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 Dorada Foods and Kalo 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, educational, trade, & health care sectors)

Company # of Employees Product Country of Origin
Unifi, Inc 699 Nylon & Covered Yarns USA
Frontier Spinning Mills 519 Yarn for knitting and weaving trades USA
Gildan Activewear Eden Inc. 472 Warehouse Distribution Knitwear Canada
Dorada Foods Formerly Keystone Foods 435 Processed Chicken USA
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc 395 Gun Manufacturer USA
Henniges Automotive 363 Automotive Seals China
Mabe Trucking 300 Trucking - Motor Freight Services USA
Global Textile Alliance 267 Textiles USA
Karastan Rug Mills/ Div. of Mohawk Industries 200 Woven Rugs & Carpets USA
McMichael Mills 192 Covered Yarn USA
Albaad USA 184 Baby Wipes Israel
Weil-McLain 180 Industrial and Commercial Boilers USA
Loparex, Inc 175 Release Paper Netherlands
Southern Finishing 164 Custom Molded Bed Rails USA
Pine Hall Brick Co. Inc. 160 Clay Brick Pavers Brick USA
Armor Express 150 Bullet Proof Body Armor USA
Pella 146 Manufactural Windows and Doors USA
Press Glass - Glass Dynamics 145 Fabricated Flat Glass Poland
Amcor Tobacco Packaging 130 Printing of Tobacco Packaging Switzerland
Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA), Inc. 117 Aircraft Tires Japan
Remington Arms Company 110 Corporate Headquarters USA
Sans Technical Fibers, LLC 101 Industrial Nylon 6-6 Fibers South Africa
Liquip International USA/ Beta Fluid Systems 88 Aircraft Ground Support Equip Australia
Custom Screens Ink 80 Screen Printing USA

Top 10 Employers by Industry

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