- Jan. 17, 2014
-- DACO Corporation, a leading provider of material handling and packaging supplies & equipment throughout the USA, is pleased to announce they have acquired the assets and trade name of Applied Handling Northwest Inc. (AHNW). Established in 1972, DACO has been assisting industrial, commercial and retail customers for over 40 years, with their material handling and packaging needs including plastic containers & pallets, pallet racking & shelving, industrial doors, air doors, mezzanines, modular offices, loading dock equipment, lift tables, and packaging equipment & supplies.
AHNW, located in Kent, Washington, specializes in providing integrated storage and material handling solutions for storage, transportation, warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing environments throughout North America. The company assists a wide variety of clients, whose needs vary from those needing equipment only, to requiring specialized guidance in designing, fabricating, and installing integrated material handling systems.
Both companies are committed to integrity, professional excellence, “knock your socks off” customer service, and bring years of quality industry experience to every project regardless of size or location. Combining these two companies provides clients of both organizations with an extensive range of products, a larger inventory for quick shipment, and the ability to save money on freight costs.
While our product offerings complement each other in many ways, through this acquisition, AHNW’s expertise, and vast experience in designing and installing integrated warehouse systems, including rack supported structures and conveyor systems, will allow DACO to broaden its ability to provide innovative and cost-effective material handling and storage solutions. AHNW offers on hand stock in pallet racking and steel shelving to better serve customers. In addition, an in-house certified welder can fabricate unusual sizes of pallet rack frames and beams to factory specifications. This would typically suit small quantities or unusual sizes which can significantly save our customers on freight expenses.
Both companies will continue to operate separately without interruption, but by combining the knowledge and experience of the two teams, both companies can better serve customers with their material handling and packaging needs. With the exception of Mike Tucker, President of AHNW, Inc. who is retiring at the end of January, all former employees of AHNW, Inc. have been hired into the new AHNW division of DACO. The companies will both relocate into a 90,000 square foot facility located in Kent, Washington this March.