The same market advantages that allowed for unprecedented growth in the plastics and polymers, magnets, and medical devices sectors for the last 70 years is available to you here in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Abundant water for cooling, ample gas supply, expansive transportation networks on road, river, and rail, and the experienced and willing workforce that has driven growth at major manufactures like Dupont, ThermoFisher, and Kraton.

For the manufacturer of plastics, polymers, manganese, and other ethane related items, a better place to settle your business does not exist.

Transportation

Washington County is seated at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers. The City of Marietta offers heritage homes, historical parks, monuments and charming shops in its quaint downtown district.

Washington County boasts an accommodating business climate connected to the national and international market place. The County is situated within easy highway access of more than half of the U.S. population and provides navigable rivers, a commercial airport and broadband access. The County’s business and industry are players in the domestic global arena.

Air

The region is served by the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport in Williamstown, WV. MOV Regional is a public use airport and is owned by the Wood County (WV) Airport Authority. It is used primarily for general aviation and is classified as an Essential Air Service destination and currently houses ViaAir which features daily flights to Beckley, WV and Charlotte, NC.

Road

Washington County is served by 1 major interstate (77), one major U.S. Route (50) and 11 State Routes (7, 26, 60,145, 260, 339, 530, 550, 555, 676, 821). The county has a total area over 640 square miles. Interstate 77 connects in Ohio with Interstate I-76, I-80, and I-90.

River

Washington County borders the Ohio River, and one of the 10 Ohio Locks (Willow Island) is located in the county. The Ohio River barge control stations are located in South Point, OH and Pittsburgh, PA. While no official barge count exists for the section between the two traffic points, significant barge traffic is seen and statistical counts are available upon request.

The county has other semi-navigable inland waterways which provide access to cities as far north as Zanesville. The Muskingum River, Little Muskingum, Duck Creek, Big Run, Pawpaw Creek, Coal Run, Twomile Run and others are features of the annual inland waterway festival, a signature event for canoe and kayak enthusiasts.

 

Proximity to Markets Map

Supply Chains

Housing a number of operations of global and domestic Fortune 500 companies, the Mid-Ohio Valley has the resources and location you need to grow your business.

Fortune 500 Companies Map

Washington County’s Supply Chain Advantage

From plastics and polymers, to specialty metals, healthcare and financial services, Washington County has the industry professionals and partners to suit your business needs. 45% of North America’s polymer resin users are within 500 miles of Washington County, and 49% of the North American conversion market is found in the same proximity.

Energy Production

  • AEP Energy
  • Dominion Energy
  • Duke Energy
  • Dynegy
  • Washington Electric Co-op

Financial Services

  • Hall Financial Advisors
  • River Cities Financial Services
  • Huntington Bank
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Peoples Bank
  • Settlers Bank
  • The Citizens Bank
  • The Peoples Savings Bank
  • WesBanco

Health Services

  • Camden Clark Memorial Hospital
  • First Settlement Orthopaedics
  • Memorial Health Systems
  • Miller Prosthetics & Orthotics

Medical Device Manufacturing

  • Caron Products & Services
  • Elpro Services
  • Farrar Scientific
  • Grimm Scientific
  • Solvay Specialty Polymers
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Logistics and Trucking Services

  • Edgell-Jackson Trucking
  • Estes Express Lines
  • Mid-Ohio Valley Bulk Transport
  • R & J Trucking
  • Wetz Warehousing
  • XPO Logistics

Magnetics

  • Arnold Magnetics
  • Magnum Magnetics
  • Master Magnetics

Metals

  • Air Heater Seal Co. Inc.
  • Eramet Marietta Inc.
  • Globe Metallurgical
  • Metaltech Steel Co. Inc.
  • Skuttle Manufacturing Co.
  • Skye Metal Recovery
  • Summerville Manufacturing Inc.

Plastics, Polymers, Resins

  • Kraton Polymers
  • Solvay Speciality Polymers
  • Mondo Polymers
  • Polymer Services
  • ARC Resin Corp.
  • Profusion
  • Americas Styrenics