Avail Technologies Named 2019 Best Places to Work in PA Recipient

State College, Pennsylvania – October 10, 2019 – Avail Technologies, Inc., has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2019. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country. The program is a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Central Penn Business Journal.

“For the second time in four years Avail has been recognized by The Central Pennsylvania Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in PA, and we couldn’t be prouder,” says Dorsey E. Houtz, President & CEO at Avail. “As the only medium-sized company in the State College area to receive this distinction, Avail owes our success to the outstanding employees who have led the charge in making us a nationally recognized leader of Intelligent Transportation Systems for public transit. Our employee’s ability to balance our commitment to our customers with a fun enjoyable workplace is truly the foundation for achieving this honor. They are truly the success story, and I’m proud to be able to serve them daily.”

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Pennsylvania, who are benefiting the state’s economy and its workforce. Employers are categorized based upon the total number of employees they have in the United States.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business
  • Be a publicly or privately held business
  • Have a facility in Pennsylvania
  • Have at least 15 full- or part-time employees working in or reporting to Pennsylvania
  • Be in business a minimum of one year

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part of this process was evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process.

Avail will be recognized at the Best Places to Work in PA awards banquet on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA. Rankings will be revealed at the ceremony. Tickets may be purchased online at

In addition to the public/private partnership, the program is supported by the following organizations: Major Sponsors— Bybel Rutledge, Spooky Nook Sports; Supporting Sponsor— S&T Bank; Celebration Sponsors – 1st Summit Bank, Capital Bluecross, Geneia, and Schaedler Yesco.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in PA, visit or contact Erica Hildabridle at the Central Penn Business Journal at 717-323-5250 or



Avail Technologies, based in State College, Pennsylvania, is an enterprise solutions provider for the public transit industry.  Avail got its start in CAD/AVL integration and has since expanded to incorporate total organizational ITS solutions.  Ensuring your success by providing unsurpassed customer service to deliver reliable solutions that earn your trust is personal at Avail and is supported by old fashioned values and a seasoned transit-knowledgeable, award-winning staff. Because Avail is the only employee-owned and operated ITS for public transit integrator in the industry today, Avail is driven to partner with organizations that share its vision to revolutionize your rider’s experience by delivering tailored open architecture technology solutions designed to solve real-world challenges.


Christine David
Marketing Specialist
1960 Old Gatesburg Rd., Suite 200
State College, PA 16803
Phone: 814-234-3394, ext. 1036