Founded in 2006 by Herb Farnsworth, HEPACART® is a manufacturer of specialty equipment used to protect people during high-risk construction, renovation, and maintenance projects. The HEPACART® mission is to develop productive, durable, job-flexible, safe and sustainable containment solutions that protect patients from dust and pathogens in healthcare and other high-risk environments. Our secondary mission is to assist healthcare contractors and facilities managers with new infection-prevention measures that can also save time and money.
HEPACART® has also been utilized by pharmaceutical companies, pet food factories, and information technology organizations that require dust containment during projects in server rooms and other clean environments. HEPACART® spent four years in product development and made its first shipments in April of 2007. Those first generation HEPACART® units are still in use today. The company is a sister company of TED Systems, LLC, which does complete systems work for fire control, security, intercom, and other systems. HEPACART® founder Herb Farnsworth became sole owner in 2017.
As the growth of HEPACART® accelerated, and with a national product presence, HEPACART® signed a distribution agreement with W.W. Grainger, Inc. that placed HEPACART® products in front of Grainger customers in hospitals, military bases, and state and local government hospitals. Recently, HEPACART® has signed additional distribution agreements with Grainger, Communications Supply Corporation, Graybar, Acklands Grainger (Canada), Spycor, and Abatix. Regional distributors are Carolina Datacom (Carolinas) and Firestopping Specialist (Upper Midwest). Distribution overseas is also available. In 2015, HEPACART® was awarded a contract with Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare group purchasing organization. This partnership allows Premier members to take advantage of special pricing and terms air filtration, dust containment and infection control products.
Today, HEPACART® products are in thousands of hospitals and healthcare contractors in the United States and Canada including M.D. Anderson, Massachusetts General Hospital, StonyBrook Medical Center, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Hollywood Presbyterian, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins and Mt. Sinai to name just a few. HEPACART® products are now also used in the European Union and Australia.
Since 2011, HEPACART® has consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in the Kansas City area.