Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

Richmond: Virginia's Working Capital

The city of Richmond is home to over 450 companies in the advanced manufacturing industry sector, from WestRock's paper products to NewMarket's chemical development to Alloy Polymers, Inc., which manufactures plastics and resins. Richmond is also home to some of the finest ornamental and architectural metal working companies in the country such as James River Iron, Inc., and McKinnon and Harris, Inc.

Chemicals & Plastics

Companies such as NewMarket Corporation, Dupont, and Ethyl Corporation, which focus on chemical development are located in the city. Companies such as Carpenter Company and Hallmark Fabricators, Inc. manufacture urethane, rubber and other plastic products.

Packaging & Paper Products

Richmond has a strong history in the paperboard mill manufacturing sector, with over 25 companies in the industry such as Fortune 500 WestRock, Commonwealth Packaging Corp., International Paper Company and Atlantic Corrugated Box Company.

Fabricated Metal Products

The City has over 50 companies that specialize in fabricated metal products such as Liphart Steel Company, Argus Steel Producrs to James River Iron to McKinnon and Harris, Inc.

Beverage and Tobacco Products

Approximately 22 companies are located within the city that develop beverage and tobacco related prudtcs such as the new East Coast manufacturing facility for Stone Brewing Company, Philip Morris USA, Inc., Universal Corporation and Bleu Water Company.


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City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219