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The Smart Shopper’s Choice for 75 Years
Nasco was started in 1941 by a vocational agricultural teacher, Norman Eckley.
By developing several teaching aids to use in his vocational agriculture classes he answered the question of where to find instructional materials not readily available from any other source. This simple act of providing innovative solutions to classroom needs continues to drive what we do and has become a mission for the dedicated employees of Nasco.
Growing from a simple operation in a two-car garage, Nasco has grown to an enterprise publishing over 35 different catalogs, with an annual circulation exceeding 5 million, to customers in education, agriculture, healthcare training, and lab sampling worldwide featuring materials available for a wide array of educational, training, and production needs.
More than 75 years after Norman Eckley published his first catalog, Nasco’s family of brands continues to passionately serve the needs of professionals worldwide.
Today, Nasco is proud to lead the marketplace in these distinctive categories:
Educational Kits – If you can dream it, we can build it
Educators seeking customized solutions that engage students, enhance achievement and expand innovation now have a trusted resource… Our goal with Nasco Custom Kits is to inspire others to dream more, learn more and do more.
We want to answer the call of educators everywhere by delivering custom-made, educational kits designed specifically for the unique requirements of the classroom and beyond.
Stem / Steam – Solutions for today’s classroom
From proprietary products to custom built solutions, Nasco has everything you need to enhance your Stem programs and curriculum. Our Quest assortment of proprietary products provides an ideal gateway into our wide assortment of NGSS compliant science products. Add a unique selection of Math and Art and Nasco provides a comprehensive, one-stop STEAM experience.
Dissection – A superior and safer classroom experience
Educators specializing in the science of dissection are as passionate about teaching as we are about specimens. NascoGuard premium products create a safer and low-odor dissection classroom environment. At Nasco, we are proud of our trusted heritage and believe that a better process results in a better product.
Agriculture – Equipping you for success
Since 1941, Nasco has proudly supplied hundreds of agricultural-related education products and learning aids, all with the Ag. Sciences and Vo-Ag teacher in mind. We know that the agriculture industry is important both to our economy and to the heritage of many families. We have expanded our selection to offer one of the widest ranges of high-quality equipment available from any single source. Our expanded selection encompasses all of agriculture, horticulture, agronomy, plus a wide selection of farm supplies.
Lab Sampling – Results you can trust
At Whirl-Pak, we are committed to making the world a safer place by providing better products that produce better integrity in the results.
For almost 60 years Whirl-Pak has held itself to a higher standard. We have been a trusted partner to the lab sampling and testing industry by providing best-in-class solutions for the critical requirements of our customers. From post-manufacturing sterilization to puncture-proof tabs, Whirl-Pak has a long history of providing value by partnering with our customers in the shared commitment of developing leading-edge products that set a new standard in reliability. At Whirl-Pak, we share a dedication to providing results you can trust.
Healthcare Education – Leading the way in advanced training solutions
We are dedicated to inspiring excellence in the training and development of healthcare professionals through innovative and affordable manikin and simulator solutions. As an ISO 9001 certified organization, we are committed to good quality practices that exceed the demanding requirements of our customers. From anatomically correct replicas to fully interactive manikin simulators, Nasco Healthcare has a proud history of providing relevant, high-quality products that inspire better training, better learning, and a higher level of satisfaction. We offer a broad selection from our own respected and recognized brands, Life/form® and Simulaids, as well as a full assortment of nationally known products and servicing.