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Manufacturing Thrives in Pike County, Ohio
Ohio continues to rank high among states with a workforce engaged in manufacturing, and Pike County is a manufacturing leader. Businesses here enjoy some of the lowest taxes in the Midwest for capital-intensive manufacturing. Manufacturers opening new facilities here will find plenty of available space in the unincorporated areas of the county with no zoning restrictions and swift permitting at the state level to help them become operational more quickly.
Pike County’s location within 600 miles of many of North America’s original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) gives manufacturing businesses – especially those in the automotive industry – a significant competitive edge. Ohio is the second largest automotive state in the United States and offers a complete, end-to-end automotive supply chain and provides the third largest automotive workforce in the country. And, more than 285,000 of those workers live within a 50-mile radius of Pike County.
Pike County has a long history in manufacturing with a motivated, well-prepared workforce. With area educators focused on keeping the labor pipeline full of workers with skills in advanced manufacturing, CNC programming, automotive technologies, and engineering, to name a few, Pike County manufacturers never have to look far for the talent they need.
Pike County also offers an enviable transportation network that gives our manufacturers the ability to quickly and cost effectively access their suppliers and reach huge consumer markets – more than half the U.S. population within a single day. Our assets include several interstate-grade, divided highways that connect to interstate highways in all directions, a centrally located CSX rail spur with connections that offer several options for intermodal shipping and easy access to deep-water ports on Lake Erie and the East Coast.
Contact us to see how locating in Pike County will sharpen your competitive edge.
Pike County Top Employers
|Company||Location||Product/Type of Operations||Employees|
|Fluor BxT||Piketon||D+D of Gaseous Diffusion Plants||1990|
|WAI - Wastron Advantage||Piketon||Construction & Consulting||560|
|Kirchoff Automotive||Waverly||Manufacturing Automotive Parts||350|
|Rural King||Waverly||Distribution Center & Retail||370|
|Ohio Valley Veneer||Piketon||Wood Products - Sawmill||250|
|Ohio Valley Electric||Piketon||Electric Distribution||180|
|Innovative Solutions||Piketon||Consulting - Sub Contractor for DOE||100|
|Rumpke||Waverly||Solid Waste - Land Fill Operation||95|
|Synergy Manufacturing||Piketon||Plastics - Injection molding for Honda||60|
|Speyside Bourbon Cooperage||Waverly||Timber - Manufacturing staves for whiskey kegs||35|
|Ohio International Lumber||Waverly||Timber - Export lumber - sawmill||30|
|GeoTech Polymers||Waverly||Plastics - Recycling||35|
|Beaver Wood Products||Beaver||Timber - Manufacturing wood pellet||25|