Commissioners join D&H Distributing in celebrating new Lower Paxton HQ
LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP (October 16, 2019) – The Dauphin County Commissioners joined with D&H Distributing today in celebrating the company’s new headquarters, which includes an expanded training facility funded through a $160,000 county gaming grant.
When D&H planned the move to its new 50-acre headquarters at 100 and 200 AMP Drive last year, they asked the commissioners for a grant for the new training facility to serve its more than 700 employees as well as clients and vendors. The grant funding comes from the county’s share of gaming revenue generated from Hollywood Casino at Penn National.
“More than 400 of D&H Distributing’s employees are Dauphin County residents, and the company plays an important role in our economy,’’ said board Chairman Jeff Haste. “This new training center will help D&H continue to grow and hire locally.’’
Company officials said the D&H Cares and Community Reinvestment Program also uses the center to organize activities. In the last year, the program donated more than $300,000 back to local charities, hospitals, and educational institutions with a presence in Dauphin County.
“This is just one example of how our county partners with companies looking to locate or expand in our county,’’ said Commissioner Mike Pries, who oversees the county’s Community and Economic Development Department. “Anytime we can encourage a quality company like D&H to expand, it is a win for the residents they employ and our entire community.’’
“As county commissioners, our role is to help grow our region’s economy,’’ said
Commissioner George P. Hartwick, III. “Ensuring there are plenty of job opportunities right here is critical.’’