Virginia Abrasives Corp

Petersburg,  VA 
United States
  • Booth: 817A

Virginia Abrasives is one of only five companies that manufactures sandpaper in the United States. Our specialty is wood flooring and our Virginia-based customer service team is well known for their concierge customer service. We are also excited to be expanding our distributor network. If you are a distributor of wood flooring products, we want to talk to you!

Virginia Abrasives welcomes you to the 2021 NWFA Expo!

It all began in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state.

Virginia Abrasives' roots date back to the early 1970's, when a hard rock garnet mining business in the Adirondack mountains of New York decided to invest in the sandpaper manufacturing business.

Our initial focus was aimed at producing the world's best sandpaper, using hard-rock garnet abrasives. Over time and due to customer requests, the company's markets as well as product lines have expanded into a broader offering for the construction trades.

Now our home for manufacturing high quality abrasives and supplying dependable rental equipment is in Petersburg, Virginia. Celebrating our 50th year in business, we are poised to service the needs of flooring professionals and rental customers for many more years to come.

Brands: Monster Ceramic Floor Sanding Abrasives - available in heavy Y-wt cloth backings and paper products. VAC Exclusive: Black Magic Pads and more floor refinishing pads. Primatech Nailers and Fasteners.

 Show Specials

  • Stop by the Virginia Abrasives booth to register to win a new King Crab Orange Yeti® Tundra 45 gift pack, which includes a new Yeti® Tundra 45 cooler, a Rambler 36 oz. bottle with chug cap and two Rambler 20 oz. Tumblers. 

 Press Releases


    MEDIA CONTACT: Carol Crittendon, 804-518-2142,


    PETERSBURG, VA. – Virginia Abrasives has promoted three employees in a reorganization of key sales management roles, naming a new vice president of sales, national accounts manager and rental channel manager and hiring a new channel manager in the pro flooring segment. 

    Richard Wheeler has been promoted to the position of vice president of sales at Virginia Abrasives. Wheeler has served as the company’s national accounts sales manager since 2013. His extensive career in the rental industry has seen him grow from store employee at A to Z Rentals in Wilmington, NC to eventual equity partner. He has also spent time working with Q.E.P. Co, Inc, advancing from operations manager to vice president of sales for their Porta-Nails™ product line. 

    Tadd Duvendack has been named Richard Wheeler’s successor as national accounts manager. Duvendack started with the company in 2018 as Midwest regional sales manager. Prior to joining Virginia Abrasives, he worked 24 years with Bil-Jax Inc./Haulotte Group, serving as the national sales manager, Service Dealer Program manager and developer, as well as Industrial Scaffold sales manager. 

    John Keith has been promoted to rental channel sales manager. Keith has been with the company since 2006 and previously served as Southeast regional sales manager. Prior to joining the company, he served in various roles with Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., Distefano Sales Company and TopTec Event Tents. 

    Rounding out the new leadership team is Brett Butler, pro flooring channel sales manager. Butler's 20 years in the flooring industry have included roles with Ciranova USA, SLCC Flooring, DirTac Flooring Products, Bona US and New Parks/Zinssser, a division of RustOleum. In this role, he will be instruental in building distributorships for Virginia Abrasives' professional flooring products. 

    One of only five companies that makes sandpaper in the United States, Virginia Abrasives carries a vast assortment of cutting, finishing, surface preparation and floor care products and solutions. This includes diamond abrasives for concrete and asphalt cutting and surface preparation, bonded abrasives, concrete power trowel blades, floor grinder tooling and polishing pads. Private-label abrasives are a growing part of the company’s product offerings as well, letting companies market their brands on the consumable products sold in their business. 


    Virginia Abrasives Corporation 
    Located in Petersburg, VA, Virginia Abrasives Corporation manufactures and distributes abrasives products for the wood flooring and concrete preparation business. The company’s product offerings include sandpaper, diamond and bonded abrasives and non-woven abrasives. The company sells its manufactured products under both the VAC brand and under private label for its larger customers.

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