ALTOONA, Pa., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz Convenience Restaurants significantly improved its standing as a top employer in Pennsylvania with a move to number eight on the Best Places to Work in PA list of large companies. This is the 12th consecutive year for Sheetz to be recognized – something only one other large company has done.
As the only retailer, restaurant, grocery or convenience store included, Sheetz stands out among industrial, financial, health service corporations and other businesses. It's an accomplishment Sheetz has achieved in three other states where they operate, currently holding spots in similar competitions in North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio.
"This kind of recognition is priceless to us because our associates volunteer to provide their opinions of Sheetz," said Joe S. Sheetz, president and CEO, Sheetz, Inc. "The feedback we get through these surveys is valuable because it helps us identify ways we can improve as an employer. Our employees are the most important assets we have and it feels great to know they enjoy coming to work every day."
The awards were given at a ceremony held in Lancaster, PA where honors were given to a group of the top 100 companies – small/medium-sized (fewer than 250 employees) and large-sized companies (more than 250 employees). Sheetz qualified as a large company with just over 9,000 employees in PA. The evaluations are designed to identify and recognize best practices by employers across several categories of workplace policies, systems and employee experiences.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience restaurant chains, with more than $6.6 billion in annual revenue for 2013 and more than 15,500 employees. The company operates more than 460 locations throughout Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and West Virginia. Sheetz currently ranks on the Best Places to Work list in North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, and has been on the list in Pennsylvania for 12 consecutive years. All Sheetz convenience restaurants are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com.
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