These are the top 40 employers in Centre County

AccuWeather ranks No. 12 on Centre County’s list of top employers.
AccuWeather ranks No. 12 on Centre County’s list of top employers. Centre Daily Times, file

Editor’s note: This story is part of the Business Matters special section.

The following is a list of the top 40 employers in Centre County, compiled from the state Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis. All results are from the second quarter of 2017.

1. Penn State

University Park

President: Eric Barron

What: A public research university with more than 40,000 undergraduate student enrollment.

Previous rank: 1

2. Mount Nittany Medical Center and health services

1800 E. Park Ave., State College

What: A regional health system that includes Mount Nittany Medical Center, a 260-bed acute care facility, and Mount Nittany Physician Group, a practice with physicians practicing in more than 60 specialties and sub-specialties.

Previous rank: 2

Contact: 231-7000

3. State government


Governor: Tom Wolf

What: The state government has a 2017-18 budget of $32 billion, and is not under the purview of the federal or local authorities.

Previous rank: 3

4. State College Area School District

Superintendent: Bob O’Donnell

What: The school district, with main offices based in College Township, serves residents in the Centre Region with a 2017-18 budget of about $152 million.

Previous rank: 4

Contact: 231-1011

5. Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.

1952 Waddle Road, Suite 203, State College

What: An excavation company that operates quarries ad asphalt facilities in commonwealth and nearby states.

Previous rank: 5

Contact: 237-1444

6. WalMart Associates

Centre Region

What: A retail business that manages discount department stores around the world. There are two Walmart stores and one Sam’s Club in Centre County.

Previous rank: 6

7. Centre County


Commissioners: Steve Dershem, Mark Higgins and Mike Pipe

What: The country runs governmental functions not otherwise taken care of by the state or local governments.

Previous rank: 8

Contact: 355-6700

8. Weis Markets


What: A Pennsylvania-based supermarket chain with locations also in New York, Maryland, West Virginia and New Jersey. There are five locations in Centre County.

Previous rank: 7

Contact: 866-999-9347

9. Geisinger Clinic

Community practice department director: Amit Mehta, MD

What: A branch of the Danville-based Geisinger Health System, which serves central and northeastern Pennsylvania.

Previous rank: 9

10. Federal government

Washington, D.C.

President: Donald Trump

What: The federal government has about 55 establishments in Centre County.

Previous rank: 10

11. Bellefonte Area School District

318 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte

Superintendent: Michelle Saylor

What: The school district has one high school, one middle school and four elementary schools, and serves residents in the Nittany Valley Region of Centre County. The 2017-18 budget is $50.08 million.

Previous rank: 11

Contact: 355-4814

12. AccuWeather

385 Science Park Road, State College

President/chairman: Joel Myers

What: A national weather company that provides weather forecasting around the world.

Previous rank: 12

Contact: 235-8650

13. YMCA of Centre County

125 W. High St., Bellefonte

Executive director: Scott Mitchell

What: A not-for-profit community-centered organization. There are five branches in Centre County.

Previous rank: 13

Contact: 355-5551

14. Shaner Operating Corp.

1965 Waddle Road, State College

President: Plato Ghinos

What: Shaner Corp. comprirayses hotels, management firms and financial services.

Previous rank: 15

Contact: 234-4460

15. Wegmans Food Markets

345 Colonnade Blvd., State College

What: A family-owned grocery store based in Rochester, N.Y., with locations in six states. There is one location in Centre County.

Previous rank: 14

Contact: 278-9000

16. Restek Corp.

110 Benner Circle, Bellefonte

President: Bryan Wolcott

What: A corporation that manufactures chromatography products used in a wide range of scientific analysis. Restek was founded in 1985 in Centre County.

Previous rank: 16

Contact: 353-1300

17. McDonald’s Restaurants of Pennsylvania

What: A global fast food chain, based in Illinois, and has five locations in Centre County.

Previous rank: 19

Contact: Regional office, 412-859-0500

18. Raytheon Co.

302 Science Park Road, State College

What: A defense contracting company based in Massachusetts. The Centre Region facility is part of the Intelligence and Information Systems division.

Previous rank: 20

Contact: 278-2000

19. Bald Eagle Area School District

751 S. Eagle Valley Road, Wingate

Superintendent: Jeff Miles

What: A rural school district that serves residents in the Upper and Lower Bald Eagle Valley regions, and the Mountaintop Region. There is a combined middle and high school, and four elementary schools. The 2017-18 budget is $32.74 million.

