Strong. Diverse. Historic. The Southern Ohio region is home to several manufacturing companies that have been here for 100 years or more. Nearly 23% of current employment and over 47% of current wages are linked to the manufacturing sector, compared to the US average of nearly 9% and 11% respectively. With its strong manufacturing base, large and dedicated workforce, and abundant water supply, many other manufacturers have recently chosen to grow and expand in Southern Ohio.

Industries that are a good fit with our region include:

Why locate or expand your manufacturing facility in Southern Ohio?

Some of our major employers include:

Representative Manufacturing Employers
Employer Description Location Approx. # Employees in Region
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
Brown-Forman Cooperage Stave mill Wellston, Ohio 56
Consolidated Metco, Inc. Truck interior components Chillicothe, Ohio 85
Elemetal Refining Precious metals refining Jackson, Ohio 128
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
Hadsell Chemical Processing Chemical packaging, tolling, milling & processing Waverly, Ohio 15
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
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 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
Riffle Machine Works, Inc. Truck components, 3PL Chillicothe, Ohio 205
Rocal, Inc. Sign manufacturing Frankfort, Ohio 100
SoleChoice, Inc. Manufactures shoe laces and polishes Portsmouth, Ohio 45
Speyside Bourbon Cooperage New bourbon casks Jackson, Ohio 35
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
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
YSK Corp. Automotive suspension, engine, and wheel components Chillicothe, Ohio 240

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