Advanced Manufacturing

Targeted Sub-Sectors

  • Plastics
  • Engineered Wood
  • Fabricated Metal
  • Supportive Logistic Consulting & Trucking Operations

Employment Data

Employed in Manufacturing Sector:
  • Frederick County: 6,148
  • Winchester MSA (VA Portion): 7,496
  • Winchester MSA: 7,585


Team Assemblers
Molding Machine Operators
First-Live Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers
Shipping & Receiving Clerks
 Current  Employment* 608   1,625   439   1,244 1,453  
 Entry** $14.47 $11.68  $12.12  $17.69   $13.17 
 Experienced** $23.37  $17.36  $19.18   $33.46  $19.57 
 Mean** $20.38   $15.48 $16.83  $28.22  $17.45 

 Industry Turnover  Rate***

*QCEW 1Q2017 for the Frederick County Workforce Draw Area of 45 miles, employment by place of residence
**Wage data from BLS as of 2016 for the Winchester MSA - Winchester, Frederick County, Hampshire County,WV
***JobsEQ Workforce Characteristics, 4 quarters ending 1Q2016 (Manufacturing Industry in the Winchester MSA)

Key Advantages


  • Priority, streamlined local building permit system
  • Construction can commence in a matter of weeks
  • Permit system parallels building schedules

Infrastructure Availability

  • Competitive electricity rates
  • State-of-the-art utilities and telecommunications infrastructure
  • Construction costs nearly 14% lower than the national average
  • Innovative solutions for food processing waste to greatly reduce treatment costs

Industry Presence

  • More than 20 manufacturers, producing a wide array of products, already operate in Frederick County

University Presence

  • Virginia Tech's Center for High Performance Manufacturing (CHPM) helps manufacturers develop and implement new processes
  • The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is an applied research center that bridges the gap between fundamental research typically performed at universities and product development routinely performed by companies
  • Virginia Tech's Department of Food Science and Technology's Value-Added Product Development Division offers access to a packaging and processing pilot plant, and offers other resources ranging from financial assistance to food safety regulatory assistance
  • Lord Fairfax Community College in Frederick County offers reliable and trusted workforce training programs

Already Operating Here




Trex Company Plastics 500-999
Shockey Companies Concrete 500-999
Thermo Fisher Scientific


Annandale Millwork Wood 250-499
Monoflo Inc. Plastics 100-249
Rubbermaid Commercial Products Plastics 100-249
M&H Plastics Plastics 100-249
Quad Graphics Printing 100-249
Cives Metal 100-249
Ashworth Brothers Metal 100-249
Crown Beverage Packaging Metal 100-249
Southeastern Container Plastics 100-249
Kingspan Insulation Plastics 100-249
Z&M Sheet Metal Metal 100-249
Estes Express Lines Long Distance Freight Trucking 50-99
Cellofoam North America Foam 20-49
McElroy Metal Metal 20-49
NFI Industries Specialized Freight, Local 20-49
Winchester Printers Printing 20-49
Booz Allen Hamilton Logistics Consulting 0-20
National Traffic Systems Inc. Logistics Consulting 0-20
Source: VEC Employment Data, Average Employment, 2Q2017

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Economic Development Authority
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