Previous rank: 22

Contact: 355-4860

20. UHS of Pennsylvania

438 Student Health Center, University Park

Previous rank: 18

Contact: 863-0774

21. Powdr-Woodward PA

Haines Township

What: A company that oversees mountain resorts, action sports camps, content production and media. They manage Camp Woodward, an action sports facility in the Penns Valley area that specializes in inline skating, skateboarding, BMX racing and other action sports.

Previous rank: 21

Contact: 349-5633

22. Centre Crest

502 E. Howard St., Bellefonte

Board president: Betsy Boyer

What: Provides medical care and services through a resident-centered care approach for individuals in need of recovery after a hospital stay, sudden illness, injury and more.

Previous rank: 21

23. Penns Valley Area School District

4528 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills

Superintendent: Brian Griffith

What: A rural school district that serves residents of the Brush and Penns valley areas. It includes Gregg, Penn, Haines, Miles and Potter townships and the boroughs of Centre Hall and Millheim. The district has one combined middle and high school, and three elementary schools. The 2017-18 budget is $26.75 million.

Previous rank: 23

Contact: 355-6777

24. Foxdale Village Corp.

500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College

What: A Quaker-directed, nonprofit continuing care retirement community.

Previous rank: 28

Contact: 238-3322

25. Sheetz


CEO: Joe Sheetz

What: A gas and convenience store chain service in Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. There are nine Sheetz stores in Centre County.

Previous rank: 27

Contact: 1-800-487-5444

26. Giant Food Stores

What: The Carlisle-based grocery chain operates in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. It’s partners with other supermarket chains like Tops Markets of Buffalo, N.Y., and Martin’s. There are two locations, both in the Centre Region.

Previous rank: 30

27. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

1850 E. Park Ave. No. 207, State College

What: Operates practices in the State College area as part of the University Park Regional Campus of the Penn State College of Medicine.

Previous rank: 35

Contact: 235-2480

28. HealthSouth Nittany Valley

550 W. College Ave., Pleasant Gap

What: A rehab hospital that provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for recovery after stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and more.

Previous rank: 31

Contact: 359-5630

29. HRI Inc.

1750 W. College Ave., State College

What: A family-owned paving company that runs several hot-mix asphalt and emulsion plants in the Mid-Atlantic.

Previous rank: 26

Contact: 238-5071

30. Borough of State College

243 S. Allen St., State College

Manager: Tom Fountaine

Mayor: Don Hahn

What: The borough oversees local government services.

Previous rank: 33

Contact: 234-7100

31. Central Pennsylvania Homecare LLC

2330 Commercial Blvd., College Township

What: Part of a network that delivers in-home care to seniors, including meals and nutrition, household duties, transportation, companionship and personal care.

Previous rank: N/A

Contact: 238-8820

32. Sigma Aldrich Supelco

595 N. Harrison Road, Bellefonte

What: Manufactures chromatography columns and other related products for analytical scientists.

Previous rank: 24

Contact: 359-2147

33. Skills of Central Pennsylvania

What: A private, nonprofit organization that creates opportunities and provides support for people who need specialized services.

Previous rank: 33

Contact: 238-3245

34. Coca-Cola Co.

217 Aquapenn Drive, Boggs Township

What: A distribution center for the larger carbonated soft drink producer headquartered in Atlanta.

Previous rank: 40

Contact: 357-8600

35. The HR Office

2437 Commercial Blvd. No. 5, State College

What: A company that provides employment and HR consulting services.

Previous rank: 37

Contact: 238-3750

36. Graymont

965 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap

Vice President of Sales/Distribution: Randy Pletcher

What: The Canadian lime and stone manufacturing firm runs a facility in Centre County.

Previous rank: 38

Contact: 355-4761

37. Hotel State College

100 W. College Ave., State College

What: The company runs numerous bars and restaurants in downtown State College including The Corner Room, The Allen Street Grill, Bill Pickles Tap Room, Indigo, Chumleys and Zeno’s Pub.

Previous rank: 32

Contact: 237-4350

38. Spherion

2901 E. College Ave., State College

What: A recruiting and staffing leader with 150 offices throughout the U.S.

Previous rank: N/A

Contact: 238-4244

39. Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency

331 Innovation Blvd., State College

What: A national provider of student financial aid services with a corporate office at Innovation Park.

Previous rank: N/A

Contact: 717-720-2700, option 1, www.pheaa.org

40. Minitab Inc.

1829 Pine Hall Road, State College

What: Creates data analysis software for businesses and educational statistics software for schools.

Previous rank: 25

Contact: 238-3280