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DAS granted approval for Star Barn relocation and restoration

Palmyra, PA (October 2015) – The purchase of the Star Barn, “the most recognizable barn in the country”, by DAS Companies, Inc. nearly a year ago marked the beginning of a very exciting journey. Since last October, the team has been working to gain zoning and building approvals to proceed with the relocation and restoration of the barn.

Recently, final zoning approval from West Donegal Township was granted which allowed DAS to commence work with the Township Board Supervisors on land development and building code regulations to move the historic Star Barn and its farmstead buildings from Middletown to the Ironstone Ranch in Elizabethtown, PA. 

“We are grateful that the Lord has brought us this far and we are excited to welcome this beautiful treasure to Elizabethtown,” said David Abel, Owner, DAS Companies, Inc.

In addition, the National Park Service is allowing their historic places designation to stay intact for the barn after it is moved. The special exception was made for the Star Barn because of the notoriety and unique architecture of the structure. The move of the Star Barn to the Ironstone Ranch property along with registration on the National Register of Historic Places will remain in effect. 

“It is our mission to restore the Star Barn complex back to its original 1870’s glory so that it can once again be shared with the community,” said Michael Kleinhans, Project Manager. “It will be integrated into Ironstone’s existing rural heritage meeting center.”

About DAS Companies, Inc.
DAS Companies, Inc. is a full-service marketing and supply chain portfolio company. Privately held, DAS Companies, Inc., designs, imports, and distributes truck & auto supplies, travel gear, and mobile electronics that offer safety, convenience, comfort and connectedness to on-the-go consumers, through a series of channel partnerships, including: Travel Centers, Convenience Stores, Heavy Duty Trucking, Electronics & Specialty Retailers.

For further information, please contact DAS at 717-964-3642 or online at www.DASinc.com.


Charles White
Vice President, Brands & Marketing
(717) 964-3642


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