The Big Book 2018 - Largest Closings

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Company Location Business description Month announced Month closing Jobs lost
Martin's* Central Virginia and Hampton Roads Grocery store 18-Apr 18-Jul 1,673
Telvista* Danville Call center 18-Jan 18-Mar 522
FreightCar America Inc. Roanoke Coal car production 17-Mar 17-Apr 364
Sam's Club* Richmond and Norfolk Retail warehouse 18-Jan 18-Mar 303
Shaw Industries Group Inc. Stuart Hardwood flooring plant 17-Oct 17-Oct 166
White Birch Paper Ashland Newsprint plant 17-May 17-Jul 164
Nordstrom Dulles Department store 17-Jun 17-Sep 153
Elkay Wood Products Co. Ringgold Cabinet manufacturing operation 17-Jun 17-Aug 150
LSC Communications Roanoke County Book-printing plant 17-May 17-Jul 140
Kmart* Herndon and Charlottesville Big box retailer 17-May 17-Jul 129
Macy's Alexandria Department store 17-Mar 17-Mar 119
General Foam Plastics Norfolk and Virginia Beach Manufacturer of Christmas trees, kiddie pools and plastic holiday decorations 17-Jul 17-Aug 109

* Includes more than one announcement Source: Virginia Board of Workforce Development, news articles

Notes: Data accessed Feb. 7, 2018

Includes a sampling of closing announcements made in 2017 and early 2018 that resulted in the loss of more than 100 jobs.

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