ARLINGTON 50th Anniversary

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of quality service and distribution

What was happening in our early years?

“We were cleaning used typewriters in the bathtub of our first office, a leased house near Uptown Charlotte when we first opened Hank Welfare’s company before it became known as Carolina Wholesale or ARLINGTON. Service and support was a big part of our business from day one.”

Larry Huneycutt – President of ARLINGTON

The Hank Welfare Company would later be renamed Carolina Wholesale. Later they would purchase Arlington Industries and together became ARLINGTON.

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Larry Huneycutt, Mike Stanley, and Alan Friedlander were key contributors to our companies growth over our first 50 years

Let's take a look back at all the remarkable events throughout the years, beginning with our first 9 years of business.

A lot has changed since our start in 1972, but our commitment to excellent service remains unchanged.

“Hank published his first office machines catalog in 1979. The company experienced immediate success with this platform and expanded product lines and vendors in the subsequent years to follow. We didn’t realize at the time this would be the first of over a hundred catalogs created over the years.”

Larry Huneycutt – President of ARLINGTON

The Hank Welfare Company would be renamed Carolina Wholesale in 1981 and our first “Carolina Wholesaler” catalog was published the Fall of that same year. VICTOR was one of the many vendors that benefited greatly from increased exposure to resellers in early Carolina Wholesaler catalogs from 1979 through this year’s Arlington Machine Catalog.

The 80s were a period of tremendous growth in the office machine and print industry.

As we entered the 1980s, we entered a new era of digital technology, an emerging print demand, and growth in distribution.

“Fax communication overtook the office and home. Our business boomed and our facilities expanded as we required more space for the inventory in demand during the late-Eighties and early Nineties.”

Larry Huneycutt – President of ARLINGTON

As our business grew into the decade of the Nineties, it was clear fax technology was where it was at.

In 1988 we moved our North Carolina office and warehouse to our current space on Arrowhead Road in Charlotte.

ARLINGTON’s current owner, Larry Huneycutt, purchased 50% ownership of the company prior to founder Hank Welfare’s passing in 1983.

Both Carolina Wholesale and Arlington Industries expanded into larger warehouses and additional distribution centers with the introduction of our Atlanta, Georgia location.

The Fax Machine Business Evolved with Our Growth in the 1980s Through Today.

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Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for weekly videos with our employees sharing their experience during our 50 years of business.

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