Advanced Manufacturing

Targeted Sub-Sectors

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

Employment Data

Employed in Manufacturing Sector:
  • Frederick County: 6,071
  • Winchester MSA (VA Portion): 7,596
  • Winchester MSA: 7,694


Team Assemblers
Molding Machine Operators
First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers
Shipping & Receiving Clerks
 Current  Employment* 539  1,373  517  1,125 1,270
 Entry** $16.54 $11.49 $11.35 $20.29 $13.13
 Experienced** $26.88 $18.22 $17.36 $37.02 $19.71
 Mean** $23.41  $15.96 $15.34 $31.44 $17.55

 Industry Turnover  Rate***

*QCEW 2Q2018 for the Frederick County Workforce Draw Area of 45 miles, employment by place of residence
**Wage data 
Source: JobsEQ® Data as of 2017 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
Thermo Fisher Scientific Medical Equipment 250-499
Annandale Millwork


Metromont Corporation Concrete 100-249
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
Estes Express Lines Long Distance Freight Trucking 100-249
ZM Sheet Metal Metal 50-99
Cellofoam North America Foam 50-99
McElroy Metal Metal 20-49
NFI Industries Specialized Freight, Local 20-49
Winchester Printers Printing 20-49
National Traffic Systems Inc. Logistics Consulting 10-19
Source: VEC Employment Data, Average Employment, 1Q2018

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Economic Development Authority
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Winchester, VA 22601

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