Local companies make this year’s Fortune 500

Air Products of Trexlertown was one of the local companies to make the Fortune 500 this year. (File photo) –

The Fortune 500 is out and a number of companies in the Greater Lehigh Valley and Central Pennsylvania have made the cut.

Topping the list regionally was Camp Hill-based Rite Aid, which came in at No. 107, a drop from the previous year’s rank of 94. Revenue was down 8 percent over the prior year to $30.22 billion.

Next highest is Air Products and Chemicals of Trexlertown, which came in at No. 344, up from the previous year’s ranking of 345. Revenue for Air Products was $8.93 billion, up 5.8 percent over the previous year.

Hershey-based candy maker Hershey came in at No. 391, dropping from 379 the prior year. The company had revenue of $7.8 billion, up 3.7 percent.

Allentown-based PPL, which provides electrical utility and other services, dropped from 380 to No. 392 with revenue of $7.79 billion, and profits of $1.82 billion.

Utility UGI, which is headquartered in King of Prussia but services the Greater Lehigh Valley and Berks, was No. 400 with $7.65 billion in revenue

Toll Brothers, a Horsham-based luxury homebuilder with numerous communities in the region, came in at No. 482 with $7.14 billion in revenue.

Making the top 1000 from the region were Dentsply Sirona of York at 628; Penn National Gaming of Wyomissing at 676; Weis Markets of Sunbury at 683; EnerSys of Reading at 841 and Carpenter Technology, which has manufacturing in Reading, at 940.

Companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years comparing fiscal 2018 to fiscal 2017.

For the full Fortune 500 list click HERE. The list is published by Fortune Magazine.

Writer Stacy Wescoe has her finger on the pulse of the business community in the Greater Lehigh Valley and keeps you up-to-date with technology and trends, plus what coworkers and competitors are talking about around the water cooler — and on social media. She can be reached at stacyw@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 4104. Follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.

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