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Major Pittsburgh Employers & Companies

Many of the United States' largest companies have a Pittsburgh presence, including Alcoa, Bayer, Calgon Carbon, Del Monte Foods, FedEx Ground, Freemarkets, GlaxoSmithKline, H.J. Heinz Company, PNC Financial Services Group, PPG Industries, Sony Electronics, US Steel Corporation and Westinghouse Electrice Company. Most of the largest employers in Pittsburgh are regional companies.

84 Lumber
The largest privately-held supplier of building materials in the United States. Founded in 1956 by Joe Hardy in the town of Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, 20 miles south of Pittsburgh, 84 Lumber has 397 stores in 31 states from coast to coast.

The world's leading aluminum company, Alcoa produced its first aluminum in 1888 as the Pittsburgh Reduction Company, a small plant in what is now Pittsburgh's Strip District. A Fortune 500 company.

Allegheny Technologies
Pittsburgh-based Fortune 500 company Allegheny Technologies, formerly Allegheny Teledyne, is one of the world's largest and most diversified producers of specialty materials.

American Eagle Outfitters
This leading specialty retailer of men's and women's casual life style apparel, footwear and accessories is headquartered in Warrendale, PA.

Bayer Corporation
Bayer is a world-wide research-based company with major business in health care and life sciences, chemicals and imaging technologies. The 300-acre Pittsburgh campus west of the city serves as Bayer national corporate headquarters, as well as headquarters for Bayer Corporate and Business Services and Bayer Material Science.

BNY Mellon
This Fortune 500 financial services corporation was founded as Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh in 1869.

Calgon Carbon Corporation
Originally the Pittsburgh Coke and Iron Company, Calgon, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is primarily involved in drinking water purification and wastewater treatment

Heinz began in Pittsburgh in 1865 as Heinz and Noble with a single product - 'pure and superior' grated horseradish. Today Heinz markets more than 5,700 varieties in over 200 countries and territories and is listed in Fortune 500.

PNC Bank
This Fortune 500 financial services company, headquartered in Pittsburgh, services customers throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. They are also the sponsors for the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, PNC Park!

PPG Industries
Founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass, the first commercially successful plate glass company in the United States. They now produce aircraft, automotive, and flat glass; coatings, specialty chemicals, and fiberglass products.

WESCO International
This Fortune 500 Company headquartered in Pittsburgh is a leading electrical distributor in North America.

Westinghouse Electric
In the beginning, there were 200 employees at a rented plant in Pittsburgh's Garrison Alley when, on January 8, 1886, a charter was granted to the Westinghouse Electric Company. Now most of Westinghouse has been sold off, but the international headquarters of Westinghouse Electric, the nuclear energy division, is located in Monroeville, PA.

Healthcare is the largest private-sector industry in Pittsburgh and UPMC, the network of hospitals known collectively as the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is the region's largest employer.

U.S. Airways
The world's 5th largest passenger carrying airline began in 1939 as All American Aviation, a "flying post office" service which brought airmail service to many small Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley communities.

United States Steel Corporation (US Steel)
This Fortune 500 company, with headquarters in Pittsburgh, is a major worldwide producer of oil and natural gas, and the nation's largest producer of steel products.

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