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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
|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|