Scientific Models Incorporated (SMI) began operations in 1928 selling rubber band powered wooden airplanes to hobby stores. The company has evolved to sell wooden ship kits, doll house furniture, and other hobby products and it has always sold tools that are used in the hobby.
SMI started Micro-Mark in 1983 to sell directly to consumers while retaining the tradition of precision and quality of products. The Micro-Mark/SMI family includes 3rd generation owners and numerous employees with tenors of over 30 years. From time to time we talk to customers that remember our store in Newark, New Jersey.
2018 marks SMI’s 90th anniversary. We realize that a lot of employees, customers, and suppliers went into those 90 years and we are thankful to them all. Today, we look forward to the future of hobby and makers and another 90 years of fun and adventure. Thank you to our customers for allowing us to serve you in your projects over the years.