major employers

Major Employers

Building on its blue/green assets, the MPA Region supports hundreds of advanced manufacturing and technology jobs in large companies such as WestRock, one of North America's leading vertically integrated manufacturers of paper packaging products; Nestle Purina Pet Care, the leading pet nutrition company; Canon/IRT, an internationally-based advanced manufacture focused on proprietary environmental technologies; Fulcrum Concepts, a tactical avionics company; and Premier Tech, a research-based international leader in horticulture, packaging and water treatment products. Balancing these major employers, the Region is anchored by its aquaculture and agriculture businesses, numerous marinas, its destination tourism businesses and the small business supply chain that supports its major employers. This creates a robust economic network of the coastal economy. The major employers in the Region are listed below.

Company Industry Employment Community
West Rock Paper Manufacturing 500-999 West Point
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital Hospitals 500-999 Gloucester
Nestle Purina Petcare Company Warehouse and Storage 250-499 King William
Virginia Institute of Marine Science Marine Biology 250-499 Gloucester
FDP Virginia Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 100-249 Essex
Ball Lumber Company Wood Product Manufacturing 50-99 King & Queen
Bennett Mineral Company Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 50-99 King & Queen
Big Cheese Administrative and Support Services 50-99 Middlesex
Canon Industrial Resource Technology Laser Cartridge Recycling 50-99 Gloucester
Dominion Virginia Power Utilities 50-99 Gloucester
O'Malley Lumber (u/c M) Wood Product Manufacturing 50-99 Essex
Pepsi Bottling Group Merchant Wholesaler 50-99 Middlesex
Rappahannock Concrete Corporation Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 50-99 Gloucester
Riverside Regional Medical Center Hospitals 50-99 Mathews
3 Rivers Services LLC Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 20-49 King William
Abernathy Construction Company Abernathy Construction Corporation 20-49 Middlesex
Atlantic Metal Products Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 20-49 Middlesex
Augusta Lumber LLC Wood Product Manufacturing 20-49 King William
Bank of Essex Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20-49 Essex
Baylands Fed Credit Union Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20-49 King William 
Carlton & Edwards Lumber Wood Product Manufacturing 20-49 Middlesex 
Chesapeake Bank Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20-49 Gloucester
Citizen’s & Farmer’s Bank Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20-49 King William  
Coastal Design and Construction Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 20-49 Gloucester
Crop Production Services Inc Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 20-49 King & Queen
Ct Transportation LLC Truck Transportation 20-49 King & Queen
Deltaville Boatyard, LLC Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 20-49 Middlesex
Essex Concrete Corporation Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 20-49 Essex
Essex Concrete Corporation Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 20-49 King William
H & H Associates Miscellaneous Manufacturing 20-49 Gloucester
H & R Block Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 20-49 King William
Hunter Mechanical LLC Specialty Trades Contractors 20-49 Gloucester
J & W Seafood of Virginia Food Manufacturing 20-49 Middlesex
J. Sanders Construction Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 20-49 West Point
Mid Atlantic Tree Harvest Forestry and Logging 20-49 King William
Newbern Transport Truck Transportation 20-49 Middlesex
Peninsula Heating & Air Specialty Trade Contractors 20-49 Gloucester
Phillips Energy Nonstore Retailers 20-49 Gloucester
Rappahannock River Oyster Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 20-49 Middlesex
Riverland Insurers Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 20-49 Essex
Seafarms, Inc. Sea Food Wholesaler 20-49 Mathews
Southern States Co-operative, Inc. Management of Companies 20-49 King William
Star Fields Textile Mills 20-49 Mathews
Tidewater Lumber Wood Product Manufacturing 20-49 Essex
Tidewater Newspapers Publishing Industries (Except Internet) 20-49 Gloucester
United Laboratory Co LLC Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 20-49 King & Queen
Walter C. Via Enterprises Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 20-49 King & Queen
West Point Chips Wood Product Manufacturing 20-49 King William
Whitley Peanut Factory Inc. Food Manufacturing 20-49 Gloucester
Williams Industrial Services Construction Buildings 20-49 King William
Zimmerman Marine Repair and Maintenance 20-49 Mathews
Enfield Sod, Inc. Administrative and Support Services 10-19 King William
Montague Farms Inc. Crop Production 10-19 Essex
Premier Tech Horticulture Chemical Mfg/Fertilizers 10-19 King & Queen
Ta/group SSI Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 10-19 Essex
West Point Veneer, LLC Wood Product Manufacturing 10-19 West Point