Major Employers in the Area

Manufacturing in Amherst County, Virginia

Name Business Type # of Employees
Clorox / Glad Plant Plastic Bags 364
Greif Paper Mill, Containerboard 300
SBI Works Wood Burning Stoves 175
Buffalo Air Handling Industrial/Commercial Air Handling Equipment 101
S&S / TruBall Metal Fabrication, Archery Equipment 95
Shibuya Hoppman Packaging Machinery 60
Cooper Steel Structural Steel Fabricator 68
Quality Archery Design Archery Equipment 40
Hermle North America Clocks, Furniture 45

Amherst County, Virginia

Name Business Type # of Employees
Sweet Briar College Higher Education 186
Centra Health Medical 8,405
CSE, Inc. Heavy duty cranes, Construction Metal Fabricators, Industrial Maintenance 230-250
Old Dominion Job Corps Residential Training Program 130
Cowan Systems Transportation 125
H.T. Hackney Wholesale Food Distributor 72
Tyto Athene (formerly Black Box Govt. Solutions) Communication/Technology Services 40
Integrated Technology Group (ITG) Technology Services 22

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.