality polymer alloys, dispensing equipment, and expert technical support.