A Richmond-based chemicals corporation has been added to the Fortune 1000 list, bringing the number of greater Richmond companies listed to 11.
NewMarket Corp., ranked No. 943, is the parent company of petroleum-additives firm Afton Chemical Corp. and Ethyl Corp., which manufactures diesel cetane improver and gasoline performance additives.
NewMarket began in 1887 as a Richmond paper manufacturer. Its addition to the list ranks greater Richmond 13th best of all metro areas for the number of Fortune 1000 companies per 100,000 residents. The region is ranked 19th out of all U.S. metro areas for the number of Fortune 1000 companies, and is tied with Kansas City, Mo. and Phoenix, Ariz.
Greater Richmond Fortune 1000 companies
Altria Group: 154
Dominion Resource: 162
Genworth Financial: 243
Owens and Minor: 295
Massey Energy: 662
Source: Greater Richmond Partnership Inc.
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