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 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 expanded and moved to a new facility on East Valley Highway in Kent, WA .
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.
2014 DACO purchases Applied Handling NW, a material handling & systems design company, and together we move into our new 87,000 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 local material handling company, and welcomed 3 new members to our DACO family.
2017 DACO purchases LeDuc Packaging, a local packaging company and welcomes 3 new members to our DACO family.
2022 In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we refreshed our brand look and consolidated our brands under the DACO name. So, while you won’t be seeing some familiar brand icons, you can expect the same service, commitment and solutions you’ve come to expect.