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10 Great Manufacturing Companies to Work for in Chowan County

All across the country, manufacturing facilities are looking for skilled workers to fill positions. The demand and opportunities are only increasing in this job sector.

Are you currently looking to start a new career or switch careers in the manufacturing industry? If so, we’ve got some great news! 

Chowan County is home to several fantastic manufacturing companies known for their excellent work environment, employee benefits, and career growth opportunities. 

In this blog post, we will highlight ten of the best manufacturing companies to work for in Chowan County. Whether you are an experienced professional or just starting your career, these companies offer great opportunities for job seekers like you.

One manufacturing sector that is uniquely positioned and thriving in Chowan County is Marine Manufacturing. Because of our location on the Albemarle Sound with access to major marine ports on the East Coast, Chowan County is home to three major marine manufacturers (listed alphabetically). 

Albemarle Boats

With over 40 years of family experience in the boat building industry, Albemarle Boats has become an industry leading sportfishing powerhouse

As part of their guiding principles, Albemarle Boats is committed to giving “each employee the opportunity, training, and encouragement to make a difference and achieve his or her aspirations.”

The company is currently looking to fill positions in several areas, including carpentry, mechanics, cabinetry, and maintenance. They offer incredible benefits, a 4-day work week, and bonus incentives. For more information, contact them here. 

Daedalus Yachts

On the cutting edge of marine manufacturing, Daedalus Yachts is a premier yacht builder specializing in zero emission yachts designed, built, and engineered using carbon fiber technology. Daedalus is the only serial manufacturer of carbon yachts over 60 feet built in America. 

Believing that craftsmanship and creativity go hand-in-hand, Daedalus is committed to producing the finest, most advanced yachts by promoting a culture of innovation and collaboration that pushes the limits of design and engineering. 

If this sounds exciting to you, contact Daedalus today for more information on open positions they are seeking to fill. 

Regulator Marine

Regular Marine builds some of the finest offshore sports fishing boats in the country and employs hundreds of local people to produce quality boats designed for ultimate fishability, quality comfort, and serious performance.

At the heart of Regulator’s mission is dedication to team members by providing a safe and supportive work environment that allows plenty of time for life, family, and community involvement. 

With positions available in several departments, Regulator is looking for team members who are driven and willing to learn. They provide on the job training so you can be a successful member of the team! If interested in a career at Regulator, fill out this form on their website. 

In addition to marine manufacturing, Chowan County is home to several other types of manufacturing industries, including agriculture and food production, shipping and transportation, and building and materials production. 

From family owned businesses to global companies, here are more manufacturing opportunities for job seekers in Chowan County (also listed alphabetically). 

Colony Tire Corporation

Colony Tire knows that all shipping rides on tires, and this multi-million dollar company has become one of the leading tire distributors and automotive service providers in North America. 

With a large retread factory and distribution center in Edenton, Colony is a significant employer and local community supporter. 

Whether you’re driven by a passion for mechanics, customer service, or leadership, Colony Tire offers a range of opportunities to fuel your career with benefits to sustain you. 

Check out the variety of jobs available and contact them today to get started on your career.  

Jimbo’s Jumbos – Hampton Farms

Jimbo’s Jumbos knows a thing or two about peanuts. Located in Chowan County, Jimbo’s Jumbos is a part of Hampton Farms and ships roasted peanuts and peanut products all over the country. 

Over the last 100 years, Hampton Farms has grown from a small, family-owned business to a major national nut processing company and the leading roaster of in-shell peanuts in the United States. 

They understand that their employees are their most important asset and work to promote a family-friendly workplace that encourages employees to balance work with their personal lives. 

As one of the key economic drivers on Peanut Drive, Jimbo’s is one of Chowan County’s largest employers and is always hiring dedicated employees to join their team. Find out more here. 

JWF Industries

Expanding to Chowan County in 2021, JWF Industries is strategically located near shipbuilding hubs and is rapidly growing. Located at Riverbulk Terminal, JWF Industries designs, manufactures, and integrates metal centric products.

With paid training and apprenticeship programs, as well as college tuition reimbursement incentives, JWF Industries was named a 2023 Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania, where the company is headquartered. 

JWF Industries is currently hiring at its Chowan County location, and you can find out more here.  

MiTek Industries

MiTek, a Berkshire Hathaway Company located in Chowan County, is one of 22 locations in the U.S. that provides integrated software, services, engineered products, and automated solutions for the building industry worldwide.

From their educational assistance program to courses offered through their online learning platform, MiTek is dedicated to partnering with team members to help them achieve their career goals and personal aspirations. 

Find out more about the job opportunities available at MiTek’s Chowan County location. 

Nebraska Plastics, Inc.

Nebraska Plastics, Inc. is a vinyl fence manufacturer that established its second plant in Chowan County in 2020. 

Headquartered in Nebraska, this family owned company has been in business for over 75 years and supplies products to customers across the United States. The company has expanded to produce above-ground and below-ground PVC irrigation pipes for agriculture. 

They pride themselves on being a family-owned and operated company, offering “Made in America” products that ship to customers around the world. 

To find out more about working for Nebraska Plastics, contact them through their website. 

Olam Edible Nuts

Olam is a global leader in the food manufacturing industry, delivering quality nut products all over the world. By reimagining global agriculture with operations in over 60 countries worldwide, Olam is positioned as a Fortune Global 500 Company. 

Here in Edenton, Olam Edible Nuts is part of a network of plants and offices stretching from the West Coast to the East Coast. 

They have multiple job opportunities for people looking to widen their outlook and become part of a global network that works together to achieve something meaningful. 

Contact Olam to find out about the career opportunities available at their Edenton plant.   

Riverbulk Terminal

Situated on the Chowan River with access to waterways up and down the East Coast, Riverbulk Terminal offers barge service, barge terminal, warehousing, and manufacturing space. 

The facility boasts 50 acres zoned heavy industrial, providing critical services for companies needing to move products to nearby ports or in need of staging areas for large offshore projects. 

As a major transportation hub with job opportunities both on-site and on the water, Riverbulk is looking for individuals who welcome adventure and challenge. The company hires employees from up and down the East Coast and provides on the job training with plenty of opportunity for advancement. 

Contact Riverbulk if you are interested in working with this growing industry. 

If you dream of working in a manufacturing job that offers stability, growth potential, and a supportive work environment, then consider these ten companies when searching for a manufacturing job in Chowan County. 

With their commitment to employee well-being, solid benefits packages, and career advancement opportunities, they are a great starting point for anyone in search of quality manufacturing employment. 

The Edenton Chowan Partnership is here to help find the best opportunity for you and to answer any additional questions you have about working and living in Chowan County.

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