Business Appreciation Social Hour (B.A.S.H.) hosted by Air Depot Middletown

Thursday, April 18, 2024 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (EDT)


Deadline to Register is April 10th!

Join us for a special Warehouse BASH (Business Appreciation Social Hour) hosted by Air Depot Middletown featuring their non-profit partner Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital Region! Come sip, savor, and socialize for an evening at a vintage warehouse with new spirit!  The historic Air Depot Middletown is a newly refurbished WWII-era warehousing, logistics and distribution center that’s captured the attention of local, national, and international corporations alike. In 2023, three tenants leased nearly 300,000 square feet of combined space in the facility. There’s still up to 140,000 square feet of space available for lease immediately – a great home for local businesses! This cocktail hour will feature a raffle (prizes including a $300 gift certificate to 1700 Degrees Steakhouse!).  Air Depot is geared up for this BASH with WWII memorabilia museum pieces including a G.I. Jeep! We hope you come raise a glass to this revived historical facility! You’ll be stepping into history while looking to the future networking with Harrisburg-area business leaders. 

  •  Complimentary Food & Drinks – Heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails served by Middletown’s own C&J Catering
  • Historic WWII vehicle and memorabilia provided by WWII American Experience in Gettysburg
  • Raffle for $300 gift certificate to 1700 Degrees Steakhouse in Downtown Harrisburg

Meet our Host!

Air Depot Middletown is a one-of-a-kind warehousing, logistics & distribution center, offering a unique blend of modern amenities in an historic industrial complex that served as a major supply depot for the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Freshly renovated and modernized by the current owner, Miller Investments LLC, this 27-acre center features 24/7 security, convenient on-site freight rail service, newly upgraded loading docks for trucking service and nearby access to Harrisburg International Airport. The newly refreshed Air Depot Middletown is already attracting new tenants, including Midwest Runner, Ohio-based automotive recycling transport company; and BrandSafway, a global provider of scaffolding systems and related industrial and infrastructure solutions. Up to 140,000 square feet is still available for lease at this highly desirable and unique facility. Visit for more information.

Air Depot Middletown History

Established in 1940 to bolster the U.S. Army Air Corps base, later rebranded as Olmsted Air Force Base and presently Harrisburg International Airport, Air Depot Middletown has a rich history. During WWII, it operated as the vital Middletown Air Depot, functioning primarily as a supply hub and aircraft maintenance facility, complete with hangars and warehouses. This depot, a cornerstone of military logistics, boasted a workforce of 17,000 at its peak and held the distinction of being the world's largest airplane engine overhaul center. The burgeoning base prompted the development of surrounding areas like Oak Hills and Pineford to accommodate its personnel. However, the closure of Olmsted Air Force Base in 1969 marked a shift, leading to the repurposing of the site, now home to Harrisburg International Airport and the Penn State Harrisburg campus. Presently, Air Depot Middletown, formerly known as Middletown East End Warehouse, operates as a private warehousing and distribution center, continuing its legacy in a different capacity.

Fast Facts!

  • 27-acre Logistics / Distribution / Warehouse Center
  • 10,000 to 140,000 sq. ft. of space available for Lease
  • Outdoor storage available
  • Rail-served
  • 24/7 security staffing w/ guard station
  • Super-heavy zoning & reinforced flooring

Directions to Air Depot Middletown

Address: 532 E. Emaus St., Middletown, PA 17057

Driving from Harrisburg:

  • Take I-83 North to Exit 46A (I-283 South)
  • Take I-283 South toward I-76/Hbg Int'l Airport/Lancaster/Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 1A (PA 283 East)
  • Take PA 283 East to Vine Street Exit.
  • Take Vine Street Exit toward Middletown/Hummelstown
  • Keep right at the fork and merge onto Vine Street toward Middletown.
  • Continue on Vine Street to East Main Street
  • Turn left onto East Main Street and then turn right onto Adelia Street
  • Continue on Adelia Street until it ends at E. Emaus Street.
  • Cross E. Emaus Street and continue straight to the guard station at Air Depot Middletown.
  • Pass the guard station and continue left through the gate.
  • Follow signs for parking.

The event will be held in an area currently served by one of our newest tenants, Midwest Runner. The warehouse is located directly across from the parking lot. Signs and greeters will be on-hand to direct people to the event. Tours of the available space will also be available during the event.

Non-Profit Partner: Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital Region

The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region consists of dedicated servants motivated by our love of God to provide a broad-focused, front-line, adaptable approach to serving our ever-changing community with compassion, dignity and respect; helping to impartially move those we serve from dependence towards wholeness as we endeavor to build up body, mind and spirit. The Salvation Army Harrisburg provides diverse programs, including basic needs assistance, self-sufficiency mentoring, workforce development, choice shopping food pantry, Family Table nutrition education, youth programs, seniors’ programs and emergency disaster services. Our programs focus on meeting needs of body, mind and spirit without discrimination.

Key Facts about Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital Region:

  • Served 55,452 individuals in 2023 through the various programs and services at Salvation Army Harrisburg.
  • Provided 913,223 total food assists last year – a 172% increase since 2019.
  • Provided 12,725 education sessions to community members in FY2023.
  • A total of 3,231 volunteers put in 26,5400 volunteer hours at Salvation Army Harrisburg in FY2023.
  • Local budget of Salvation Army Harrisburg is $6.5 million – with all money raised locally.
  • Fun Fact: The Salvation Army Harrisburg does not receive funding from the Salvation Army thrift store operations. All dollars from the thrift store go to support the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Clinic.

Air Depot Middletown
532 E. Emaus Street
Middletown, PA 17057 United States
Thursday, April 18, 2024 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (EDT)
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