Team PA partners to announce Governor’s ImPAct Awards

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Editor’s Note: Check out our photo gallery of the event at the bottom of this story.

HERSHEY – The top 50 Pennsylvania companies who are creating jobs and making positive contributions to the state’s economy were recognized today at the inaugural Governor’s ImPAct awards.

Governor Tom Corbett addresses the audience at the inaugural ImPAct awards.

Governor Tom Corbett addresses the audience at the inaugural ImPAct awards.

Team Pennsylvania Foundation President and CEO Matt Zieger said the Foundation is a founding partner because this awards program builds on the legacy created by the Best Places to Work in PA, another initiative that celebrates Pennsylvania businesses and their workforces.

“This is a celebration of those that are truly blazing a new path to a brighter economic future for Pennsylvania,” Zieger told the crowd of nearly 800 people. “We are here not only to celebrate job creation, but also your bold leadership, your ground-breaking entrepreneurship, your world-changing innovation, and those of you who break down borders to new markets around the world.  You bring prosperity and new opportunities to Pennsylvania’s communities and it is for this reason we are celebrating you today.”

More than 700 business leaders joined us for the first Impact Awards Ceremony.

More than 700 business leaders joined us for the first Impact Awards Ceremony.

The Governor’s ImPAct Awards recognized 50 companies from throughout the state in five categories: Jobs First, Community Impact, Small Business Impact, Entrepreneurial Impact and Export Impact.

Nominations for each award were provided by the state’s regional economic development partners – the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) network. Each of the 10 PREP regions was eligible to submit up to five nominations per category. A total of 250 nominations were received.

Governor Tom Corbett said the awards program was created to “celebrate and recognize the Pennsylvania companies and individuals that are investing in our workers and helping to move our economy forward.”

“Government doesn’t create jobs – it’s the businesses being honored today and the businesses throughout the state that are providing job opportunities for Pennsylvanians,” Corbett said to the crowd of nearly 800 attendees. “It’s those same businesses that have created more than 125,000 private sector jobs the past two years.”

The program is being sponsored at no cost to the taxpayers by the state’s private sector partner, Team PA and coordinated by the Department of Community and Economic Development, Team PA and Journal Multimedia. Representatives from Team PA and Journal Multimedia evaluated the nominations and selected the award recipients.

Here is the list of award recipients for each category by region, company name and city:

Community Impact Award:

Northwest – Whirley-Drink Works!, Warren
Southwest – Neubauer’s Flowers and Market House, Inc., Uniontown
North Central – Miller Welding & Machine Co., Brookville
Southern Alleghenies – Keller Engineers, Inc., Hollidaysburg
Northern Tier – Williams Oil Company, Inc., Towanda
Central – Kellogg’s, Battle Creek, MI
Northeast – Sanofi Pasteur, Swiftwater
Lehigh Valley – Air Products, Allentown
South Central – PC Parts, Inc., Harrisburg
Southeast – Philadelphia Union, Chester

Entrepreneur Impact Award:

Northwest – York Seaway & Lake Erie Portable Screeners, Lake City
Southwest –, LLC, Pittsburgh
North Central – KMA Remarketing Corporation, DuBois
Southern Alleghenies – ORX, Tipton
Northern Tier – Diaz Companies, Kingsley
Central – AcousticSheep LLC, Bellefonte
Northeast – Solar Innovations, Pine Grove
Lehigh Valley – Originate Ventures LLC, Bethlehem
South Central – WCI Partners, LP, Harrisburg
Southeast – Morphotek, Inc., Exton

Export Impact Award

Northwest – AlturnaMATS, Inc., Titusville
Southwest – 84 Lumber Company, Eighty Four
North Central – Zippo Manufacturing Company, Bradford
Southern Alleghenies – New Pig Corporation, Tipton
Northern Tier – Cummings Lumber Company, Inc., Troy
Central – Restek, Bellefonte
Northeast – Cornell Iron Works, Inc., Mountain Top
Lehigh Valley – abec, Inc., Bethlehem
South Central – Zeigler Bros., Inc., Gardners
Southeast – Schramm, Inc., West Chester

Jobs First Award

Northwest – Combined Systems, Inc., Jamestown
Southwest – Industrial Scientific Corporation, Oakdale
North Central – Brookville Equipment Corporation, Brookville
Southern Alleghenies – Somerset Trust Company, Somerset
Northern Tier – The Keane Group, Mansfield
Central – QBC Diagnostics and The Drucker Company, Port Matilda
Northeast – TMG Health, King of Prussia (Jessup facility)
Lehigh Valley – Bosch Rexroth Corporation, Bethlehem
South Central – Dutchland, Inc., Gap
Southeast – Monroe Energy, LLC, Trainer

Small Business Impact Award

Northwest – Franklin Bronze & Alloy Co., Inc., Franklin
Southwest – Hormann Flexon LLC, Leetsdale
North Central – Metaltech, Inc., DuBois
Southern Alleghenies – Global/SFC Valve Corporation, Somerset
Northern Tier – Keystone North, Inc., Mansfield
Central – Ralph S. Alberts Co./Alberts Spray Solutions, Montoursville
Northeast – Vigon International, Inc., East Stroudsburg
Lehigh Valley – Puritan Products, Inc., Bethlehem
South Central – Tex Visions, Carlisle
Southeast – Custom Processing Services, Inc., Reading

Team PA congratulates the following investors for receiving ImPAct awards:

Community Impact
Northeast – Sanofi Pasteur – Swiftwater
Lehigh Valley – Air Products – Allentown

Export Impact
North Central – Zippo Manufacturing Company – Bradford

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