County Sites Firm for Sales, Employee Growth, Local Commitment
The Lancaster County Department of Economic Development recognized three businesses with Industry of the Year awards at last week’s County Council meeting. Jamie Gilbert, economic development director, presented top awards to the companies in three categories based on their number of employees: small (1-99 workers), medium (100-299) and large (300-plus). PCI wins medium firm award Indian Land-based PCI Group took top honors as Industry of the Year in the medium-sized category. The family-owned business prints and delivers financial, health care and insurance documents. Since 2014, PCI has invested $4.73 million in its facility, more than doubled sales, and increased its workforce from 89 employees to 230. Gilbert presented the award to Skip Pawul, executive vice president, and Debbie Stikleather, human resources director.
Pawul said the company moved from Long Island, N.Y., to Lancaster County, “and it was the best decision we ever made.” “We jokingly say we are in the promised land now,” he said. “County Council always has our back.” Despite being located in the northernmost tip of the Panhandle, PCI Group hires more county residents than many other Panhandle businesses, Gilbert said. County Council Chairman Steve Harper praised that effort. “Their employment of county residents is twice that of many other businesses in the area, and they are one of the most active businesses anywhere in the county when it comes to civic causes and organizations,” he said. Pawul said the county provides a great workforce and he looks forward to hiring more residents.