Major Employers

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Southern Ohio is home to over 4,000 establishments, as measured by the US Census Bureau. These include companies in a range of sizes and industries; representative companies are shown below. The federally operated Gaseous Diffusion Plant, which has historically been this area’s biggest employer, occupies over 4,000 acres in Pike County.

Representative Southern Ohio Employers
Employer Description Location Approx. # Employees in Region
Adena Health System Regional health care provider Chillicothe, Ohio 2953
AluChem Processes tabular alumina Jackson, Ohio 53
Appalachian Wood Floors Hardwood floors and wood products Portsmouth, Ohio 120
Bellisio Foods Frozen foods Jackson, Ohio 1326
Big Sandy Furniture & Distribution Furniture wholesale and logistics Wheelersburg, Ohio 250
Brown-Forman Cooperage Stave mill Wellston, Ohio 32
Consolidated Metco, Inc. Truck interior components Chillicothe, Ohio 85
Elemetal Refining Precious metals refining Jackson, Ohio 128
Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth Decontamination and decommissioning contractor Piketon, Ohio 1900
Foill, Inc. General contractor Waverly, Ohio 35
G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc. Bottling Franklin Furnace, Ohio 350
General Electric Aviation Engine test and final assembly facility for aircraft Peebles, Ohio
(Adams County)
General Mills Frozen foods Wellston, Ohio 1091
Geo-Tech Polymers Specialized plastics recycler Waverly, Ohio 30
Glatfelter Carbonless forms and specialty papers Chillicothe, Ohio 1180
Herr Foods, Inc. Snack food manufacturing Chillicothe, Ohio 50
InfoSight Corporation Barcoding equipment and engineered technologies Chillicothe, Ohio 65
Infra-Metals Structural steel New Boston, Ohio 60
Innovative Solutions Unlimited, LLC (InSolves) Consulting and staffing for D&D and other mission-critical, high security operations Piketon, Ohio 100
Iron City Pipe & Supply Regional distributor of a broad line of pipes Jackson, Ohio 15
Kenworth Manufacturer of heavy-duty Class 8 trucks Chillicothe, Ohio 2215
MHC Kenworth Road Ready Center Truck aftermarket services; NG conversion Chillicothe, Ohio 85
Montgomery Machine & Fabrication Machine and fabrication Jackson, Ohio 19
OCI Fine Appalachian Oaks Toasted oak chips and alternatives for wine makers Waverly, Ohio 26
Ohio Dept. of Corrections Chillicothe Correctional Institution; Ross Correctional Institution Jackson, Ohio 1100
Ohio Valley Veneer Hardwood floors and wood products Piketon, OH 200
OSCO Industries, Inc. Gray iron foundry specializing in green sand and shell molding Portsmouth, New Boston, and Jackson, Ohio 170
Petland International headquarters for a pet store franchisor Chillicothe, Ohio 70
Riffle Machine Works, Inc. Truck components, 3PL Chillicothe, Ohio 205
Rocal, Inc. Sign manufacturing Frankfort, Ohio 100
Rural King Farm and home products retail and distribution Waverly, Ohio 120
SoleChoice, Inc. Manufactures shoe laces and polishes Portsmouth, Ohio 45
Speyside Bourbon Cooperage New bourbon casks Jackson, Ohio 110
Sun Coke Energy Coke for steel mill blast furnaces Franklin Furnace/ Haverhill, Ohio 160
Taylor Lumber Worldwide Cut stock, resawing lumber, and planing McDermott, Ohio 270
Tri-America Construction Industrial fabrication and construction Wheelersburg, Ohio 70
Van-Rob, Inc./Kirchoff Automotive Global Tier 1 automotive supplier Waverly, Ohio 200
Veterans Administration Medical Center Federal healthcare facility Chillicothe, Ohio 1520
Vinyl Kraft Windows and Doors Window and door manufacturer New Boston, Ohio 85
Vitatoe Industries, Inc. Truck and aircraft maintenance, components, and paint Chillicothe, Ohio 90
Yost Labs Motion and position tracking sensors and software Portsmouth, Ohio 15
YSK Corp. Automotive suspension, engine, and wheel components Chillicothe, Ohio 240
Zebu Compliance Solutions Medical billing and compliance software Portsmouth, Ohio 30


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