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D&H DISTRIBUTING HITS #109 ON THE FORBES LIST OF AMERICA'S LARGEST PRIVATE COMPANIES

Suzanne Mattaboni
Suzanne Mattaboni Communications
For D&H Distributing
(610) 261-4560
suzgm@aol.com

For Immediate Release:

D&H DISTRIBUTING HITS #109 ON THE FORBES LIST OF AMERICA'S LARGEST PRIVATE COMPANIES
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HARRISBURG, PA - October 22, 2018 - D&H Distributing, the leading North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor, is proud to announce it has risen to #109 on Forbes magazine's esteemed list of America's Largest Private Companies for 2018. The company has ranked among the top 125 on the list since 2015, and has advanced nearly 20 places in those three years. D&H debuted on the list in 2009 at #242 despite the recession that gripped the nation at the time, and has ascended 133 places since that first appearance.

D&H's rank has landed the company within a few places of nationally-known organizations such as Hallmark, New Balance, and Bose. At just under $4 billion in revenues, the distributor's ranking surpasses an assortment of renowned companies including Conair, J. Crew, VIZIO, Forever 21, 84 Lumber, Mary Kay, and other household names. The list features 229 companies including pioneering and iconic corporations such as Hearst, Uber, Fidelity Investments, Neiman Marcus, Kraft, Bloomberg, and Levi Strauss & Co.

D&H Distributing is the fifth highest-ranking company from Pennsylvania on the list. In addition, only eight other companies employing fewer than 1,500 employees have placed higher than D&H. This becomes a meaningful statistic for D&H Distributing's employees, who become vested as co-owners of the company through an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) program. D&H marks its 20th anniversary as an ESOP company this year, and 2018 is also D&H's 100th anniversary, having been established in 1918.

In addition to its consistent appearance on this list, D&H Distributing has earned the number one spot on the Central Penn Business Journal's "Top 100 Companies" list since 2010. It is one of the largest employers in its region, and the company plans to continue hiring in the Harrisburg area in the coming year. Interested parties can visit the company's careers page at https://dandh.jobs.net/.

"D&H's strategy has been to build its business by focusing on relationships," began Dan Schwab, co-president at D&H Distributing. "That applies to our internal team; to our IT reseller, retailer and dealer customer base; and to our manufacturer partners. Each of these communities plays a vital role in our accomplishments, and we've worked diligently to make doing business with us a positive and productive experience. We're honored to see this ideology has continued to move the company forward in the Forbes ranking."

"Our unwavering dedication also extends to our diverse group of vendor partners who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to our mutual success and revenue growth," added Michael Schwab, co-president at D&H. "As a private company, we have the autonomy to remain focused on our customers, our vendor partners, and our team of outstanding employee co-owners. Public companies must follow the direction of outside shareholders who may be less entrenched in the reality of the day-to-day market, or overly focused on the quarter-over-quarter results. This makes a poignant difference in how we manage our corporate affairs. It's been a driving force in our ability to meet the unique needs of our customers and support their trajectories for the long run."

About D&H Distributing

D&H Distributing believes the most important element of doing business is developing relationships for mutual success. The company continues to build upon its 100-year-old culture by providing its manufacturers, co-owners, and partners with the utmost customer care, consultative guidance, and multi-market expertise. As one of North America's leading technology distributors, it delivers a wealth of enablement resources and hands-on support services that empower solution providers in the IT channel.

The company engages with solution providers, integrators, and VARs to meet current business challenges, as well as forecast their evolving, real-world needs and prospects for lucrative growth opportunities. D&H maintains a special focus on independent VARs expanding their competencies in areas such as hosted and cloud services, the modern mobile workplace, comprehensive SMB server networks, and cross-market expertise across the small business, education, healthcare, and government verticals, to name a few. The company's value proposition includes professional marketing resources, a new transactional service model, dedicated Solutions Specialists, and a highly-lauded webcast training venue; plus reseller engagement events such as technology trade shows, roundtable opportunities, training "track" sessions, and hands-on "lab" sessions.

The distributor is headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, in the US; and in Brampton, Ontario, and Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada. Additional warehouses are located in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; and Fresno, CA. Engage with D&H toll-free at (800) 340-1007, via www.dandh.com, or follow the distributor's Facebook and Twitter feeds, https://www.facebook.com/DandHDistributing/ and @dandh.

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