See the industries that make up the Floyd economic climate. Floyd’s innovative culture has made it home to a wide variety of businesses, from individual artists and artisans to design firms, high craftsmanship businesses, and advanced manufacturing.

Advanced and Specialty Manufacturing

Advanced and Specialty Manufacturing

Made in Floyd

Customized and specialty products are Floyd’s forte. In addition to individual artists, our major employers like Hollingsworth & Vose and Crenshaw Lighting create unique high-end products. H&V makes innovative filtration media for a wide variety of businesses thanks to their R&D Center of Excellence here in Floyd.

Some of Floyd’s diverse companies in this sector:

  • Floyd Custom Machine and Design designs and builds machines and parts to meet your needs, including automated PLC-driven machines. They also build custom fixturing and testing equipment.
  •  Hollingsworth & Vose, Hollingsworth & Vose’s advanced materials contribute to a cleaner world through their use in products that provide clean air, clean liquids, and energy storage.
  • Thomas Industrial Fabrication produces custom-made machinery and build-to-print products. They also provide material handling systems that vary from vacuum and pressure systems to belt and drag conveyor systems.

Information Technology and Premium Services

We have the Bandwidth

Floyd’s advanced telecommunications system, with Fiber to the Premises and Gigabit service for most businesses and homes, has given rise to information technology  and other premium service providers both large and small.

Some of Floyd’s diverse companies in this sector:

  • Citizens Telephone Cooperative is a regional full-service communications provider offering services from VoIP, IPTV Video, web and e-mail hosting, FTTP (Fiber to the Premise: Business Ethernet and FTTH, Fiber to the Home with Gigabit services), and security services.
  • Edgell BIM does building integrated modeling and coordination which creates a high level-of-detail model. This gives the project team the convenience of review and quality control before ever breaking ground, providing cost savings and on-time projects and reducing during-construction requests for information.
  • Tendergrass Farms is a supply-chain management firm serving primarily the organic chicken industry.
Information Technology
Photo by Citizens Telephone Cooperative

Creativity and Fine Craftsmanship

Creativity and Fine Craftsmanship - Grantelli Pottery

The Arts

The rich musical, artistic, and agricultural heritage of Floyd attracts hardworking and visionary professionals who live intentionally, are deeply devoted to their work and strive to make the world a better place.

Some of Floyd’s diverse companies in this sector:

  • Anne Vaughan Designs designs and creates handcrafted, layered jewelry collections with innovative color palettes and a life-time guarantee.
  • Crenshaw Lighting makes award-winning, solid-metal lighting with locally-blown glass for grand buildings including the US Capitol, State Houses, universities, and more.
  • The Floyd Country Store is world-renowned as a place to experience authentic Appalachian music. From the Friday Night Jamboree to the Floyd Radio Show to the Handmade Music School, the Floyd Country Store is celebrating and passing down the songs and dances that have lived here for centuries.
  • Mountain Fever Music Group has an exceptional music studio and 3 record labels, including a top bluegrass label in the US.
  • Phoenix Hardwoods makes magnificent solid hardwood furniture including dining room tables, chairs, entertainment centers, desks, dressers, and more. They also do custom orders.
  • St. Pierre Woodworking makes beautiful, custom-crafted fine furniture. They mill their own wood, including reclaimed wood, and they offer CNC carving.

Farms, Food, and Forestry

Close to the Land

Farms, food and forestry-related businesses are the foundation of the Floyd County economy. There are over 700 beef, dairy, produce and specialty farms plus scores of related businesses from niche food processing to one of Virginia’s largest wineries, from forest-based jewelry to fine furniture.

Some of Floyd’s diverse companies in this sector:

  • Chateau Morrisette Winery is a third-generation, family-owned and operated winery that is also the premier Virginia winery and restaurant located along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Huckleberry Dairy and Beef is an award-winning, family-owned and operated farm which places great emphasis on genetics, good farming practices, and growing most of their own feed (corn, alfalfa, and hay).
  • Red Rooster Coffee Roaster is a coffee company roasting only the highest quality beans from around the world. They serve both wholesale and retail customers.
  • Riverbend Nursery is a progressive container grower of quality perennials, herbs, groundcovers, and ornamental grasses based on 100 acres. They grow over 2.5 million containers annually, including 1,100 varieties, and sell to independent garden centers, landscapers, and distributors.
  • Seven Springs Farm Store is a major organic farming and gardening supplies provider, founded around 1993. They sell online and on the farm.
  • Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary supports honeybees through the current crisis by providing an inviting landscape. The sanctuary also offers workshops and events..
Farms, Food, and Forestry

Small Corporate Headquarters

Small-Corporate-Headquarters

Having your Office where you Want to Be

Many companies have stayed in Floyd for decades because they thrive here.

Some of the companies headquartered in Floyd:

  • Parkway Acquisitions Corp is the holding company for Skyline National Bank and other acquired banks in Virginia and North Carolina. Skyline has 20 full-service banking offices and 4 loan production offices.
  • Strengthening Our System promotes independence, increased daily living skills, personal empowerment, and improved quality of life by providing home and community-based services to children and adults across Virginia with intellectual or developmental disabilities and/or mental health issues.
  •  Wall Residences provides support to adults and children across Virginia with intellectual and developmental disabilities through a focus on Person-Centered Practices, treating everyone with respect and dignity.

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Floyd County Economic Development Brochure

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Floyd County Welding Workforce Brochure

Floyd County High School’s welding program has graduated ~450 students. Welding program graduates have worked with a wide variety of materials, become skilled in blueprint reading and taking accurate measurements, and achieved Six Sigma yellow belt status.

 

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