Stuarts Draft, Virginia
ocated in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley, our Stuarts Draft Plant is one of the most modern facilities in the baking industry. More than 1,200 employees in Stuarts Draft use some of the industry’s most innovative machinery and advanced production methods to make our products. The plant, built in 1990, also has an active employee recreation association with a pool, children’s area, walking trail, and fountain.
Stuarts Draft is minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail, and it’s surrounded by many national and regional parks and forests, including the Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest, Natural Chimneys Park, and Grand Caverns Park. Local festivals include a Fall Foliage Festival, Fly Fishing Festival, Jazz in the Park, and the Oak Grove Folk Music Festival.
Waynesboro and historic Staunton are Stuarts Draft’s closest neighboring communities. Staunton was chosen as one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Distinctive Dozen” communities in 2001 and one of five “Great American Main Street Communities” in the United States in 2002. Waynesboro is home to the Artisans Center of Virginia, the state’s official center for artisans offering educational programs, a studio area, and sales gallery.
Stuarts Draft employees enjoy many cultural and historic opportunities — the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Presidential Library, Shenandoah Shakespeare
Center, Frontier Cultural Museum, theater and concerts, top-rated schools, and thriving historic downtown areas. The area boasts exceptional surroundings and recreation opportunities, historic small town communities, and excellent quality of life.