Lebanon supply company names new CFO

Michael Bernhardt has been named Chief Financial Officer at APR Supply Co.

Headquartered in Lebanon, APR Supply Co. is a full-service distributor of plumbing, HVAC, and hydronics supplies with 42 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

“We’re thrilled to add Michael to the APR family,” APR Supply Co. President and CEO Scott Weaver said in a release. “Michael has an extensive financial background with over 20 years of experience.

“Michael will be a great asset assisting with APR Supply Co.’s rapid expansion as we continue furthering our mission with 101 years of creating enthusiastic customers.”

Bernhardt joined APR Supply Co. from High Industries, a construction and industrial company in Lancaster, where he served as vice president and corporate controller. 

Midstate businesses announce over $300k in donations in Jan.

The American Water Charitable Foundation recently partnered with Hershey-based Pennsylvania American Water to present a $25,000 State Strategic Impact Grant to York City Parks Conservancy. Funds will be used for improvements to Williams Park. 

Mechanicsburg-based West Shore Home donated $10,000 to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. The donation caps off the company’s toy drive where employees corporate-wide donated over 3,250 toys. 

Millersburg-based Mid Penn Bank and the Penn State Health Department of Urology recently completed their seventh annual “No Shave November” campaign and raised $241,000 for the Division of Urology at Penn State Health. Since its inception, the campaign has contributed more than $622,000 in support of prostate cancer research. 

On Dec. 19, Mid Penn employees volunteered at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and presented the organization with a $25,000 grant through the state’s Neighborhood Assistance Program. 

With a matching donation, Lebanon-based APR Supply Co. raised just under $15,000 for the “No Shave November” campaign. APR Supply Co.’s young leaders also collected $2,100 for Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 veterans. 

Camp Hill-based LeTort Trust wrapped up a year-long celebration of its 20th anniversary by completing a 20 Acts of Kindness initiative. Among the projects were a food and coat drive for Capital Area Head Start; a blood drive for Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank with McConkey Insurance & Benefits; and a financial literacy project with pre-k and kindergarten students at the Joshua Group. 

Compiled by Paula Wolf 

Lebanon-based APR acquires branch locations in southern NJ

APR Supply Co. of Lebanon has acquired three branch locations in southern New Jersey. 

The branches in Bridgeton, Ocean City, and Vineland were formerly part of the Wallace Organization and service local HVAC, Plumbing, and Hydronics contractors. 

A fourth generation, family-owned HVAC and Plumbing wholesale distributor, APR celebrates its expansion as it nears the end of its Centennial year in business. 

“We are excited to expand our service area in the southern region of New Jersey and offer APR’s expanded product line to that contractor community,” APR President and CEO Scott Weaver said in a statement. “We’re excited to also add our second decorative brands showroom to the region, complementing our coastal showroom in Pleasantville.” 

APR is eyeing a combination of organic growth, acquisitions, and new markets as ways to continue its progress. 

Bryan Wallace, co-owner of the Wallace Organization and Manager at Bridgeton Plumbing & Heating Supply Co., praised the advanced warehouse technology and technical support that has been “the hallmark of APR.”