TCWIB 2018 Employer of the Year Awards

January 1, 2019

At its December 7, 2018 Board meeting, the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. presented an Employer of the Year Award in Armstrong, Butler, and Indiana Counties for employers who have significantly contributed to the workforce development system within the region. This award highlights the collaboration of business and workforce development in the three counties. All three companies have significantly contributed to building a skilled workforce.
The Tri-County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (TCWIB), the grant recipient and administrative entity of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), is a consortium serving the counties of Armstrong, Butler and Indiana. TCWIB provides key policy decisions affecting the local workforce development system, and certifies the Pennsylvania CareerLink® centers. In addition, TCWIB provides Title I services to Adults, Youth, and Dislocated Workers through its Title I service providers. The goal of the programs is to increase employment, retention, earnings, and occupational skill attainment of the participants who receive services.

Armstrong County Employer of the Year – SinterMet LLC  A leader in research and development as well as a global manufacturer of tungsten carbide, titanium carbide, and ceramic rolls for bar, rod and wire rolling in ferrous and nonferrous rolling mills. Since incorporation in 1975, SinterMet has led the market with superior products, solution-based engineering, on-time delivery and customer service. The company experienced an era marked by successful growth and technical achievements.

Butler County Employer of the Year – Penn United Technologies, Inc.  Penn United Technologies, Inc. began in 1971, when machinists Carl Jones, Robert Becker, and Charles Barton opened a small tool-and-die shop. Now the company has 735 employee-owners who provide manufacturing solutions for customers needing precision components or precision-assembled products. Penn United’s highly skilled work force takes pride in responding to customers.

Indiana County Employer of the Year –   S&T Bancorp, a $7.1 billion financial holding company, headquartered in
Indiana, PA has more than 1,000 employees located throughout 16 counties in Pennsylvania and loan production offices in northeast and central Ohio, and western New York. S&T’s mission is to achieve consistent superior financial performance, which creates value for shareholders by: effectively growing profitable customer relationships with competitive products and services in new and existing markets; providing a stimulating and challenging, team-oriented work environment, which encourages, develops, and rewards excellence; and diligently serving local communities with integrity and pride.

For full details: 2018 TCWIB Employers of the Year

Please contact Melinda Schultheis, Tri-County Workforce Investment Board, Inc., for more information. Phone: 724-282-9341, ext. 102, Fax: 724-282-4896, Email:



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