Left to right: Family members Jill Lemon, Patty McKonly, Mike McKonly, Holly McKonly, and Megan Donnelly gather around the new plaque in front of the distribution center in Mount Joy, PA.
Columbia, PA-based Kleen-Rite Corporation celebrated the one-year anniversary of its 102,000-square-foot distribution facility in Mount Joy, PA on Saturday, October 28. Members of the community and Kleen-Rite employees had the opportunity to tour the bigger and better facility.
The Harold and Judy McKonly plaque dedication was the highlight of the afternoon’s events. Before the unveiling of the new plaque, there were a few words from company president Mike McKonly, son of company founders Harold and Judy, and vice president Keith Lutz. “We owe all our success to them and their vision and hard work,” McKonly said.
Judy and Harold McKonly started Kleen-Rite over 50 years ago when they began stocking extra supplies for their two-bay car wash. They sold the extras to other locals in need of spare car wash parts and supplies.
The new plaque sits outside the entrance of the year-old Mount Joy distribution facility. It includes the original Kleen-Rite logo, the year the company was founded, and the names of its founders. McKonly and Lutz spoke of the plaque and the building as a testament to the success of the company.
In addition to the Mount Joy location, Kleen-Rite opened distribution facilities in Las Vegas, NV in 2006 and Grand Prairie, TX in 2012. These three warehouses allow Kleen-Rite to store more inventory and continue to serve a growing customer base.