Major Employers

Company Product or Service Year Established Active Union Number of Employees
Community Schools/
Education 1969 CUTEA 600
Crawford Memorial Hospital Health Care 1962 None 400
Dana Corporation Gaskets 1966 IAM 106
E.H. Baare Wire 1975 IAM 120
Fair-Rite Product Electronic Shields 1966 None 13
Flying S Engineering 2001 None 60
Hershey Chocolate Candy 1936 None 700
Honeywell/Data Max Labels 1986 None 95
Lincolnland Agri-Energy Ethanol 2004 None 40
Marathon Petroleum Refinery 1906 None 700+
Robinson Correctional Center Corrections 1990 AFSME 300
SENCO Construction
Labors Union
Tempco Products Aluminum and Vinyl , Doors and Windows 1958 Local 1280 48
Wal-Mart Retail 1980 None 270

Crawford Memorial Hospital is a fully licensed and accredited 25-bed not-for-profit critical access facility and has a 38-bed skilled care unit called the Magnolia Center. They incorporate state-of-the-art equipment and procedures with a compassionate, caring staff to produce outstanding treatment results for their patients.

Dana Corporation – Since their founding in 1909, they have become the world's largest manufacturer of graphite and multi-layer steel gaskets and other sealing products. They are the supplier of choice for leading manufacturers in the automotive, mobile off-highway, marine, recreational, and small engine industries, providing proven sealing solutions for virtually every application.

Hershey Chocolate USA – The L.S. Heath Candy Company was founded in 1914. The Heath English Toffee Bar was conceived in a "Sweet Shop" on Robinson's downtown square and is still produced solely in Robinson. Each year in May the "candy that made Robinson famous" is celebrated at the Heath Toffee Festival. The former HEATH plant is now Hershey's Chocolate Robinson.

Lincolnland Agri-Energy, LLC – was established to build and operate a dry mill ethanol plant west of Palestine, Illinois in Crawford County. The plant began ethanol operations on July 12, 2004. The permitted annual production rate for the plant is 62 million gallons of ethanol and 194,000 tons Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS).

Marathon Petroleum – Produces, refines, and delivers high-quality petroleum and natural gas products that enrich the lives of their customers and help fuel the world’s economy. Specializing in exploration, development, production, refining, distribution, and marketing, their experience also extends to power and liquefied natural gas.

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