The only thing more refreshing than the mountain air in Yancey County is the attitude of its people. “We Want To Work For You” is the attitude that prevails among strong and enthusiastic work force. Productivity is not a forgotten word in this charming environment.  One of the greatest assets is our people! Strong work ethic of employees helps industries prosper and grow!

Major Employers That Call Yancey County Home


altec1Altec is a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications and contractor markets. They provide products and services in over 100 countries throughout the world. Altec promotes an environment built on teamwork. At Altec, you can personally excel and work with peers to build the industry’s most innovative products and solutions.


Glen Raven

glenraven1Founded in 1880, Glen Raven Mills has grown from a small cottage cotton mill into a global leader in performance fabrics. Glen Raven, Burnsville is Yancey County’s oldest industry and continues to be a stable employer today. Glen Raven’s ability to identify and lead niche market segments throughout history has greatly contributed to their success. Today, with their long history of invention and expertise, they remain committed to developing state-of-the-art fabric solutions.


Hickory Springs

hickory-spring1Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company has grown into one of the nation’s largest integrated manufacturers and suppliers for the furniture and bedding industries with more than 60 operating facilities in the United States and the world. In addition, to its core furniture and bedding markets, Hickory Springs serves a growing range of customers in the construction, automotive, packaging, medical, marine and telecommunication industries. This exceptional diversification is part of Hickory Springs’ commitment to grow beyond its core business.


Young & McQueen

Young & McQueen Grading Company is a complete site development contractor. For over 20 years, they have been developing sites for customers throughout Western North Carolina. They specialize in developing challenging terrain, while preserving pristine appearance of mountain area. They hold unlimited and unclassified license and are “heavy – highway” oriented with capabilities in large site preparation, highway contracting and retaining wall construction.


Mountain Air Country Club

mountainair1Mountain Air Country Club Community is a private gated residential community and club. Located west of Burnsville, in Yancey County, at 4919 feet above sea level atop Slickrock mountain, Mountain Air puts you in the heart of a vibrant, culturally diverse area. Fly into a paved private runway, enjoy lunch in Orville & Wilbur’s Bar and Grill, play a round of golf, enjoy a tennis match, or a little poolside recreation. All amenities from club dining to planned recreational opportunities offered here. A new life and new mountain experience awaits you!