TOP EMPLOYERS


It’s good to BE WITH THE BEST.

In textiles, food production, defense manufacturing and more, our top employers are leading the way and changing the world. For decades, Rockingham County fiber and clothing manufacturers like Frontier Spinning, Unifi and Karastan proved that American operations could compete—and win—against the onslaught of outsourcing.  In food processing, leaders like Keystone Foods (now part of Tyson Foods) are nurturing the world with quality products and fresh ideas, while firearms and defense manufacturers like Remington, Ruger and Armor Express/Defense, makers of rugged and cutting edge body armor, are standing strong.  Henniges and Tiger Tek keep motors running, while Bridgestone’s Aircraft Tire retreading plant keeps the world flying high.

Rockingham County employers share leading qualities, yet their needs are diverse, and while many put down roots here decades ago—Karastan opened its operations here in 1928—newcomers like Pella and Ruger have located here with ease and speed. The powerful blend of stability and innovation is one of the unique advantages that Rockingham County offers. We make it easy for your operation to be with the best.

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Major Employers (excluding governmental & health care sectors)

Company Product #of Employees Country of Origin
Unifi, Inc. Nylon & covered yarns 798 USA
Gildan Activewear, Inc. Knitwear warehouse/distribution 562 Canada
Frontier Spinning Mills Textile knitting & weaving 515 USA
Keystone Foods (Tyson Foods, Inc.) Processed chicken 480 USA
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Firearms 400 USA
Henniges Automotive Automtive seals 316 China
Global Textile Alliance Textiles 294 USA
Karastan/Mohawk Industries Woven rugs & carpet 250 USA
Armor Express/KDH Defense Systems Contract cut & sew 271 USA
Mabe Trucking Motor freight services 270 USA
McMichael Mills Covered yarn 192 USA
Albaad USA Non-woven textiles 184 Israel
Loparex, Inc. Release paper 170 Netherlands
Weil-McLain Industrial & commercial boilers 167 USA
Pine Hall Brick Company Clay brick & pavers 160 USA
Remington Arms Company Corporate Headquarters 150 USA
Press Glass (Glass Dynamics) Fabricated flat glass 130 Poland
Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA) Inc. Retread aircraft tires 115 Japan
Amcor Tobacco Packaging Tobacco packaging 105 Switzerland
Liquip International USA/Beta Systems Aircraft ground support equipment 88 Australia

Top 10 Employers by Industry

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