Welcome to Pike County, Ohio!

Sustainable and Growing Wood Industry

Pike County, Ohio is located in the Appalachian foothills region of Southern Ohio – a region widely recognized for its expansive, lush forests filled with white oak, red oak, hard and soft maple, and other desirable woods. Forests throughout the county are sustainably managed with timber volumes that continue to grow and annual net growth that far exceed removals to ensure an inexhaustible supply of high-quality wood for your business.

With more than 150,000 acres in forest, Pike County is ideal for logging companies and the businesses they supply, including lumber companies and manufacturers of wood furniture and wood products.

More than 20 forest and wood products businesses currently call Pike County home owing in large part to the skilled and productive workforce they have found here. With the county’s long tradition in woodworking and wood-related industries, multiple generations of workers here come with decades of experience, a lot of pride, and an uncompromising work ethic. Educators in Pike County and the surrounding area also work hard to keep the workforce pipeline full with training programs to equip workers with the skills your business needs.

No matter what types of products you make, such proximity to an endless supply of raw materials in Pike County along with its abundant and affordable utilities and outstanding transportation assets are sure to give your business a competitive advantage. With more than 160 million consumers – half the U.S. population – within a one-day (600 mile) truck drive and easy rail access at the transload services in nearby Jackson County, you can quickly reach markets anywhere in the country.

The forests of Pike County, Ohio are growing more than trees, they’re growing strong and sustainable businesses. 

Pike County Top Employers

CompanyLocationProduct/Type of OperationsEmployees
Fluor BxTPiketonD+D of Gaseous Diffusion Plants1990
WAI - Wastron Advantage PiketonConstruction & Consulting560
Kirchoff AutomotiveWaverlyManufacturing Automotive Parts350
Rural KingWaverlyDistribution Center & Retail 370
Ohio Valley VeneerPiketonWood Products - Sawmill 250
Ohio Valley ElectricPiketonElectric Distribution180
Innovative Solutions PiketonConsulting - Sub Contractor for DOE100
RumpkeWaverlySolid Waste - Land Fill Operation95
Synergy ManufacturingPiketonPlastics - Injection molding for Honda60
Speyside Bourbon CooperageWaverlyTimber - Manufacturing staves for whiskey kegs35
Ohio International Lumber WaverlyTimber - Export lumber - sawmill30
GeoTech PolymersWaverlyPlastics - Recycling35
Beaver Wood ProductsBeaverTimber - Manufacturing wood pellet25