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Regional Leading Employers 

Many companies of varied industries have chosen to call our region home.  Our region is shown to be strong industry leader in electric power generation, food processing and auto manufacturing, just to name a few.  

Toyota Motor Manufacturing

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, WV is Toyota's only combined engine and transmission plant in North America.  The $1.4 billion facility employs over 1,500.

Lightstone Generation - Gavin Power Plant

The General James M. Gavin Power Plant is a 2.6 gigawatt Coal-fired power station operated by Lightstone Generation.  It is the largest coal fired power facility in Ohio, and one of the largest in the nation. 

Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC)

The Kyger Creek Power Plant is a 1-Gigawatt coal-fired power station operated by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation. 

General Mills

A recognized national leader in the food industry. The Wellston, OH plant manufactures food products including Totinos pizza snacks

GKN Sinter Metals

GKN Sinter Metals produces gears, clutch pressure plates and torque-converter components for a variety of customers, including Chrysler, General Motors, EXEDY, LuK USA and Allison Transmission. In 2013, the Gallipolis location completed a $10 Million expansion. 


ElectroCraft, Inc specializes in dependable, application-engineer specialty fractional-horsepower motor and motion products. 

Bellisio Foods

A leader in the frozen foods industry, Bellisio Foods in Jackson, OH manufactures brands such as Michelina's, Chili's, Lean Gourmet, and Boston Market.

The Ohio Valley Bank

Established in 1872, the Ohio Valley Bank currently  operates 15 offices throughout Ohio and West Virginia.  The Ohio Valley Banc Corp common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market.  The mission of the Ohio Valley Bank is clear, Community First!


Regional Employers by number of employees


Gallia County Largest Employers

1. Holzer Health System - 2500 (across all locations)
2. Ohio Valley Electric Corp. - Kyger Creek Plant - 300
3. Lightstone Generation- Gavin Plant - 270
4. Ohio Valley Bank - 300 (across all locations)
5. GKN Sinter Metals - 200
6. ElectroCraft - 150

Major Regional Employers:
1. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Buffalo WV - 1500
2. Bellisio Foods - 1300
3. General Mills, Wellston, OH - 1200

Company Testimonials

"GKN continues to invest in our Gallipolis facility, as the community has supported us in creating this high performance business. Engaged employees, reliable utilities, and a location central to our industry - are the key elements to our success."
Matt Daniels
RPPC Director, Forging OWC and Differrentials
GKN Sinter Metals - Gallipolis
"Accessible technology infrastructure, close proximity to the nation's major shipping routes, progressive financial resources, and a business-friendly leadership make Gallia County the place to be to run a successful business in today's world."
Tom Wiseman
President & CEO
Ohio Valley Bank