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1972   Dick Anderson starts the Dick Anderson Company in an upstairs bedroom of his home, with a vision of serving the material handling needs of the Pacific Northwest fishing and agricultural markets.

 


 

1973   John Anderson joins his father in the daily operations and our reputation grows as a company with honesty and integrity, who truly want to help their customers succeed. We expand to serve the food processing industry as a whole through-out Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.

 


 

1979   1979 Dick and John move operations to our first “official” building in Bellevue, Washington allowing DACO for the first time to have both our sales staff and warehousing in the same building.

 


 

1988 Our operations are moved to a larger facility in Bellevue Washington allowing us to keep more local
inventory on hand.

 


 

1995 We again expand to our current location on East Valley Highway in Kent, WA .

 


 

1998 DACO purchases Sifferman Supply and welcomes Larry Sifferman into the family.

 


 

1999 Dick Anderson retires and his portion of the business is purchased by Kevin Katona who had been with DACO since 1982.  Kevin, with years of experience in business himself having owned his own seafood business years earlier, helped to continue the legacy that Dick and John created.  He brought new ideas of his own to improve service to fishing, agricultural and food processing companies, as well as, expanding to include other manufacturing and distribution industries. 

 


 

2000 John Anderson retires and Steve Duffield becomes Kevin's business partner. We are known thereafter as DACO Corporation. Since then, under the direction of Kevin and Steve, DACO has maintained its focus on serving the material handling needs of companies in the Northwest and across the country. They are driven to provide KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF CUSTOMER SERVICE, believing that it is DACO’s job to help their customers increase their productivity, all the while maintaining the same values of honesty and integrity that have earned DACO their reputation in the industry today.

 


 

2004   We launch our first website which opens up a whole new way to communicate with our customers locally, across the country and through-out the world, providing access to information about our products and services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

 


 

 

2006   We join GSA Advantage as an approved government vendor.

 


 

2013  DACO purchases Applied Handling NW, Inc., a material handling & systems design company who specializes in warehouse design and system integration and automation, including pallet racking, shelving systems and conveyor systems.  We welcome their employees into the family.

 


 

2014  DACO / Applied Handling NW & LeDuc Packaging move into new 90,000 square foot facility. With this additional space we are able to increase the amount of products we stock and have available to our customers for immediate shipment.

 


 

2015  DACO / Applied Handling NW & LeDuc Packaging move into new 90,000 square foot facility. With this additional space we are able to increase the amount of products we stock and have available to our customers for immediate shipment.

 


 

2015 DACO purchases Harrison Equipment, a material handling & packaging company, and welcomes it's employees into the family.

 


 

2017  DACO purchases LeDuc Packaging and welcomes it's employees into the family.  With this acquisition, we broaden our packaging product line to better meed our customers needs.

 

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