Company honored for more than 100 years of business in Terre Haute
Indianapolis, IN – Distributors Terminal Corporation of Terre Haute was honored with the Centennial Business Award by the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) at its annual Founders Day Dinner on December 3. The award places Distributors Terminal on the Society’s Historic Business Register, which includes more than 300 Indiana companies that have achieved 100-plus years of being in business.
Distributors Terminal traces its history back to 1868 with the founding of Bauermeister & Busch, a grocery wholesale company in Terre Haute. In 1905, owner Charles W. Bauermeister used that company’s assets to establish the Chas. W. Bauermeister Company, which later became Bauermeister Terminal Company, a warehouse and carrier of goods, wares and merchandise. In 1935, the company was reorganized under the name Distributors Terminal Corporation. The business was acquired by the Dale Hendricks family in 1977.
Today, Distributors Terminal provides logistics warehousing services to companies across the Midwest, serving product manufacturers, retailers and suppliers in the food, pharmaceuticals, plastics, paper and digital media packaging industries. It operates three facilities, totaling over 375,000 square feet, and provides food grade (AIB Superior), climate controlled, cold and ambient storage services.
Distributors Terminal’s contributions in financial and in-kind donations and volunteer time in the Terre Haute community have benefited Junior Achievement, Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts of America, United Way of the Wabash Valley, the Vigo County School Corporation and the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation.
The Indiana Historical Society’s Centennial Business Awards are presented annually to provide special recognition to Indiana companies continually in business for a century or more, to encourage the preservation of historically significant business-related archival materials, and to develop increased awareness of the state’s rich business and industrial heritage.