Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Powell, Thomas E. Jr., 1899-1987
Currently viewing results 1 - 2
Sixty years ago Elon College professor, Dr. Thomas Powell, Jr., started selling amoebas and frogs to biology teachers. That humble beginning grew into Burlington-based Carolina Biological Supply Company, a company that produces scientific educational products that include everything from maggots to tarantulas to kits that teach genetic engineering. It is the largest company of its type in the world, employing over 400 people with sales of over $25 million a year.
Carolina Biological Supply in Burlington produces scientific educational products that include everything from maggots to tarantulas to kits that teach genetic engineering. Dr. Thomas Powell, Jr., an Elon College biology professor, founded the company in 1927. The company sells to science teachers, medical schools, and other science organizations around the world from an inventory of over 30,000 items. Prior to this, science teachers were expected to go into the field and stream to get their specimens for classroom use.