Began Operations: 1967 Web Site: http://www.semroc.com/ Carl McLawhorn founded Semroc Astronautics Corporation in his college dorm at North Carolina State University in November, 1967. Semroc produced a line of model rocket kits and motors. Semroc grew to a company with twenty-five full-time employees working at two facilities. The company's quick growth, however, presented challenges and, in early 1971, Semroc became insolvent and closed its doors.
A little over three decades later, Semroc returned. Reincorporated on April 2, 2002, Semroc produces a large line of quolity model rocket kits including many reproductions of the classic kits of the 1960s and 1970s.