Major Employers

Manufacturing and Production
Company Products Estimated Employment Year Established in Brunswick Co.
Brunswick Box Company Wooden Pallets 20 – 49 1952
Clary, Aubrey L. Inc. Logging 20 – 49 1950
Hyponex Corporation/Scotts Corp. Garden Mulch 50 – 99 1986
Ingenco Wholesale Electric Energy 20 – 49 2007
Jones Electric Electrical Contractor Heating & Cooling Systems 20 – 49 1970
Lawrenceville Brick Bricks 100 -- 249 1946
M.M. Wright, Inc. Lumber/Logging 50 – 99 1948
Pecht Distributors Distributor 20 – 49 1964
Virginia Carolina Forest Products Lumber Manufacturer 50 – 99 1991
Vulcan Material Company Crushed Stone/Concrete 50 – 99 1965

 

NonManufacturing

Lawrenceville Correctional Facility/Wackenhut Corrections Medium Security Prison 250 -- 499 1997
Saint Paul’s College 4-Year College 250 -- 499 1888
Southside VA Community College Community College 250 -- 499 1980

 

Forestry is very important to the economy of Brunswick County. The latest reports from the Virginia Forestry Service state that Brunswick County continues to rank as number one among counties in timber harvesting. Also, data shows that the industry contributed 672 direct jobs to our local economy and an additional 287 indirect jobs. An employer listed above whose primary business is timber production is represented in the Forestry Report totals.

Additionally, you will note above that our major employers have been in business in Brunswick County for a substantial number of years – a number more than 50 years – which is a testament to the pro-business environment and the quality of life.

Spotlight Profiles

lawrenceville_brickLawrenceville Brick, Inc. was incorporated in Brunswick County, Virginia in 1946 as Brick and Tile Corporation of Lawrenceville. The company is well known for the superior quality bricks it produces and serves markets in 29 states and Canada. Through the years the company has continuously worked to insure production quality and grow its production capacity by maintaining a well-trained seasoned and dedicated workforce and employing the use of technology innovation. Today, all movement of brick from the forming process to final packaging is completely automated. Industrial robots enable the precise setting of the brick onto the kiln cars and, after the firing process, into the packaging machinery. The plant is one of the most modern, state-of-the-art brick manufacturing facilities in the United States. Visit the company's website at www.lawrencevillebrick.com.

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Virginia-Carolina Forest Products, Inc.  is committed to producing the highest quality hardwood and pine lumber. Maintaining consistency in the manufacturing process accompanied by a strong VCFP_Scannercommitment to the plant’s modernization has allowed Virginia-Carolina to produce a superior product. Since 1991, the plant has expanded its operation by installing 6 aluminum package dry kilns and a high temperature softwood dry kiln for drying green lumber. The kilns are powered by a 600 hp wood fired boiler which burns recycled sawdust. A softwood planing mill and a double end trimming system have also been added to enhance the quality, appearance, and yield of the lumber. Recent improvements include installation of two automated sorter systems with 54 bins for sorting work in process lumber and finished product by grade and specie. Virginia-Carolina has adapted well to the changing economy by diversifying its product base and taking advantage of its proximity to the port of Norfolk. Export shipments account for 47% of total sales. For more information, please visit our website at www.virginiacarolina.com.

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