• ShawneeSprings

    FOOD PROCESSING & AGRIBUSINESS

    Logistical Advantages, Cutting Edge Research

As the dynamic food industry changes alongside shifts in consumer behavior, Frederick County continues to attract investment from leading agribusinesses and food processors, with focuses in specialty, packaged and perishable foods, as well as beverages. We also boast innovative solutions for food processing waste, greatly reducing treatment costs.

 

Sample Employment Data

Industry Turnover Rate: 2.3%***

1,405

Employed in Food Processing
Frederick County, VA

 1,604

Employed in Food Processing
Winchester-Frederick County, VA

1,609

Employed in Food Processing
Winchester MSA

 1,017

Packaging & Filling Machine Operators
45-Mile Radius*

Sample Wage Data**
Entry: $11.14 p/h
Experienced: $18.64 p/h
Mean: $16.14 p/h

944

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, Weighers
45-Mile Radius*

Sample Wage Data**
Entry: $13.24 p/h
Experienced: $24.20 p/h
Mean: $20.55 p/h

 4,681

Heavy Tractor-Trailer
Truck Drivers

45-Mile Radius*

Sample Wage Data**
Entry: $14.45 p/h
Experienced: $23.26 p/h
Mean: $20.32 p/h

 Source:  JobsEQ® | Data as of 2019Q2 unless noted otherwise
*QCEW 2019Q2 for the Frederick County Workforce Draw Area of 45 miles, employment by place of residence
**Wage data from BLS as of 2018 for the Winchester MSA - Winchester, Frederick County, Hampshire County,WV
***JobsEQ Industry Characteristics, 4 quarters ending 2018Q1 (Food Manufacturing Industry in the Winchester MSA)
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Already Operating in Frederick County, VA

 Company  Focus  Employees
 HP Hood  Beverage  500-999
 Kraft Heinz  Beverage  250-499
 Riviana Foods  Food  100-249
 Valley Proteins  Food  100-249
 Foodsource, LLC  Food  50-99
 Miller Milling  Food  50-99
 Garber Ice Cream  Food  20-49
 Shawnee Canning Company  Food  20-49

 Source: VEC Employment Data, Employee Size Range.  Updated October 2019