Amthor International Expands Production, Introduces Job Training

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Amthor International is adding 30 new jobs to its 100-person workforce at its 86,000-square-foot plant in Gretna, Virginia, in order to meet the company’s production requirements. At the same time, the company is introducing a customized training program, “Amthor University,” in partnership with Virginia Technical Institute (VTI) to assist job seekers in gaining the required skills to be successful at Amthor.

“Amthor is a leader in our industry,” says Brian Amthor, vice president of marketing. “Due to our focus on quality, delivery and product innovations, we have seen a growth in orders which has necessitated expanding our workforce in Gretna.”

Amthor will be hiring welders, mechanics, electricians and tank cleaners. Applications are available online at under “About.” Applications are also available at the Gretna plant (237 Industrial Drive, Gretna). Amthor offers a competitive wage and full benefit package.

Graduates of the Amthor University program at VTI will be guaranteed employment with Amthor upon successful completion of the training. The training program will last between four to five weeks. In partnership with the West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board and the Dan River Region Collaborative, all training costs will be covered for qualified applicants.

The first Amthor University class begins on Oct. 5, 2015, with cohorts for electricians, mechanics and tank cleaners in subsequent weeks.

“We are excited about this opportunity with VTI,” Amthor says. “As we continue to grow, we need employees who have skills specific for our work. This training program will allow individuals without previous experience or training to gain the necessary skills to be hired by our company.”

If an applicant is already qualified for Amthor’s jobs, he/she may not be required to participate in the short-term training. The company will determine whether job applicants should complete the training program before employment.

Virginia Technical Institute offers hands-on training in a variety of fields including electrical, plumbing, heating and air, welding, pipe fitting, carpentry, masonry, multi-craft industrial maintenance, and project management. VTI uses curriculum from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), which is a standardized training process affiliated with the University of Florida. The institute is also certified through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). 

Amthor International, a fourth-generation family-owned company, is the nation’s largest and most diverse manufacturer of truck-mounted tanks, which include uses for the refined fuel, propane, mining, vacuum and septic, portable restroom, water, well drilling, and construction industries. Amthor operates an 86,000-square-foot plant and employs over 100 people at its Gretna plant. The company has grown from a 1928 blacksmith shop in Ellenville, New York, to its two locations today. Amthor International has been named to the Inc. 5000 of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. For more information, call Brian Amthor at 845/742-9043 or email


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