Dutchland was recently named as one of the Top 250 Privately Held Companies in Central Pennsylvania for 2016. This list is compiled by the Central Penn Business Journal and recognizes the top performing companies in the midstate.
Created by the Central Penn Business Journal (CPBJ), the Top 250 List is an annual project that originated in 2000. In addition to collecting employment, sales, and revenue data, staff at CPBJ question company leaders. Some of the interesting questions on the survey and their respective answers by Dutchland, Inc. President, Ben Kauffman, are listed below:
Q: What is the one thing people in Central PA would be surprised to know about your company?
Dutchland started out supplying tanks locally in Pennsylvania. Many people in Central PA might be surprised to know of the broad geographical area we now serve. Dutchland has designed and built over 1,000 structures and wastewater treatment plants for a remarkable range of clientele in PA, NJ, NY, MA, OH, WV, VA, NC, DE, MD, GA, IN, and FL. Some of our clients include: IBM, United States Military Academy, United States Air Force, Army National Guard, Perdue Farms, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur, The Hershey Company, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Harrisburg International Airport, United States Army Corps of Engineers, MillerCoors Brewing Company, and PA American Water. Dutchland is also currently working on a project in England with our licensee, Balfour Beatty.
Q: What was the most important day in your company’s history? What happened and why was it important?
Construction of Dutchland’s first post-tensioned tank was completed on November 10, 1989. The incorporation of post-tensioning technology enabled Dutchland to significantly enhance the watertightness and durability of precast structures and has been the cornerstone of the company’s product offerings.
Q: What is one thing your company does behind the scenes that makes you successful?
Dutchland’s precast concrete tanks are marked by their structural superiority and durability that is designed by an in-house Engineering and Drafting Department. The Engineering Department is licensed in fifteen states and delivers design solutions that meet each customer’s needs.