Major Employers

Manufacturing
Amherst County, Virginia

Name Business Type # of Employees
Clorox / Glad Plant Plastic Bags 351
Greif Paper Mill, Containerboard 280
England’s Stove Works Wood Burning Stoves 175
Buffalo Air Handling Industrial/Commercial Air Handling Equipment 101
S&S / TruBall Metal Fabrication, Archery Equipment 90
Shibuya Hoppman Packaging Machinery 75
Cooper Steel Structural Steel Fabricator  40
Quality Archery Design Archery Equipment 40
Hermle North America Clocks, Furniture 30

Non-Manufacturing 
Amherst County, Virginia

Name Business Type # of Employees
 Central Virginia Training Center Residential Facility for People with Intellectual Disabilities 150
Sweet Briar College Higher Education 330
Centra Health Medical 225
CSE, Inc. Heavy duty cranes, Construction Metal Fabricators, Industrial Maintenance 200
Old Dominion Job Corps Residential Training Program 130
Cowan Systems   Transportation 75-100
H.T. Hackney Wholesale Food Distributor 72
Black Box  Communication 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
  • CENTRA
  • 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

Stories Of Success

  • Black Box Network Services
    Jim Meade / Retired Vice-President
    Amherst was incredibly receptive and supportive of our relocation. We have a Network Operations Center that remotely monitors voice and data networks for our customers globally, and having guaranteed and reliable power and internet access is a must, for our customers success, as well as our own. Not only did we have access to stable and…
  • S & S Machine, T.R.U. Ball
    Ben Summers / Director of Operations
    Amherst County has given our company several advantages over the years, including a great selection of skilled employees, a centralized location in the United States, and the freedom and space to grow. Over the past 30 years, S&S Machine, Inc. has grown from a small two-man machine shop to an archery manufacturing business with 100…
  • Old Dominion Footwear
    Malcolm Sydnor / President
    We love doing business in Amherst County. The location is great, with quick access to US 460, US 29, and then to US 64. Old Dominion Footwear designs, manufactures, markets and distributes footwear throughout the United States, Canada and around the world. It’s easy to get our goods from the Norfolk port and distribute them…