Top Employers

Quality Workforce is the #1 concern for business and industry. In Houston County, we focus on QUALITY, not just quantity!

Working with our existing industries, Central Georgia Technical College and university system, the Houston County School System and the surrounding communities, we identify where there are workforce and specific skill needs. Taking a holistic approach to responding to those gaps, programs are quickly developed to match those needs.

Companies located in Houston County will testify to the exemplary workforce readily available in the region. The labor force within a 30-minute commute radius equals approximately 175,000.

Recently, more than 500 people accepted early retirement options from Robins Air Force Base. The majority of these people range from 35 to 55 years old, offering a young, available pool to select from. The skill sets include Industrial Engineers, Production Control Specialists; Quality Assurance Specialists; Aircraft Electricians; Structures and Corrosion Control Specialists and Aircraft Generalists. Detailed information on the available workforce associated with skill sets desired by the company can be provided.

Due to the large concentration of aerospace related industries in the area, Middle Georgia has been dubbed Georgia’s “Aerospace Corridor”. Middle Georgia is home to more than 100 aerospace companies and contractors. There are more than 30,000 aerospace workers in the area. Houston County offers workforce advantages for aerospace companies with wage rates below national averages, a favorable labor environment, trained workers and programs for ensuring expedited start-up operations. The area has been ranked as one of 101 Great Locations in the South for Aviation & Aerospace. (Southern Business & Development)

Largest Regional Manufacturers    
Anchor Glass Container Corp Warner Robins 358
Anderson Chemical Co. Macon 158
Armstrong World Industries Macon 400
Birds Eye Foods Montezuma 300
Blue Bird Body Co. Fort Valley 1,800
Blue Bird Coachworks Fort Valley 182
CEMEX, Inc. Clinchfield 125
Cherokee Brick & Tile Co. Macon 255
Diamond Plastics PVC Macon 142
Elliott Machine Shop, Inc. Macon 117
First Quality Macon 450
Flex-Tec, Inc. Byromville 110
Frito-Lay, Inc. Kathleen 1,352
Georgia-Pacific Corp., Vienna Particleboard Plant Vienna 114
Graphic Packaging International Perry 285
Graphic Packaging International Macon 555
J.M. Huber Corp., Engineered Materials Division Macon 227
Kellogg’s Snack Company Macon 419
L.A. T Sportswear, Inc. Roberta 122
The Macon Telegraph Macon 229
Neff Motivation, Inc. Unadilla 175
Northrop Grumman Corp. Warner Robins 120
Pactiv Corp. Macon 212
Perdue Farms Inc. Perry 2,267
Piedmont Hardwood Flooring Macon 185
Plastican, Inc Macon 120
Pyrotechnic Specialties, Inc. Byron 132
Reeves Construction Co. Macon 128
L.E. Schwartz & Son, Inc. Macon 280
Timco-Macon Macon 315
Interfor - Tolleson Lumber Co., Inc. Perry 139
The Trane Co. Macon 300
Tyco Healthcare Retail Group Macon 399
Tyson, Inc. Vienna 750
Weyerhaeuser Co., Flint River Operations Oglethorpe 263
YKK (U.S.A.), Inc. Macon 650

Updated February 2017