Major Employers

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Major Employers

Similar to most valley towns, Merced’s economy has traditionally relied upon agribusiness. During the past two decades, Merced has built upon this foundation with a growing and diverse economy. Today Merced serves as the county seat and the hub of a commercial market encompassing several counties.

Top Manufacturing Employment

Name Classification Employees
Quad Graphics Printing 700
McLane Pacific Grocery Distribution Center 250
SaveMart Distribution Center Grocery Distribution Center 230
Scholle Corporation Plastics Packaging 370
Malibu Boats Boat Manufacturing 30
Wellmade Fluorescent Lights 100
Fine Line industries Boat Manufacturing 25
Label Technology Label Design and Printing 74
RTS Packaging Packaging Material 68
Safeway Food Processing 60
O'Keeffe's Inc. Skylights 50
California Fiber Drum Fiber Cans 44

Top Non-Manufacturing Employment

Name Classification Employees
County of Merced Government 1980
Merced City School District Education 1300
AT&T Call Center Customer Service Center 1200
Merced Union High School District Education 891
Merced College Education 800
University of California, Merced Education 500
City of Merced Government 480
WalMart Retail 290
Costco Wholesale, Retail 200
Home Depot Retail 200
Pacific Gas & Electric Gas & Electric Utility 198
Lowes Retail 150
Target Retail 140
Sears Retail 105
JC Penney Retail 104
Kohl's Retail 80
Orchard Supply Hardware Retail 75

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