Founded in 1951, Dar-Tech, Inc. has grown into one of the area’s major manufacturer’s representatives and distributors of specialty raw materials and laboratory equipment.
The company, first known as the Steven F. Dimlich Co., then as the Dimlich Radcliffe Co., was focused primarily on the chemical coatings industry.
In 1962, diversification was pursued in plastic, ink, rubber, adhesive and ceramic markets. Walt Walburn joined the company in 1967 and James Benduhn joined in 1972. In 1972 the company name changed to Dar-Tech, Inc.
In 1998, Thomas Kramer joined Dar-Tech, Inc. as CFO.
In 2012, Walt Walburn succeeded to Chairman of the Board and Brett Walburn to President. In 2011, James Benduhn assumed the role of Senior Vice President and in 2011 Pete Marek assumed the role of Vendor Manager.
In 2017, Thomas Dressel joined Dar-Tech, Inc. ownership team.
The past years have seen the expansion of sales offices established in Buffalo, NY, Cincinnati, OH and Louisville, KY and warehouses in Buffalo, NY and Greensboro, NC.
The Dar-Tech market area includes all of Ohio and its bordering states of Michigan, Upstate Western New York, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, along with North and South Carolina & Tennessee in the Southeast and Illinois & Wisconsin in the Midwest.
Dar-Tech is an active member of The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). NACD’s Responsible Distribution is ingrained in all facets of our daily operations, providing a unique advantage amidst industry’s ISO Certification requirements.