WORKFORCE & EDUCATION: Like you, we are defined by excellence.

In many communities, you’ll hear longtime business owners talk about the days when hard work and high quality were normal expectations. That hasn’t changed in Altavista, Virginia. Generation after generation has grown up in a community that takes pride in performing a full day of work and exceeding expectations for quality — along with being accountable to both their employers and their neighbors.

Our residents understand the value of working smarter, too. Today, those standards don’t end with our highly-rated K-12 school system, which draws upon the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) resources of the Future Focus Foundation’s Region 2000 STEM Academy.

After high school, residents sharpen the skills employers need through our Virginia Technical Institute campus and at Central Virginia Community College. Liberty University’s broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs is just a half-hour away.

ALTAVISTA – TOP EMPLOYERS

Company

Product/Service

# of Employees

Abbott

Nutrition Productions

600

BGF Industries, Inc.

Fiberglass fabric

650

Moore’s Electrical & Mechanical

Contractor

520

Schrader Sentra

Industrial & automotive products

135

Graham Packaging

Plastic blow molding

120

Standard Insurance

Insurance Claims

75

Mid-Atlantic Printers

Commercial printer

61

PCM Industrial Services

Maintenance, Repair & Construction

40

Bennett’s Mechanical

Contractor

30

Rage Custom Plastics

Injection Molding

20