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Major Employers

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Major Employers

Freeport and Stephenson County employ skilled individuals in diverse businesses such as healthcare, manufacturing and value-added agriculture.

EmployerIndustry# of Employees
The Helm GroupConstruction, plumbing, heating & service1400
FHNHealthcare provider985
The Morse GroupElectrical contractor905
Berner Food & BeveragePrivate label food manufacturing758
Freeport School District #145Pre-K to 12 public school722
HoneywellSwitches & sensors471
Farmers InsuranceInsurance413
WalmartRetail380
Titan Tire Corporation of FreeportAuto, farm & industrial Trres340
Snak KingSnack food packaging329
Stewart & AssociatesBusiness services215
Newell Rubbermaid Co.Freeport office260
Stephenson CountyGovernment226
DanfossManufacturing hydrostatic transmissions207
Fehr GrahamEngineering Consultants205
Liberty VillageHealthcare - nursing home183
Nuestro QuesoFood manufacturing182
City of FreeportMunicipality178
Anchor HarveyForging & alloys150
Highland Community CollegeTwo-year junior college150
MenardsRetail145
BroadstepSocial service agency145
Stephenson Service Co.Agricultural141
Walnut AcresHealthcare - nursing home140
Pearl Valley FarmsAgricultural135
Pearl City ElevatorAgricultural132
Tri Star MetalsManufacturing120
Piedmont Hardware BrandsWarehouse123
YMCANot-for-profit organization120
Fischer Inc.Ready mix stone & excavation115
Savencia CheeseFood manufacturing112
Sentry InsuranceInsurance110
Cub FoodsRetail110
Loescher HVACHVAC & plumbing108
Pearl PavillionHealthcare & rehabilitation105
Seaga ManufacturingVending manufacturing105
Parkview HomeRetirement community105
Provena/St. Joseph CampusHealthcare - nursing home104
HB Plastic, Inc.Plastic molding100
Sullivan's FoodsRetail90
In Grown FarmsMedical and adult use cannabis cultivation88
Freeport Park DistrictRecreation property82
Farm & FleetRetail81
Malcom Eaton EnterprisesSocial service vocational center71
Modern Plating CorporationMetal finishing71
CoreFXCustom Ingredients Mfg63
SPG InternationalMaterial & storage products61
SSM HealthHealthcare60
Culver'sRestaurant60
ABM JanitorialCleaning service60

Key Industries

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Healthcare

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Construction, Plumbing, Heating, & Service

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Private Label Food Manufacturing

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