Employers & Workforce

Winston County is home to a quality and skilled workforce currently concentrated in the areas of manufacturing, lumber production and distribution, homebuilding, and metal fabrication.  With a recent statewide effort focused on the trades, Winston County has a continued partnership with area community colleges and businesses to help students obtain certifications and job placement for in-demand careers.  For students who desire to obtain a higher education at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels, three quality, highly-ranked state universities are located within a 60-90 minute drive of Winston County.


Top Industries (Q1 2023)

  • Production
  • Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
  • Transportation and Material Moving
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair

Top Employers in Winston County

Ranked by number of employees

  • Southern Energy Homes, Inc. - Addison, AL   
  • Cavalier Home Builders
  • Southern Energy Homes, Inc. - Lynn, AL
  • Historic Lifepoint Hospitals
  • Kinro Manufacturing
  • Fontaine Commercial Trailer
  • Grayson Lumber Corporation
  • Dowdle
  • Butane Gas Co. 
  • Platinum Homes
  • Lakeland Community Hospital
  • Winston County Board of Education
  • Walmart

Business owners appreciate Alabama's low taxes, workforce training assistance through AIDT,  job creation work credits, and status as a right-to-work state. Winston County's employees value stable employment and have the additional soft skills needed in the workplace.