Harvey Cohen Testing a Model 400 DL Dryer
Family-owned Veeco Manufacturing has been designing and producing furniture for beauty salons for more than 60 years - and that doesn’t count its first incarnation as C&W, which was founded in 1928 by family patriarch Sol Cohen.
Engineering each piece of salon furniture individually in their own factory has created generations of satisfied customers. Veeco’s experienced and creative design team can take you from concept to design to construction of your unique salon.Sol’s grandson Leonard now holds the title of president of the Chicago-based company, and his wife Laurie is on board as vice president of marketing.
1928 Sol Cohen begins C&W creating hair dryers, steamers, and permanent waving equipment for beauty salons.
Harvey & Len at work
1941 When the war begins, C&W is forced to close its doors due to a lack of copper wiring needed to produce the equipment. During the war, Sol’s son Harvey Cohen supervises a plant employing 1,500 people in the war effort making solar condensers for bombs.
1945 The Cohen family enters its second generation of making salon equipment as Harvey begins Veeco Manufacturing Company after the war ends.
1960 Working with his dad Harvey for more than 20 years, Leonard Cohen adds chair and cabinetry to Veeco’s line of products.
1980 Veeco expands its product base by adding spa and office equipment.
Len Cohen in 2005
2005 Veeco Manufacturing celebrates its 60th anniversary as one of the leading suppliers of equipment and furnishing in the salon industry.