Higher Information Group buys telecom firm

Lower Paxton Township-based Higher Information Group has acquired a Cumberland County telecommunications company in a bid to bolster its IT services division.

Higher Information said Friday it has purchased Pennsylvania Telephone Products Co. in Lemoyne. Terms of the deal, which closed July 6, were not disclosed.

“This acquisition is a key part of our growth strategy as we continue to invest in integrating new technologies, products and services to create operative and proficient workflow solutions for our customers,” Higher Information President John Frisch said.

Higher Information has six divisions selling business equipment, IT services, recycled shredding, document storage, print and mailing services and marketing services. The addition of Pennsylvania Telephone brings a variety of business phone services, ranging from voice over IP systems to digital telephone and voicemail systems.

As part of the deal, Pennsylvania Telephone operations have been relocated to Higher Information’s corporate offices in Lower Paxton. All employees have been retained, pushing Higher Information to a staff of 116 people.  

Last year, Higher Information acquired York Mailing Services, which it renamed Higher Mail Group. The company also has a sales office in Lancaster County and it recently opened a new office in Philadelphia to serve eastern Pennsylvania.

Higher Information was founded in 1969 as Harrisburg Copiers. Pennsylvania Telephone got its start in 1978.

Jason Scott
Jason Scott covers state government, real estate and construction, media and marketing, and Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jscott@cpbj.com.

CPBJ Business Events

2019 Business Growth Symposium

Wednesday, April 03, 2019
2019 Business Growth Symposium

2019 Healthcare Symposium

Friday, May 10, 2019
2019 Healthcare Symposium

2019 Women of Influence

Monday, June 24, 2019
2019 Women of Influence

2019 Real Estate & Development Symposium

Wednesday, August 07, 2019
2019 Real Estate & Development Symposium