Manufacturing accounts for nearly 10 percent of Bedford County’s employment mix, but these businesses are not the traditional manufacturing with masses of employees working on a single product line handling just one step in a process. Today’s manufacturers are technology specialists involving employees in problem solving and running multi-million dollar automated machinery and robotics lines. Bedford County and this region has a long history and reputation in “knowing how to make things”. We have talented machine shops that stay busy throughout the region and dozens of advanced manufacturing firms that make everything from precision optics and thin film coatings for the military and medical industries to complete packaging machines that assist major production industries.
|A sampling of Advanced Manufacturing firms in this region:|