Major Employers in the Area

Manufacturing in Amherst County, Virginia

NameBusiness Type# of Employees
Clorox / Glad PlantPlastic Bags364
GreifPaper Mill, Containerboard300
SBI WorksWood Burning Stoves175
Buffalo Air HandlingIndustrial/Commercial Air Handling Equipment101
S&S / TruBallMetal Fabrication, Archery Equipment95
Shibuya HoppmanPackaging Machinery60
Cooper SteelStructural Steel Fabricator68
Quality Archery DesignArchery Equipment40
Hermle North AmericaClocks, Furniture45

Amherst County, Virginia

NameBusiness Type# of Employees
Sweet Briar CollegeHigher Education186
Centra HealthMedical8,405
CSE, Inc.Heavy duty cranes, Construction Metal Fabricators, Industrial Maintenance230-250
Old Dominion Job CorpsResidential Training Program130
Cowan SystemsTransportation125
H.T. HackneyWholesale Food Distributor72
Tyto Athene (formerly Black Box Govt. Solutions)Communication/Technology Services40
Integrated Technology Group (ITG)Technology Services22

Regional Large Employers

  • Framatome, Inc.
  • Automated Conveyor Systems, Inc.
  • The Babcock & Wilcox Company
  • Banker Steel Company, L.L.C.
  • Bausch & Lomb Inc.
  • Belvac – Production Machinery
  • Central Virginia Community College
  • Delta Star, Inc
  • Fleet Laboratories
  • Flowserve
  • Genworth Financial
  • Griffin Pipe Products Company
  • Hanwha Azdel
  • HARRIS Corporation/RF Communications Division
  • International Paper
  • J. Crew
  • Liberty University
  • Lynchburg College
  • Sonny Merryman, Inc.
  • The News & Advance
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Progress Printing Plus
  • Randolph College
  • RR Donnelley
  • Southern Air, Inc.
  • Southside Electric Cooperative
  • StarTek Inc., Lynchburg
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Westminster Canterbury
  • Westover Dairy
  • Wiley/ Wilson

Experience the Beauty

There are many reasons why Amherst County is a place where companies choose to locate. Thanks to our prime geographic location, low cost of doing business, beautiful surroundings, and a hard working, well trained workforce, Amherst County is an excellent place to do business.