The Shenandoah Valley supports manufacturing.

  • Strategic Mid-Atlantic location along transportation routes I-81, I-64 and I-66
  • Access to Virginia's Inland Port and the Port of Virginia
  • Norfolk Southern, CSX, Buckingham Branch and Shenandoah Valley Railroad
  • Strong work ethic and highly productive employees cited as contributing to existing industry expansions
  • Training resources for degree, certificate and customized training programs (universities, community colleges, technical schools)
  • Right-to-work state
The Shenandoah Valley region has 23,128 or 15% of the labor force employed in manufacturing.










Major Food Processing Employers in the Shenandoah Valley

Ariake U.S.A., Inc.                                                                                                                            
Andros Foods North America
Cargill Turkey Products
Hershey Foods of Virginia
Matts Supreme Cones
McKee Foods Corporation
MillerCoors Shenandoah Brewery
New Market Poultry
Pilgrims Pride Corporation
Route 11 Potato Chips
Shamrock Foods
Shenandoah Valley Organic
Valley Milk Products
Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative
WhiteWave Foods Inc. 

Packaging Companies

Caraustar Industrial
Graphic Packaging International
Graham Packaging
IntraPac Corporation
Montebello Packaging
Pactiv, Grottoes Plastics Plant

Packaging Corporation of America


Food Processing Equipment Manufacturers and Services

F.R. Drake & Company
Miller Metal Fabricators
Southern Stainless Equipment
Valley Industrial Piping

Plastics Companies

Advantage Drainage Systems, Inc.
Berry Plastics
Eastern Bioplastics
Graham Packaging
IntraPac, Inc.
Klann, Inc.
Pactiv, Grottoes Plastics Plant
Ply Gem
SunLite Plastics
Virginia Industrial Plastics

Plastics companies serve the following industries:

Aerospace Automotive
Construction Consumer Products
Electronics Food Processing
Industrial Pharmaceutical
Sports Equipment Telecommunications

Shenandoah Valley HVAC/R Companies

Daikin Applied
Heatex USA
Innovative Refrigeration Services

Provides US, Inc.

Metal Fabrication Companies

AccuTEC Blades, Inc.
Ball Advanced Aluminum Technologies
Blue Ridge Machine Works
Broadway Metal Works
Bryan Tool & Machining, Inc.
Cave Hill Corporation
Cerro Fabricated Products
FEI Ltd.
Howell Metals
Industrial Fabricators of Virginia, Inc.
Industrial Machine Works, Inc.
Kawneer Company, Inc.
KVK Precision Specialities, Inc.
Liphart Steel
Linear Rotary Bearings
Mid Valley Machine & Tool
Metfab International, Inc.
Objective Industries
Penny Plate Incorporated
Pete Burr Machine Works, Inc.
Precision Fabricators, Inc.
Quality Machine Service, Inc.
Rockingham Steel, Inc.
Shenandoah Machine Shop
Shickel Corporation
Staunton Machine Works
Sumitomo Drive Technologies
Tuscatube, Inc.
Universal Impact, Inc.
Valley Precision, Inc.
Waynesboro Alloy Works, Inc.
Z & Z Machine, Inc.