Now Hiring: Unilin (Columbia Flooring)


Being an industry leader would not be possible without a winning team. Unilin Flooring is constantly looking for creative, innovative, and enthusiastic winners like yourself to join our team in the areas of Human Resources, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Sales, and Logistics/Supply Chain.

Please click on the job title below for more information, and apply from that page if you are interested. In order to apply for these jobs, you must create a profile. Click here to learn how.

Forklift Driver


Sander Operator

Torweggee Operator

Posted in Columbia Flooring, Company, Job Listings, Now Hiring

Now Hiring: Essel Propack America

Position: Manager Accounting
Job Description: Click here
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Position: Quality Engineer
Job Description: Click here
Email Resume to Bob Craig <>

Posted in Company, Essel Propack America, Job Listings

Virginia Employment Commission

Out of work or looking for a better job?  The Virginia Employment Commission is a valuable resource to use in your search for employment.  The current job listings are located on our website:

They are located at 211 Nor Dan Drive in Danville in the Workforce Center and have a resource room with computers and personnel available to assist you with everything from job searching, resumes and cover letters.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:00.

Contact Information: Susan Calvitti, Workforce Services Representative (434) 549-8212

Posted in Job Listings, Workforce Development

Career Expo: November 6!

The Fall Career Expo will take place NOVEMBER 6TH from 10:00 – 2:00. The Career Expo is open to the public. Employers are here for job opportunities/recruitment, application pool, volunteer/extern opportunities and marketing. DRESS for success and have resumes ready to submit. The Danville campus of American National University is located at 336 Old Riverside Drive.

The confirmed employers are below:

  • Primerica,  Inc.
  • Danville Regional Medical Center
  • Grifols  Biomat USA
  • Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant
  • United Way of Danville VA
  • Team Nurse
  • Wells Fargo
  • Virginia Employment Commission
  • Danville Public Schools
  • TelVista, Inc.
  • Salem VA Medical Center
  • Adecco

Contact career center director Rhonda Pass at (434) 793-6822 or for more information.

fall leaves


Posted in Job Fair

Now Hiring: Chatam Star-Tribune

Position: News Reporter

Job Description: The Star-Tribune, a weekly community newspaper in Chatham, Va., has an immediate opening for a full-time newspaper reporter. Primary responsibilities include general assignment reporting for Danville and Pittsylvania County, photography and page design. Knowledge of InDesign and Adobe Photoshop is a plus. Experience and college degree are preferred but not as important as a good work ethic, positive attitude, and willingness to learn and be part of a team. The Star-Tribune is part of Womack Publishing Company, a family-owned, growing multimedia company that publishes 15 community newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina. Womack offers a competitive salary and benefits.

Applicants must send their resume to Tim Davis at or P.O. Box 111, Chatham, Va. 24531

Posted in Now Hiring

Busy flooring plant plans to grow, hire more workers

Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 7:53 pm
By DENICE THIBODEAU (434) 791-7985

Both buildings at Columbia Flooring were humming Tuesday with employees busily making engineered hardwood flooring — a product that has gained in popularity because of its durability, plant manager Bert Eades told the Danville Development Council during a plant tour.

Eades said while the plant did suffer through some layoffs during the recession, now the number of employees is up to 270, with 50 new jobs added this year and 40 expected next year.

Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders asked what qualifications the workforce needs, and Eades said that while there are entry-level positions on various manufacturing lines for high school graduates, he looks for people with mechanical aptitude.

Eades said applicants who have taken Danville Community College’s machining classes also have a much better chance of getting higher-pay offers and can look forward to more promotions — a comment that made DCC President Bruce Scism smile and offer to work with Eades to find the workers he needs.

A $3 million expansion is planned to further automate the plant, Eades said, and they are looking at what they can do to improve parking in the tight space the plant currently owns.

City Manager Joe King asked how the seemingly land-locked plants, bisected by train tracks, could expand, and Eades said they are looking at neighboring property.

While the sign outside the plant still says “Columbia Flooring” the company actually has several names, Eades said. Mohawk Hard Woods bought the plant in 2007 and its official name is now Unilin Division of Mohawk.

The plant makes only engineered hardwood flooring, which Eades said has “more stability than solid hardwood” and can be installed on concrete-slab floors.

“You can use this in basements,” Eades said.

Three brands of flooring are created in Danville: Mohawk, Columbia and Century.

Walking through the maze of equipment and piles of various kinds of wood in the two buildings that comprise the plant on Maxine Road, Eades and two other employees divided the group up into three smaller groups for easier listening. Everyone was warned to wear close-toed shoes for the tour and each person was issued safety glasses and earplugs before it began.

Especially impressive were the number of quality checks each piece of flooring goes through. First, all the wood is graded, then the layers are assembled, which involves gluing and pressing.

Then each piece goes through several steps of sanding — and might make a side-trip if special finishes, such as hand-scraping, embossing or wire-brushing is needed — before heading to the finishing process, where stains and topcoats happen.

Eades said engineered hardwood flooring is much more durable than its predecessors, or even “true” hardwood flooring, which needs regular refinishing. The flooring made at this plant doesn’t require any refinishing for at least 25 years, Eades said, with some finishes lasting as long as 50 years.

At each step along the way — right up through boxing and shipping — pieces may be rejected for any number of reasons, but there is still little waste heading for the landfills because workers make pallets out of most of the wood “rejects,” Eades said.

Thibodeau reports for the Danville Register & Bee

Columbia Flooring plant manager Bert Eades (bottom right) shows Mackenzie Osadchuk, marketing and research manager for the city’s economic development department, what inspectors are looking for as flooring is given a final inspection before being boxed up for shipment. Osadchuk toured the plant with the Danville Development Council on Tuesday.

Columbia Flooring plant manager Bert Eades (bottom right) shows Mackenzie Osadchuk, marketing and research manager for the city’s economic development department, what inspectors are looking for as flooring is given a final inspection before being boxed up for shipment. Osadchuk toured the plant with the Danville Development Council on Tuesday.


Posted in City of Danville, Columbia Flooring, Company

Governor McDonnell Announces 120 New Jobs in City of Danville

Click here to read the full article.

North American Mold Technology, LLC expects to be ready to accept applications in three months. Renovations of the building need to be completed first. Please check the Company Announcements page for updates.


Posted in City of Danville, Commonwealth of Virginia, Company, North American Mold Technology

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