D&H Distributing Moving Headquarters

Outgrows Harrisburg office and warehouses
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Movin' on up: D&H co-presidents Michael (l.) and Dan Schwab will soon say goodbye to their 67-year-old headquarters. The Harrisburg facility is filled with antique electronics collected over the company's 101-year history.

Movin' on up: D&H co-presidents Michael (l.) and Dan Schwab will soon say goodbye to their 67-year-old headquarters. The Harrisburg facility is filled with antique electronics collected over the company's 101-year history.

D&H Distributing, the 101-year-old tech wholesaler, is moving to new digs after 83 years in Harrisburg, Pa.

But the commute shouldn’t change much for headquarters staff — the new corporate facility is located about 7 miles away in neighboring Lower Paxton Township.

The company announced the move in a LinkedIn post, explaining that “this new environment will allow us to focus on innovation, advance our winning culture, and provide the best partner experience in the industry.”

According to a linked report on PennLive.com, D&H has purchased a 50-acre campus, formerly owned by Tyco Electronics, with double the space of its current home and 300 additional parking spaces. Co-president Dan Schwab said the move, expected either late this year or early next, will accommodate the company’s steady growth and future-proof it for decades to come.

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The company employs about 750 staffers at its current Harrisburg headquarters, home since 1952, with new hires averaging about 20-45 a year. “Really in the last year we have run out of seats where people could sit,” he told the local news site.

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The new 250,000-square foot facility is comprised of two buildings that will be retrofit with open spaces for collaboration, a technology showcase for dealers, amenities for employees, and about 20 offices for use by visiting vendors, PennLive reported.

But warehouse space, as well as office space, has also grown tight. According to a separate report by the local Press & Journal that’s linked on DandH.com, the distributor plans to purchase more than 275 acres in nearby Lower Swatara Township, where it would build two warehouses with as much as 1.2 million square feet combined. At a rezoning hearing in December, Schwab said the company has outgrown its current Harrisburg distribution hub.

The distributor also maintains warehouses in Atlanta, Chicago and Fresno, Calif., and Canadian offices in Brampton, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.

In it most recent sales update, D&H reported a 21 percent increase in revenue year-to-date through November 2018. It was ranked the 109th-largest private company in the country last year by Forbes, with $3.9 billion in total revenue, tying with Bose.

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