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    Sheetz Ranked Among Top 10 Best Places to Work in Ohio

    Dedication to customer service and employee satisfaction get convenience chain high marks.

    ALTOONA, Pa. -- Sheetz Inc., a convenience store chain known for its award-winning food, innovative technology and excellent customer service has received another accolade. The company has been named the sixth Best Large Employer in the state of Ohio.

    Ohio Lt. Gov. Bruce Johnson presented Sheetz with this award for its efforts to provide an outstanding workplace while keeping employees satisfied. Notably, the quarterly employee bonus program and full benefits for part-time employees who work 20 or more hours each week helped get Sheetz this recognition.

    "This honor is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our employees," said Stan Sheetz, president and CEO, Sheetz Inc. "A primary corporate objective is for our employees to want to be at work -- to enjoy it. We're continually learning what employees and customers want and we constantly try to improve those things. We've received similar recognition in Pennsylvania. It feels great to know we are able to provide our Ohio employees with the same gratifying work experience."

    This was the first year for such awards to be given in the state of Ohio. The program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Ohio.

    Winners were chosen by the Best Companies Group through a two-part process of evaluation. Twenty-five percent of a company's score was based on workplace policies, philosophy, systems and demographics, while 75 percent consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the final rankings.

    The Sheetz chain was one of 10 companies (of 200 employees or more) to receive the honor. Ten additional awards were given to medium-sized companies.

    Altoona,Pa.-based Sheetz is one of America's fastest growing family- owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $3.4 billion in revenue in 2005 and more than 10,000 employees. The company operates 322 convenience locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina.

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